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    New WRX Owner - San Diego

    Hey Everyone!

    I'm the proud new owner of a 2011 Impreza WRX 5 Door. Finally traded in my 98 Honda Civic after 12 wonderful years for the car of my dreams!! So happy to have finally made the jump - can't wait to make it up to the snow or mud to have some fun.

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    hola and congrats.

    pics?

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    Thank you!

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    Welcome nice car!
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    New San Diego owner here to. I just picked up a base silver sedan Friday (Oct 7th)

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    Welcome! Excellent color choice BTW

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    Seems like we will have to find some meets in San Diego
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    Hi!

    good idea

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    Welcome! I would suggest not to go chasing snow with the stock summer tire (You'll most likely regret it). Get a good set of winter/all seasons before heading up the mountains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KHP View Post
    Welcome! I would suggest not to go chasing snow with the stock summer tire (You'll most likely regret it). Get a good set of winter/all seasons before heading up the mountains.
    I know summer tires are not for snow but just how bad are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoofhearted View Post
    I know summer tires are not for snow but just how bad are they?
    I tried driving on a snow dusting last season before I got my winter tires. The only description I can give is that you'll have some traction then all of the sudden you have 0 traction. The car ABS system didn't not work properly. Keep in mind that's only a dusting. I can't even imagine what it would be like if you hit a patch of ice .

    I've heard cases of WRX's getting stuck in an inch of snow because of summer tires. Subaru's have one of the best AWD systems and lets just say summer tires render them useless in snow/ice. It's also known that summer tire traction start degrade below 40F.

    I'd rather drive a fwd car with all seasons than my AWD WRX with summer tires(in snow).
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    Welcome and Congrats!

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