what do you do with your Alltrac/GT-Four in the winter?

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what do you do with your Alltrac/GT-Four in the winter?

Its my Daily Driver in winter
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I store it for winter
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I live in a climate with little or no winter
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11%
 
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Postby db » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:34 pm

I vote for the Hilux/4Runner, only if it has 4 wheel drive. Otherwise, in snow and ice, they tend to be too light and prone to spinning and sliding. My personal experience.
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Postby sims » Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:16 pm

db wrote:I vote for the Hilux/4Runner, only if it has 4 wheel drive. Otherwise, in snow and ice, they tend to be too light and prone to spinning and sliding. My personal experience.


I wouldn't be downgrading :) both are boosted and have 4 wheel drive(yes, I know. AWD is different... its close enought :P)
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Postby sims » Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:23 pm

Hey Simba, How much snow do you guys get in NY? one of the mods I was hoping to do this summer is to put on a set of coilovers, possibly a set of tien SS's but that also concerns me since even at max height it will probably become a snow plow.

letting my 2K cnd coilovers and custom exhaust I hope to build rust doesn't sit well with me either :/
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Postby celica_gtx » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:26 pm

i live in az....

winter here is fuckin awsome.

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Postby at3619 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:42 pm

Drive it.. straight into curbs that is...
Ill be the first to admit im an awd noob. my first winter with the alltrac running
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Postby sims » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:53 pm

!!!! that sucks man :doh:

I would NEVER consider driving around in winter on my summer wheels or tires, thats crazyness.

OEM's and winter rubber as soon as the snow falls.
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Postby db » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:54 pm

at3619 wrote:this is why you invest in quality wheels... 5mph impact


Actually, that's why you don't hit curbs. :D

Most rims probably won't survive a decent impact with a curb, depending where you impact. They might not be that bad, but they'll still get banged up pretty good.
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Postby SuperWhite92 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:59 pm

at3619 wrote:Drive it.. straight into curbs that is...
Ill be the first to admit im an awd noob. my first winter with the alltrac running
:shoots: rage brand wheels
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Josh, you should use the "Thumbnail for forum" box instead of the "Hotlink for forum" that way, when you click on it, it will blow the picture up instead of going to imageshack.
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Postby at3619 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:26 pm

sims wrote:!!!! that sucks man :doh:

I would NEVER consider driving around in winter on my summer wheels or tires, thats crazyness.

OEM's and winter rubber as soon as the snow falls.

those rage wheels could quite possibly be the cheapest brand avaliable made out of something other than stamped steel, lol
dunlop snows for the new set. as far as the new evo5's, theyr just wheels, and not very expensive wheels although incredibly attractive :D And ill be a little more careful in the future. Eventually i will get really nice wheels and the evo5's will be the winter set. just need big dia wheels for the day the big brakes go on :wink:
SuperWhite92 wrote:Josh, you should use the "Thumbnail for forum" box instead of the "Hotlink for forum" that way, when you click on it, it will blow the picture up instead of going to imageshack.

ouy, done and done
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Postby trialsmaster2 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:39 pm

My GT Four stays parked in my driveway under a car cover for the winter months (until I can build a garage, that is). My F350 and my fiance's Echo become my daily drivers.
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Postby Denver_whiteST185 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:27 am

i saw that on AWDpirates. that sucks josh. i always wondered how those wheels at discount tire could be so cheap.
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Postby OlyST185 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:01 am

i store it... tons of salk over here in quebec, make the car rust damn quickly. :cry:
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Postby 3sgtebaby » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:16 pm

I let my car stay in. I love it to much to bring her out, especially with all the money I put into to it.
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Postby alltracst185 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:53 pm

i store mine in the winter only because i drove it the first winter and it had a little bubbling in the paint on the lower rear quarter and after the winter it was through :doh: plus i buy some more modds with the money i save on insurance :D
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Postby sims » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:20 pm

I went and looked at the toyota Hilux the other day and it was in great shape, so I'll probably be picking it up and storeing the GT-Four

i'll get some picks up when I get it.
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