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Old 11-24-2010, 01:06 AM   #541 (permalink)
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I have a RSX...with summer tires..fail!
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:51 AM   #542 (permalink)
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We just traded in our Jeep for a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Husband's dream car. Fit it with some Blizzak tires.

Husband is obsessed. Looks like this guy:
Those are awesome, I've got an '09 that I love!
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:44 AM   #543 (permalink)
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:46 AM   #544 (permalink)
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Its all about how you drive what you have. Its not what you have. Last year i took my 96 mercury cougar out and used it to pull other people out of ditches. It was a v8 and rwd. I drove my festiva everywere with out getting stuck to bad that i couldnt get out my self. I carry a shovel in the winter just cause my car sits low.




Man do i get a kick outta helping lifted 4x4 jeeps out of the snow with my rwd mercury.


I make it a goal to put as many hours drivein in the snow as i can to get myself ready for out west. O and its just fun
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:12 AM   #545 (permalink)
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Yeah, I did all the mods myself and yes, a fold down bench seat that attaches to the hitch via drop hitch.
Next up is custom roof rack and front pre-runner light bar.

I don't wheel it. I use it for trips and camping.
How hard was the solid front axle swap? I've been thinking about doing it to my '95 silverado.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:32 PM   #546 (permalink)
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Man do i get a kick outta helping lifted 4x4 jeeps out of the snow with my rwd mercury.
I'm callin BS. Yeah, it's DEFINITELY about how you drive and there's plenty of asshats with Jeeps who can't drive to save their lives, but the laws of physics still apply and RWD is not good enough to pull the weight of 2 vehicles on ice when one is stuck unless you have the studs from hell
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:51 PM   #547 (permalink)
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Its all about how you drive what you have. Its not what you have. Last year i took my 96 mercury cougar out and used it to pull other people out of ditches. It was a v8 and rwd. I drove my festiva everywere with out getting stuck to bad that i couldnt get out my self. I carry a shovel in the winter just cause my car sits low.




Man do i get a kick outta helping lifted 4x4 jeeps out of the snow with my rwd mercury.


I make it a goal to put as many hours drivein in the snow as i can to get myself ready for out west. O and its just fun
How you drive in the snow definitely matters. Combining smart driving with a good all-wheel-drive vehicle shod with winter traction tires is even better.

Edit: I just figured out that you live in Indiana. Once you are out West, you might find that a rearwheel drive car will be inadequate despite good driving skills. Some of the hills are steep, long, and icy enough that it would be hazardous to attempt to drive it regardless of car. There is any doubt, the best choice would be to avoid driving that particular route.

Current storm + all-wheel drive + bad choices =

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Old 11-24-2010, 04:36 PM   #548 (permalink)
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03 350z, have yet to drive it in actual snow. bear was clear the last time i drove it up there. can fit one other person and 2 boards inside it.

we had a ton of snow when we went up in my friends 08 Rav4 4x4, thing made that mountain its bitch. there was a 4x4 f250 with an 8" lift and at least 35" tires that couldnt get traction. we were just crawlin up behind him

Nice Whip. I sold my 04 350z a few months ago and got myself an 04 subaru wrx. Im curious to see how your car will fare when the big storms hit. I drove my 350z once last year to my local hill when the roads were dry. After that, i parked it up when it started to snow more.

I tried driving my 350z once with snow on the ground... lets just say... that didn't go too well... (i wasn't even able to get out of my driveway. But i only had all seasons on.) If you plan on driving that, you better have some good winter tires.

That was my first car and my dream car at the time... now i know its better to be practicle over anything else... especially if you love this sport...
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:49 PM   #549 (permalink)
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Its all about how you drive what you have. Its not what you have. Last year i took my 96 mercury cougar out and used it to pull other people out of ditches. It was a v8 and rwd. I drove my festiva everywere with out getting stuck to bad that i couldnt get out my self. I carry a shovel in the winter just cause my car sits low.

Man do i get a kick outta helping lifted 4x4 jeeps out of the snow with my rwd mercury.

I make it a goal to put as many hours drivein in the snow as i can to get myself ready for out west. O and its just fun



1.Lying on the internet doesn't impress anyone. Your 1996 RWD Mercury Cougar didnt help anyone out of the snow, certainly not a bunch of 4x4 jeeps.

2. YES, It matters A LOT what you drive actually. The type of vehicle, drivetrain, tire, etc. So your statement is baffling.

3.Please dont bring your Mercury Cougar out west, its gonna end up a ditch ornament any where with snow.
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:03 PM   #550 (permalink)
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heres my other ride.. sometimes when i feel like being super tuff and cool i just drift the whole way up the mountain and sometimes i stop and tow semi's out of ditches.. this one time i was like shtt dude let me put some air in my tires and i can rock climb like that suped up wrangler.. made them look stupid dumb.





heres me telling my kid its not about the ride its the RIDER!
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