follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
RR Racing
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > FT86CLUB Shared Forum > Regional Forums > NY / NJ / CT / PA

NY / NJ / CT / PA NY, NJ, CT, PA


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-22-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
abutterman
Senior Member
 
abutterman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Drives: 2013 BRZ Limited - WRB, MT
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,177
Thanks: 58
Thanked 172 Times in 137 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Black ice

I found out just how well, or not so well, the fr-s handles on black ice today. My car was sliding back and forth going about 5mph down the side streets in my area this morning. I feel like NY, especially Long Island, needs to step up their game when it comes to winter weather road conditions. They did absolutely nothing to clear up the snow and ice which built up early last night. Makes me want to move down south
abutterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
Jayde
Senior Member
 
Jayde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Drives: 2013 Satin White Pearl BRZ Limited
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 2,310
Thanks: 751
Thanked 695 Times in 463 Posts
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
I've been wanting to move south for years. I can't stand cold weather anymore, let alone snow. I find it more of a hassle then a wonderland (lol). We got a dusting last night, maybe 1/4in of snow, and the roads are white from the salt they put down, and yet there was no snow on it. I hate salt...

Wanna share a place down south?!
__________________
Jayde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
abutterman
Senior Member
 
abutterman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Drives: 2013 BRZ Limited - WRB, MT
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,177
Thanks: 58
Thanked 172 Times in 137 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayde View Post
I've been wanting to move south for years. I can't stand cold weather anymore, let alone snow. I find it more of a hassle then a wonderland (lol). We got a dusting last night, maybe 1/4in of snow, and the roads are white from the salt they put down, and yet there was no snow on it. I hate salt...

Wanna share a place down south?!
We had like 3 inches or so in my area on long island. The side streets were like an ice rink and the main roads were a salt bath. I'm about ready to pack up and leave lol
abutterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
HunterGreene
Hail Magnet
 
HunterGreene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Drives: Firestorm FR-S: "Artemis"
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 4,517
Thanks: 3,295
Thanked 3,115 Times in 1,597 Posts
Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by abutterman View Post
I found out just how well, or not so well, the fr-s handles on black ice today. My car was sliding back and forth going about 5mph down the side streets in my area this morning. I feel like NY, especially Long Island, needs to step up their game when it comes to winter weather road conditions. They did absolutely nothing to clear up the snow and ice which built up early last night. Makes me want to move down south


Sorry, but welcome to everywhere that gets snow. They even get it in the south every so often. Frankly, I'd rather be in an area that gets snow, with snow tires and be ready for it, than be down south with summer tires when they get a dusting and everyone forgets how to drive.
HunterGreene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
abutterman
Senior Member
 
abutterman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Drives: 2013 BRZ Limited - WRB, MT
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,177
Thanks: 58
Thanked 172 Times in 137 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
it's more so the lack of preparation that occurs in this area that gets to me. Nassau County is notorious for not giving a shit about anyone's safety when it comes to the roads. They don't take care of snow in an efficient manor, they leave traffic lights without power for weeks, potholes everywhere. They just don't care
abutterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
mezdup
#1362
 
mezdup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Drives: 2014 Ice Silver WRX
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,085
Thanks: 480
Thanked 403 Times in 228 Posts
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by abutterman View Post
it's more so the lack of preparation that occurs in this area that gets to me. Nassau County is notorious for not giving a shit about anyone's safety when it comes to the roads. They don't take care of snow in an efficient manor, they leave traffic lights without power for weeks, potholes everywhere. They just don't care
Where are you? I'm in Nassau as well and I didn't have anything in the roads. Just a small coating on the grass.

Sent from my HTC Rezound using Tapatalk 2
mezdup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
abutterman
Senior Member
 
abutterman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Drives: 2013 BRZ Limited - WRB, MT
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,177
Thanks: 58
Thanked 172 Times in 137 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I'm in Oceanside. Somehow we ended up with like 3-4 inches last night.
abutterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 05:07 PM   #8
Mr. Sparkle
Senior Member
 
Mr. Sparkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: Mr. Sparkle Detailing Wagon
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 225
Thanks: 3
Thanked 72 Times in 60 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by abutterman View Post
it's more so the lack of preparation that occurs in this area that gets to me. Nassau County is notorious for not giving a shit about anyone's safety when it comes to the roads. They don't take care of snow in an efficient manor, they leave traffic lights without power for weeks, potholes everywhere. They just don't care
its all about the money as usual. I'm in the 'village' of farmingdale and my landlord pays stupid taxes on the house. Our roads got salted and plowed for 3 inches of snow
Mr. Sparkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 06:24 PM   #9
dori.
Seņor Member
 
dori.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Drives: white BRZ 6MT
Location: Rockland, NY
Posts: 1,554
Thanks: 740
Thanked 374 Times in 248 Posts
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
here in Rockland, they put like 50000 lbs of salt to clear the flurries (no real accumilation) we had last night idk
dori. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 08:31 PM   #10
luxmn
First FR-S
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Drives: Whiteout MT FRS
Location: austin tx
Posts: 561
Thanks: 120
Thanked 125 Times in 83 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Texas!

Second best highways, fastest highways and non of the winter hazard bullshit.
luxmn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #11
abutterman
Senior Member
 
abutterman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Drives: 2013 BRZ Limited - WRB, MT
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,177
Thanks: 58
Thanked 172 Times in 137 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by luxmn View Post
Texas!

Second best highways, fastest highways and non of the winter hazard bullshit.
i would absolutely love to move to texas. i'd be able to drive real fast to get home when i get sick from eating too much at a bbq restaurant
abutterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 10:27 PM   #12
luxmn
First FR-S
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Drives: Whiteout MT FRS
Location: austin tx
Posts: 561
Thanks: 120
Thanked 125 Times in 83 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by abutterman View Post
i would absolutely love to move to texas. i'd be able to drive real fast to get home when i get sick from eating too much at a bbq restaurant
Hell yeah. Ever heard of salt lick bbq? Out in the country in the middle of nowhere town. After some beef ribs and marbled brisket and sausage. The new asphalt windy drive back to town is just the perfectly fulfilling way to spend a sunny spring Saturday.
luxmn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #13
ziggz501
Member
 
ziggz501's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Drives: BRZ
Location: Alaska
Posts: 82
Thanks: 3
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
the city plays a minor roll in crappy weather conditions. it doesnt matter how much they invest into snow plows, there will ALWAYS be black ice at busy intersections. looks where i live :p any car handles fine with the right tires. brz is my daily driver, and this place is snow covered for at least 6 months.
ziggz501 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 09:23 AM   #14
grst1
Senior Member
 
grst1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Drives: '94 Ford Aspire
Location: NJ
Posts: 230
Thanks: 49
Thanked 41 Times in 24 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
And I am actually WAITING and hoping for snow! This car is absolutely textbook fun to drive in snow with proper tires. You just can't expect OEM summer tires to handle black ice.
grst1 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XXR527 Chromium black 18x8.75 Hankook Ventus 225-40 Black BRZ random hero Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 66 02-14-2013 01:20 AM
ADVAN RSII 18x8.5 & 18x9.5 (Hyper black / Semi-Gloss Black) - in stock! Touge Factory Wheels and Tires 13 01-15-2013 08:43 PM
Oakley Halfjacket 2.0 Polished Black with Black Iridium lenses. Zadkiel Miscellaneous 8 12-02-2012 02:51 PM
storm black or crystal silica black Tyson Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 1 11-14-2012 07:51 PM
SoCal: 2004 S2000, Black on black, 70k miles, 16.3k OBO Mike Cars for Sale/Trade 0 08-01-2012 07:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.