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Celica in snow #355492 Dec 20, 4:42pm Dec 20, 4:42pm
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Celica in snow
Yeah it just getting cold in DC now. I have not driven my Celica in snow so I am curious how it is? I also don't have ABS on mine so I got relearn how to pump the brake real fast...

Re: Celica in snow [Re: AVS] #355493 Dec 20, 7:09pm Dec 20, 7:09pm
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No amount of words are sufficient to describe how a car handles in the snow. You just need to see for yourself and be very careful. Snow tires help.

Re: Celica in snow [Re: Doppelganger] #355494 Dec 20, 7:53pm Dec 20, 7:53pm
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"...Pump the brake real fast..." ??!!

as in ABS "fast"??

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Re: Celica in snow [Re: jonnyess] #355495 Dec 20, 7:58pm Dec 20, 7:58pm
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I had my Celi last winter and let me say it sucked ass in the snow, this was the worst car I ever driven in snow, although I did have toyo proxes for tires. Anyways I highly recommend gettign snow tires. Drive slow and carefull and goodluck. thumbsup


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: importcarbabe] #355496 Dec 20, 8:23pm Dec 20, 8:23pm
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couldn't tell you. never have driven the celica in the snow, ever...

Re: Celica in snow [Re: ragingpaseo] #355497 Dec 20, 8:27pm Dec 20, 8:27pm
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granted it's snow so be careful, but still better than a high-powered RWD Mustang in the snow.


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: QTRMLR_1] #355498 Dec 20, 8:39pm Dec 20, 8:39pm
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it sucks, used to live in nd, id say 100% get snow tires and youll be fine, dot think twice about it


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: eric_h] #355499 Dec 20, 10:40pm Dec 20, 10:40pm
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Doubt it can be worse than my RWD truck with no weight in the bed


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: imp] #355500 Dec 20, 11:07pm Dec 20, 11:07pm
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i've never had any probs in snow. like any car you just have to have common sense. it IS better then rear wheel drive cars for sure. and winter tires are a MUST. they make a HUGE difference.


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: 2kanchoo] #355501 Dec 21, 12:18am Dec 21, 12:18am
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i never had snow probs so i cant help ya, but then again, it never snows here rofl rofl

Re: Celica in snow [Re: jonnyess] #355502 Dec 21, 1:03am Dec 21, 1:03am
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If you pump the brake real fast it gives effect somewhat similar to ABS. Some drivers actually think it is better because ABS is way too fast and "the car does not have enough time to get good grip"...I doubt it is really the case. Nevetheless, pumping the brakes works pretty well if you do it right, but you have to step over the mental barrier off having let go off brake pedal while you need to slow down.

And yeah driving slow and careful helps the most.

Re: Celica in snow [Re: AVS] #355503 Dec 21, 4:11am Dec 21, 4:11am
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Couldnt tell you either, dont have snow here in Cali

Re: Celica in snow [Re: RookieGTS] #355504 Dec 21, 4:34am Dec 21, 4:34am
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Damn all you people who dont see snow in the winter you are so lucky, what ever you do dont live in Minnesota unless you like snow and to freeze your ass off. spineyes


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: importcarbabe] #355505 Dec 21, 5:03am Dec 21, 5:03am
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i have wanli tires on my car now and they work really well in the snow surprisingly i had no problems but then again i am an experienced snow driver


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: celicadragon] #355506 Dec 22, 12:06am Dec 22, 12:06am
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i drove mine in the snow for the first time the other night...let me tell ya, it was horrible. i couldnt go over 5 miles an hour without sliding lol. then again i need snow tires so i'm sure they'll help out alot

Re: Celica in snow [Re: sean2857] #355507 Dec 22, 4:48am Dec 22, 4:48am
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well where i live we get feet and feet of snow sometimes... i definitely say snow tires helps but its a very slidy car, which can be fun! thumbsup smile

Re: Celica in snow [Re: greenblueyes17] #355508 Dec 22, 5:16am Dec 22, 5:16am
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sliding in it is about all its good for


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: celicadragon] #355509 Dec 22, 10:23am Dec 22, 10:23am
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whats snow rofl

Re: Celica in snow [Re: CivicRunner] #355510 Dec 22, 10:27am Dec 22, 10:27am
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I live in Ma, I don't have snow tires (keep my yoko racings on year round) but I do have ABS so it may be a different experience. If you're careful you'll be fine, the hardest part is pulling out in a snowy intersection or starting from a stop tend to slide and spin, same with going up a hill. The ABS helps a lot if you feel you're sliding to much though.

Re: Celica in snow [Re: FloydianSlip6] #355511 Dec 22, 10:44am Dec 22, 10:44am
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i spun my car out in the snow/ice yesterday, iv got it down now, i have bald stockies, and no plans on getting new tires till one or all of these blow out

Re: Celica in snow [Re: CelicaRacer05] #355512 Dec 22, 8:26pm Dec 22, 8:26pm
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you guys that said the Celi sucks in snow either have bald crappy tires or suck at DRIVING in snow. This is the third winter I've driven mine, and it does FANTASTIC. Where I live we get assloads of snow (half hour south of Erie, Pa). Last Monday we got 27" of snow, I drove home 25 miles, the last 8 miles on my road with a good 6-8" od unplowed snow and no tracks on it. I had no problem. You just got to have good tires, and take it easy. The only time I have trouble is if the snow is real deep, like if I haven't plowed the driveway in a few days. When driving home in the storm last Monday, I laughed my ass off as I cruised by a F-350 dualie that was buried in the ditch. Damn guy thinks his 4x4 is invincible, but my little Celica had no trouble.

Re: Celica in snow [Re: grcelica] #355513 Dec 22, 8:41pm Dec 22, 8:41pm
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well, grcelica, i see your car is auto. it's definately much easier to drive in the snow with an auto. i haven't had any problems yet, in fact it actually handles snow better than my last car ('02 VW Cabrio), although it had 13" wheels. if i expect a lot of snow while i'm at work, though, i take the cabrio.


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: combatc87] #355514 Dec 22, 8:48pm Dec 22, 8:48pm
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im in texas...we're supposed to get snow here tonight...what the hell is up with that...I expect snow in spokane washington where im from but san antonio texas? NO WAY!!!!!!!!


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: combatc87] #355515 Dec 22, 8:56pm Dec 22, 8:56pm
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^^^^I don't know, I have had many standards, and I always felt they were easier to drive in snow because of the ease in gear selection and the clutch, whereas I have had an auto "push" me down a hill because of it being in gear. I do kick off the OD button, and will also sometimes go into second when descending a snowy hill, but I feel much more comfortable going down hills in a standard as it is easier to pick a gear that will "hold you back". For winter I put on the old hubcap rims, but have GoodYear Eagle HT directional all season radials on it and they are really good in the snow too.

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Re: Celica in snow [Re: grcelica] #355516 Dec 22, 8:58pm Dec 22, 8:58pm
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Re: Celica in snow [Re: Haggard] #355517 Dec 22, 8:58pm Dec 22, 8:58pm
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im in owensboro kentucky and do yall think i can drive my celica
got two pics

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Re: Celica in snow [Re: celicaboy] #355518 Dec 22, 8:59pm Dec 22, 8:59pm
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Re: Celica in snow [Re: celicaboy] #355519 Dec 22, 9:03pm Dec 22, 9:03pm
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Isn't that a lot of snow for Kentucky?

Re: Celica in snow [Re: grcelica] #355520 Dec 22, 9:04pm Dec 22, 9:04pm
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Living in Colorado, I'm sure I see more snow than 95% of you. In CO, you better have some damned good snow tires. Also, don't even think of revving hard, drive slowly and carefully. Celi's are too light, and I really don't like driving in snow. It can be done, becareful.


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: grcelica] #355521 Dec 22, 9:05pm Dec 22, 9:05pm
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we are having a blizzard right now. on the street there is about 16 inchs of snow around and on the other side of the car next to mine it is about 2 1/5 feet deep

Re: Celica in snow [Re: celicaboy] #355522 Dec 23, 5:39am Dec 23, 5:39am
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We got hit with about 8-10" last night. As of this morning, I can officially tell you that Toyo Proxes FZ4's are lousy in snow. I couldn't even get out of my subdivision without getting stuck. For one, the subdivision streets haven't been plowed yet, and they plowed the main street but left a big pile of snow at the entrance to the subdivision and in the middle of the street between the lanes. It took me two tries to get out of the subdivision, and then I couldn't get over the big pile of snow in the center (making a left turn), so I spent about 5 minutes rocking backward and forward in the middle of the road (while many other cars drive merrily past hardly giving me a glance) before I finally got back into the opposing lane where I could get some traction, and I drove the wrong way until I had enough momentum to get through the pile of snow in the center. Probably freaked out the car that was heading towards me before I managed to get into the right lane. First thing on the agenda tomorrow is getting the Blizzaks out of the attic.

Re: Celica in snow [Re: Doppelganger] #355523 Dec 23, 6:37am Dec 23, 6:37am
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thats soo not funny i hate snow thumbsdown unless im in a F350 turbo deisel rofl

Re: Celica in snow [Re: CivicRunner] #355524 Dec 23, 6:38am Dec 23, 6:38am
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Originally Posted by CivicRunner
whats snow rofl
rofl

Re: Celica in snow [Re: CivicRunner] #355525 Dec 23, 6:40am Dec 23, 6:40am
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Originally Posted by CivicRunner
whats snow rofl
dude thats sooo not funny i hate snow thumbsdown unless i have a F350 turbo deisel allwhellin rofl

Re: Celica in snow [Re: midblucel] #355526 Dec 23, 9:44am Dec 23, 9:44am
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as long as you take your time and don't try anythin stupid you'll be fine

stadered is only good for starting from stop casue you can start in second with less tq once your moving if you try and downshift your tires may jump and break free unless you have perfect shifting

i had a jetta vr6 with a lot more tq then the celica and i got around pretty well with bald tires in the snow


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Re: Celica in snow [Re: drkramm] #355527 Dec 25, 2:34pm Dec 25, 2:34pm
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it does well in snow I'd say, but the factory tires are absolute shit - I'm in Canada, we have about 4-6 months of snow a year, and of all the cars I've had , a celica with snow tires is the best so far.. I just drove a AWD element today, its not that much different... one thing, get an optima battery, your car will never freeze up with one of those... although, there was this one day a few years ago when it was -64 (-72 windchill) I don't know how it'd do then...I need to move...

Re: Celica in snow [Re: AVS] #355528 Dec 25, 5:20pm Dec 25, 5:20pm
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i'm from russia somewhere in west syberia. there is -30c here. roads are snowed and iced.. frown
i use Gislaved NordFrost3 tyres. i recomend it to you. very good tires.

Re: Celica in snow [Re: imago] #355529 Dec 25, 9:17pm Dec 25, 9:17pm
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We got snow here, and i still have my 18's on, and it is horrible. As soon as i get the stocks back on though, i doubt it will be as bad.


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