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Old 03-26-2008, 04:15 PM   #31
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snow performance is mediocre. I can't speak too much to the benefits of snow tires yet, I'd have to wait until this year's snow season to fully test it out, but with my all-seasons, icy hills are totally undriveable (in either direction).

FWD cars were able to make it through, but me with my LSD and all seasons just had to slip down the street using the sidewalk to slow me down until I was on relatively level and ice-free ground.

So, I may update my view once the snow returns but in all likelihood, once I have a house with 2 car garage. . . I may end up picking up an AMC Eagle Sport SX as my winter driver :-).
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I have driven a ti in the good ole Pocono snow for 6 years. Best advice I can give is have a separate set of snows.(save your sports for when the salt is gone!) Having 4 makes a huge difference (and knowing not to slam on your brakes helps too) I didn't find the need to put too much extra weight in the back, but a few bags of kitty litter or cement blocks helps the grip. Ti's are fun to "slide" around in the snow with! Try not to scare the other people on the road,,,they panic and hit ya!
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I drive a "ti" as a winter beater, I've got top of the line Goodyear snow tires, and I've never had any problems in snow, and I think it is a great car for winter. My car doesn't have traction control either... All you need is a set of good winter tires, and heated seats :P
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Some folks don't think of Virginia as a snow state, but here in the mountains we get a bit. I was at The Homestead in Hot Springs one night for skiing and it started to put down some serious snow. By the time I got home, I was actually pushing the snow with my front bumper, but she never slid once!
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:53 AM   #35
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Sorry. Necro'ed thread.

I was looking for exactly this and found this page. The windows on my Ti are pooched (some bitch smashed them before I could even drive it but that's a weird story) and finally have the windows coming tomorrow (been months). I want to take it to the window guy to have them replaced. I'm a bit wary of going down a long hill in it even though the tires are good, but it will be quite cold so they're probably ice under the snow by tomorrow afternoon.

I have to get some work done on the Jeep Liberty, maybe I'll stick to that for the snow.
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