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Discussion in 'Introductions and Non-Stinger Talk' started by DiabloStinger, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 5000 Posts Club!

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    You don't need to convince me. :laugh: What I don't get is that up there in Canadaland, there are actually drivers who think that they can get around just fine on A/S. On the coasts, sure. The lowlands. But inland with arctic freezes for days on end. Holy, crap.o_O
     
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    As noted, you CAN use A/S. You might never have a real issue doing so. To debate that a winter tire ISN'T better than a winter (as some have said to me in my lifetime) is just preposterous. I firmly believe even some of the worst winter tires will perform better than the best all season tires. Don't even start on the people with AWD SUV's and their ideology of invincibility in all conditions.
     
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  3. turboAWD

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    When I entered a winter rally in Ontario back in the day (~20 years ago), the first car in the ditch was a Subaru WRX with all seasons.

    Experienced rally drivers called them "no season tires". It was a timed rally, not go as fast as you can, although we were behind at every stage due to not daring to go at the 50 mph speed limit on the snow/ice covered cottage roads at 3 am. I did hit 115 mph down a farmer's path and got air once.. :) Guy who won? He was in an '81 RWD Tercel. He won most of them.

    Traction can vary a lot - best snow tires on my '84 Jetta GLI (13" - yes 13" wheels!) - some Uniroyal brand (my sister worked at BF Goodrich / Michelin for a while, so I got cheaper tires for a while). Worst "snow" tires? Michelin Arctic Alpin. Best winter/snow tires period (not for ice, but for winters with frequent snow) - Michelin PILOT Alpin. Handled like a low-to-mid level performance tire on bare pavement. And had great traction in the snow. Did a winter rally with them with maybe 4/32s or so left, and still did ok (car broke down, no fault of the tires). Drove them in the summer at the wear bars (I was moving and selling the car in a few months) and they were as good as my Kumho performance tires. This is from 25 winters in SW Ontario..

    Edit: I meant '81 RWD Corolla, not Tercel.. My bad.
     
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  4. turboAWD

    turboAWD United States Stinger Enthusiast Sustaining Member

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    Thanks for the map! That's hard-core :)
     
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  5. SteveCo

    SteveCo Canada 1000 Posts Club!

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    Pretty sure all the Tercels (other than the 4WD wagons) were front wheel drive.

    Good setup for a rally car, though - we rallied a front wheeler Honda Civic of that era back in the day, and that thing was unstoppable. :thumbup:
     
  6. turboAWD

    turboAWD United States Stinger Enthusiast Sustaining Member

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    Yeah, my bad - I totally got my econo-box Toyotas mixed up. Never owned one, so maybe that's why. I meant Corolla. I think it was part of the E30 generation ('74 to '81).
     
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  7. Choppa

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    Her first Snow :coffee:

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  9. Nasscar

    Nasscar Australia Stinger Enthusiast

    Great colour for the snow. Camouflaged.
     
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  10. lun471k

    lun471k Canada Member

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    Can confirm. It's really not that effective with darker colors :D

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  11. Nasscar

    Nasscar Australia Stinger Enthusiast

    You wake up in the morning and say 'Where has my Stinger gone??'. Incredible. How do you drive it now?
     
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  12. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 5000 Posts Club!

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    You have to get the snow off first! ;):p After that, "piece of cake". :laugh:
     
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  13. Nasscar

    Nasscar Australia Stinger Enthusiast

    What, with a shovel.
     
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  14. lun471k

    lun471k Canada Member

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    I'd rather use a rake considering there's always an ice crust somewhere in that snow. You just gotta be gentle with the paint.

    The real answer is I'm using a scratch-free snow brush:
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    The wiper area is always a pain in the ass though.
     

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  15. Ozstung

    Ozstung Australia 2500 Posts Club! Sustaining Member

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    Sorry guys you're braver folk than me.
     
  16. P22Tyler

    P22Tyler United States Member

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    If there's a lot of snow I'll take it off down to a certain point so that I'm not creating my own blizzard as I drive along. But I won't take it directly off the paint.
     
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  17. Nasscar

    Nasscar Australia Stinger Enthusiast

    Never seen one of those. The things you have to do just to drive your car. Unbelievable.
     
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  18. westcoastGT

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    True , but you dont see many dash mats or windshield reflectors here either ................
     
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  19. westcoastGT

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    .........................and we dont need Kangaroo bumper guards ..................... kang.jpg :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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  20. namja

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    What about alcohol/water solution?
    What about isopropyl alcohol and water solution?
     
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