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Old 04-12-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Someone tell me how you drive a manual rwd in the snow?

Easy to stall at red lights, and spent 20mins trying to get unstuck.
Also can smell the burn of my clutch after trying to get out of the snow.
I guess you just dont drive at all when it snows?
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:27 AM   #2
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:41 AM   #4
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:42 AM   #5
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:41 AM   #6
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
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Driving a RWD/MT vehicle in the snow is easy and enjoyable. With good tires and smooth clutchwork, you shouldn't have any trouble. Is this your first manual vehicle?
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #8
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Pretty simple, throw a set of snow tires on it. Makes a night and day difference.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:51 AM   #9
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You should have more control if anything than in an auto...

My e30 gave me trouble with RS2s in the snow, but that was my fault-- concrete blocks work great :p

Start slow to get traction, even in 2nd and avoid burning the tires (and digging yourself into said snow). Get snow tires. If you're stalling / burning clutch a lot you need more practice on dry ground
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #10
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Just drive normally... be softer on the throttle and break inputs and your fine
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #11
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i drove on summer tires one winter, piece of cake! and most of this snow filled winter >
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #12
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Sorry wasn't trying to troll. Yes this is my first manual vehicle and have only driven it very little for couple of weeks. Yesterday was the first time in heavy snow so I had some trouble. Will definietely invest in snow tires and maybe then it'll help. Currently have like 10 percent tread in the all season tire on my car right now. Guess I'll practice on dry grounds more
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:53 AM   #13
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Traction control on your car is a must .. Same with Winter Tires.

And lastly, where the hell are you that there is still snow???
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:02 PM   #14
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Live in calgary. We had a fair amount of snowfall last night
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:15 PM   #15
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are you on summer tires?
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