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damm it's snowing and icy damm people please slow down man!!!

i was going to novi just now for dinner with my wife and couple friends in 2 cars.

on the way home the road is pretty slick and we both slow down to about 40-45mph in the middle lane(3 lane highway, I-75 Northbound) like everyone else. some idiot just kept passing all of us on the left lane doing 60-70 with many loose snow on the road. i was behind my friend's sti 40-50 ft and this sucker passed me on the left side doing maybe 55-60, then another sucker behind him coming at maybe 60-70 20-30 feet behind him.

i was like "damm, you guys need to slow down on this kind of condition man."

"if you lost control just make sure you slide to the side of the road by yourself, not beside me and drag me together with you......"

about 5 second later the first car is passing my friends car about 10-20 feet at the left lane of him, then about 2 more seconds later the second car is beggining to passed my friends car tailgating the first guy. i said damm you guys better slow down or you'll get in trouble......

just as i just finish my thought the second guy try to cut infront of my friend's sti about only a car length in front of him and guess what....the road is real icy and he spun in front of my friend crossing 3 lanes of road and slammed into the ditch.

my friend stab the brake and the car slides a little bit left and right, i saw all those and at the first moment i saw the driver start losing control i also stab the brake a little to slow down and my car started fishtailing too. there's another truck on the right lane between me and my frind also doing the same thing, fishtailing to try to avoid the idiot.

the distance that i was able to gain control of my car to the truck is about half a car length and the truck to my friend's sti is about 1 car length and my friend is less than 2 feet from the median barrier......

wow.....long story heh, what i do? call 911 and tell the location where he spun out and hope help is on the way in time. about half a mile in front there's another car spun out and hit the median just sitting there.

so moral of the story is slow down to the condition of the road and be safe. i'm guessing that everyone that owns a car want to park their car in their driveway after every trip not get towed to the junkyard or whatever.

be safe out there people.
 

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i remember last winter real good. thunderbirds SUCK in snow. god i try to go up a hill and it just starts spinnin the tires and slides back. among other things.

but ya your not alone there man there are some dumbasses out there that just dont get that snow is slick. and cuz they got fwd they think they can go as fast as they want.
 

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Get some real snow tires ricer and they do just fine.

Casper, I know what ya mean. The winter before last I had the same kinda thing happen to me going to work,I had borrowed my uncles Chev 1/2 ton and some dumbass in a tracker decided that 30 wasnt fast enough for him so he whipped around me, spun out and hit the ditch. This was in an industrial area, so I just left his sorry *** in the ditch. Far as Im concerned he can call a tow truck and pay for it. If he had just slid out behind me not being an idiot I would have pulled him out no questions asked but my thought was for him was "now you can sit there and think about what youve done"
 

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Glad to hear that you and the 'bird made it through okay Casper.

This is why when there's more than a dusting of snow, I cringe if I have to drive. I know I can drive in the snow, but it's the idiots (more often than not some dumb yuppie soccer mom in her new expedition or some teenie-bopper who just got their liscense) thinking that they're invincible.
 

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ya i did kinda have bald tires. but this year i got some brand new ones that got some good tread and about 3000 miles on them . imm see when the time comes :)

but ya i tried my hardest not to drive unless they roads were salted or it had been run down. last year i was doin 50 down a highway and the wind blew and i almost lost my car !!! it fish tailed but all those times of playin in the rain and snow in those empty parking lots at 2:00 in the morning help when the time comes :D
 

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Ricerbird said:
i remember last winter real good. thunderbirds SUCK in snow.
Really? I didn't know that. Hell, just last week, I drove my Thunderbird on snow and ice without issue. That was with this:

3800 Stall TC
PI Cams
PI Intake
3.73 TL Diff
4 dedicated summer performance tires.

This car used to be my daily driver, snow or sunshine. I never really had any issues with this car, EVER in the snow. A good set of winter tires and away you go.
 

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Ricerbird said:
thunderbirds SUCK in snow.
More like you haven't yet aquired the skills. I've gone through two winters with a bird, and gone places you wouldn't believe.
 

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My '96 does very well in snow, but I have a nice set of Good Years on it.
My '86 and '88 were a little worse, but I almost always got out of bad situaitons. You just have to know how to set yourself up. Like GreenBird said, it's all about skills.
 

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Ive never had a problem with my 90. Even with the crappy all seasons I used to have on during the winter. Hell I drove home in over a foot of snow last new years, made it no prob till I got to my drive which was drifted over 3 feet. With the snows on it now, the car is pretty much unstoppable.
 

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my 91 5.0 was awesome in the snow. my woman had the 94 shadow and that thing sucked. now i am worried about the turbo coupe though. they r not as heavy.
 

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well like i said i had bald tires it was just a month after i got to car. and before that i was driving a 79 chevy silverado. ( hella fun in the snow with that 350 and turbo tranny that was in there :D )

so i was kinda not used to the car yet and the tires were a problem. but i managed to get out of every bad thing. ya it slid like a motherfuc*er but i got enough brains not to hit anybody. well in the winter that is !! i was drivin to work this summer and this lady slammed on the brakes in front of me and i did the same but my cars brakes suck as ive found out cuz i cant lock them up its like they dont grab as hard as they should when i hit it. but i rearended her and smashed my hood missed the bumper cuz it was rocked down so thats why i got a white hood cuz i went to a junk yard and my dads friends hooked me up with a free hood that normaly would have cost me 100.00. btu no winter problems :D
 

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Its not the car its the driver. When I still had the Ranger I drove it more than the Merc, even with an empty bed and 2WD I never had problem. Its all about skill, I can take anything out in the snow and have no issues. I see SUVs with 4WD in ditches and sliding out cause the driver has no idea what they are doing.

The first winter I drove was a learnig experience. I got through with no big problems, I got stuck once, but after that I learned fast what to do and what not to.
 
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