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Old 12-02-2019, 06:30 PM   #15
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winters and track mode to let you get some slip and slide before power cut. a sack of salt in the trunk helps too
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:35 PM   #16
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My area is a new development so the city isn't plowing it yet. I got stuck in the deep snow a few times leaving the area (specifically when starting from a stop). I knew how to get unstuck easy enough, but is there any technique to prevent getting stuck in the first place? This is my first RWD car.
(my car is stock with 215/45/17 XI3's.)
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:59 PM   #17
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Momentum is key. I drifted corners often last season out of pure necessity to keep my speed up.(and it's fun as hell)
With good tires, these cars are pretty easy to manage slip angle, even without weight in the trunk. Traction and stability always off(except for highway driving)


We had 140cm of snow one month. The only day I had trouble was when it dumped 20-30cm one night and the plows couldn't keep up.
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My area is a new development so the city isn't plowing it yet. I got stuck in the deep snow a few times leaving the area (specifically when starting from a stop). I knew how to get unstuck easy enough, but is there any technique to prevent getting stuck in the first place? This is my first RWD car.
(my car is stock with 215/45/17 XI3's.)
Yeah, don't stop in deep snow.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:27 PM   #19
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Yeah, don't stop in deep snow.
Once the front starts plowing snow....you are done.


Car is awesome until you get 10 cm of snow on the ground. Then it should be parked until the roads are cleared.
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Once the front starts plowing snow....you are done.


Car is awesome until you get 10 cm of snow on the ground. Then it should be parked until the roads are cleared.
Idunno about you guys, but I drove through every single storm last year. Amount of snow ranged from little bit of fluffy stuff to "why the hell am I driving in this... Is that a stranded SUV"..
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Once the front starts plowing snow....you are done.


Car is awesome until you get 10 cm of snow on the ground. Then it should be parked until the roads are cleared.
Huh, 100% different experience for me.
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Some people are comfortable with frolicking in snow. Others, not so much. It just comes down to hooning skills.
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Some people are comfortable with frolicking in snow. Others, not so much. It just comes down to hooning skills.
I've had many hours of practice in... vacant lots of asphalt.. sometimes occupied by a lone shopping cart or two, usually (but not always) covered in snow.

It's as Jeremy Clarkson says; women cannot deny their attraction to those who can perform a well executed Scandinavian Flick.
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Huh, 100% different experience for me.
I'm in the same boat. I've successfully driven through at least 9" of unplowed snow on main roads for about 15 miles. Only got stuck when I stopped in front of my house.
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This makes me want to take my brz into the snow! I've driven my previous Subaru AWD's through a lot of snowy conditions, but never RWD.



I am wondering if anyone carries a winch with them in their brz just incase they get stuck, or those tire ladders that a lot of off road vehicles use to get unstuck, and perhaps a small shovel?
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Yea once up to speed the car is pretty easy to drive in the snow. I still manage to pass everyone who are still on all-seasons.
And doing donuts in a snow-covered parking lot with this car is effortless and hella fun.

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I am wondering if anyone carries a winch with them in their brz just incase they get stuck, or those tire ladders that a lot of off road vehicles use to get unstuck, and perhaps a small shovel?
heh I actually considered buying one of those small retractable emergency shovels to keep in the car.
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This makes me want to take my brz into the snow! I've driven my previous Subaru AWD's through a lot of snowy conditions, but never RWD.



I am wondering if anyone carries a winch with them in their brz just incase they get stuck, or those tire ladders that a lot of off road vehicles use to get unstuck, and perhaps a small shovel?
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Yea once up to speed the car is pretty easy to drive in the snow. I still manage to pass everyone who are still on all-seasons.
And doing donuts in a snow-covered parking lot with this car is effortless and hella fun.


heh I actually considered buying one of those small retractable emergency shovels to keep in the car.
I have one of those shovels. Never needed to use it but keep it there just in case.
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