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Old 11-04-2015, 01:58 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
It was a manual transmission and had one fault on snow packed roads. If you were approaching a curve with a little too much speed and lifted your foot off the gas, the wheels would quite suddenly be turning at a lower speed than the car was moving, a four wheel braking effect.
This is called lift-off oversteer and yes, it can be worse with manual transmissions. It can occur with 4WD, AWD, RWD. Some Porsches are famous for deadly lift-off oversteer.


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Old 11-04-2015, 02:25 PM   #58
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We used to carry chains for a variety of reasons and I personally prefer Spikes Spiders over conventional chains. Doubt they size them for AS hubs, but they are so much easier to put on and take off its well worth the premium they get.
I have seen those and wondered about them. They seem like a much nicer solution than the old chains.

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So now you know how to impress a date, and as it so happened, I did not scare off my wife, as today is our 20th Anniversary.
Congrats - this was actually supposed to be our anniversary trip too! 22 years next week. We'll be spending it exploring our own state.


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