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Old 02-06-2003, 06:38 PM   #1
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I was wondering what the weight dispersment was on a 1994 SE?! My car doesn't handle worth a **** in snow. The back end always seems to break loose. I have new tires so I don't think that'* the problem....
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Your biggest problem is that you don't have the FE7 suspension. You have the soft granny ride. You could put the front and rear sway bars from a SSE or SSEi on your car and get better struts. My back end won't come loose for ANYTHING. Except Ice. It'* hard to throw it into a sideways drift, even on wet pavement using my e-brake.

Not sure how the weight is distributed, but there ain't much on the back end.
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WHOA! I'v never had that problem, I'm in minnesota here. The only way I can get my back to swing, when wanting it to, is using the e-break on the snow. Never any other time.
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I can do it by gunning it in the parking lot and keep it up until on ice and turning one way then the other and playing with the gas a little. It is even easer for me to straigthen is out
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Sounds like good tires might fix this problem. Anybody with an SE and the soft suspension have any trouble with the back end breaking loose?
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Meh Will, you dont drive hard enough. I can get my back end loose in my SSE.....on gravel....coated with ice.....covered in snow.....with traction control turned off......ok shut up I can't!
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