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Old 10-16-2005, 09:54 AM   #11
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looks as if everyone is expecting alot of snow this winter i may need chains for the car this year
I wouldn't worry about it, you've got 4k of car sitting on top of your tires.

Its those honda drivers that need chains.

My two cents, lots of acorns supposedly = lots of snow
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Old 10-16-2005, 12:56 PM   #12
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i may need chains for the car this year
I don't think you could use chains even if you wanted to.
Check out how much clearance you have between your front tires and that strut spring perch.
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Good tires are the best bet in my opinion, chains can easily fall off and take out brake lines / cv booots, or quite possibly worse. If you have no choice but to use chains DONT go faster than recomended,and make sure tensioner bungees are tight. Alot of people around Colorado sipe or stud their tires depending on where youre at studs may be illegal though. In the six years I drove over Lizard Head pass My best luck was with a really good set of snow tires(no sipe/stud) and snow concious driving,when your only two options are a sheer drop to the river or rock walls you learn to drive very carefully in adverse conditions.
just my 2 cents on chains
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Old 10-16-2005, 01:05 PM   #14
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LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!

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ok, we are just starting to get a considerable amount of rain down here... SNOW, ALREADY?!!!! I like the stuff, but not this early...

best of luck!
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time for goodyear fortera tires on the suv'* and goodyear assurance tires on the sedans
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The good ol die hard Jeep is taking the Bullets now. It is firmly locked in full time 4WD now that the roads are slick wet.
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh full time on jeeps just meas power is supplied to all 4 wheels, they can still spin freely of eachother, part time is for the really slick stuff like snow, wheels cant spin freely of eachother in part time (my jeep only has the commandtrac system which has part time only)....tho i do like to rub it into people that i can do 55 in the middle of a blizzard and not worry about it i remember last year was the only time i had to worry because in the middle of a chicago daily blizzard, im doing 55 in a 55 lol and go to slow down and guess what happens, pedal goes down to the floor and the BRAKE light comes on, ho baby that was scary as hell! turns out the rear wheel cylinder blew on the pass side and just spewed fluid everywhere causing massive pressure loss in the system, barely made it home in one piece with the pumping of the brakes and the praying to god and the 2 seconds away from throwing it into a ditch, id rather total my car than possibly kill someone else
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Yup first one of the year, only an inch last night. More expected tonite.

I noticed the other day that the wasps and bees have built their nests high this year which usually means deep snow
Hope it stays below 12 feet cause it gets hard to shovel once its that deep.

We have been noticing around here a big number of wasps building their homes IN THE GROUND. You really gotta watch what you are doing sometimes.

I still think we are going to get a **** load of snow this year.
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looking forward to stretching out that parking brake cable
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