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powerj2 BRZ Snow Mobile Mode w/Vid - Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forumlove car

people need to stop complaining about how the car handles in snow with all seasons...

I found the car to be OK without weight but didn't consider it good or very good. I have driven a number of platforms though including EVO's and WRX's with snow tires as well as FWD cars such as Honda Civics where the front bumper is filled with lead

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I would consider no weight OK, 100lbs was good and 150lbs is very good for a light RWD platform.

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Foobar BRZ Snow Mobile Mode w/Vid - Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forumlove car

Have you tried it without the weight in the trunk? Does 150lb make a noticeable difference?

Yes, a world of difference per my comments above. In the wet I literally cannot break the tires loose on a roll in a straight line and it takes a significant amount of throttle to induce oversteer cornering in the wet. As grip decreases on a surface, more weight on a small contact surface in general creates better traction which is why ice skates work so well.

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RAWR BRZ BRZ Snow Mobile Mode w/Vid - Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forumlove car

Is that vibrating sound the traction control braking? I know for autocross if you have traction on or on sport it makes that sound.

Yes, but I was over exaggerating throttle input so that you could see how quickly the car will accelerate and how little the nanny has to interact.


Last edited by TRev; 12-20-2012 at 05:59 PM.