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Old 09-07-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
 
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Default Who drives a F-Body daily in the winter?

Sooo.... The GTP has been sold.

I now have to choose if I want to drive my TA through the winter or sell it for something more practical. Winter was pretty uneventful last year, but I hope this year we actually get some snow.

I would be purchasing some snow tires, and obviously find alternate transportation or don't drive if the roads are bad.
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Tried it one year with all seasons and was beyond sketchy. The cars do not do we on crowned roads. Everytime I hit the gas the rear would slide to the curb lol.
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Tried it one year with all seasons and was beyond sketchy. The cars do not do we on crowned roads. Everytime I hit the gas the rear would slide to the curb lol.
That was exactly my friends experience with his 3 dd f-bodies he had over the years.


Winter tires do wonders for any car including rwd.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Turk drove his SS in the winter pretty uneventfully, IIRC. With snow tires, of course.
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Wasn't too bad but you will need lots of sand in the back
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i think im going to up my insurance and give it a shot.
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Obviously tires can change the cars performance quite a bit. This thing gets sideways if I give it slight gas on wet pavement, the tires are pretty new. I can only imagine the snow.

Just looking for personal experience. I know people have been driving RWD in the winter since the beginning of time. But all cars are different.
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well i can tell you snow tires make a world of difference.
just from last year with my crown vic, i put snows on the rear, and it was day and night.
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Last year I ran 225 winter tires I picked up used and it was great. Car is lowered too. Sometimes u gotta dodge the big ice chunks. Its not really easy to drive but its very possible. I didn't get stuck once. If it snows like 20 inches I'll obviously get stuck but anything other than a truck is going to also. They do a pretty good job of getting snow off the ground around here so I'm not worried. I'm planning on doing it again for this year. Last year I got lucky because it snowed maybe twice. We'll see.
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Drove my SS 10 years straight as a DD, never had a problem in the winter, had snow tires.
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I'm sure as stated with winter tires they're "better" but I can say the all seasons were new and compared to my mustang it seemed impossible. And the GT was on 555r's and made it just fine lol
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I'm sure as states with winter tires they're "better" but I can say the all seasons were new and compared to my mustang it seemed impossible. And the GT was on 555r's and made it just fine lol
I had Eagle F1s for 2 years and didn't even have the problems you had with your all seasons... The F1s weren't fun, but I never got stuck once.
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I'm sure a large part of this is due to where you all live compared to me. I'm in the country with huge drifts and mostly 2 lane highway with bad wind. I always forget this when talking about personal experience
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I'm sure a large part of this is due to where you all live compared to me. I'm in the country with huge drifts and mostly 2 lane highway with bad wind. I always forget this when talking about personal experience
This is true, the roads are usually plowed up here. Rarely do I drive through actual snow.
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Snow removal up here is great, or at least in my area. Unless I'm leaving at 5am there's rarely any snow on the ground.
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Plus they likely have a massive surplus of salt from last year so the roads are going to be dry and salty as fuck at any sign of a flurry.
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I have in the past. I won't anymore. It also depends on the type of snow. The light fluffy stuff is not too bad. The icy stuff is bad no matter what. If you get the heavier wet stuff up to 2 or 3 inches can be rough. Even just taking my foot off the brake without giving it gas at a stoplight and the tires would start spinning and the rear end trying to come around.
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i plan on DD mine this year. it will be the first time. last year i had the v6 camaro but also had no snow, so that doesn't count. im thinking if/when it actually snows i will just take my wife to work and use the gtp.
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I DD'd mine, was not really a big deal. Had Potenza RE01's on the car at the time, 245's. Wasn't half bad in the winter.

I also Daily'd a 3rd gen for a winter that had a decent amount of heavy snow. Never got stuck unless I was doing something I shouldn't have... (drifting around neighborhoods AKA being a 17 year old) Tube sand is your friend.
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I've done it in my 84. With no wipers or heat. I even showed up a cavi in a Snow storm. He couldn't make it up this hill and i went up it sideways following snowmobiles. I even went down a driveway with a foot an half of snow then stopped and left with no problem.
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My mom had Blizzaks on her 95z. drove it all through winter. The tires made a HUGE difference.
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My mom had Blizzaks on her 95z. drove it all through winter. The tires made a HUGE difference.
So if a girl drove one in winter I am sure Panda can handle it.
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I wouldn't winter DD a fbody. Sell it and get a practical winter DD. You already have a vette for summer duty.
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Sell the TA to Kevin.
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