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Old 11-17-2010, 12:14 AM   #1
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so we had a tiny bit of snow few days ago, and my tires suck! i had no traction whatsoever! i had hard time leaving the driveway
so i left the GXP at home and took the escalade instead, hauled the winter tires and rims in it and then gave it a quick wash, havent touched it in over a month lol

i snapped few pics of the truck after i washed it, not the best, i was freezing lol

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and now to Bonnie

i was worried about the clearance, there quite a bit of room there
the rims look nice, everytime i walk out of my store i think im driving my brothers car for a second, it looks so much like a grand prix from the side lol

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i also snapped one of the trunk panel with the leds on and a decent camera
the LEDs look much brighter. i'll snap some better ones when i get my T2i back

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Love the new trunk panel. Something like that was in the plans for my trunk as well, but after choking down the bill for everything else I haven't gone back to finish it up.

I know what you mean about no traction as well. I've got a little extra in back to tow around and when the snow gets bad you have to drive with caution. The Bonneville does drive better than my Sierra though, even with weight in the back.
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thanks! your trunk is amazing, im having some custom work going in soon but i cant find anyone to do it, but ofcourse not as fancy as yours

and as for the snow im not worried about it anymore, today i installed 17" rims and winter tires also studded, it drives much better than the escalade on snow lol
and the car rides so much smoother than before ahahahaa
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I really should pick up a set of winter rims and snow tires. The highways down here can get pretty hairy in the winter if the plows don't get out in time (although I really can't complain compared to the snow you see :P). Plus I'd be saving the Chrome from the salt.

Also need to get my rear in gear and do some under body coating along with some of that rust converting paint Dan found. I've got a couple small spots starting to rust underneath that need to get nipped in the butt.
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Nice Caddie! & why did you have to show pics of snow? I'm in denial that it'* coming for me soon! It'* like a horror movie...
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I really should pick up a set of winter rims and snow tires. The highways down here can get pretty hairy in the winter if the plows don't get out in time (although I really can't complain compared to the snow you see :P). Plus I'd be saving the Chrome from the salt.

Also need to get my rear in gear and do some under body coating along with some of that rust converting paint Dan found. I've got a couple small spots starting to rust underneath that need to get nipped in the butt.
yeah we get a **** load of snow, but this year its been amazing, Nov 14 we had no snow at all, this never happened before
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Nice Caddie! & why did you have to show pics of snow? I'm in denial that it'* coming for me soon! It'* like a horror movie...
thanks! yeah tell me about it, i was supposed to take off my rims oct 20th before halloween because it always snowed around then, but we never got snow till like 2 or 3 days ago. so its not bad.. give it few weeks and we'll hit -50* celius
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thanks! yeah tell me about it, i was supposed to take off my rims oct 20th before halloween because it always snowed around then, but we never got snow till like 2 or 3 days ago. so its not bad.. give it few weeks and we'll hit -50* celius
OMG! Where do you live bcuz I never ever wanna live there lol this is making me miss living in Ocala...I would miss Pensacola but it got cold there & the crazy wind made it feel like needles were poking you
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ahahahahaha
i live in Fort McMurray, Alberta
all the way up north, its get really cold in the winter, 4 years ago it hit -65 for 3 days straight. its crazy.. cleans the streets from junkies though lol jk
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Holy crap....I would literally die up there. Its been in the 40s for highs lately & I'm like in torture lol I am not made for cold weather whatsoever genetically
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