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If you want to have fun, find a large empty parking lot you can screw around in (e.g., local community college / university) or a frozen lake you can use. If you have to operate your vehicle on public roadways at any point, please avoid any interest in "fun"; I won't pull you out of a ditch if I witness you wreck because you're being a fool.

Between people not adequately equipping their vehicles (e.g., not having snow tires), the overall lack of attention while behind the wheel, people not properly trained for evasive maneuvers (e.g., EVOC training), people not being familiar with their vehicles handling characteristics at the limit, to overall driver lack of skill. Even if you aren't the "fault" in that situation, there are other drivers on the road who are. Any time weather starts playing a factor in driving, you shouldn't be looking for "fun" on public roadways.
 

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If you want to have fun, find a large empty parking lot you can screw around in (e.g., local community college / university) or a frozen lake you can use. If you have to operate your vehicle on public roadways at any point, please avoid any interest in "fun"; I won't pull you out of a ditch if I witness you wreck because you're being a fool.

Between people not adequately equipping their vehicles (e.g., not having snow tires), the overall lack of attention while behind the wheel, people not properly trained for evasive maneuvers (e.g., EVOC training), people not being familiar with their vehicles handling characteristics at the limit, to overall driver lack of skill. Even if you aren't the "fault" in that situation, there are other drivers on the road who are. Any time weather starts playing a factor in driving, you shouldn't be looking for "fun" on public roadways.
I meant what you wrote- a parking lot or an area where I don't pose any risk to either my car(I love my T WRXX!) or anybody else's property. Most of the parking lots near where I live were already cleared out so no fun there :(
 

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Donuts will smoke your drivetrain and can lead to oil pulling away from the pickup and smoke your engine. Keep that in mind

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If you want to have fun, find a large empty parking lot you can screw around in (e.g., local community college / university) or a frozen lake you can use. If you have to operate your vehicle on public roadways at any point, please avoid any interest in "fun"; I won't pull you out of a ditch if I witness you wreck because you're being a fool.

Between people not adequately equipping their vehicles (e.g., not having snow tires), the overall lack of attention while behind the wheel, people not properly trained for evasive maneuvers (e.g., EVOC training), people not being familiar with their vehicles handling characteristics at the limit, to overall driver lack of skill. Even if you aren't the "fault" in that situation, there are other drivers on the road who are. Any time weather starts playing a factor in driving, you shouldn't be looking for "fun" on public roadways.
Also would you know of any places I can learn to go sideways ?
 

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Careful with parking lot antics. I went a huge open parking lot covered in snow in my Outback and spun a few cookies. Nobody else there, and a wide open lot with no islands or lights to hit. I was having fun, but also wanted to test when my new snow tires would let go, how quickly they stopped, etc.

About 30 seconds of fun before a cop showed up and asked for my license. He thought we would be high schoolers joyriding or something. When he realized it was just myself and a buddy in the car, we weren't drinking, and there was nobody else around, he let me go with a warning. He did say thought that spinning cookies in a parking lot is technically a reckless driving charge, which I sort of understand, but at the same time, I purposely went to a closed off wide-open flat place with no other people or property around.

Anyway, be careful.
 

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Donuts will smoke your drivetrain and can lead to oil pulling away from the pickup and smoke your engine. Keep that in mind

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i thought as long as your tires are broken free its not putting all that much load on your drivetrain. oil problems are another issue however, as even porsche 911's have historically had g force induced oil problems in the past.
 

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i thought as long as your tires are broken free its not putting all that much load on your drivetrain. oil problems are another issue however, as even porsche 911's have historically had g force induced oil problems in the past.
The WRX with viscous center differential will suffer from differential failure if exposed to prolonged F:R traction difference. The STI does not have this problem.

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i thought as long as your tires are broken free its not putting all that much load on your drivetrain. oil problems are another issue however, as even porsche 911's have historically had g force induced oil problems in the past.
Negetive. Then chances you have all 4 wheels completely free spinning with equal torque are zero

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Rambo said:
Careful with parking lot antics. I went a huge open parking lot covered in snow in my Outback and spun a few cookies. Nobody else there, and a wide open lot with no islands or lights to hit. I was having fun, but also wanted to test when my new snow tires would let go, how quickly they stopped, etc.

About 30 seconds of fun before a cop showed up and asked for my license. He thought we would be high schoolers joyriding or something. When he realized it was just myself and a buddy in the car, we weren't drinking, and there was nobody else around, he let me go with a warning. He did say thought that spinning cookies in a parking lot is technically a reckless driving charge, which I sort of understand, but at the same time, I purposely went to a closed off wide-open flat place with no other people or property around.

Anyway, be careful.
I've been stopped by law enforcement officers probably two dozen times for these antics. I simply apologize, explain that I'm trying to learn the characteristics of my vehicle in a controlled environment (like I'm able to do in sanctioned Auto-X events). At that point, I just ask the officer if it's alright that I clear out any snow in my wheel wells and go home, and they've always been good about it. Maybe I've never run across an officer with an attitude, but I'm betting by explaining that I'm trying to learn the vehicle in such a way that makes me a safer driver on the street in the event of traction loss (while doing so in as "closed course" environment as possible), they can respect/appreciate that, and don't want to make an example out of me.
 
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