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Old 01-22-2005, 11:57 PM   #21
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We had about 8 inches this morning (about 10:00) when I snowblowed the driveway, and the driveway has another 3+ inches on it now, so we have a good 10 inches. But we've been driving the SSEi around all day with no problems, never even got close to getting stuck. But the whole front facia of the car was covered in snow from pushing it when we got home. We drove through a few 2 foot or bigger drifts with no problems, that car'* a friggen tank! Its the worst its been this winter, but honestly it really isn't that bad. People just need to learn how to drive in the snow. I would take some pics but its dark and cold out so I don't feel like going outside right now.

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Driving to the auto show was a blast today. It took an hour when it normally takes 30 minutes. And there was no traffic thankfully.
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You can have all of it. Just spent an hour and a half shoveling. WITH the Missus helping...
Now that is some togetherness for you! I am still trying to get use to the idea of moving back into a snow zone. It'* been 8 years since I drove in snow. Thank God for front wheel drive!!!
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You can have all of it. Just spent an hour and a half shoveling. WITH the Missus helping...
Now that is some togetherness for you! I am still trying to get use to the idea of moving back into a snow zone. It'* been 8 years since I drove in snow. Thank God for front wheel drive!!!
RWD or 4WD is where it'* at....all a matter of control.....
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You can have all of it. Just spent an hour and a half shoveling. WITH the Missus helping...
Now that is some togetherness for you! I am still trying to get use to the idea of moving back into a snow zone. It'* been 8 years since I drove in snow. Thank God for front wheel drive!!!
RWD or 4WD is where it'* at....all a matter of control.....
I prefer front wheel drive. I would rather be pulled through the snow than pushed by rwd.
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You can have all of it. Just spent an hour and a half shoveling. WITH the Missus helping...
Now that is some togetherness for you! I am still trying to get use to the idea of moving back into a snow zone. It'* been 8 years since I drove in snow. Thank God for front wheel drive!!!
RWD or 4WD is where it'* at....all a matter of control.....
I prefer front wheel drive. I would rather be pulled through the snow than pushed by rwd.
I just never really cared for Torque steer.
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Canada does not count, you snow freaks!
No snow here.
Just rain, rain, rain. 10* C.

Front wheel drives rule in the snow for traction.

RWD are more fun if you like doing donuts and hanging your tail out around corners.
But if you have any experience with RWD in the snow, you will have sandbags in the trunk and good winter tires if you want any traction.
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Canada does not count, you snow freaks!
No snow here.
Just rain, rain, rain. 10* C.

Front wheel drives rule in the snow for traction.

RWD are more fun if you like doing donuts and hanging your tail out around corners.
But if you have any experience with RWD in the snow, you will have sandbags in the trunk and good winter tires if you want any traction.
I got bald tires in the rear, 475 horse....and a 4 wheeler in the bed of my truck....and I do alright.....unless there'* more than about 3 inches then it'* all 4WD from there.
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Bonnevilles are excellent winter drivers.. 75% of the weight is up front, putting a LOT of weight on the front tires, which aids traction. Our cars make tons of torque at low RPM, so you don't have to give a lot of gas to go much anywhere [so you don't dig into the snow, and just take off], and they have fairly wide tires [at least mine does] to aid further in the traction. My mom'* car was all over the road, and she really doesn't have very good braking and the rear end just comes out [she has ABS]. The only problem.. is the SSE trim puts the car lower than LE/SE trim. But, it will just plow a little snow off for the cars behind you [charge them later]. I can't wait until next winter when the Bonneville will be running, and winter fun will be mine


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Bonnevilles are excellent winter drivers.. 75% of the weight is up front, putting a LOT of weight on the front tires, which aids traction. Our cars make tons of torque at low RPM, so you don't have to give a lot of gas to go much anywhere [so you don't dig into the snow, and just take off], and they have fairly wide tires [at least mine does] to aid further in the traction. My mom'* car was all over the road, and she really doesn't have very good braking and the rear end just comes out [she has ABS]. The only problem.. is the SSE trim puts the car lower than LE/SE trim. But, it will just plow a little snow off for the cars behind you [charge them later]. I can't wait until next winter when the Bonneville will be running, and winter fun will be mine
Actually 2000 Bonne'* have a weight distribution of 59.1 front to 40.9 rear. Yours is probably 60:40. Pulling instead of pushing in snow helps.
When you take off on dry surfaces, it'* the weight transfer that really hurts our cars. Weight transfer on low trac surfaces, like snow, is not a problem.
Big torque at low rpm helps acceleration but kills traction.
If you want snow traction, you have to dig into the snow and wider tires can hurt you more than help you. Aggressive tread design with plenty of siping helps here.

BTW, if you are only 14 now, next year you still won't be able to drive.....legally.
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