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There is someone did drive in the snow with the limited slip diferential ?
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I've driven in the snow with my sentra and let me tell you it's not one of the funnest things to do....no traction what so ever.....

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are you serious ?
no traction ? was it the tires ? or just the car ?

I live out in quebec and ****, I sure hope thats not the case.
 

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I live in Michigan and we get our fair share of snow. I felt really good driving my car in the snow this past few months. Of course I was driving a slammed civic with shot shocks through like 3 ft snow before that lol. Maybe thats why. I thought that my Sentra did pretty well.

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Actually my Sentra handles pretty well over all the other cars I have driven in the snow. I've never have gotten stuck with it yet.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sentra Styling:
I've driven in the snow with my sentra and let me tell you it's not one of the funnest things to do....no traction what so ever.....

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I definitely would have to agree here with Gene. We don't get snow much here in Virginia, but I didn't feel very great about driving my car in it. I think it was more the ice underneath the snow, but with stock tires, it was difficult at times. I also have a 5 spd, so I don't know how to act on snow without spinning the tires from a standstill. :(


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the LSD isn't designed to aid in snow driving. it is when you 'peel out' and the lsd kicks in do both wheels hook up, unlike the non-lsd, where the right or left will kick in first.

plus, you need snow tires!

in los angeles, CA, i am only concerned about water puddles :)
 

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Ok this seems more reasonable.
Alright, I still havent hear back from Sentra Styling but my guess its not that bad.

Any FWD should feel fine on snow IMO.

The stock tires BTW have like a 4.x SNOW rating, so dont be suprised. check out this link at tirerack.com and see how crapy those tires are.

About snow driving, well if you dont have much experience and good way to start is, go very gently on first, and then try to go on a higher gear as soon as possible. Torque just makes your wheels spin and you just want them to lock on to something. If you bring it up to 3 rd or 4th when in fact you should be in 2nd, your more likely to have it connect and it'll give you more confidence on the snow.

Ok, this is half asses instructions invented by me :) Maybe not the best way to drive in snow, but it worked for me and I live out in frigging snow ville. Montreal gets a HARD 5 months of snowing, it barely has just stopped. Just in time for my Sentra Baby :)).

p.s. OH and WE are the ones who got the famous ICE storm :)


[This message has been edited by Mr_SpIcEz (edited April 09, 2001).]
 

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Honestly I don't know if its the tires or not but whenever I get to a light that's on the slightest hill my car starts to slide and what not,,,,,especially going into the parking lot at my work,,,,my car spins all the way up it.....i'm thinking it's the tires,,,cause in the winter months I put my stock rims back on and those ****ty Fireston's so I think I might buy a snow tire for the Stockers......

Honestly I had a T-bird with a 5.0L in it that got better traction at times....

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Are all Sentras 5 spd's Limited slip?
I also like Front Wheel Drives except going down hills they can come around. Rear wheel drives great goin down but can't go up. Can't have it both ways I guess.

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Ya, it really is the tires. The car is okay. I think in Ohio, this winter was worse than the last 5 combined because we actually got snow, but also more ice/freezing rain/sleet than I've ever seen.

I would like to get some Blizacks and 15" steel rims for winter, so I can 1) save the treadlife of the OEM's and 2) preserve the factory 16" alloys.


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I don't have any experience yet driving in the snow with my 2001 se, however my old 94 s-er also had a limited slip differential, and it performed admirably. I have to commute 40 mi. each way to work every morning many times in the past I was the only car still on the road. On my old car during the bad winters, I used both blizzacks and toyo observes always managed to keep it between the yellow lines and the ditches. I believe the 2,001 se will be about the same, even with the stock firestone tires I experience little or no hydroplaneing.Constant rain and slick conditions are a way of life here in Oregon.Adios Amigos


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