In the Thumb, just North of Yale
That about sums up how to drive the car. Keep traction, and be aware that there is no "magic button" that will help when there is no traction! I'll agree, Stabilitrak on this car is well-sorted. Even forcing it to go nuts by doing handbrake/e-brake assisted donuts, it still straightens out the car very quickly.This is my first car with traction control. It isn't the majic button I was hopeing for. I geuss with no traction to control it can't do anything.
The stabilitrack is awesome though.
The Firestone tires might be the problem also.
I'll keep my Suzuki SX4 AWD for the bad weather.
Most important. If you live in a place that gets heavy snow and ice and temps below 10 degrees, buy snow tires. Don't buy into the crap they put out about how superior FWD cars are in the snow and thing you can go anywhere you want just by having a FWD car. Where the powered gets planted has minimal effect when compared to what is used to plant it.
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I imagine it might depend on the type of snow. A tire will dig through the snow to get to the pavement more easily if the tire pressure is higher, but if you're driving on packed snow, a lower tire pressure might have more overall contact.I find slightly higher PSI helps in the snow. Others have found the opposite. You'll have to test for yourself.
The narrower, taller tire will more easily punch down to something to grip, such as pavement. Floating on snow/slush is bad since snow has low friction. Pavement has much higher friction than snow.Any particular reason you choose to do 15" tires instead of the 16" or 17" tires that come on vehicles? I'm looking at my go to tire the Winter iPike for this car. Found some after market rims for $99 dollars/ea.
The fronts are larger than the rears, last time I checked, so that would be your biggest concern, and members have already done this so there isn't really a question if it's possible or not. I personally use 16" as I feel that there would be too much ride quality compromise with 15" tires, but I would use 15" if I was in a region that required me to use deep snow tires.How does 15" even fit over the calipers? I don't think it will fit over the rears .
lol 15" is just too small for this car.. It's not a Prius. (I'm too vain for functionality, smh)