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Poll Results: What kind of vehicle are you driving for ski trips and what kind of tires are you using?

 
  • 52% (26)
    4WD/AWD with dedicated snow tires or studs (maybe even with chains?)
  • 18% (9)
    4WD/AWD with winter rated or snow rated all season/no season (no chains on board)
  • 4% (2)
    4WD/AWD with winter rated or snow rated all season/no season (with chains availalbe)
  • 18% (9)
    2WD with dedicated snow tires or studs (maybe even with chains?)
  • 2% (1)
    2WD with winter rated or snow rated all season/no season (no chains on board)
  • 0% (0)
    2WD with winter rated or snow rated all season/no season (with chains availalbe)
  • 6% (3)
    Other-explain, flawed poll, whatever!
50 Total Votes  
post #31 of 42

Blizzaks on '12 Outback

post #32 of 42

AWD with Toyo Observe GSi 5.  Awesome.

post #33 of 42
Chrysler Pacifica AWD with all season tires. Great long haul mile-eater in good weather. So far no problem on plowed roads. Clearly not enough ground clearance for heavy snow so we stay home and ski if it storms.
post #34 of 42

Phil and I have two ski cars.  Most of the time we drive his front wheel drive Jetta TDI with snow tires (no chains).  If the weather is really bad or if chain control is out, we take my Yukon XL which has snow rated all season tires and no chains.

We are both comfortable, and competent driving in bad snow conditions.

 

  We have only put 4000 miles on my Yukon in the past year, which should tell you something. 

post #35 of 42

Dodge Sprinter, RWD  Blizzak 965's  Not bad for a 9 foot tall toaster.

 

Mitsubishi Minicab Kei Van, 660 cc motor, right hand drive grey market import.  4wd with 

Yokohoma 12" snow tires.

 

GMC Duramax with BF Goodrich T/A KO's and about 10 tubes of sand in the bed.

 

My parking pass at Teton Village allows 2 cars on it, I went with the vans, better milage, better 

traction.  

post #36 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by tromano View Post

Why would you want to start in second gear?  Is this to reduce torque? E.g. Primative traction control? 

 

Yep... difference between getting a start at the lights and digging holes in the ice, especially uphill. Was a big deal in my old Carina, not so much in the Volvo ;)

post #37 of 42
2011 Outback (my third one, 97/04/11)
X-Ice 2 for the winter.
post #38 of 42

2008 Subaru WRX with Dunlop Wintersport 3D's.  A good performance winter tire for me in Michigan.

Roads don't stay snow covered very long in the lower part of the state.

post #39 of 42
2013 Range Rover...unsure if I will need snow tires:)
post #40 of 42

  Ford Freestyle AWD, wife is driving a Honda CRV AWD.  X-Ice 2 on both of them.  Love them. Fantastic traction, great stopping, quiet and mileage as good as the summer tires. They are expensive but worth the peace of mind and cost less than even a fender bender.

post #41 of 42
2006 F-150 Supercrew 4x4 with Firestone Winterforce winter tires. Drove on pure blue ice last year on a 10km stretch of hilly narrow highway between Hwy 22 and Nanton, Alberta, very impressed with the traction and braking the dedicated winter tire gives. Not so impressed with the massive amount of gravel they pick though. I pity anyone meeting me within the first 500 meters of me pulling off a gravel road and on to the highway.
post #42 of 42

The down side of good winter tires is that it is harder to do a doughnutsmile.gif.  Tried a few times tonight in 15 cm and the tires had a tendency to grip too well to get a good slide

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