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09-16-2013 11:56 PM
AWNOW
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Okay time to bring this thread back from the dead:

There's a sales rep that keeps coming into my work, and he skis. He keeps talking about his new "boards" and how excited he is to use them... BOARDS?!?
lol, I can hardly stand the phrase planks, let alone boards.

Fatypus rep?
09-16-2013 11:55 PM
Dekker
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Okay time to bring this thread back from the dead:

There's a sales rep that keeps coming into my work, and he skis. He keeps talking about his new "boards" and how excited he is to use them... BOARDS?!?
Seeing the skis that another members' daughter bought...I think these might qualify as 2 separate boards lol. Fucking hugeeeeeeeeee.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...mm-skiers.html
09-16-2013 11:41 PM
poutanen Okay time to bring this thread back from the dead:

There's a sales rep that keeps coming into my work, and he skis. He keeps talking about his new "boards" and how excited he is to use them... BOARDS?!?
03-22-2013 11:36 PM
East§ide Of course it had z rated summer tires. I wasn't about to put winter tires on it.. Made no sense. Still RWD with way too much horsepower to get anywhere. The Jeep has been awesome. I may trade it in for a GLK350 or X3 though since I really need better gas mileage. Even contemplating an RDX Turbo
03-22-2013 11:11 PM
budderbear I had bald tires on my exploder when I first got it. Went to take a buddie and his girlfriend home one night and got stock in only like 2-3" of snow at the end of his cul de sac. Bought some new snow tires a week later and now I can make it through a good 6" without getting stuck. Still smart to take it easy and drive slow in the snow though, 4x4 or tires doesn't mean you won't slide, only that you probably won't get stuck.
03-22-2013 10:57 PM
tanscrazydaisy
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Originally Posted by East§ide View Post
Fair enough but that car went sideways if there was a fartsworth of snow on the ground.. RWD twin turbo = zero traction. Plus there was no room for boards.
Your 335i with the N54 engine comes with SUMMER TIRES

of course, it had zero traction in the snow.

A buddy of mine, when the STI's came out in 04... bought one. It has summer tires, with 300 hp & 300 lb-ft with AWD... went no where in the snow.

Back then.. I had a little Golf diesel... with snow tires... it went everywhere the STI didn't in the snow. After experiencing that... he quickly got snow tires (Dunlop Wintersport M3), problem solved.

My co-worker... with a 2012 WRX..., which comes with 265 hp AND Summer Tires.... first dusting... he slid into a curb. He quickly bought snow tires after that, after I made fun of him (before the snow... kept on bothering him about ditching the summers for snow tires for winter)



ONe of my co-workers had a Ford Explorer 4x4. On their way to a ski trip, slid off the road and totalled their car, cutting their trip short (fortunately, no injuries), then got themselves a new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

One of my friends has a 400 hp & 400 lb-ft GTI... whom in preparation for a car show (this past wednesday), put his 3-piece wheels & summer tires... then it snowed on Monday... he was regretting not have any traction that day, when it slid trying to go up a small hill...


One of my friends in a TJ Wrangler... did some nice drifting on monday... and he has mud tires...


Yes... one of these days, I'll pick up a CPO Audi Allroad or Q7 (depending on my needs at that time)... and it will get snow tires, or at least all-season with the Mountain-Snowflake symbol, ie the Nokian WR G2/SUV (or whatever is its replacement at that time).

Even when it is not snowing and temperatures at freezing and below, on nice and dry road, it is very easy to break the tires loose... this was with only 90 hp and 155 lb-ft... (back when I ran summer tires and delayed the switchover as long as possible). Summer tires, their compound is grippy in the summer due to their soft compound, but hardens below 45°F, which kills its traction. Not to mention, the lack thereof siping to increase biting edges, thus traction in the snow/slush.


in the end... no matter what you drive... tires matter.
03-22-2013 10:43 PM
MarshallV82
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Originally Posted by East§ide View Post
Fair enough but that car went sideways if there was a fartsworth of snow on the ground.. RWD twin turbo = zero traction. Plus there was no room for boards.
I haven't encountered a situation that the jeep can't handle. I don't assume it's almighty on the road, I just know it'll get me from a to b in whatever the conditions. A 4.7l v8 helps too lol

This. THIS THIS THIS.
I made the mistake of taking my Infiniti to the slopes one day, ended up snowing. An older M45 RWD + V8 with hard ass tires, it was spring time and supposed to be 50 degrees all day. That thing is a death trap on slick roads, but its a blast drive. Ended up staying in Dillon.
I get sick of driving the truck all winter, so I gambled and lost.
03-22-2013 10:17 PM
luigi636
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Originally Posted by Treegreen View Post
Kim obviously backed off. Wish I could read the original.
http://www.nwbroweather.com/wp-conte...im-Kircher.pdf

it's pretty chill, albeit a bit

Seriously considering buying an "alta is for skiers" sticker to slap on my board..
03-22-2013 09:49 PM
East§ide
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Originally Posted by tanscrazydaisy View Post
4wd or AWD gets you going... but to steer & brake, they won't help you much.

maximizing traction from the tires allows the car to optimize the capabilities of the steering, braking & drive systems.

it's usually SUV's that tailgate me when driving in the snow storm... too bad I don't want to get rear ended.... so I drive faster to get that buffer
Fair enough but that car went sideways if there was a fartsworth of snow on the ground.. RWD twin turbo = zero traction. Plus there was no room for boards.
I haven't encountered a situation that the jeep can't handle. I don't assume it's almighty on the road, I just know it'll get me from a to b in whatever the conditions. A 4.7l v8 helps too lol
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
I hate when skiers fire up the skunk on the chair in front of me, and...I could have been on that chair
This. THIS THIS THIS.
03-22-2013 09:15 PM
KansasNoob I managed to have fun in some bumps on my last trip. Then I got to the really deep ones and tried to help out by flattening them
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