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    What's up guys finally got my dream daily after trading in my fiST I've got my 2016 FoRS and I've had it for 10k miles now I've been doing videos with it for my youtube channel CAR-N-TENT... and 2 days ago I finally seen some snow, but to my dismay and utter disappointment we got over 20" of the heavenly powder of joy, now i bought this car for this reason, as i let the car warm up i filled with excitement and wonderment of how my "rally bred" sti eater would do, aaand, while still being on the cup 2s that are ready to be killed in a video soon with drift mode... I knew I may have traction problems but the biggest problem came in about 5 feet from my cars resting spot... the f$%&'n ride height and that snow blade front splitter.... it literally took me 1.5hrs to shovel and deflate my summer only tires just to make it back to my spot of frustration, why are these cars so low and for some reason mine sits at a rake with the front probably 12mm lower??? Anyway very disappointed and I am ordering some all season tires and will have them on before the next snow, but I just wanted to say what's up and I am also looking for an access port if anyone has one for sale let me know
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    All season tires won't do anything with the amount of snow you have. Get proper winter tires and have fun with the car!

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    Michelin PA4s would have had you out and Hooning without even clearing the snow in front of the car. Cup2s are worse than useless in the snow as well as you are risking permanent damage (cracking) to them below freezing.
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    Welcome!

    It seems you have dry snow.

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    yeah. even trying cup2
    s in snow seems really a poor ideal. that must have been like driving on marbles.

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    Do not drive with those tires in winter!!! Extremely dangerous!!! If your car and your life aren't enough to convince you, as another poster mentioned you will ruin the tires.

    You have a nice car, get another set of wheels with dedicated snow tires please.

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    Hmmmn...you need a truck
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    You need winter tires. I don't even like driving on the Cup 2's in heavy rain have you seen the tread pattern and depth? They only perform well on dry roads. Get winter tires and you will have fun in the snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crepr12 View Post
    Hmmmn...you need a truck
    Welcome and Congrats!!! Yeah, you need a truck for that amount of snow. A friend's truck, a significant other's truck, a beater truck, something...
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    Winter tires.

    Not just because of the obvious grip advantages, but the cold temperature is not​ good for the Cup2's
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