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Got a question, I have MR2 which sucks for the winter...I am considering buying a Supra IV. How does a Supra run durning the winter time? I currently live in Chicago so we hit large amounts of snow and rain. Any of you Supra owners who reside in Chicago? Can you tell me how does your Supra run durning the winter time? Thanks for all your help in advance.
 
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I live in Michigan, i dont own a supra(yet) but i know some people here who have supras. Almost all of them dont drive their supra in winter except Traxon. I dont reccomend it, the car has alot of power and i dont think its safe at all in the winter. Im telling you as a forum member, dont take a risk driving it. Buy an suv or an AWD car. Good Luck.:cylon:
 

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I don't live in Chicago, but Portland is non-stop rain during the winter. It's pretty easy to spin the tires without really trying, so you have to really watch it. Once the wheels spin it seems to take the trac control system a good second before it does anything. So, I'd say compared to other lower power cars, you have to be really careful in the rain and snow.
 
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Man i'm screwed. . .it's all i have and winter is coming. . .i can imagine it is terrible in the snow, it's already bad enough in the rain, if you can get another car. . .be it a pos-whatever. . .do it
 
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Get shitty rims of any crappy car and get snow tires on them and try to stay out of boost. I also dont recomend driving in snow.
 
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I live in MD. I drove my Supra through last Winter. Lucky for me we didn't have much snow. Yeah, it 's easy to spin the tires. Even more so without TRAC. NOT a good winter car. Try to get a beater; that's probably the best thing.

"We all need a beater" I second that. Anybody got one?
 
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My '97 MKIV sits in the garage hibernating all winter. However, my winter car is a '88 MKIII turbo. I got an extra set of stock wheels mounted up with Gislaved Nord Frost II (Swedish) winter tires and I couldn't believe how well it did during the first storm. A guy at a local Saab/Volvo dealer recommended these tires since all those cars are rear-wheel drive. They are supposed to give much better traction than Blizzaks and last MUCH longer--time will tell. Granted, my stock MKIII has no where near the power of my BPU mkiv, so this probably helps.

Bottom line, high horsepower and snow don't mix.

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By mid november my 94TT goes in a garager and I drive a 88 mazda 626, bought it only for 900, We go and visit the supra once in three weeks , fire it up thats it.
 
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I live in Chicago and a few people who own a Supra around here almost never drive it in the winter. But they've told me that its not so hard if you're an experienced driver.
Also the City of Chicago dumps alot of salt and other acids to melt the snow, once it gets into your car goodbye to your paint and hello to rust.
 
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Listen to Wezz! BEATER!!! or just buy my "beater" >> 96 SAAB 900S Black 3dr. I'll give ya a good price.


P.S. (I miss my accord)
 

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If you think an MR2 is bad in snow (which it isn't) then deffinatly don't drive a rear wheel drive car like the Supra in the winter. I drove my Mr2 turbo through a wisconsin winter, and it handled just as well as any front wheel drive car I've ever driven in the winter. Get something cheap and AWD.
 
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Yea, SAAB doesnt drive the same. It's nice but not my bag.
 

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I drove my 95na in the snow..........Now it has a Stillen front fascia, and new headlights.....

Get a beater
 
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Supra's traction control works very good with snow tires(MUST) in the snow, if you want to drive supra in the snow, get a auto(better traction), but it must be stock supra, i am not recommended if your supra has modded(too much power) and drive in the snow
 
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oh, not a prob. . .i'll just go out and pick up another supra. . .and i guess i'll go auto this time. . .(i'm just messing with ya)
 

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Last year I couldn't go anywhere in the snow...this year I got smart with my Mk3. I threw on some skinny 205's goodyear Eagle RSA all performance tires on the back, on the old stock rims. On front I threw some some 225 goodyear GT+4's with decent tread, and I weighted down the trunk. So far I've been getting a lot better grip than last year, I haven't gotten stuck yet, but this was only in 2-3 inches of snow. Definitley need to go thin in back. I wish the mk3 had traction control...that might help a bit. Plus my car is auto, some say that with a stick you can feather the clutch or something, so you dont spin your wheels Just in summary : SUPRAs definitely are not designed for winter driving conditions ;) plus the weight is distrtributed in the like 90% to the front of the car, leaving a light back end to have nop grip on the road when it's slippery.

In rain, supras are ok..just go easy and don't matt it.
 
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i'm sitting here shivering just reading all these snow stories........

I've never driven in the snow, but how hard is it to just not go fast......... even if ur car has heaps of mods just be sensible. It at least rains here sometimes, it wouldn't matter what car ur in, if you floor it around a 90 degree bend ur gonna lose it........

buy a rex(WRX) if u want a quick car with traction......... if you spend a couple of grand on coil overs no one will catch you around twisty roads.......... a magazine over here did a test in '98 on a stock rex and pulled over 1.1g......... add coilovers and you've got a car that handles like its on rails........
 
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