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    Default Finally.. some snow

    about time.. not that I care for colder temperatures, but need some cold white snow for the snow tires and AWD fun.



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    there's barely any snow.


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    There's snow up by my place... all residential streets are covered.

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    You must be up north then. Nothing in the ghetto SE.


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    Got snow in the N.W. Last night. I conducted a 'safety test' on my handbrake. I'm pleased to report it's functioning correctly
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    last night it was icy as a mutha fecker down here in douglasdale. Tons of snow.

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    ermm im up here in the nw
    not to bad though

    but once a little snow comes down everybody forgets how to drive.

    last night i was behind a guy going 3o to merge onto stoney coming out of tuscany...

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    ^^ tuscany was pretty bad. i was around royal oak.. ahah barely made it home with the lancer, so took the subie instead.
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    Originally posted by pitwipe
    Got snow in the N.W. Last night. I conducted a 'safety test' on my handbrake. I'm pleased to report it's functioning correctly

    in the s.w but did a few tests ont the e-brake myself......hahahaha

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    not this time, but about a week ago or so when we had snow last I decide to check out a local parking lot. And observed how perfectly smoothness of the freshly snowed parking lot was. Needless to say, it wasn't perfectly smooth after a few donuts and drifts.

    Next time I'm gonna let the trunk monkey hold on to the spoiler and let his have the time of his life, since he is such a good trunk monkey

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    got pissed off last night because of the huge accident on glenmore...was stuck there for a good half hour. note to all calgary drivers: when the road has snow/ice on it, your car will NOT drive the same as when you're on dry road!
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    Snows been fun just got back from a 4 hour Rally with my budys ooh yes doggy
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    Why my AWD still slip? I don't get it!
    I slip on a black ice and got off the road one morning, on the ramp getting on Deerfoot from Southland. The car finally stopped on the grass after a few 360 turns. I sit there for 30 sec, before trying to get back on the road..
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    Originally posted by WRXchic
    Why my AWD still slip? I don't get it!
    I slip on a black ice and got off the road one morning, on the ramp getting on Deerfoot from Southland. The car finally stopped on the grass after a few 360 turns. I sit there for 30 sec, before trying to get back on the road..
    AWD gives you traction off the start. It doesn't help much on ice when cornering. Also, AWD doesn't help you stop any better than a FWD on ice. Ice is ice -- unless you got studs, you'll still experience drifting.

    Worse thing to do when losing control (slippage) is to slam on the brakes (it's natural instinct to do so -- attempting to slow the car down) but you'll spin out. With AWD, to get yourself out of the the slippage is to give it more throttle but countersteer the car as well.

    It's best to practise in a safe opened parking lot. Beware of stunting tickets though.
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    Originally posted by WRXchic
    Why my AWD still slip? I don't get it!
    I slip on a black ice and got off the road one morning, on the ramp getting on Deerfoot from Southland. The car finally stopped on the grass after a few 360 turns. I sit there for 30 sec, before trying to get back on the road..
    im going to take a huge guess but.. are you still using stock re92?
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    Originally posted by Thi_Thi Subs


    im going to take a huge guess but.. are you still using stock re92?

    stock re92's in winter is poo poo.

    Get yourself a set of winter tires and you'll feel the difference. Night and day.

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    ive been running my stock re92's all winter so far. Mind you this has been a pretty tame winter, but there were some pretty rough times when we got a lot of snow. I have found that aslong as you arent driving like a complete tool the re92's are fine for driving in the winter.

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    ^^ no they are fine for winter driving. where it gets scary is when your trying to stop with them.

    i have re92a (neweer version) and they are fine for me. but im not goin to take the chance, be putting on some winters this week.
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    I agree stopping is a little bit rough with them, but aslong as you dont follow to closely, and you anticipate every possible stop...both of which you should be doing anyways (specially in the winter).

    I thought buying winter tyres would be a waste of money, because I planned on having a lot of fun this winter with my car, and spending $800+ on tyres im gonna ruin in 1 winter just wasn't in my budget.

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    .. it won't last long though.

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