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For some reason, I thought you had the E39M at some point. My memory is failing in my advanced age.
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

Seriously though, a bit more fun than I thought.

I changed my mind on the drive home today. This thing sucks.

..Ima search under the couch cushions and the backs'a'meh drawers for change for a Grand National.
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Do you mean to say they want a bite of dis crispy egg roll?

No, they want to rangoon your crab.
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They want to serve you some Cream of Sum Yung Gai
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I wonder how absolutely stupid it would be to DD a miata through the winter here in MA.

I guess I'd need a second set of wheels with winter tires and a hard top...but other than that..?

 

It's an entertaining thought.

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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

I changed my mind on the drive home today. This thing sucks.

..Ima search under the couch cushions and the backs'a'meh drawers for change for a Grand National.
Yass, do this. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I wonder how absolutely stupid it would be to DD a miata through the winter here in MA.


I guess I'd need a second set of wheels with winter tires and a hard top...but other than that..?

It's an entertaining thought.
Not silly at all. See plenty getting around. A balanced chassis, and snow tires with a hard top will see you through. Also your brake/accelerator control opposite ends of the car. Giving you better control on ice.

-i drove a R33 Skyline through one north Japan winter, then a Toyota Altezza the next year. Both FR. Tires and brakes are essential.
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No, they want to rangoon your crab.

Oh yeah I'm bursting at the seams with cream cheese and it's oozing out when I think about it.
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They want to serve you some Cream of Sum Yung Gai

Oh bebe I want me some of dat young coconut.
post #24983 of 26999
So sexufooduendo!

*why is everyone encouraging RTC to drunk drive? In winter too?? Xmas is when all the patrols are out!
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I wonder how absolutely stupid it would be to DD a miata through the winter here in MA.

I guess I'd need a second set of wheels with winter tires and a hard top...but other than that..?

 

It's an entertaining thought.

 

As long as it won't break the bank buying things just to DD the car then you will be fine.  So much for the original budget haha

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I wonder how absolutely stupid it would be to DD a miata through the winter here in MA.

I guess I'd need a second set of wheels with winter tires and a hard top...but other than that..?

 

It's an entertaining thought.

With snow tires it could be a lot of fun. I used to daily drive a 944 (which is RWD), and never really had any problems in the winter in MA/RI.   The biggest issue was merely how deep the snow was relative to my front spoiler (which would start scooping it up into the lower ducts if the plows weren't keeping up with the snow).  

 

A friend of mine who lives in New England, DDs a 911, and puts dedicated snow tires on it for winter, says some of the most fun driving he does all year is in snow.  

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

 

As long as it won't break the bank buying things just to DD the car then you will be fine.  So much for the original budget haha

 

Nah, I'd sell the subaru to do it. But that sounds hilarious if you think about it.... I.e. selling a car that's pretty much perfect for this sheettt for a RWD with no ABS...

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

With snow tires it could be a lot of fun. I used to daily drive a 944 (which is RWD), and never really had any problems in the winter in MA/RI.   The biggest issue was merely how deep the snow was relative to my front spoiler (which would start scooping it up into the lower ducts if the plows weren't keeping up with the snow).  

 

A friend of mine who lives in New England, DDs a 911, and puts dedicated snow tires on it for winter, says some of the most fun driving he does all year is in snow.  

 

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post #24987 of 26999
@rtc - I'd also get a set of wheels for the winter tires. It'll be much easier to swap and you can always re-sell them. I'd say the same if you start tracking and get different tires. It removes a lot of the headache.
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Once you get a floor jack and a couple stands, swapping wheels and tires is a quick job.  And since we are still spending you money in this thread, if you ever decide to wrench on your car a ratchet wrench like this will help wonders.  The head pivots so the handle does not have to be 90* which helps on those knuckle busted bolt locations.  Also you should probably get a torque wrench as well.

 

post #24989 of 26999
Paid $40 for my torque wrench. (Store brand)
Perfect for wheel changes. The cross bars can tweak your back. All the leverage helps. Being able to torque all 4 wheels to the same spec is a bonus.

-still should have bought a car with a good engine from the start. But. . . Welcome to being a car guy.

Best be stocking up on the tools and saving links to info threads. . cheers.gif

(The most talented mechanic i met in my life, had his iphone home FULL of icons linking to oil specs for all cars, torque specs, parts suppliers, all the info for whatever car is in front of him at his fingertips, and the patience/deft hands to exact this just learned info. Dude was a genius. One of 3 people i would trust and not doubt with my car. -The only things you need are info, and tools. )
Edited by Thrift Vader - 9/16/16 at 5:21am
post #24990 of 26999
I got the torque wrench and a set of sottos on steel rims still stored for the e46m3 lol. Only downside is if your indie offers to swap for free. Hoist and gun is certainly 100x faster!
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