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Old 01-05-2013, 02:20 AM   #99
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Originally Posted by Citoriplus View Post
You guys want to have fun in the snow.
Try driving a 5 speed Titanium with the Titanium handling package tires.
The Pilot 3 summer performance tires are unreal on dry or even wet roads.
But let it see a snowflake or worse several inches of them and its an adventure just trying to get moving on an snow/ice covered road.
A slight slope is a virtual impossibility and gives the TC system fits.
I was worried the 18" Michelin "summer-only" Titanium tires would be that bad in the snow so I very proactively put winter tires put on my Titanium back in early November. The expense of winter tires and wheels is quite a bit to swallow but when you need to arrive safely at a destination in the middle of a snow storm and have fun while doing it they're well worth it. Anything that can make winter more fun, safer and less aggravating is probably worth it.
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