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Old 01-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Not an amazing snow picture, just one that was taken on the day we brought our third Lotus home last February.
This is absolutely GORGEOUS! more pictures please
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:43 PM   #202 (permalink)
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is it really that enjoyable for you to drive in this?

yes. (see sig) Those conditions can be just as fun as the last picture you posted. Every now and then you just need to go sideways.


you guys are worse than Ferrari owners. It's a car. There are some amazing weekends mixed into the winter. Driving on a road that has lightly seen salt a few times will not kill a car.

Hell, i know a local Audi R8 owner who's had his car out a few times this month.

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:57 PM   #203 (permalink)
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Not all are so anal about their car, I take my Evora out at least once a week! Will even take it to the Alps for a ski trip (more because it is boys weekend and my wife don't want to drive the Evora but prefers the DD). And driving in the snow is great fun with the Evora.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:35 PM   #204 (permalink)
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What's this, what's this?

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #205 (permalink)
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It's fine until you stop to take a photo. Then, you've got to be real gentle getting it going again. The back of the door sills were full of slush.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #206 (permalink)
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Wow... I see that the areas around you guys don't use salt! Where Driftwood and I are from the roads are PURE white (I'm not even kidding), not from snow but from salt!!

If it gets cold they pour salt on the roads, if it snows they pour more salt down, if they haven't had to pour salt in two days, they pour more down for good measure!

I wish I was kidding!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:18 PM   #207 (permalink)
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Pictures from a few years back - a two day track event in early April in Michigan where it snowed a couple of inches over Saturday night. The track dried off, but it was cooooooold all weekend!
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:39 PM   #208 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:20 AM   #209 (permalink)
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eek! that pass must have been scary.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #210 (permalink)
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I took the esprit for a short drive and some pictures in the snow last week.
Scary to drive it , but then again, It was fun.







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Old 01-31-2013, 12:14 PM   #211 (permalink)
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So, who has had to drive on the AD07 tires in the snow?
AD07 fronts, Goodyear DS GS3 rears, all in a single terrifying experience. Never again. I'd rather pay a cab than risk my deductible.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:33 PM   #212 (permalink)
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AD07 fronts, Goodyear DS GS3 rears, all in a single terrifying experience. Never again. I'd rather pay a cab than risk my deductible.
I hated my AD07s in the RAIN. Was glad to get rid of them as soon as possible.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:00 PM   #213 (permalink)
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I'm fine with AD07 in the summer in the rain.

In winter I have Yokohama Ice Guard and they are fine for rain or snow.

I've never tried AD07 in snow but I've heard they are bad since they are summer tires.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:31 AM   #214 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry, baby....I swear this was unintentional. It was nice and dry when we got to the gig at 7, but when I came out at 2 am, you looked like this. Ugh.

Then we were forced to pass a salt spreader on 17 s. Ugh again. I was wincing as I heard the little "tickety-tick" sound of those evil crystals hitting you. So incredibly rude.

I tried to make it up to you this morning, by getting up early so we could be the first ones in our favorite self-wash bay in Hackensack. You understood my heartfelt remorse as we home at 10 mph.

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #216 (permalink)
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I did an informal "test" of Salt-Away last week, after having to drive the Elise in snow and getting passed by a salt/saline spray truck.

This time I could see the salt, hence the "test".

Wow, that stuff dissolves salt instantly.

First, I use hose nozzle in wheel wells & on wheels.

Then, a garden sprinkler back and forth under car: both sides, frt and back.

The feeding reservoir is in-line between 2 hoses and not much qty is needed. If fact, i don't fill the reservoir unless I'm doing both cars.

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We had 2+ " of fluffy snow. As posted earlier, and elsewhere, the backpack leaf blower works way better than the snowblower in these situations.

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #218 (permalink)
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>I did an informal "test" of Salt-Away
>Wow, that stuff dissolves salt instantly.

Salt disolves in water. What am I missing here?

>We had 2+ " of fluffy snow. As posted earlier, and elsewhere, the backpack leaf blower works way better than the snowblower in these situations.

Same thing here.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:24 AM   #219 (permalink)
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Every time I drive in snow storm, I think of that BMW that was driven over red paint. Same effect on blue car with white salt, the artwork that gets created is incredible. In the winter, the Exige gets Dunlop snow tires that feel like track tires in the winter on SSRs (Super Soft Rims, bad choice, but so far no dents). The handling is incredible and beats any SUV on the road. 6 winters of driving in the snow. The stock rotors are the only parts that did no like the salt.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:31 AM   #220 (permalink)
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I should clarify the above statement, that I have replaced pretty much all original bolts with stainless steel from the Eliseparts.com kit and local truevalue when in a bind. There are parts on the car that rust like the fan frame and the oil coolers brackets. The wheel hubs have developed a coating that does not look like rust anymore.
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