Your Snowboard Vehicle. - Page 9 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-07-2009, 02:23 AM   #81 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 42
Default

alright so ill be buying a new car fairly soon.
it will be AWD/4WD
which will be the better choice to drive in snow?
manual or automatic transmission?
__________________
paintball_karl is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-07-2009, 02:24 AM   #82 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
linvillegorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 5,903
Default

It depends. If there's a good crowd going, we usually take my 4x4 '01 Chevy Tahoe. If there's just a couple of us going or it's really gnarly out on the roads, we usually take my '97 Jeep TJ with a 3" lift, chopped fenders, and 33x13.50 Super Swamper LTBs.
linvillegorge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 10:56 AM   #83 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
FLuiD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Denver, CO USA Earth
Posts: 957
Default

I do it on the cheeeeap! 1996 Ford Exploder, 170K, mostly roadtrips and winter trips. It looks plain jane and hold my rack and a bunch of stickers well! If it's not in order I have to drive my 79 Chevy K10 crawler. It's slow and 35" tires are kinda loud all the way up I-70!
__________________
on Backcountry.com!
http://twitter.com/Mr_FLuiD
FLuiD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 08:19 PM   #84 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
jmacphee9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,335
Default

just got an 03 svt focus which will be gettin me to the hill, hopefully its better then my jetta which cant be too hard. it sucked in the snow.

Quote:
Originally Posted by paintball_karl View Post
alright so ill be buying a new car fairly soon.
it will be AWD/4WD
which will be the better choice to drive in snow?
manual or automatic transmission?
autos are gay.
__________________
Lib Tech Skate banana
Flow NXT-FS
Nike kaiju
Burton [ak] 2l Cyclic Jacket
Holden Northfield 3L pants
jmacphee9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 05:59 AM   #85 (permalink)
alpha732
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I don't understand how cars "suck" in the snow

it's all dependent on your tires.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:02 AM   #86 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MunkySpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 3,212
Default

You've never driven a camaro in a blizzard. I suggest you try it sometime, with someone else's insured camaro. Then you'll understand how cars 'suck' in the snow.

I take the position that an actual 'need' for a truck/SUV in the winter, while legitimate for some people, is tremendously overblown for the rest of the population who live right on plowed and salted roads. I'll stick with cars, which is all I need to get by in the winter where I am. I can't justify the expense of buying and then gassing up a truck year round in order to be prepared for the maybe 7 mornings of shitty driving conditions total per year in winter.

I've got a 2WD Matrix which is GREAT for boarding. Everything fits inside perfectly. We've got a Yakima rack with ski/board clamps for when we're carrying luggage or extra people.

Several times last year we couldn't reach the hill with a 2WD car, however, so we're looking at trading in my Honda for a used Suzuki SX4, Matrix AWD, or a Forester to drive in the winter. The SX4 gets 30MPG highway, which is phenomenal for an AWD vehicle. We're hitting a dealership this weekend to see if my 6'4" goon ass can even fit in an SX4.
MunkySpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 09:19 AM   #87 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
NYinfamous2k2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New York state of MinD
Posts: 423
Default

[QUOTE=MunkySpunk;175101]You've never driven a camaro in a blizzard. I suggest you try it sometime, with someone else's insured camaro. Then you'll understand how cars 'suck' in the snow. QUOTE]

exactly, especially a strong rear wheeled car, had a supercharged thunderbird back in the day, so powerful when I took it out in the snow the slightest tap of the gas would spin the rear wheels sending me into a fish tail.

So Now I rock a chevy Tahoe 4x4 5.3 with snow tires, the thing is a beast for snowboarding trips, we take it every weekend 5 hrs there and 5 hrs back, (stay overnight ofcourse) pack 7 people in it with the 3rd row down bags in the back +3 boards and 4 boards on the roof rack. 2 tvs and 1 19" monitor in the back. the perfect trip Truck.
NYinfamous2k2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 09:24 AM   #88 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TMXMOTORSPORTS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Graveyard Of The Atlantic
Posts: 300
Default

Vehicle..this is my VEHICLE...Now I am just waiting for some snow...

TMXMOTORSPORTS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 09:36 AM   #89 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
baldylox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 3,107
Default

Holy fuck! Van meets monster truck = redneck rapist! Haha! That thing is nuts! You could probably park a car under it and use it as a garage.
__________________
baldylox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 09:44 AM   #90 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TMXMOTORSPORTS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Graveyard Of The Atlantic
Posts: 300
Default

My honda 1991 honda civic kinda fits..but I can park it on top of a car.
TMXMOTORSPORTS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums