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post #1 of 43 Old 04-13-2009, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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I thought of an idea for RWD + Winter.

I imagine this is a very stupid idea, I never hear about it so either it's revolutionary or retarded...and I'm thinking the second one.

As you all know, I live in PA. Winter not only sucks here, Winter in the mountains is what blows. There is no way for me to get home without going up a hill. Last year I got stuck only once and almost surrendered to an icey hill...on summer tires!

I was talking to my parents and I have free use of my money and my graduation money . Instead of buying something I don't want like a FWD car (Even if it was a Pontiac <3) or SUV/Truck, I am going and buying another RWD car.



Here is where the mentally challenged idea comes into play: Aftermarket suspension parts. They are made to improve handling on dry surfaces, would it effect the car in the snow at all? Extra grip from the parts + plus truck tires on heavy snow rims with weights in the truck (or hooker), am I looking at a RWD Winter beast?

I call it a Snowmaro, but maybe my idea is a dud. I got away with summer tires and 3.42s but I was thinking of something fun to commute with so my Z28 doesn't get a winter treatment. It would be a 5 speed this time so I can always be in the right gear when I have to get away from snow lions and stuff of that nature.

What do you think? Am I a third gen retard or RWD genius?!
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your thinking to much...find a old caprice or crown vic or a ltd put some good snow tires on weight the trunk, and your set its not all that complicated
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IMO, the ONLY thing that will help is a good set of snow tires and more weight in the trunk.

I lived with a rear wheel drive car ('79 Regal) for a few NY winters (lots of hills around here)...I got bye...but now that I've owned a 4x4 for the last 9 years, I don't think I'd ever go back to a RWD for the winter.

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I drove fine in the snow

Although I needed help twice to get going

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your thinking to much...
I agree. After driving rwd performance cars in PA snows and now having the TrailBlazer, I will always have a 4wd. It's not that the cars couldn't make it, having the ground clearance and 4wd just makes life so easy.

Get yourself a truck or SUV. This way, you'll have something to put those car parts in and even tow your car with.

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I do love having an SUV with 4wd mainly because i love to go offroading so i say get an SUV

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as far as aftermarket parts try puttin a LSD in the rear.but as far as cars go,yeah go with a Grand Marquis/Crown Vic/Towncar.most of them aree cheap,have a v-8(same as a mustang,so you know there are aftermarket parts for it)
but RWD is fun in the snow but also a headache.FWD is the latter in the snow

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RWD is so much fun in the snow tho..

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That is the only problem, I don't really care for SUVs, even if they help out a lot.

I compiled a list of SUVs I like:

1973-1991 Chevy Suburbans
1973-1991 Chevy Blazers (Full Size Ones)

Oh...that's alot, now let's find some nice condition...lol
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RWD is so much fun in the snow tho..

yeah...my Trailblazer is RWD....until I turn that switch to 4x4. Best of both worlds.

I say go for a late '90's blazer...



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