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post Oct 6 2005, 07:57 PM
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How are these things in the snow? Am I really gonna be missing my 4x4 Jeep?
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post Oct 6 2005, 08:20 PM
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At stock height, and with a decent set of tires you should be ok, just don't be stupid and you'll get thru. Will you miss your Jeep, yes, these things aren't that bad, but they ain't Jeep good either
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post Oct 6 2005, 09:11 PM
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I wonder how it'll go too.
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post Oct 6 2005, 10:41 PM
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QUOTE (LOUD98ES @ Oct 6 2005, 07:57 PM)
How are these things in the snow?  Am I really gonna be missing my 4x4 Jeep?
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It's no Jeep, but it's not bad either. Think Jeep with Mud tires.
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post Oct 7 2005, 06:01 AM
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well the stock Eagles suck in the snow.....just my .02
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post Oct 7 2005, 06:28 AM
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QUOTE (MoparMan @ Oct 7 2005, 10:01 AM)
well the stock Eagles suck in the snow.....just my .02
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I'll vouch for that as well. Last winter my back end kept kicking out at every turn I took.
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post Oct 7 2005, 06:34 AM
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QUOTE (Lil_Poof @ Oct 7 2005, 07:28 AM)
I'll vouch for that as well. Last winter my back end kept kicking out at every turn I took.
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Mad drift skills yo..jk

I got general exclaim all season tires on them this year, I hope they are going to work good.
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post Oct 7 2005, 06:43 AM
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Use caution on turns, and brake EARLY. The ABS on these cars is very sensitive, as well as the traction control. Oh, and you're probably gonna hear a loud whine on those cold mornings, but don't worry. It's just the power steering pump, and the noise will go away within the first 1-2 minutes of the engine running...unless it is just bitterly cold outside.
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post Oct 7 2005, 07:06 AM
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I've got the General Exclaim's on my car, and it handled decently in the winter. I took the stock tires off before winter, so I can't compare them. On the road the general's handled fine, but were not great once much snow had accumulated. I managed to get it stuck in the driveway a few times, but other than that it was fine.
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post Oct 7 2005, 07:16 AM
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The stock Eagle RS-A's suck. Period.
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post Oct 7 2005, 07:51 AM
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QUOTE (MuhThugga @ Oct 7 2005, 07:16 AM)
The stock Eagle RS-A's suck. Period.
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I'm waiting for them to blow or wear out or something so I can get good tires and be justified in doing it.
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post Oct 7 2005, 08:13 AM
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QUOTE (Cakez @ Oct 7 2005, 11:43 AM)
Use caution on turns, and brake EARLY. The ABS on these cars is very sensitive, as well as the traction control. Oh, and you're probably gonna hear a loud whine on those cold mornings, but don't worry. It's just the power steering pump, and the noise will go away within the first 1-2 minutes of the engine running...unless it is just bitterly cold outside.
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Yes the ABS IS FREAKING sensitive... i hate it... put breaks on... then hear the grinding (IMG:http://www.2gstratus.org/forums/style_emoticons/default/dry.gif) .... And the TC is also sensitive god damn last winter when i tried leaving a 4 way stop my car just started turning in place... and i gave it alomost no gas WTF... and i could see these 2 guys in a durango behind me laughing (IMG:http://www.2gstratus.org/forums/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif) .


and the lovely whining sound....haha when i was in High school and i started my car up people used to be like "DAMN!!! when you get the supercharger?" i couldnt help but laugh (IMG:http://www.2gstratus.org/forums/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) (IMG:http://www.2gstratus.org/forums/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)



QUOTE (AllEur0. @ Oct 7 2005, 12:51 PM)
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I'm waiting for them to blow or wear out or something so I can get good tires and be justified in doing it.
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i would get different ones right now but have no money and next spring 2 of my nittos are going to need replacing (IMG:http://www.2gstratus.org/forums/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif)

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post Oct 7 2005, 08:25 AM
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In all honesty, I have had no problems in the snow last winter. My mom said she almost got into an accident with my car when she was driving it (Though I specifically told her not to. She has a damned SUV anyways, so her logic is beyond me) and therefore says my car sucks in the snow.
These tires are horrible. If you have the money, switch them for some all seasons, or do snow tires in the winter and summer tires in the summer. If you don't have money, be careful. Drive on roads you know. Stay away from twisty roads. Watch your speed, plan your turns and stops and you'll be okay.
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post Oct 7 2005, 10:20 AM
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QUOTE (MuhThugga @ Oct 7 2005, 11:16 AM)
The stock Eagle RS-A's suck. Period.
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RSA's are a good all season, all purpose tire. They aren't racing tires, but they handle just fine on wet and snowy services.
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post Oct 7 2005, 11:00 AM
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QUOTE (Just01RT @ Oct 7 2005, 02:20 PM)
RSA's are a good all season, all purpose tire.  They aren't racing tires, but they handle just fine on wet and snowy services.
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RSA's arent good tires at all. Dry or wet conditions the tires suck badly.
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post Oct 7 2005, 11:26 AM
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QUOTE (RaDStraT @ Oct 7 2005, 12:00 PM)
RSA's arent good tires at all. Dry or wet conditions the tires suck badly.
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don't listen to this guy.....haha
well I honestly wouldn't even know. because, where i'm at, there isn't snow or really hot weather.
I think the coldest it's ever gotten that I know of is like 30 or a little colder. it doesn't get that hot either, well it does, but it doesn't get humid at all (IMG:http://www.2gstratus.org/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
so its always nice here. also, barley ever rains.
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post Oct 7 2005, 03:50 PM
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I put three New England winters on the stock RS/A's on my '03. No real issues if you know how to drive. Certainly not Blizzaks, but adequate. 5spd with no ABS either. If you don't drive like a dork, the car is fine in the snow.
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post Oct 7 2005, 03:52 PM
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QUOTE (2Evil4U @ Oct 7 2005, 08:50 PM)
I put three New England winters on the stock RS/A's on my '03. No real issues if you know how to drive. Certainly not Blizzaks, but adequate. 5spd with no ABS either. If you don't drive like a dork, the car is fine in the snow.
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Did someone say 5 speed?? (IMG:http://www.2gstratus.org/forums/style_emoticons/default/bawl.gif) My old winter car was 5 speed. I think it give you a little bit more control... not to mention, you pay attention more.
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post Oct 7 2005, 07:31 PM
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Last winter I found the car to be fairly decent for Maine winters. My previous car was a 93 Thunderbird (V6) and I'd say the strat is significantly better. Which is impressive because I thought the tbird was pretty good. The only issue I found was that the strat's ground clearance isnt as good as what I was used to.

I wouldnt worry about it - the strat has no real issues in the snow. It's no 4x4 but it'll go well as far as your average FWD cars are concerned.
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post Oct 7 2005, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE (MuhThugga @ Oct 7 2005, 01:25 PM)
If you don't have money, be careful.  Drive on roads you know. Stay away from twisty roads. Watch your speed, plan your turns and stops and you'll be okay.
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Ummm, you should be doing this no matter what you're driving in the snow. It's all the idiots in the SUV's and 4x4 trucks that drive like it's a bright sunny day in the snow that cause the accidents. 4wd and snow tires don't give that huge of an advantage.

I used to drive my old cutlass supreme in the snow. Talk about payin attention! With the big torquey V8 that thing had, it would break the rear end loose at 25 mph, on a slight curve in the snow. I still managed to keep it from hittin anything in the year i had it. Damn thing was a tank though, i doubt hitting anything would have hurt it anyway.
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post Oct 7 2005, 09:29 PM
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Get some Dunlops Winter Sport M2. these things are awesome in the snow. I had no problem all last winter.
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