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Re: Its not going to snow in NYC this winter..

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I remember driving my camaro in the snow for the first time. There was maybe 2 inches on the ground. I let go of the brakes and the car start sliding sideways! Ever since then, that car never comes out in snow. Thats my Fall, Spring, Summer car.

My GJC is the ultimate winter car
Lol, I learned to drive in the northeast in a 1970 Buick LeSabre. 4,111 pounds, rear wheel drive (not positraction), ABS brakes -- what's that?! ;-)

But it did have Quadra -- Jet, if you know what I mean!

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If we get the projected snowfall, I'll work from home. Just not worth the risk with so many idiots out there with bad tires and distracted driving.

Though it's a shame, I enjoy driving in snow storms.
Unfortunately, I work with equipment I can't duplicate at home, so I have to go in no matter what.

I don't mind driving in the snow, though - been doing it for 25 years and haven't caused any incidents since my first years as a punk kid when I slid into a ditch driving down the mountain where the first TV station I worked at was located.

The issue I have is with other people being careless. A few years ago I had a 16 year old girl hang a left in front of my previous truck in icy conditions. I nearly avoided her, but she still tagged me and I landed in a snow bank when I ditched to avoid her and another vehicle that almost hit her. Had I not stayed cool and actually avoided the brakes, I would have T-Boned her and probably injured her young passenger that was illegally in the car with her (no non-adult passengers allowed with new drivers in CT).

However, the worst thing about this type of weather is all the people who put off replacing their nearly bald tires until after the first storm. They're all slipping and sliding around everywhere and spinning their wheels trying to get up hills. My favorite is seeing all the tuner cars full of 1000's in stereo equipment and body mods, but the driver can't afford new rubber. So, the kids spin their wheels on the hill near my place because they have no traction to climb up it.

I am loving the paddle shifters. It's nice barely even having to touch the brakes coming down slippery hills where I have to stop at the bottom. My last truck was a manual tranny and I did the same thing. I actually like this better because I don't have to engage a clutch, causing me to remove and add engine power in the process. I just bump it down gear by gear and only add a bit of brakes to help it along.
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Re: Its not going to snow in NYC this winter..

Ok...so....I have a strong enough self-image that I dont mind appearing totally stupid with some of my questions.

So here goes...

Im in TX. We dont get a lot of snow around here. Heck, we close everything down and hide if there is a forecast of snow withing 200 miles. We do, however, get more than our fair share of ice. and thats no fun.

However...my silly question is:
How do snow tires differ from All terrain tires?
No...Im not planning to take a road trip to yalls winter-wonderland just to test the difference. But I do like learning new things. At first thought...traction should be traction. BUt clearly there is a distinction of some sort.

Its just the idea of having $1000 worth of rubber sitting in your house that you only use for part of the year...sure seems....odd to us desert rats.

But its a way of life for yall.

curiouser and curiouser....

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Ok...so....I have a strong enough self-image that I dont mind appearing totally stupid with some of my questions.

So here goes...

Im in TX. We dont get a lot of snow around here. Heck, we close everything down and hide if there is a forecast of snow withing 200 miles. We do, however, get more than our fair share of ice. and thats no fun.

However...my silly question is:
How do snow tires differ from All terrain tires?
No...Im not planning to take a road trip to yalls winter-wonderland just to test the difference. But I do like learning new things. At first though...traction should be traction. BUt clearly there is a distinction of some sort.

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Snow tires have little biting edges along with water and slush shedding abilities you want for on road traction.

Off road tires are designed to grip irregular surfaces without clogging with mud and other gunk.

Snow tires are intended to increase traction at road speeds.

Off road tires are designed to increase traction during low speed, high torque conditions.

They do make off road tires with snow and ice ratings, but like anything, you compromise both things when you try to do two opposite things with the same device.
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