Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 21:33:32 GMT
From: "Dexter J" <lamealameadingdongnospamlamelame.org>
Subject: Re: 2004 9-3 aero bad in snow


Salutations: On 9 Mar 2005 10:21:46 -0800, Motorhead Lawyer <warp2_shadownospamo.com> wrote: > > Dexter J wrote: >> >> If you have been caught out unprepared in a snap - get your trusty > tire >> gauge out and carefully adjust the air pressure in your front tires > to the >> very lower end of the acceptable pressure range. This will achieve > two >> important things: >> >> You will heat up your tires slightly more on what dry patches you are > >> crossing - which is very important when you hit the slippery bits. > > Ummm, that will heat up the *sidewalls* of your tires, but have little > effect on the treads. In addition, it is very destructive of the > internal structures of the tires. I'd never try it. I find my winter > tires shed snow quite nicely, thank you. > -- > C.R. Krieger > (Been there; done that) Me too and I think I qualified myself clearly - "lower end of acceptable range". I also carefully noted later that you should reinflate to regular pressure or change to winters ASAP. It was/is emergency traction advise. As to sidewall heating - yes - however that effect will keep the snow from blocking up on the outer trend release edge in the pinch. Though also snipped in your reply - the actually important bit noted later is to keep the tire flexing so that snow and ice is cleared from the treads while rolling. However, given your concerns - anyone reading this should appriciate that the entire advise noted here: http://groups.google.ca/groups?q=a+relatively+small+outcropping+of+north+Atlantic++++rock+on+the+Laurentian+Abyss&hl=en&lr=&group=alt.autos.saab&scoring=d&selm=opsm8yecwungtaow%40news.eastlink.ca&rnum=1 .. is based on getting caught in a bind without the correct rubber or in conditions where the correct rubber still isn't enough.. Please excuse me if anyone has taken that to mean that they should run low tire pressures through the winters - which as brother Krieger correctly points out - is hard on your rubber and not my advise at all. Cheers.. -- Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/084.RAM all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in no sign up required - all the Time Dexter J's fab SAAB 900 for sale: http://www.dexterdyne.org/310.HTM

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