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Old 01-06-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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Well I'm surprised at 1st glance there's no threads of any snow shens so I figured I'd start one and post mine

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..... I miss the snow but that's lame I was in for a fail
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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haha I never tried saying it was the best video or insane driving or anything
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What the **** is a shen? I looked it up on wiki and it says either chinese religion or a chinese clam monster. There's also a shen ring which is a circle with a line under it. You in no way made a perfect circle or close to it with a line under it. This video would've been a lot better if you wrecked it.
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Short for Shenanigans

Ok next time I'll try wrecking it. All I did was started the thread feel free to post your superior vids that include you slamming into large objects.

Thanks
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Sweet. Isn't there a store coming this weekend? Better get ready!
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this kinda proves what Ive always assumed would be ideal for snow, which is a light vehicle as opposed to a huge heavy AWD truck/suv.
but ive never driven in snow so maybe im wrong.
but it looks like hes carrying around plenty of speed with plenty of control, meanwhile ive seen lots of videos of bigger cars and suvs eating it in snow at very low speeds.
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That is because people in big SUVs are retarded.

Light is not good in snow. That is why people put sand bags in the back of trucks.
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Introduce more brake, it will give you bigger yaw angle and slow the fun down a little.
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I'll try that tonight/tomorrow, i really don't touch brakes much as you noticed.

I wouldn't recommend sandbags in a Miata tho, the 50/50 weight distribution will be thrown off and could be dangerous if your tail slides out.

Bridgestone Blizzaks WS60's do wonders!
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Light is not good in snow. That is why people put sand bags in the back of trucks.
maybe they do that because theyre retarded and dont know what inertia is?
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this kinda proves what Ive always assumed would be ideal for snow, which is a light vehicle as opposed to a huge heavy AWD truck/suv.
but ive never driven in snow so maybe im wrong.
but it looks like hes carrying around plenty of speed with plenty of control, meanwhile ive seen lots of videos of bigger cars and suvs eating it in snow at very low speeds.
Light and rwd is fun, but exhausting in the snow.. and when you need to start from being parked in an uphill incline, then you need good studs in your tires.

Too much snow here.
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I get around great in snow with studless snow tires on my stocker rims. Repost pic since we haven't had a good snow here yet this year.

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Light and rwd is fun, but exhausting in the snow.. and when you need to start from being parked in an uphill incline, then you need good studs in your tires.

Too much snow here.
I've had to do that in my blizzaks in about 6 inches of snow, didn't even spin the tires, so winter tires stud or studdless are a must in the snow
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Looked like some fun, always kinda wished i drove my miata in the snow to see what its like.
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I used to drive my miata through the winters and it was fun, but there were many times when I had to turn around and go a different way because the hill was too steep or had too much snow.

So far this winter I've taken it out maybe 2 or 3 times, otherwise its just been sitting.
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Looked like some fun, always kinda wished i drove my miata in the snow to see what its like.
well take it boarding next time lol, a 156 fits in pass seat just fine

San Mateo, i miss living there....
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I found that surprisingly entertaining actually.

I am really craving a good snow to play in around here. Had plenty last year and only one dusting this year that I got to play in but only in our integra. Last year I had a blast in my miata with just old all seasons. I cant imagine how it would be with my new torsen and some snow tires
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screw this. I bought a beater subaru so i can actually move around in the snow without even thinking about it... and AWD is a blast to play around with in snow filled parking lots.

When it comes to snow AWD >> RWD so the miata sits and the beater outback sport or the girlfriends WRX sees all the fun.
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Amen brother, thats what i have the A4 for. I dont wanna think about getting stuck anywhere. AWD is a must in new england!
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