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get prepared for it in that i am in salt lake city right now and they had snow in the mountains last night and its like 30's today.
i will have my:
emergency kit (dvd's in case of stuck, and battery start)
best investment are some high quality snow tires or you will end up in a bad situation. I got a set of blizzaks I throw on in the winter (used to at least) and they provided great traction and saved me from certain disaster. Scrapers are good, a remote start is awesome for those cold mornings and I love keeping a blanket and a pair of nice thinsulate leather gloves so my hands dont freeze to my stupid metal OBX **** (that or change it to the stock one)
just my opinion having driven tC's through two northeast winters.
i need remote start for my car, but it'll be parked in the garage, or in a parking garage(when at work). how much do snow tires usually run? right now i just have the stock tires. i forgot about the good ole leather driving gloves.
Change in Driving Behavior is my winter mode.
My scraper stays in the trunk year-round, but in 16 Ohio & Indiana winters, I've never needed anything else, aside from actually learning how to drive on snow and ice, and some common sense.
this wil be a new experience for me since i am used to driving a rear wheel drive light weight truck, eveyone has said that fwd is easier in the winter time. except the car is alot lower than the truck
I switch out the konig crosshairs and nitto neo gens for stock rims and a set of bridgestone winter tires acquired through a track day raffle. Of course the scraper, and ice melting window washer fluid. Take out the carpet in my scion floor mats and aim all the heating vents at my hands. I made it through last years michigan winter with stock tires and plpd insurance without so much as a bump. It was a miracle. Its just a matter of time before that severely aged and rusting bald tired two ton front heavy family sedan driven by a 16 y/o smashes into me at a stoplight on a hill. boo
oh and the guy who turns his heat on for a winter in miami--thats funny stuff. You know you've never been in the cold when you need your heater for 75 degree weather.
Man I wish I could do that. Maybe I can get my old lady to drive me around all winter...
The SSRs come off and the stockie go back on. I'll probably get some winter tires this year as my original tires are getting pretty worn.
Ice scraper goes back in.
This year I may take off my ETD as last winter it sounded like a bunch of methed out spider monkeys taking tiny jack hammers to my firewall.
Oh, and find a large empty parking lot in the middle of the night when it snows for some tail out sliddin'. :D
Gloves? Nah. I just put my stock shift **** back on.