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Old 02-24-2008, 02:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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tsx in snow

its been snowing here all day and i had to take the tsx out and it really drives nice

thats 1 more thing i love about the tsx
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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my does good too
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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lol american's know nothing about driving in snow.. come to canada for a winter

I will agree though car handle's really well in the snow, cold starts(-50C) are no issues
I <3 acura's, my old 98 EL had no issues with the cold either
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I finally broke down and got snow tires this year, was snowing all day yesterday, went skiing with her, then on the way back it turned into ice, tires+ TSX still held up great
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even with my stock tires at 40k miles , the tsx is still pretty damn impressive in the snow
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i sometimes drift in the snow and i love it....
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My stock tires were terrible in the snow, and the new Kumhos are average. It just doesn't snow enough in SW Ohio to justify a separate set of snow tires.

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I did a little parking lot drift yesterday and got slapped by the wife for scaring her
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I thought the car would suck in the snow. Nope. Too it to a local park parking lot, I had fun. Haha.
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eeeewwwwww got slaped by the wife....she's tough
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Stock tires aren't terrible 'cept for all the damn bubbles I keep getting - it's a sure sign NJ has no money, cause the potholes just keep getting bigger and bigger... can't wait for my new tires!
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm surprised by this thread. I live in Wisconsin and love my TSX, but it's absolutely terrible in snow. I think it's mainly the stock Michelins, but you can't get any grab when starting from a stop, and the VSA kicks in almost continuously on just-plowed streets.

It does well in the occasional snow shower, but we've had snow on the ground for almost 2 months continuously and I can tell you, in conditions like those, it's not great. It actually seems a little worse than my previous Honda (Civic), maybe because it's a heavier vehicle.
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I'm surprised by this thread. I live in Wisconsin and love my TSX, but it's absolutely terrible in snow. I think it's mainly the stock Michelins, but you can't get any grab when starting from a stop, and the VSA kicks in almost continuously on just-plowed streets.

It does well in the occasional snow shower, but we've had snow on the ground for almost 2 months continuously and I can tell you, in conditions like those, it's not great. It actually seems a little worse than my previous Honda (Civic), maybe because it's a heavier vehicle.
Agreed in Denver. I'd actually think about keeping the TSX if it were better in the snow. The stock Michelins were horrid in the snow. The Goodyear TripleTreds I have on now are better but still not great. These TripleTreds have more grip and better ratings than a set crappy all season tires I had on my 2000 civic and the civic would run circles around the TSX.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I agree with R3d- Canadian winters are a great test for cars and winter tires. Even us babies in Toronto are experiencing a winter where everyone should have winter tires (but, thankfully not the -50 temps). Quebec has legislated that winter/snow tires are mandatory from November 15 to April 15, effective in 2008.

With 4 winter tires and steel wheels, my TSX is unstoppable in the snow.
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My winters are great on COLD ROADS.

Remember, winter tires aren't only about drivign through snow, it's also about temperature too. Winter tires have a lower freezing point then all seasons.

I have no idea why someone who spends thousands if nto tens of thousands or more on a car to cheap out about (on average 16 inche) $500 for a set of snow tires?
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