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Old 01-29-2014, 09:20 AM   #11
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YOU GUYS ALL RUN SUMMER TIRES?
We live in NB Canada where in December we had the coldest temps in almost 20 years at almost -40 degrees and over 40 inches of snow and then a week of freezing rain. Over Christmas I took my electric snowbower onto the roof of our garage to clean it off.
Drivers stopped to watch and one guy even asked if he could hire my services.

I recount being on Southbound trooper ex and it snowing 2 inches when they grounded vehicles on the base there. We took out the MP MilCOT's and oh the looks...
Crazy Canadians!!!!!

oh and I and my arthritis both hate the cold and snow.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:58 AM   #12
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here in the deep south there is no such thing as winter vs. summer tires. Seriously.

The weather being experienced south of the Mason Dixon this winter is NOT normal.

Give someone here a set of chains and they'd more likely than not have no idea how to install 'em. If they did I'd bet money they're snow birds.

FTR, I run All Terrain TAs on my Jeep year 'round. (shrug) They work for me.
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WEEZER most of the time the people here that hold up traffic when it snows are using "all season" type tires which are pretty much useless in snow or on ice.
I took the Original tires off our 2013 Ecobost and put dedicated winters on steel rims and problem partially solved. I still have to drive behind those who some how forgot to drive in snow every storm.
Did see some guy with chains on his new mustang - only problem was he had them on the front only...
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My wife has to work noon to midnight today (she's an ER nurse). She drove my jeep and had to drive in the grass medians to avoid all the card that were blocking the roads. What a mess. Let's hope she can get home tonight.
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My wife has to work noon to midnight today (she's an ER nurse). She drove my jeep and had to drive in the grass medians to avoid all the card that were blocking the roads. What a mess. Let's hope she can get home tonight.
Lets hope she does.
I worked as an MP for years (retiring next month hopefully)
messy roads cluttered with abandoned vehicles is even more dangerious than overly slow drivers.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:49 PM   #16
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Weezer, I'm trying to fly in to your home town from Atlanta. Thus far, a very frustrating day!

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WEEZER most of the time the people here that hold up traffic when it snows are using "all season" type tires which are pretty much useless in snow or on ice.
I took the Original tires off our 2013 Ecobost and put dedicated winters on steel rims and problem partially solved. I still have to drive behind those who some how forgot to drive in snow every storm.
Did see some guy with chains on his new mustang - only problem was he had them on the front only...
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Also take into account that we aren't equipped for this...no salt trucks, no snow plows, etc.

The upside to this is that our vehicles don't rot out from the underside up, and no amount of undercoating will protect everything from that salt.

Usually, when we *do* get winter precipitation we get ice first, then snow....or we get just freezing rain, which with the prolific pine trees, takes down powerlines quickly. (pine is brittle and the freezing rain creates huge icicles on every pine needle...doesn't help that they're evergreens)

I remember several years ago an ice storm so bad you could stand outside and listen to the trees breaking...sounded like rifle shots going off, over and over and over.

There's a reason snowbirds head south...it's usually a much better climate for winter. They got disappointed this year.

BTW, IIRC that bad ice storm was back in '95. It crippled Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi for weeks...roads impassible due to downed trees and power lines. So, see? these storms hit us so seldom it's not reasonable to keep a set of backup/winter tires around here.
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Weezer, I'm trying to fly in to your home town from Atlanta. Thus far, a very frustrating day!

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Aw crap! Hang in there and don't give up! It's 40 degrees with FULL sunshine right now. Come on down!
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Lets hope she does.
I worked as an MP for years (retiring next month hopefully)
messy roads cluttered with abandoned vehicles is even more dangerious than overly slow drivers.

I'd much rather travel behind someone driving slow, than someone playing macho, driving 50 MPH and SLAMMING on the brakes when they get to a bridge.

I've learned to stay far, far behind the macho drivers.
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