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Old 23 Jan 2005, 05:47 am
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Guys and gal have you driven your PT on snowy days how was it. My PT did really well today better than I expected with the traction on constantly. It's seems this car does not like oversteer at all no matter how hard i try to provork it(hand brake and hard turn etc.)the tail just won't get loss. I'm now very confident with the car on snow but still worries
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Old 23 Jan 2005, 08:41 am
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I drove thru a foot of snow in New Jersey yesterday and was told by all the guys I work with, even with 4 wheel drive they had a tough time getting into work. It took me an extra 10 minutes to get home last night . Worst spots were where they plowed from 1 intersection into the middle of the other intersection because you didn't know these big mounds were there. Very proud of the PT[|)][^][|)]
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I was very happy with how the Cruiser does in the snow.
The only spot I'm real careful is where the plows have gone by.
I think all front wheel drive cars are in trouble trying to go through a mound of snow,because if you aren't moving fast enough to get the front wheels through, there is where you wiil sit.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I'll be sure to watch out for the snow plows.
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Old 23 Jan 2005, 11:40 am
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I have Bridgestone Blizzaks on mine, and I think its every bit
as good as having 4 wheel drive !I've tested it through numerous
New England storms, and I have no complaints.[8D]
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My GT was crummy until I put a set a 01 factory rims and the GoodYear LS tires on the front. The only problem I have now is the front grips so well, that every now and then the back end will come out, but that is only if I am going faster than I should be. I found that with worn 17" RS-A's on the rear, 16" LS's on the front, and a tight ebrake with a 5 speed, the GT makes and awesome drifting car.
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I was very happy with how the Cruiser does in the snow.
The only spot I'm real careful is where the plows have gone by.
I think all front wheel drive cars are in trouble trying to go through a mound of snow,because if you aren't moving fast enough to get the front wheels through, there is where you wiil sit.
Right on. Matches my experience.[|)]
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quote:I drove thru a foot of snow in New Jersey yesterday and was told by all the guys I work with, even with 4 wheel drive they had a tough time getting into work. It took me an extra 10 minutes to get home last night . Worst spots were where they plowed from 1 intersection into the middle of the other intersection because you didn't know these big mounds were there. Very proud of the PT
My GT is fantastic in the snow. 4x4's were getting stuck in my parking lot because the idiots in maintaince didn't even try to plow. A foot or more deep and the trucks were stuck. I cleaned off my GT, got in and tried to pull out. I noticed that the traction control was not letting pull out right, so I turned it off. WHOE BABY! Pulled out like a trooper and right by the stuck trucks. It handles well also on unplowed streets. If you got an autostick, here's a tip for ya! Drive it like a stick, meaning, start off in 2nd or 3rd gear. That way you won't spin the tires, at least not alot. And when you are going to stop, downshift to 2nd then to 1st. That way it will be alot easier to stop without sliding. And like Bigtommy said, use the parking brake if you need to drift around a turn. Believe it or not, I got the 17" rims on with the stock tires, and it handles great in the snow if you drive like I stated. When I came back in the lot, some people who dug out threw the snow in the middle and really piled up the snow. Again, I turned of the traction control and gunned it in. Took me a couple of minutes, but got it in the space perfectly. Actually took me less time than the time I had to cool off the turbo afterwards!
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4x4's were getting stuck in my parking lot because the idiots in maintaince didn't even try to plow.
D'ja ever wonder if the guys who drive the Snow-Plows didn't trade in their VW Beetles for PT's??? [|)]
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We had six or seven inches yesterday and I park on the street. Without shoveling in front of the front wheels, I got out ok after some rocking back and forth. But I keep thinking if I had better tires I'd be happier with the way the car handles snow. I love my PT more than I ever loved my civic, but I remember that car (the little one from the early 80's) was unstoppable in the snow.
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