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Old 12-09-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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So...anyone get stuck today?

Just curious. I haven't left the house.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:16 PM   #2
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I got a civic si, and a 323i stuck today at work. They were both on bald summer tires though. However, my $600 dollar subaru appears to be impervious to traction loss.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:26 PM   #3
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i leave to work early in the morning so the roads were pretty bad. i didn't get stuck and it didn't feel like i would but it was quite slippery. its my first winter with rwd.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:35 PM   #4
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Didnt get stuck....but was pretty nervous driving on the 401 west this morning....had a mixture of snow/rain and I had no confidence to go over 80! I saw a 92 Accord flying past me without a care in the world though...he was probably doing 120+ --- grrr.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:50 PM   #5
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didnt get stuck but it took me forever to get to work. definitly more confident in my old ride. have to baby the throttle in the 3 series. and yeah sections of the 401 west were very crappy this morning.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:21 PM   #6
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I didn't leave the house today but when the wife got home in the mini (which she said was awesome) I backed the e90 out on the rode to snowblow the other side of the driveway.

And got stuck. Great. By the time I got it back in the driveway I got 10lbs of snow caught up in the mesh rims. Also great.

This ought to be an interesting winter.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:48 PM   #7
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Awesome stuff. My car still hasnt' been outside yet today...but I ran out to do the laneway, that was fun. I couldn't tell if the blowing snow was from the blower or Mother nature!
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:54 PM   #8
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Man, i'm so bummed I missed the storm. I always love the first one of the year, especially driving in it. Is it staying on the ground?
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:06 AM   #9
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Bridgestone Blizzaks for the win, I swear these tires are phenomenal, I had some shitty crappy tire winters last year and this is just a world of difference, no getting stuck, no slipping no sliding... only problem now is keeping confidence down so I don't cause a fender bender due to driver error..
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:59 AM   #10
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didn't get stuck but god damn my car scraped against the snow on the ground way too many times! i need stock ride height.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:07 AM   #11
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Man, i'm so bummed I missed the storm. I always love the first one of the year, especially driving in it. Is it staying on the ground?
Where the hell are you? Oh yeah, its staying. I've shovelled three times today, and still have to clear the end for the wife to leave work in the morning.

Which means I should probably be sleeping and not wasting my time here.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:16 AM   #12
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I didn't get stuck.....but I was driving the girlfriend's Sentra with one season old Pirelli winters. No trouble at all.

Mine didn't come out of the driveway for shovelling so easily. I think those old Graspics are giving up the ghost.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:41 AM   #13
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Where the hell are you? Oh yeah, its staying. I've shovelled three times today, and still have to clear the end for the wife to leave work in the morning.

Which means I should probably be sleeping and not wasting my time here.
I'm in Vancouver. No snow here. I guess since it's staying on the ground i'm gonna have quite the shovel job to do when i get home.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:46 AM   #14
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I'm in Vancouver. No snow here. I guess since it's staying on the ground i'm gonna have quite the shovel job to do when i get home.
I hate you...

I love the West coast.

My snowblower is busted. yay.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:52 AM   #15
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never had a problem with my car in the snow, no mater what has come down, and I just got the LSD in it this summer....oh wait the e30 is gonna be stored this winter and the e36 has an open diff...ah well 200 km back and forth to wrok no problem!!!!
snow tires and a well controlled gas pedal is all one needs, there was a time when all cars were RWD and no one had problems...most vehicles in the ditch are trucks and SUV's and spins usually happen from to high of speeds and sudden brake or steering manuvers. Getting going is the easy part.
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