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Maybe its my tires or maybe the roads were more ice than snow but i was all over the place when i didnt want to be. This could be my tires which are re950s but i thought they would be decent in the snow. Anyways i had fun in some empty parking lots. What do you think my problem is? Everything is stock on my 2000 rs except tires and 18mm sway bar. Am i just a poor driver?
 

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Light weight, lots of torque, tires that are not really designed for snow use, but are considered "acceptable for light snow", heavier rear sway bar that ends to cause more oversteer... What's not to love?

Just put my RS away until spring... goes great in the snow, but I don't trust the other 10 million morons in this state to not crash into me... I'd have to kill someone.

Would that be justifiable homicide?:run:
 

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I REALLY miss snow.

We had the big chill this morning...48 degrees. The local news instructed people to bring pets and plants indoors. But its still supposed to be 70 or so this afternoon.

Unbelieveable.

I did have a chance to drive the RS up north last winter. It was a blast. Also, I've heard that people have taken off their larger rear sway bars during the winter. Is this true and would it have something to do with the car's performance on loose surfaces like snow?

Remember, this question is being asked from someone who lives in Miami. :)
 

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Be careful!!

All you new to drivin AWD in the SNOW!!

Well I pretty much got to a point I could have the car almost completely sideways and bring it back> So i started to get cocky and think i was Richard Burns

:curse: And then it happened., On a highway doing about 50 on a very slush and it was sleeting out(perfect conditions) Well I go to change lanes and that damn SLUSH in the middle of the lanes F' me up and i do a little to much gas and correction then i over corrected on the way back and then i was sideways doing 60 now from accelerating out of my stupidity and then wack right into the back of a car!!
then i do a complete 180 facing backwards and fly off the road into a cow fence.............:eek: :eek: :stupid:
Well not to bad new door new mirror and new fender

Oh yea i also had a another incident on a hill which was not driven on but a complete layer of ice was onder and i lide back and my abs did notta. SO be carefull!!!!!!!!
 

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Maybe you should slow down. You will slide in snow and ice regardless, you just need to know how to control it. If you are sliding all over the place, you are driving too fast either for you or your car.
 

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The best thing I can suggest is to find a REALY REALY big parking lot with no bump-stops and few light poles where you feel comfortable playing around.

I used to live in Columbus Oh, and about two minutes from my house was this exact scenario. About two acres of pavement, set back from the road, very few light poles, very few people who parked in there past 6:00pm. I've seen it dry plenty of times and know it is perfectly flat and smooth, the kind of dark black pavement that is perfect for doing donuts in the rain(even with my stock setup). Plus it's far enough from the street that there is very little chance that people not in the lot will see you...

Last winter I went here to play at night. I learned a lot in a very short period of time. Felt safe doing it too. spinning in circles, straight line for 60 yards where ahead is over the passenger side mirror out the side window, drift into drift, drift into 360 into 180 in other direction into straight line... Very much fun.

I also learned that you don't try this on any public street. Well maybe a little over power through a turn when there's nobody around and no parked cars, but basicaly never when you around other people. It'd be great to drive like Burns or McRae on the streets, problem is, when it's you behind the wheel, most of the time you have absolutely no control of what the car is doing and 9:10 if it does what you wanted it to do it is just pure chance and not skill.


AWD doesn't create miracles, and it doesn't create skill.

-Silas
 

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SLOW down HA:happynow: :biggest:

u dont slow down U go faster I learn from my mistakes...
Going slower than i was going would be know fun..
It would be doing a rally circuit and normal speeds,,.. Their Is no Fun in That!!

:devil: :curse: :flame:
 
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