Vehicles of Guru3D thread #2

Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by Glidefan, Jun 5, 2011.

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  1. Tom F

    Tom F Ancient Guru

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    Very nice cars. I've always loved the Legacy estate - the hot ones must be about the best possible compromise of performance and practicality (apart from a Saab 900 T16S, obviously ;))
     
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    scheherazade Ancient Guru

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    I've got a set of WS70's for winter, and with my FWD accord I could drive unaffected (normal pace without coming near breaking traction) in areas where 4wd pickups were having trouble going up the same mild incline (sliding back, 4-wheel spinning, etc).

    They're not studded, but helluva difference from all-seasons.

    -scheherazade
     
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  3. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    Hm, I can't imagine how un-studded tires can perform on ice. Is it the tire's compound or?
     
  4. GiNaJuIcE

    GiNaJuIcE Master Guru

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  5. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    Very soft compounds combined with lots and lots of siping in the thread.

    You're never going to find mirror ice on a road. I've driven it on the lake and the studless works. Not great, but you can do a slalom on them if you're not a moron.

    They're fun until the pistons and transmission fail. But that is what the aftermarket is for :).
     
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  6. Mannerheim

    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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    U woud be amazed how well they work on ice. I was when i got mine in this winter. spikes are useless.
     
  7. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    That's neat, didn't know that. I know that in the snow there's no difference and that on normal pavement you're better with non-studded, but always assumed studded was better on ice. :)

    I wouldn't say useless.
     
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    John Ancient Guru

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    Scored the same as Hakka 7 here in all the tests I read this year, and that's the way it's been the last few years. Don't think you can go wrong with either. Expensive stuff though... I drive with cheap ****ty Italian studded tyres myself, haha. :D
     
  9. Mannerheim

    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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    contiwintercontact 5 is same as newer extremewintercontact and its made for north europe. Not for southern europe ****.
    http://www.conti-online.com/generat.../winter/extreme_winter/extreme_winter_en.html
     
  10. Tat3

    Tat3 Ancient Guru

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    Just saying as Nokian Tyres is still something I can call Finnish :)
     

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    viren Ancient Guru

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    Thats my ride, Suzuki SX4. 1586cc, 104.68 ps@5600rpm. Touches a top 180kmph.

    [Will post a real photo later as my car has gone for servicing]
     
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  12. Mannerheim

    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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    looks lide lada
     
  13. The Laughing Ma

    The Laughing Ma Ancient Guru

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    4 days time I collect one of these

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    Same colour, 2.0l TDI GT 170Bhp on a 60plate will get some actual pics up when I collect and can be bothered taking some.
     
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    Tom F Ancient Guru

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    You bought the wrong one ;)

    Should be nice, but a diesel Scirocco doesn't seem quite right somehow.
     
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    My old beater. Old pic but not much has changed other than it being in black primer now. Mostly stock other than a welded diff and exhaust.
     

  16. The Laughing Ma

    The Laughing Ma Ancient Guru

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    Got no problem with a diesel powered car been running around in one of these for the last 3 years

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    Would have gone for the latest version of that

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    Only issue is I've heard of too many problems with the 1.4TSI engine and I prefer the full manual and the new VRS only comes with a DSG gearbox, besides I like the any gear pull that the Diesel has, plus the fact that you can drive it like a loon and still get 50mpg.
     
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    ElementalDragon Ancient Guru

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    Dude.... seriously wish they'd bring the Scirocco here to the US. A seriously sharp lookin car.
     
  18. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    Good studded tires are still better on ice, but the vast majority of winter driving is not on ice.
     
  19. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    Yep, but I was originally only talking about ice. :)
     
  20. The Michael

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    Absolutely!
    I thought i was the only one preferring the original Scirocco.
     
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