Ya, so I decided......the nice Dad that I am......to leave the Jeep at home this week on my journey out of town for my part time job.
Victor takes his driving test on Thursday and needed a vehicle he stood a chance of passing in.
It wasn't bad when I left home at 4:45 this morning to catch the Ferry to Gibsons - some of you guys remember the Beach Combers and Molly'* reach. Well that'* just down the street from where I am now.
But when I got off the Ferry on the other side, it was a snow blizzard with about 2 inches of snow.
The road was well salted and sanded.
I quickly got into the lead.......cause like most, I hate to follow in salt spray.
Drove for over an hour in very bad conditions.
Good ol Betty was doing great.
I was almost to work and made a right hand turn onto a 4 lane divided highway (50 mph)
I was merging and slowed down to about 30 mph
It did well and the back end held tight with those Blizzaks gripping like claws.
The problem was the front end traction was not there and it oversteered BAD
As soon as it slid over into the far left lane where the snow was fresh and not packed from traffic, there was no control.
I hate that feeling. You're heading towards the center dividing concrete barriers and those couple of seconds seem like a lot longer.
It hit at about a 45 degree angle.
The front drivers side wheel took most of the impact. I know I'll have to replace the new bearings again this spring. :(
The wheel is off by a couple of degrees and badly needs another alignment. Damn, I just had an alignment a couple of weeks ago.
The front bumper corner and underside of the left front fender is bent. Amazingly the spoiler is fine.
It should buff right out.