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Old 01-04-2016, 11:42 PM   #1
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First Winter :(

I bought my 2013 FRS back in May and today was the first time I experienced snow with her. There was only like an inch of snow and she was undrivable, my traction control would constantly flash and I felt my brakes chattering (I hope that's ABS kicking in). When I turned around to go back home to switch to my 1998 Corolla, I couldn't even get up the bump in my driveway. Any tips for surviving winter? While reading through the forum, I guess I overestimated the performance of this car in snow... I was thinking about getting chains or 2 snow tires for the back or maybe even trading her in for an AWD...

I would really want to daily the FRS.

Here's a pic of her when it just started snowing

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Old 01-04-2016, 11:51 PM   #2
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What tires are you running?
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Just have fun with it in the snow and enjoy the challenge, thats what i do.
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Just have fun with it in the snow and enjoy the challenge, thats what i do.
The challenge is all well and good, but the OP really ought to get a set of winter tires.
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Use that pic for the 86 of the month contest op. Front house looks like Bella's house on twilight lol
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The challenge is all well and good, but the OP really ought to get a set of winter tires.
You'd think we'd need them here in DMV area too... until it didn't snow...............................
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The challenge is all well and good, but the OP really ought to get a set of winter tires.
Absolutely, tires could make the world of difference if your on some extreme performance summer tires or something of the sort.
In all seriousness, 2 winter tires and some sand bags in the back and your good.
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Absolutely, tires could make the world of difference if your on some extreme performance summer tires or something of the sort.
In all seriousness, 2 winter tires and some sand bags in the back and your good.
4 would be even better, because steering is helpful.
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You'd think we'd need them here in DMV area too... until it didn't snow...............................
Meh. Winter tires are softer below 45F, regardless of precipitation. I've done winters on all-seasons before, but I'd rather swap tires and have more grip year round than take half-measures. It takes like an hour twice a year. It's not the end of the world.
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Meh. Winter tires are softer below 45F, regardless of precipitation. I've done winters on all-seasons before, but I'd rather swap tires and have more grip year round than take half-measures. It takes like an hour twice a year. It's not the end of the world.
Went DWS06s. I'm used to running worse All-Seasons on RWD 4th Gen Camaro/Firebirds - in the Pennsylvania winters & snows, so I think I'm set with the DWS.. just doesn't help I boosted pre-winter
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Use that pic for the 86 of the month contest op. Front house looks like Bella's house on twilight lol

Hero^ haha it's close but not Bella's.


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I bought my 2013 FRS back in May and today was the first time I experienced snow with her. There was only like an inch of snow and she was undrivable, my traction control would constantly flash and I felt my brakes chattering (I hope that's ABS kicking in). When I turned around to go back home to switch to my 1998 Corolla, I couldn't even get up the bump in my driveway. Any tips for surviving winter? While reading through the forum, I guess I overestimated the performance of this car in snow... I was thinking about getting chains or 2 snow tires for the back or maybe even trading her in for an AWD...

I would really want to daily the FRS.

Here's a pic of her when it just started snowing

What? Everyone on this forum says to use snow tires on a spare set of rims, guess you didn't do enough research
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Potenza... Something like re92 I think
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What's 86 of the month? And I do live in Washington just not Forks haha
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