ok so i left home last night around 10 pm ... heading for erie... there was not one flake of snow on the ground when me and my girlfriend left ... i have no idea if anyone is familiar with Pennsylvania roads ... but from DuBois we headed to Johnsonburg ... not even half way there we hit a wall of snow and roads disappeared so it was a slow ride ... keep in mind we never saw a snow plow the whole way ... kept on going into 3 more white outs ... but the Trep held its ground as best as it could
so the two hour ride that it was supposed to take to get there took 6 hours
then we got lost in Erie because we could not see any of the signs due to snow plastered on them... cops tend not to help people up there either so we hit I-90 25-30 mph as everyone is flyin by me doin 60-65 like its nothing lol and then the interstate turned into a white nothingness to where the speed limit turned into 20 because of the only plows doing both lanes and when we jumped onto I-80 it was clear the whole way home
so a trip that was supped to take at leaSt 4 hours turned into a 11 hour trip
i give my intrepid a 5 star review for snow performance WITHOUT STUDDED TIRES!!! ...i was told by a person in Erie that i was stupid because i dont have studded tires... where im from, we dont believe in studded tires because our roads are clean ... for the most part...
i have used Blizzaks in winter for close to 10 years (diff cars/diff sets of tires) and I would not have it any other way. The 300M with Blizzaks on out drives any 4WD or AWD car out there with all seasons on...IMO
I laugh every time some "short guy" in a huge 4WD gets pissed off as I blow past him on the road. They are so stupid thinking those big ass off road tires are supposed to do well in snow....lulz!
thought studded tires were illegal everywhere. I've lived in two different snow heavy regions, don't need no damn studded tires. Erie folk must be wusses.
You must be right. The only time you need metal on the wheels is when chaining up a truck to go up a mountain. That's about it. I live in Minnesota and I dare say we get the worst weather out here, even compared to Erie (do I dare say). I run all-seasons and get along just fine in my M. The only thing stopping me is the ground clearance... Yes, I have gotten stuck in 5 inches of snow once.
1995 Intrepid ES beats 2003 Chevrolame Suburban in black ice up 70 degree angle driveway!
Just think of the shape between the two cars.. that Suburban has a big chunk of weight hanging out just pulling it straight down.
Regarding studded tires, I have never used them, but the rare times when my car has unexpectedly slipped 90 degrees and slid make me wonder if there might be something to them. Or maybe the worn inner tie rod bushings could have somewhat caused that.