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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by rc2125, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Dec 17, 2008 at 10:47 AM
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    rc2125

    rc2125 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    being stuck behind countless numbers of stupid folks that don't have four wheel drive up north here, can't drive to begin with and don't seem to know what lanes they need to be in anyhow

    One hour and ten minutes to make the fifteen minute trip home yesterday, can't wait to do it again tonight:mad:

    Be nice if all the plow trucks just quit plowing and then folks would know what kind of vehicles they need up here!

    Save the county alot of tax money also, salt/fuel/maintenance/wages/etc.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2008 at 10:57 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    there's a flipside to that though. i had a 92 Plymouth Sundance that would go through snow like it wasn't there. Auto shop owner told me once that car had nearly perfect 50/50 weight distribution. I'd be doing my 15MPH thing getting home in snowstorms you couldn't see 50 feet in and have 4X4s go zooming by me. More than once I'd drive by them off the road a few minutes later.

    4X4 will get you going, but it ain't gonna help you stop any better. It's the driver more than the vehicle.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Front wheel drive vehicles rock too!!

    I had a 93 Mazda Protege for 5 years. That little car kicked ass in the snow!!
    I drove that thing in the worst of storms and snow. I got it stuck once when I tried to drive through 12" of unplowed snow. Ooops....guess I found its limit considering the nose of the car was less than 9" off the ground. That was a fun little car. I'd drive around the snow whipping the tailend around.

    With the right amount of momentum & driver experience - you can drive just about anything in the snow. Most people don't have any experience driving in snow and/or are too damn scared of it.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    Agent475

    Agent475 "Mark It Zero"

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    Try DC with it's transient population... (I.E. Diplomats from Kenya that have never seen snow). When it rain's here - traffic screams to a halt like there was 3 feet of snow on the ground... I'm not even going to get into when it snows here.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    dually

    dually Low and slow

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    Not as many as the 98..
    haha. ND seems to probably have some of the best-prepared-for-shitty-conditions drivers in the US!
     
  6. Dec 17, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    vtragweed Beef Slut

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    i know exactly what youre saying there or whats even better, i live i warrenton bout 45 mins outside dc bout 5 months outta the year, when we get people from the city out their weekend home and we get 2-4 inches of snow and vdot doesnt always get out there right away you should see those people, i believe i could sell tickets to that show
     
  7. Dec 17, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    It amazes me how every winter it's like people are driving in snow for the first time.
     
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