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#1 jonas

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 05:36 PM

had some snow round these parts the last couple of weeks. soob did great in the stuff. only reason i put the chains on was that i had to drive 50 or so miles at 1:00 am. already wrecked one car this winter due to ice. slid into oncomming '04 Dodge Quad Cab Ram at 55 mph in a '96 Nissan Sentra and didn't get a scratch! very sore for a couple of days tho. anyway enjoy!!

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#2 SoobGoob

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 05:47 PM

ill get some up asap

#3 jonas

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 06:41 PM

cool. post 'em if you got 'em! if you look carefully you can see my '81 brat behind the shrub in front of the jeep in the second pic. or not, lol!
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 06:44 PM

I think for the first time in my life I actually wish for some snow...we had a dusting the other day..but I want to play with the 4WD of my XT6...I have never had a 4WD Subaru before...Nothing prettier then a happy Subaru in the snow

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:07 PM

something like this? :eek:


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don't know who's that is but i always thought that XT6 was waayyy cool!

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#6 Bucky92

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:20 PM

Now thats HOT!!! Not going to be that drastic with mine though.;) ..yet

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 08:05 PM

only reason i put the chains on was that i had to drive 50 or so miles at 1:00 am. already wrecked one car this winter due to ice.


I'd say winter tires would be a better idea if you're that concerned. I have never used chains during the winter on front- rear- 4- or All- Wheel drive cars. I have always lived in snow and ice country, and have found that winter tires (without studs) work great. Of course, that's just my experience speaking. I'm sure people who aren't used to driving in snow/ice conditions would disagree.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 11:47 PM

I'd say winter tires would be a better idea if you're that concerned. I have never used chains during the winter on front- rear- 4- or All- Wheel drive cars. I have always lived in snow and ice country, and have found that winter tires (without studs) work great. Of course, that's just my experience speaking. I'm sure people who aren't used to driving in snow/ice conditions would disagree.

i agree unless your going through more than a foot

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 12:29 AM

I got stuck twice a couple winters ago with brand new michelin Xice tires. First time was because a stupid car wouldn't pull to the shoveled side of an alley, so I started to crunch through the refrozen snow until it stopped moving...shovel took care of that. Second time was due to an icy corner on a snowy mountain road that I drive sometimes. Wasn't even driving that fast but put me up against the side of a hill. Chained up both drivers side tires to get me out. I need to get some snow pics someday.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 12:33 AM

ive never had to use chains at all either. and have never had a problem plowing through more than a foot of snow in my all season tires. damn meadows always forget to plow their parking lot after a big storm :grin:

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:16 AM

i agree unless your going through more than a foot

First snow driving I did this year was over a foot. Came up to almost the top of the bumper on my '02 Forester. No prob with winter tires.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:12 AM

We just got 3" in my neck of the woods. First snow of the year. I know, it`s measley compared to what you guys in the mountainous areas get, but it was fun all the same. Still waiting for some bumper high stuff :lol:

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:01 AM

I don't even have chains for my subaru. I get stuck frequently, but I've always been able to dig out (usually it only gets stuck if I get in deep enough snow to high center it). One time I had to use the comealong to pull it off a rock that highcentered it. Bumper high fresh snow is easy. 8" of windblown powder that behaves more like sand... tough. And crusty stuff is usually what gets me. Or ramming into a 2 or 3 foot snowbank when turning around somewhere. I've also learned that all-season's do not work in the snow anywhere near as good as dedicated snow tires. I used to think they were fine, but now that I've tried snows, I'll never run all-seasons in the winter any more.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 08:39 PM

yeah, i hear you guys. all i'm running now are all seasons which do great in the rain. most of my driving is highway miles. but i do plan on putting a lift in and bigger wheels for a more agro tread. the road i travel is notoriously treacherous, known as "Blood Alley."

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:13 PM

Blood Alley...nice...


Nice EA81, man!

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 01:25 PM

My XT Turbo in the snow:
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:42 AM

I completely forgot to take pics after the ice storm last weekend, but I got a few from when it started and the week before.

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Aftermath... dirty hatch.
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:50 AM

HOLY RUSTED HATCH BATMAN! damn east coast salt!

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:35 AM

HOLY RUSTED HATCH BATMAN! damn east coast salt!


That looks pretty darn good for an east coast car. My first subaru you could see through the doors is was so bad. And it was a mostly Utah and Colorado car even.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:38 AM

That looks pretty darn good for an east coast car.


....I was just gonna say.:rolleyes:

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:13 PM

Jonas,

Thanks for posting those pics of the 84 wagon. I miss that car so much! It still looks good and I was surprised to see that you've kept the Yakima Loadwarrior. I thought you were trying to figure out how to remove it. When I owned the car, I ran winter tires year round. I just liked having the more aggressive tread even though they wore down pretty quick. Three to four years ago, when we had the ice storm in Portland, I was cruising all over the city picking up people for work. That wagon didn't miss a beat. I'm actually getting ready to purchase a 86 Brat, so I'm excited to once again be a subaru owner.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:21 PM

Jonas,

Thanks for posting those pics of the 84 wagon. I miss that car so much! It still looks good and I was surprised to see that you've kept the Yakima Loadwarrior. I thought you were trying to figure out how to remove it. When I owned the car, I ran winter tires year round. I just liked having the more aggressive tread even though they wore down pretty quick. Three to four years ago, when we had the ice storm in Portland, I was cruising all over the city picking up people for work. That wagon didn't miss a beat. I'm actually getting ready to purchase a 86 Brat, so I'm excited to once again be a subaru owner.

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i love the rack, but would like to pop it off to put a good coat of wax on. and i would like to HAVE the ability to remove it if i wished. but i'll prolly be mounting some lights on it anyway.
p.s. boosted84 is thinking of selling his matching '84 turbo wagon if your interested.....

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:21 PM

HOLY RUSTED HATCH BATMAN! damn east coast salt!


That car looks good compaired to most that year...I cant get over how nice those rockers are!! Still just a dusting here in CT..I dont think its ever gonna snow

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:24 PM

and i did just score some factory subaru front mud flaps that i'll be installing this weekend. :brow:

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:04 PM

here I am at the beginning of last week (1/16) leaving to go back to work on my lunch break...

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