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I hate: People driving in winter on summer tires.

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  1. blue

    blue boob hater

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    I now officially have a strong dislike for those of you who tool around on summer rubber during winter months after this evenings events. Coming home from PCMR through Parley's in the storm is bad enough as it is, to have asshats sliding all over the place (and backwards) into me because they're too cheap/in debt to buy winter rubber (or at least some decent all-seasons) for their almost-new Mini or (insert other high-dollar automobile here) is ridiculous. Dumb woman was flooring it all the way to the summit trying to get her (insert expensive super-tacky treadless summer tires here) to grip on a snowpacked road. Eventually she blew something up (she seemed to think it was her clutch), and slid back into me. No harm to the car, but there were 40,000 other variants of her on the road tonight, making for a 2.5 hour commute home (normally aboot ~35).

    JHFC people, I'm driving in a FWD VW with all-season radials and I have no problem getting over Parley's Summit on snowpack. High gearing+picking lines+halfway decent tires=win. Please end yourselves.

    That's all. :disgust1:
     

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  2. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    You have got to be the whiniest bitch the Internet has ever seen.

    btw - I didn't even read it, but I know this is about you being a whiny bitch.
     
  3. blue

    blue boob hater

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    But but...they hit me. :(

    Approved.
     
  4. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Has anyone mentioned Blue in the attention whore thread? Twice a week it's another car thingie.
     
  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    My wife's 4wd has good tires. I refuse to spend that money on my jeep, which is why I commute on my studded tire bicycle.

    But yeah, irresponsible is irresponsible.
     
  6. johnbryanpeters

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    Agreed. Equip your car or get off the road, please.

    Oh yeah, equipped or not, please learn to drive. I do not wish to follow you for thirty miles on two lane winding roads while you white-knuckle it at 20 mph all the way.
     
  7. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    I have a friend who drives winter tires in the summer, does that count :huh:
     
  8. firemandivi

    firemandivi They drank my Tooters

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    I have to agree with Blue.
    Its not the snow or ice that's dangerous its the other idiots on the road that you really have to worry about. If you live where temperatures get below freezing you should learn how to drive in the snow.
     
  9. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    I thought it was funny when I visited San Diego a few years ago they got a ton of rain and people were having problems driving because they didn't know how to drive in the rain. The rain was all over the news like it was major event:busted:
     
  10. firemandivi

    firemandivi They drank my Tooters

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    Unless the roads are flooded or you have bald tires how could you have trouble driving in the rain?
    I remember a few years ago Atlanta got about an inch of snow and the whole city shut down.
     
  11. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Maybe everyone has RWD cars and has never driven in the wet. The rain didn't seem that bad to me. My rental was a ****ty mustang too as they "upgraded" me for free.
     
  12. Westy

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    I used to storm around Northern Northern NY in an '85 T-Bird, rear wheel drive and no limited slip diff. With all season tires it would get stuck on flat ground with 2" of snow. With snow tires I could plow through powder higher than the bumper, it was an unstopable machine.
     
  13. firemandivi

    firemandivi They drank my Tooters

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    In high school we use to go up to the mall parking lot and do donuts during lunch. I can't believe I never got a ticket for all the crazy sh!t we did on the roads.
     
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    i commute (an hour) toward the great city of philfidelphia five days a week, grew up in the northeast, and have no problems driving in the snow. however, the masses of suburbanites that shell out the cash for the their $45,000 SUV's freak out when there is anything but dry pavement in front of them. can't stand all the white-knuckled paranoia that plagues the roadways every time the roads are anything but "ideal"... sissies.
     
  15. skinny mike

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    i had a near death experience yesterday driving in the snow. it was about 1145 and i was driving past the high school just as all of the kids were getting dismissed. so many distracted, inexperienced drivers. *shudder*
     
  16. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Aren't you only a few years older than them:busted:
     
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    Good tires make driving fun.

    I was all excited about putting my fancy summer tires on last spring. I put them on 1 snowfall too early. Just the transverse slope for water drainage had me pinned against the sidewalk a couple times.

    I had my winters on early this year.
     
  18. jimmydean

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    It snows like once a year in Portland. If it snows, my wifes car stays in the driveway.

    My truck has M+S tires, so they are kind of a waste on a dry road. It rains 75% of the time in Portland and people still don't know how to drive in it.
     
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  20. douglas

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    yes. agree.

    And if you must do 20mph on the 3 lane highway, MOVE to F over into the right (or middle lane) and get to hell out of the fast lane!!! :rant:
     
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    I've driven both FWD and RWD in wintery conditions and I might prefer RWD in snow the average idiot is much better off with FWD. Again that is when driving in snow not the slush and ice you see most of the time.

    I liked my beater T-Bird because I could control the angle of attack and would have to pinball off of snowbanks. A fwd would push the front end and get stuck, with the T-bird I have the rear quarter panel hit first and bounce off.
     
  22. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I don't know... but when I lived for a brief period in the Bay Area it was very apparent that people there didn't know how to drive in the rain either. And it rains there from October until March. :disgust1:
     
  23. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    He's 19. :rofl:
     
  24. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I had an old Audi that was a *perfect* snow car. It was rear-biased enough to get the rear swinging at will around corners, but you could stay on the gas all the time and come out of the turn nice and fast.

    The only thing it suffered from was throttle-off oversteer - so it was imperative not to chicken out half way through the hairpin. When in doubt, more gas was always the answer. :D
     
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    My snow tires are awesome. Toyo Garit HT FTW.
     
  26. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    sounds like my rally racing technique in Gran Turismo 4

    :busted:

    (and to pre-empt the smartasses, my real life technique is to oversteer, overcorrect, and then slam the front end into the barrier.)
     
  27. Sandwich

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    agreed...spend 400 on a used set of snow tires, and then swap in late november. The difference is amazing.

    The one thing I'd like to add is idiot drivers with AWD that think their bald all-seasons and haldex psuedo-fwd will get them through the winter. Sorry folks, but AWD is ONLY good for acceleration. Turning, braking, and control are all handled by tires.

    I loved my two audis in the snow, but my favorite car was my busted ass MR2. The midengine made it perfectly balanced, and the RWD offered just enough slip to make things interesting, but not too much to lose control. The biggest problem was no limited slip, which is really essential in slippery/stuck conditions.
     
  28. deadatbirth

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    ive made the mistake of driving in the winter w/ my summer tires. i checked online and they give it a 0 out of 10 for snow. i get stuck in my driveway w/ a 1/4" of snow and of course it snows when i have my truck out....
     
  29. Jozz

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    Last week they passed a new law in Quebec to make winter tires mandatory from November 15th to April 15th.

    Cant' wait to see how they are going to enforce this... road blocks?
     
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    maybe the rcmp will stop you on horses eh?
     
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    Just ticket them as they're hauled out of the ditch, I think.
     
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    Stop by S.A. when there's ice on the roads and you'll realize how good you have it.
     
  33. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    That's kind of expensive.... :think:

    I spent less than $400 on a NEW set of snow tires.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Does anyone have multiple set of rims with different tires for different conditions... like many of us do for our bikes?
     
  35. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Costco. Michelin X-Ice. And man are these tires nice. I now choose to drive the van over the Subaru when it's snowy/icy. :busted:
    Yup. I spent right around $400 for new tires and (used) rims.
     
  36. deadatbirth

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    yeah i got two sets of rims and tires for my truck...it took a while cause my summer tires cost $1200
     
  37. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    :shocked::shocked::shocked:
     
  38. jimmydean

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    I remember having to tow a guy out of a ditch because his 4wd Silverado got stuck. He was saying that the truck was a piece of crap until I pointed out that it was the 22" wheels and "performance" tires that were at fault.

    Street tires on a 4x truck is ghey.
     
  39. CrabJoe StretchPants

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    He is 1/2 a year out of high school. In dog years that's 3.5 years out of high school. Therefore, if Mike was a dog, he would be much older than high school students.
     
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    that was $1200 without mounting