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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Citizen_Insane, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Citizen_Insane

    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    Today we got our first snow here in iowa, about 6". When I got in my '90 CRX HF to go to school this morning I discovered that the crx's poor performance in snow was not a myth and was infact very real. To my dispair, my mom gave me a ride! My HF has a slippery clutch and no hp (lik 62 or some worthless amount). Besides swaping engines (which im doing in March, putting in a b16), what can I do to keep my car on the road? Help would be VERY appreciated, as I would like to drive some time in the next 6 months :)

    Thanks in advance :worthy:

    -Kai
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    add some weight, get some snow tires (blizzaks are nice) drive at low rpms.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Get some good tires and you will be all set. My old civic sedan with a shit engine 92 at the flywheel minus a lot of hp due to it being shot made it around no problem with a good set of snow tires up front. I spent about 100 bucks on them. I could easily spin them if I wanted, so your hp is not a real factor. Learn to shift earlier than normal, get snow tires, and practice in a parking lot and have a lot of fun with the ebrake.
     
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    throw a bag of sand on your passengers floor and push it as far towards your engine as you can. helps alot.
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    watch some rally car footage (WRC). i used to have a 1980 accord hatchback and it was alot like a crx hf in that it was fwd, light and had like 80hp. the dimensions were about the same too. it was alot of fun to drive in the snow with that car! it outpeformed my other friends' cars who had escorts and mazda rwd cars. just dont go too crazy after watching the rally cars. and do not try anything on ice!
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    just get some decent tires and you will be fine
     
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    http://www.jasonlorette2.50megs.com/custom3.html

    ...check my "Winterize Your Car" page...and also extra emphasis on snow tires, if you can afford four on a set of spare rims that you can swap off in the summer...which makes it so you can get two or three winters out of a set...your on your way...

    These are what I have on mine...

    http://www.coopertire.com/us/en/ProductDet...assenger&id=218

    CDN $377 taxes in, installed, new stems, balanced and on the road.


    Jason

    PS> Things like Blizzaks and Alpins are 1) expensive and 2) they are a soft tire which if you're riding on bare pavement has a tendancy to wear the tires more and 3) they are a directional tire, thus they can only be swapped on the same side of the car...right for right and left for left...
    Good luck! :)
     
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