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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-03-2009, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ah, winter...

We just got our first snowfall here in SE Wisconsin today. I decided to put the Blizzaks/steel rims on the Grand Am today, since those Direzzas are summer only. The salt is on the roads, and my DD has a crust of ice on it behind the wheel wells. My GTO has been in my grandmothers' garage for almost two weeks now, and I'm already having withdrawals.

I hope I get a chance to go snowmobiling this winter... I'll be needing an acceleration fix one way or another.


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I just had installed on my wife's GA, Goodyear GT's. She has high praise on these tires, no more slipping on wet roads. The handling she said is fantastic. She loves em. With the aggressive tread I expect them to handle real well in the snow. The OEM tires never let her down so I would expect even better handling for her. 100 each delivered from Discount Tire.

With the way the weather has been this spring, summer, and fall I am not expecting to take the goats out much until March.

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I didn't like the way the OEM GY Eagles behaved in the rain, and I thought the snow was going to be even worse, so I got some base 15" steel rims off of an Alero from a local junk yard (you gotta love that N-body parts availability) and my Blizzaks (WS-15's... they don't make them anymore) off of Craigslist for I think $40 a piece used a few years back, with 10/32" of tread left on them. They work amazing on ice and in deep snow, the only thing that stops them is when you really start plowing snow with the front bumper, but 8" of virgin snow is no problem.

The only thing I don't like about them is that there is a noticed power loss, and my mileage drops by almost 10%. More rotational mass, perhaps.
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Winter has hit here too!!!!!

61 degrees today and a cold rain all day.
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Winter has hit here too!!!!!

61 degrees today and a cold rain all day.
lol thats silly. Do people wear jackets down there?? lol I would look crazy wearing shorts at FL. in December.
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lol thats silly. Do people wear jackets down there?? lol I would look crazy wearing shorts at FL. in December.
No you wouldn't, because I would be wearing them too!!!



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snow here too , its bs!!! in the process of moving to FL year round driving weather !!!
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it snowed in the SF Bay area at 2000ft.

Fricken freezing past few days.

I wish I had my water cooled intercooler GTO working.

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Blizzard warnings till tomorrow night.
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I wish I had my water cooled intercooler GTO working.
I tell you what it feels good too. Having 30-40 degree air blowing across the heat exchanger and in the intake with cold pavement makes it fun.

Its been snowing around us, hope it stays that way.



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