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Old 11-29-2006, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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How is this snowfall affecting Fort Collins/LOveland??

How much fun! Folks, keep tired inflated properly, that is vital!!!

AWD is nice... no wonder I saw 1 million Subarus when I was in CO!

Thanks for the Fort Collins snowfall info!
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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AWD does NOT help on stopping. It helps with tracting and a bit on cornering, but dude, stopping is stopping and if there is ice, get ready to spin!!

Be safe! Haste in this weather makes waste!

Ps. Don't forget, please info on the Fort Collins/Loveland snowfall!!

Thanks!

Chris
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Sounds fun I can't wait to see more pics of the snow. Is there a certain way to drive in the snow or do you just need to slow down and allow more room for braking?
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Is there a certain way to drive in the snow or do you just need to slow down and allow more room for braking?
Yes, and learning how to turn into a skid to come out of it. Rounding corners you especially need to slow down before starting the turn. If stopping at a stop sign going uphill, generally you try not to fully stop (unless there is cross traffic), since it takes all of your momemtum away. You have to be wary of ice patches on top of bridges and under underpasses. You also need to accelerate slower.

If you have anti-lock brakes it helps. If not, as soon as you start losing traction, you need to ease off of the brake, even if that is contrary to your instincts. It is better to have some control than no control (as in a skid).

Many have 4WD or AWD, but that doesn't mean 4 wheel stop!
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I guess snow driving is just something you learn intuitively, especially if you learned to drive (and have predominantly driven) in Colorado, as I have. The points of snow driving are pretty well covered above, and one thing I would add is to be aware of other drivers. A lot of times, slush builds up between lanes so whenever you change lanes you're going to be kicking a lot back behind you. If you change lanes too closely to another car, you could kick it up into their windshield and make driving dangerous for them.
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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Any more snow pics????

Man, I love Colorado.....
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:06 AM
 
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What about RWD? I have been planning on moving to CO from SoCal and I am a Volvo enthusiast. I drive the "bricks" and they are are all RWD. I worry how a turbo Volvo with RWD will handle in snow. Like a 240/740/940. Anybody have experience?
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:19 AM
 
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Default RWD = studded snow tires?

I had a RWD living in Vail CO for 2 yrs. It was a sports car. So, in the winter I would just get studded snow tires all winter long. I think you can get them anywhere in CO? B/c I would get the tires put on in Denver every year. But then again, if it doesn't snow too much except for a few big snow tires, then you may not want to have them on all winter...........
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