read your owners manual your tires are not rated or recommended for snow...and i know traction in the rain pwnz me so snow is a hopless shot.. so i will get a gsx for winter driving in alaska when i get there
I have been driving my 2 week old 04 E-Blue around, but you have to be allotttttt more careful. Driving over fresh snow over the top of ice is a really "BADDDD THING!!!!!!" I will be getting a really good set all season tires for mine. Most front wheel drive cars respond well with just all seasons! as I don't do much of the racing thing! I just love it when people see this car & ask "What is that" like they have never seen one!
[b]The SRT-4! The most fun you can Legally have, Without getting Wet & Excited!!![b]
With the stock BFG KDW-IIS. No way in hell. Excellent wet and dry traction....NOT recommended for snow.
I've had mine out with my 225/40R18 All seasons (smaller tire better in the snow bigger its worse...so yeah mines worse but better than stock) the past week. We've been snowed on like 3 days here. The other day (Thu) we got around 6" at my house. I took my baby out, cause I had to go to class at 7am, and 2nd gear start....taking it VERY easy on the throttle the car was perfectly fine. Right through 6" of snow like no other. I live on a hill too, no problems there either.
Had him out tonight, roads were literally a SHEET of ice...the road just glistened. You got out of your car and almost fell. Again 2nd gear starts I was fine. With a 1st gear start I was spinning a bit even with the throttle I would normally give it. But taking it to like 9% throttle I was taking off perfectly fine (9% throttle compliments of SAFC-II LOL). But I felt better in 2nd, so thats what I did.
My driveway has about 2-3" of packed ice at the start of it, and backing in and pulling in my car does just fine. It crawled up over a foot and a half pile of snow when I was backing in one day. WHOOSH.
But yeah, my baby's a snow monstie, he can do it. Just get some all-seasons or snow tires. You'll be set.
with the stock BFG's well lets just say, if your sliding around parking lots then YES THEY LOVE THE SNOW!! but driving in the snow...man i get stuck going downhill (not really but[8D]) i havent changed my tires so i dont know how it goes with other tires...all i know if im drivin the truck around this winter
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Took mine out for a test drive in the snow with the BF's on and wasn't too reassured. I second all the comments previously made. Snow driving in the BF's is a no no. I take my parents Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel 4x4 to work when it snows. That's not too bad a ride when I can't drive my SRT.
If it snows park it and walk, you and your SRT-4 will be far safer that way. If you are like me and have to drive it, then get snow tires for it or at least a decent set of all season tires put on it during the winter months.
Mine with all seasons is fine. We just got 30" dumped on us, and we're getting 8 more tomorrow . But my SRT handles perfect. If I'm on a road with ALOT of packed down snow, it'll crunch itself into the backtreads and If i try to take a corner to fast My back end will slide out on me only until I'm straight, but thats it. I need to drive it I have no other choice. And anything is better than those KDW-IIS....anything![sm=trust_me.gif]
I just ordered a set of Yokohama Avid H4S 195 65 15 with rims from tire rack. It doesent snow enough here to warrent snow tires. The 15 inch wheels are going to look funny, but not as funny as sitting in a ditch.
Thats true. Are those all seasons?? I wish there wasn't enough snow to warrant here. There was 3" of snow on the highway and still pounding down like goliath. My car was a little squirrely since i was pounding over 3" of snow at 40mph, but it was hardly anything on the highway...get to the side streets....omg better off walking!!!!! I'm gonna have over 40" of SNOWWWWWWWWWW [:@]
They are all seasons, but they have a good snow traction rating. We got 9 inches in Delaware, but my SRT is still in body shop from when the stereo was theived. I borrowed my parents expedition. I should get my tires by the end of the week and my car tomorrow, but I have been told tomorrow for days now. I miss it sooooo bad.