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Old 10-18-2007, 07:50 PM   #11
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I run 155/80/13 Winterforce tires in the front on all my hondas.....makes the driving effortless and easy in the snow. this will be the first year of using all seasons in that size as my Winterforce tires have finally given up the ghost after 5 years of use.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:09 PM   #12
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I live in Quebec, Canada.

I use Nokian Hakkapelita2 with ecostud.

Best winter ever had! And with our small size, price is not that mutch!
I agree. Nokian hekkapelita2 are the greatest tires ever made for snow. Make 4WD absolutely obsolete.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:40 AM   #13
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I live in Quebec, Canada.

I use Nokian Hakkapelita2 with ecostud.

Best winter ever had! And with our small size, price is not that mutch!
I'm wondering if stud (ecostud same?) are bad for FE and if they are noisy?

(Tu payes combien un set Alain?)
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:37 AM   #14
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I might suggest that if high snow is constantly an issue, raise the car a touch. You can stop by Advance and for 5 bucks a pair, get some rubber spring spacer things. Put them between the coils and you'll gain an inch or two of ground clearance. And you can just take them out when winter's over and return to normal stance.
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:03 PM   #15
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411$ pneu, crampon(installer en usine), installation et taxes incluse.
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My opinion seems to differ from most as far as Civics and snow are concerned, but here goes. My last car was a '92 Civic EX. I cut my teeth on small FWD cars with manual transmissions. Of all the cars I've driven any significant amount in snow (Mazda GLC, VW Rabbit- diesel, VW Jetta- diesel, Ford Escort, Dodge Colt Vista) the Civic was the worst of the bunch in slick conditions. It was also the most performance oriented. However, I'll also say this: I've never driven a VX. It has narrower tires, less power and most likely longer gears, all of which would make it less likely to spin its wheels on sloppy roads.

Still, I rarely let myself be snowed in, and I never got stuck anywhere I couldn't get out of. Take that for what it's worth. Also consider whether you'll have any hills to climb. If your area is flat you're unlikely to have any trouble.
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The EX is the sporty model of the civic. You know how Subarus have reputation for being good in the snow? My mom had a Subaru Legacy GT. Fast, fun car, but man, even though it had AWD and ABS was terrible in the snow. I would chalk it up to being an EX trim.
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I've had two FWD sub-compacts before and drove them in more "off-road" conditions than most SUV's will ever see in their lives. Sure, I almost got my CRX stuck in the 13" of snow last January in Missouri, but my neighbors with a 4wd Ford Exploder had theirs stuck for a good 2 hours. I got my old '87 Dodge Omni through 2 miles of Rural very rutted mud driveway that many of my relatives with 4wd trucks wouldn't attempt.

Bottom line, know how your car handles at it's limit and you'll be better off than 99% of people on the road, even if they have "better" vehicles than you.
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I've had two FWD sub-compacts before and drove them in more "off-road" conditions than most SUV's will ever see in their lives. Sure, I almost got my CRX stuck in the 13" of snow last January in Missouri, but my neighbors with a 4wd Ford Exploder had theirs stuck for a good 2 hours. I got my old '87 Dodge Omni through 2 miles of Rural very rutted mud driveway that many of my relatives with 4wd trucks wouldn't attempt.

Bottom line, know how your car handles at it's limit and you'll be better off than 99% of people on the road, even if they have "better" vehicles than you.
yup! i see more retards in the ditches with 4wd things than fwd or rwd cars/trucks. its just as john said: its all about how well you know your car and what it can do.

word of advise: obviously each snowfall sint exactly the same, some more powdery and not too slick, others are ice. on your street if its nto busy or any obsitlces that you could hit, get up to about 5 or 10 mph then slam on the brakes, by seeing how far the car slides then you know how slow/careful to drive that day(night temps are lower so more slick). i do this every time i have to drive on snow, if its super slick, dont go too fast and brake way before you have to.
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yup! i see more retards in the ditches with 4wd things than fwd or rwd cars/trucks. its just as john said: its all about how well you know your car and what it can do.

word of advise: obviously each snowfall sint exactly the same, some more powdery and not too slick, others are ice. on your street if its nto busy or any obsitlces that you could hit, get up to about 5 or 10 mph then slam on the brakes, by seeing how far the car slides then you know how slow/careful to drive that day(night temps are lower so more slick). i do this every time i have to drive on snow, if its super slick, dont go too fast and brake way before you have to.
Also remember that snow tires need to WARMED UP before they gets optimal. Cold snow tires is as bad as all seasons tires.
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