Last post on Dec 25, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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Acura RDX, Acura, SUV
#1 of 8 handling in snow
Oct 28, 2008 (6:04 pm)
Got a 2008 rdx with tech package in September. Just drove in very nasty blowing snow on unplowed ny thruway and rural roads. Handling was great.
#2 of 8 Re: handling in snow [maxleavitt]
Nov 21, 2008 (8:33 am)
Just as it should be...
Provided the engine/transaxle/SH-AWD firmware programmers had many very long and drawn out conversations, discussions, with the hardware types.
#3 of 8 Re: handling in snow [wwest]
Dec 22, 2008 (9:22 am)
I have a brand new 2009 Rdx- I should say I am disappointed in the way it handles in the snow- especially in turns, if you take a fast turn in snow- I tend lose the rear end. I am thinking of putting some weight in the trunk.
#4 of 8 Handling in snow
Dec 22, 2008 (9:52 am)
I'm in upstate NY (where they just closed part of the ny thruway). I posted on Oct 28 about excellent handling in snow. I don't want to be smart alecky in my answer, but you shouldn't be taking fast turns in snowy conditions. I have since put on snow tires and handling is even better, but snow is snow
#5 of 8 Re: Handling in snow [maxleavitt]
Dec 24, 2008 (2:51 pm)
I think the tires on rdx is decided more for summer rather than winter. Because tires are too wide for snow, Since the car is light and tires wide- the car tends to float in snow rather than sink in snow to give grip. I had a Ford Escape fwd drive which I think handled way better in snow compared to RDX. Regarding the sharp turn, tried in a snow covered parking lot- to see if stabiltiy control would step in but no such luck- the car just spun out. I am glad you have snow tires- I am thinking about the same. What size tires did you get and did you get spare rims?
#6 of 8 Handling in snow
Dec 24, 2008 (4:22 pm)
I got 17" Blizzaks with rims.
#7 of 8 Re: Handling in snow [maxleavitt]
Dec 25, 2008 (2:20 pm)
Great, So how does the TPMS work with this?
#8 of 8 Re: Handling in snow [mrgoody]
Dec 25, 2008 (4:53 pm)
I bought the tpms system for the winter tires. It's an expense, but I keep my cars for a long time.