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Old 02-08-2010, 10:28 PM   #21
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Crnrhrd back in '05



He drives it in any weather, they actually get around pretty well with the correct tires.
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The last time I went snow driving in my miata I couldn't make it up a 1* hill :(

My subaru fxt is now my daily and the awd really is awesome in the snows.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:52 PM   #23
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I wore shorts today... lol. No snow in south texas. But snowy pics from last year I can do.
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I was on 66 in my prelude yesterday. I hit a patch of slush and the car lost complete traction. I just started strafing left towards the guardrail. Luckily I kept cool, let it coast and tried to steer it out and I was able to get traction and recover moments before I took out the side of the car.

I was really disturbed by the lack of treatment to 66. Some spots were completely clear while others had inches of slush and muck.

So I'll keep the miata under the tarp, thank you very much.
I thought you wanted to replace the prelude with the last year of that gen. Should have let that guard rail eat your car.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:41 AM   #25
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another 8-16 inches coming tomorrow and wednesday.

i fly home on wednesday.

then I dig a car out of 3 feet of snow to drive home. woo.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:23 AM   #26
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I thought you wanted to replace the prelude with the last year of that gen. Should have let that guard rail eat your car.
Hahaha!

TurboTim: What about the Subaru? Wife driving it?

It's funny b/c probably at least half of us have some sort of Subaru-related story. I really miss my wagon. I've got snow tires on my Miata, but thanks to TurboTim, it's a bit too hairy to drive in this crapola. Plus, I think this is the last year I run this set of tires. They're 3 years old (decent tread) and I want the newer Blizzaks. Supposedly a decent upgrade from a few years ago.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:43 AM   #27
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another 8-16 inches coming tomorrow and wednesday.

i fly home on wednesday.

then I dig a car out of 3 feet of snow to drive home. woo.
Well you think you fly home Wednesday. That is if the airports are open by then. I would try to spend some extra time out wherever you are.

Also **** SNOW!!!!
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i'm hoping my flight is late enough wednesday that it wont get cancelled.

I'm wondering if I can get someone to come bring me some gloves and a shovel when I land.
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January '07 in Van Horn, TX. The next day, I-10 was closed until 1-ish. I had to check out of my motel, so I packed my **** and spent some quality time sliding around town. Only stuck it in the ditch once. Gently.

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i'm hoping my flight is late enough wednesday that it wont get cancelled.

I'm wondering if I can get someone to come bring me some gloves and a shovel when I land.
Dulles? I'm 7 min away.

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Damn open diffs. We took this video around christmas, I love driving in the snow.

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So who here is actually running snow tires? I'm strongly considering running my Miata with a good set of snows, before I shell out the cash I'd like to know how it is.

Not to threadjack, but it seems to fit the original topic...
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So who here is actually running snow tires? I'm strongly considering running my Miata with a good set of snows, before I shell out the cash I'd like to know how it is.

Not to threadjack, but it seems to fit the original topic...
Im running Dunlop winter sports right now, I've run blizzaks in the past and can't tell a difference between the two, both badass tires.
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I'm running Dunlop Graspics. 3rd season. They're a ton better in the snow than most all-seasons....but I saw a review on Tire Rack showing the newer Blizzaks are quite a bit better than the previous technology, and got the highest marks.

On my Subaru, the Nokian WRs were friggin' amazing in snow. They also cost $Texas$
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you dudes are nuts, truck ftw
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So who here is actually running snow tires? I'm strongly considering running my Miata with a good set of snows, before I shell out the cash I'd like to know how it is.

Not to threadjack, but it seems to fit the original topic...
We drive one of our Miatas all winter. It does fine with snows, but I'm selling it this spring and replacing it with a dog hauler. Driving a Miata just isn't that much fun in the winter.
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bridgestone blizzaks. i wonder what the big 4x4 truck and SUV drivers going 40 on the freeway in 2" of fresh snow think when i pass them in a teeny little rear wheel drive sports car going 15 over the limit....in the unplowed left lane...

I like to imagine they cry at least a little inside.



it's 50% tire, 50% driver... most cars here in columbus, ohio have shitty tires on the wheels, and shitty drivers behind them
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:24 AM   #38
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After driving 1000 miles from Tampa to MO I hit a snow storm. Not a good way to end an 1150 mile trip. I was scared due to my condition (lack of sleep) and never driving a torsen equipped car let alone a Miata with Dunlop Derizza DZ-101's. It was 3:30 to 6:00 AM and I was NOT going to ditch this thing after driving for 17 hours.

I have since had a more relaxing ride in the snow.





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There hasn't been any snow here this winter, but last year I put a bunch of weights in the trunk and took it out. Good times
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so you were right ed. flight wednesday cancelled. now rescheduled for friday.

not looking forward to digging out my car let alone finding it amongst the snow drifts
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