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>it starts snowing
>suddenly everyone starts driving like a retard
>almost sideswiped by a Kia shitbox on the highway
>in the city the old man driving the previously mentioned shitbox almost looses it... twice
>some brat in his E46 can`t keep it together because lolRWD and probably the shitiest winter tires one can find
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>>14163691
Let me guess, USA?
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>>14163951

Nope, Yurope.
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>>14164065
Oh, okay. Which country? One that rarely experiences snow and thus it's unknown how to handle it?
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>>14164078

Not really, people are just retarded
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Portland here, it's snowing pretty good.

I'm travelling here and it's my first time dealing with snow; I'm scared. I'd wait it out but it's not going to get any better all day today. Do cities normally clear snow at least in the downtown area?
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>>14163951
Friendly reminder that not everyone in the US sucks at snow. Many states are practically frozen, buried in snow, and subject to constant wind whipping across a utterly featureless wasteland 30% of the year.
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i swear most of these snow stories come from yorupe. Can you guys even drive in snow there?

>VT btw
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Same problem here, in WI
Pretty sure this isn't a country problem, it's a retard problem. Every winter I wonder how these morons still have their licenses.

I swear to christ if I ever become a shit driver due to old age I'll give my cars to the first decent driver I see then kill myself.
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>>14164160
Yes. Usually at night
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>>14164166
b-but le stupid americunts meme

>born /live in america for 20 years
>move to germany
>big surprise
>PEOPLE CANT DRIVE LITERALLY ANYWHERE
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>people are retarded
in other news water is wet
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>>14164187
Okay I'm going to risk the 1.5 mile drive then. But I'll probably have to cut my trip short to make the drive back to Seattle safely.
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>>14164189
>living in münchen
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>>14164183
because it's easy as fuck to get a license and insurance will pay when you end up in a ditch. if we actually got strict on issuing licences and had a proper insurance system there'd be a lot less idiots on the road
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>>14164189
I'm not too sure about your sperg anon.
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>>14164196
>not moving to the motherland for chasing boyracer dreams on the hurrdurrrthing

>>14164209
i'm not too sure about yours either
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>>14164236
>implying München is near the Nürbrugring
>mfw I live 30 minutes away from the Ring

ebin
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finland
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>live in Washington state with no snow pretty much year round for 3 years
>visit my parents in Colorado for Christmas
>it snows
>go hooning in minivan that has 180k miles, no abs, and Chinese tires
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>>14164242
you said munich not me
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>>14164256
Why is the wiper up?
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>live in Idaho, a place where horrid winters should be expected
>everyone drives 50+ on summer tires on roads that might as well just be paths of thick ice
>get visibly angry when I drive 30-35 on the far right, and don't brake at that last minute
Fuck this state
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>>14164236
>misgendering the Fatherland

Fucking newfags, Jesus Christ.
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>>14164399
So it doesn't freeze to the windshield, noob.
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>>14164435
Well, obviously. It's not like you would be using them anyway?
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>>14164189
Italy was the worst by far.

Too many of the "let me try and squeeze my car through the meter of space between your car and this building."
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>>14164399
Wait... You're serious...?
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>>14164484
Yes. As stated by >>14164435 it's up so it doesn't freeze to the windshield.

But you wouldn't be using it anyway on a frozen windshield. You would have to unfreeze the windshield first and thus the wiper would unfreeze as well.
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>>14164421
Hello idabro
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>>14164523
I'm always surprised to see anyone from Idaho here.

What part of Idaho?
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>>14164534
Boise area
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>>14164548
Of course. I would be amazed to find anyone from Eastern or Northern Idaho on here.
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>>14164566
Its bad enough living in Idaho. But living outside of Boise is pure hell.
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>>14163691
I drive my E46 fine in the shitty weather; the DSC basically prevents me from driving like a dumbass.
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>>14164575
Most towns look like every other building is a methlab.

The only thing I will cherish this state for is the large amount middle of nowhere roads devoid of police.
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>>14164614
>Most towns look like every other building is a methlab
That's because they are.
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>snow in Portland OR
>not many people drive
>instead, people walk
>IN THE STREETS
>even if you are driving towards them they wont move until last second
>look at you like you are in the wrong even though they are walking in the middle of the street
>people do this even during normal weather too
fuck this place
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>>14164655
>Portland
>look at you like you are in the wrong
What do you fucking expect?
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>>14164655
Don't scare me man, I'm just about to head out.
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>>14164660
exactly that, desu. people are retarded here
>>14164661
at least all the fucking priuses cant go anywhere
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>>14164680
I rented a yaris ;_; it was the cheapest model
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>>14164687
i work for a rental company, and judging by how all the 4x4s are getting rented, you wouldnt have been able to get something good anyways. erryone wants awd, cause they dont know how to drive in snow
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>>14164509
>You would have to unfreeze the windshield first and thus the wiper would unfreeze as well.
No. It wouldn't. At least not on my car. You can scrape free the windshield, but when a little ice formed on the wiper it'll stiff as a stick. It'll move, but it won't clear your windshield. And yes, you need it, or else any drop of water/ snow/ whatever that gets there stays there.
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>>14164661
You'll be fine bro lol relax
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>>14164950
>not using de-icer on your windshield.
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>>14164680
kekd
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>>14165045
You'd be surprised how useless that is when shit is really frozen. Not just a snowflake loosely laying on it, but actual ice.
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>>14164509
>But you wouldn't be using it anyway on a frozen windshield.

Where the blade sits is usually one of the last places to unfreeze; the defroster air pattern usually focuses the heat higher up on the windshield in the driver's line of sight, not down where the wiper parks.

You scrape off a patch to see, start driving, and then use the wipers to clear off the rest of the melting ices as the defrost works its magic. If the blades freeze to the windshield, you either have to A) not use them at all until the windshield is completely thawed, at which point you no longer need them, or B) break them loose by hand, and risk ripping the rubber out of the blade.

There are also those of us who run a de-icing windshield washer fluid, and need the blades free for that to work.
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>>14165428
>You scrape off a patch to see, start driving
Why would you do this? It's unsafe. Clear the whole windshield or don't drive.
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>>14164236
>Germany
>motherland
the wall came down decades ago bud.
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>>14164661
Just take it slow and brake very early. Also apply light pressure to the brake pedal don't slam on them or you will probably slide.
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Tons of snow here today. Went for a drive because I haven't driven the car in a while and I need it later this week.

I noticed most people were driving a bit faster than me on the roads where they cleared the snow, but maybe my tires or just not as good as I think they are or I'm a pussy. Went to a somewhat seldom frequented access road for trucks that isn't cleared of snow and did some skids. Too pussy to do it tight country roads with long radiuses.

It's my first winter in this car and so far I'm enjoying it, but I am pretty sure that I would be fucked on my commute if they didn't clear it of snow because it has some very steep inclines.

pic related, my Santa sleigh
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>>14164160
Just take it easy on the throttle and around turns, and always be prepared to countersteer if you start slipping. Most people just think that snow tires give them immunity when they don't.

Basically don't be retarded.
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>>14163691
fucking s10 balljoints, been there except it was the upper so It was still off the ground and i could drive, real fucking carefully.
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>>14164183
WI bro here, and I feel all the pain, I'm a relatively nice person and unstuck 3 people who buried themselves in a snowbank
>the feel when, I can dive under my car and hook a tow strap around the torsion bar faster than other people can hook up their car to whatever tow point
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>small flurries
>all the floridians freaking out and doing 10 under
>all the natives in their usual NASCAR drafting lines weaving between all the snowbirds doing 10 over

i fucking love north carolina
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>>14170997
Ontario dude here, I live for days/nights when the roads get shittered up with snow so I can drive around in the jeep and pull people out. Last winter I pulled out 23 cars and trucks in one night. So far this winter, I've pulled two cars from shallow ditches.
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>>14171018
What a genuinely cool dude, it's people like you that make the world worth living
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>>14171056
Old photo, but thats about half of my recovery junk. I've got 3 more 30' recovery straps, 3 more 20 footers and even more d-rings. I gotta justify having all this shit by using it when Im not wheeling lol. 8500# winch on the front that sees a lot of use too.
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>>14170670
>>Pfarrkirchen
Servus aus Ruhstorf! I was also out driving today (grocery shopping - even though I didn't really need to) - there was actually not enough snow for my taste; I only barely made use of my AWD (image related). Oh well, maybe next time...
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>>14171195
Servus zurück! Not surprised you didn't have any issues with that - dem tires and AWD
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>>14170997
WI does tend to get hit a lot harder then other states, it defiantly pays to have a burly car or truck for the winter
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>>14164655
Fuck Portland drivers fucking slow pieces of shit..
55 ON THE FREEWAY WTF?!! Fuck that man I'm doing 80.
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