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Sti and snow...pics

Here is a couple shots of my sti in the snow.



 

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yea those are the stock tires, and they are completley worthless in the snow.

I'm going to get some Blizzaks soon.
 

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I dont know how a civic drives in the snow.

but yea the stock tires had 0 grip.. I was sliding all over the place.

oh I live in central oregon.
 

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Any worries about too much snow into the intercooler? Especially if your car gets covered while you're at work.

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I wasn't worried about it.. I figured it will melt right after I turn the engine on.
 

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maintenance, performance, and tune up parts

Actually, the tires aren't that bad in the snow. When i came out of school, on the way home, 8 or 9 times, i tried to slam on the brakes, and everytime, there was no slip. It wasn't a thick layer of snow, but it was more like mushy, watery stuff.

I ordered winter tires from tirerack.com, but i wont be getting them until the week before thanksgiving. :(
 

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Snow seems to have arrived early this year...as here in CA, Sunny Southern California, we've got snow and one of the local resorts is open today...before Mammoth which is in Northern Cal! And just last week it was hot and dry and burning...
 

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WOW, thanks for the reminder winter is coming(in your case here). It's easy to forget since it has been in the 70s for the past several days here in the Northeast.

I still can't decide what to do about winter wheels and tires. :x
 

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I've decide to go with just tires this year (darn it all) but haven't decided on WHAT yet either.

mutatedfrog205, did you try the stock tires on ice yet? I'm thinking (no firsthand knowledge) that they will be pretty useless on anything worse than slushy snow. Just curious if you experienced that or not.
 

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Man, I wish it was 70 here. We actually hit 90 last week. Dallas sucks as far as winter goes. I think I need to move further North.
 

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mutatedfrog205 said:
to answer your question, no, there wasn't much ice, mostly just slush. Hopefully, i wont have to drive on ice without winter tires, but i'm sure that with my bad luck, I will.
Winter tires or any tires are pretty ineffective in ice. I got Dunlop Winter M2's on my regular WRX and it felt like they were bald on ice...there were some videos on here where people were spinning out their subies on an ice field...
 

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I think those videos were of people with studded tires. Did you notice then one part where the guy in the silver wagon slammed it in reverse and left gouges in the ice as he went?
 
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