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350Z and snow...need guidance


mixter
12-03-2005, 04:02 PM
We moved from Florida back to Ohio a few months ago.
My PIC's(partner in crime) 2005 350Z is terrible in the snow.
We'd like some feedback from others who either drive on the slippery stuff in their Z's or just flat out wouldn't even think about doing it.
If the feedback says no way to snow driving....time for a new car.
If you do successfully drive in the stuff, what kind of tires are you using?
Thanks for any tips, experience, guidance!

1viadrft
12-03-2005, 04:06 PM
Park it the garage during winter...

obormot
12-28-2005, 11:59 PM
We moved from Florida back to Ohio a few months ago.
My PIC's(partner in crime) 2005 350Z is terrible in the snow.
We'd like some feedback from others who either drive on the slippery stuff in their Z's or just flat out wouldn't even think about doing it.
If the feedback says no way to snow driving....time for a new car.
If you do successfully drive in the stuff, what kind of tires are you using?
Thanks for any tips, experience, guidance!


350z drives very well in the snow. Recipe very simple.
Snow tires. Common sense. Empty parking lot training.VDS on. I have driven my three winters, every day. Blizzak’s LM22 good tires, but Michelins M3 better. Carefully listen advice from TireShops. You need middle size from OEM in 225-235 range, same size on all 4 wheels. They (Tire Shop) will tell you follow to OEM size, but rear wheel size 245 or 255 to big for snow by physics law. Bigger size more expensive.

mixter
12-29-2005, 07:03 PM
350z drives very well in the snow. Recipe very simple.
Snow tires. Common sense. Empty parking lot training.VDS on. I have driven my three winters, every day. Blizzak’s LM22 good tires, but Michelins M3 better. Carefully listen advice from TireShops. You need middle size from OEM in 225-235 range, same size on all 4 wheels. They (Tire Shop) will tell you follow to OEM size, but rear wheel size 245 or 255 to big for snow by physics law. Bigger size more expensive.

We bought Dunlop Winter Sport M3's and the car has handled perfectly.
She had started looking at new cars before talking with a client who lives in our area and has driven his without any problems.
Thanks!

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