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post #1 of 17
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The only thing I hate about them is the Snow gets packed in the wheel wells so bad it has to be doing damage to the wheels.
I have tried broken ski polls, framing hammers and ice ax's to get it out.
Anyone have any better ideas
post #2 of 17
move to florida...problem solved

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post #3 of 17
Boiling water?
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by CB BB View Post
The only thing I hate about them is the Snow gets packed in the wheel wells so bad it has to be doing damage to the wheels.
I have tried broken ski polls, framing hammers and ice ax's to get it out.
Anyone have any better ideas
It's definitely a concern at times. I keep a shovel in the Outback and a claw hammer. For very snowy drives the Jeep is used.

For some reason spray ski wax comes to mind.

Seriously, might be worth experimenting with a non-stick coating. For dog paws, PAM helps keeping snow and ice between the toes. What about a car wax?
post #5 of 17
Hmmm...interesting thought about PAM. I use it to keep wet snow from sticking in the chute of my snowblower, and it works extremely well.
My old Subie had little plastic fenders that I would kick like crazy to make the packed stuff drop out, they would flex a bit and the pack would slowly break up. Spraying those and the rest of the well with PAM might help a lot!
Maybe?
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
I like your idea and will have to put it to the test.
We just started using armor all on the doors to keep them
from sticking, doors would freeze and when you open them
the rubber gasket would pull off.
post #7 of 17
Four wheel wells, four different coatings contest?
post #8 of 17
I have the same problem with the wheel wells and the gaskets.
post #9 of 17
Not in snow but I used to use PAM on my Baja when I would go play in the mudd. It worked wonders with keeping the wheel wells clean.
post #10 of 17
I've been driving Audis in all kinds of snow conditions for about 20 years and have never encountered so much snow pack in wheelwells that I was concerned about damaging something. I've frequently had ice build up to the point it would bottom out on the road over dips, and the front tires would rub on the ice during turning.

I spray Armor-All on a cloth and wipe it onto the door gaskets.
post #11 of 17
Yep, I have heard PAM recommended for plastic wheel well liners to prevent snow build up. Worth a try.

I have the same problem on my Acura.
post #12 of 17
snow builds up on most cars, never had any issues with it though.
post #13 of 17
Try coating the wheel wells with 303 Protectant

http://www.303products.com/tech/inde...TOKEN=57907079
post #14 of 17

subaru

i am in training to be an ase certified mechanic.

i am very active in the subaru community.

i run sick snow tires in the winter. nokian hakapelitta 4's studded. i also have mud flaps. i live in maine and see serious snow. i have never had build up like your talking about. i do get build up on the mudflaps sometimes like nice big chunks that ussually fall off when you hit a good bump. i have a custom suspension and never "bottom out" .

if the snow is that deep . you need more clearance , which means either raising the vehicles chassis up higher , or buying another car, or just not driving in snow that deep.

what kind of subaru are you driving?
post #15 of 17

armor all

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Originally Posted by CB BB View Post
I like your idea and will have to put it to the test.
We just started using armor all on the doors to keep them
from sticking, doors would freeze and when you open them
the rubber gasket would pull off.

please do not use armor all! its the worst . its a petrolium based product that will end up drying and cracking your seals.

get a rag and some silicone lubrication. you can get it at alot of places .( napa , walmart ) ( it comes in a spray can) spray the rag and coat your seals .

you could use that in your wheel wells too . just keep it off your tires! it will make them slippery and well we dont want you having slippery tires now do we?
post #16 of 17
Shin-etsu silicone grease is the best for door weatherstripping and gaskets. I got a tube because Honda recommended it for the convertible top seals and gaskets on my S2000, but damn if it doesn't work great on Subarus with frameless windows (fast disappearing) and any other door seal/gaskets/weatherstripping. You put a dab on your finger and rub it on. A little goes a long way -- I've had that tube for a long time and it's still 2/3 full.

Watchunglava, what are you driving -- WRX? LGT?
post #17 of 17
We have the same problem with our legacy and outback. The wheel wells get totally packed, audibly rubbing tires. We're just driving down the highway to the ski resort, like when it's snowing or has been snowing. They do pack up worse than the truck. I have used silicone and it definitely helps.
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