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Snow Driving in the Fiero by Str8lineJKing
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Report this Post01-31-2014 06:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Str8lineJKingClick Here to Email Str8lineJKingSend a Private Message to Str8lineJKingEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Post pictures of your Fiero out playing in the snow! Got hit by the Snow storm on the east coast earlier this week. Figured id post this picture that was snapped of me by my grandfather.


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Mera and IMSA are both covered in it.

Wait a sec.. you have a citation to?

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good pic
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LOL, your cars even painted in white camo....
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

Mera and IMSA are both covered in it.

Wait a sec.. you have a citation to?



Yes I do. It was my first car. Pulled the engine to have as a spare for the fiero. But haven't figured out what I'm going to do with the rest of it yet.
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I wouldn't mind finding one someday, it would be fun to do some cool stuff to it!
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Altho...I will never drive this in the salt laced snow around here it has made an appearance or two.
but like the GroundHog every Feb 2nd, he comes out then promptly goes back inside his hole



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Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Two boys with 2 cool cars and chicks. They both know how to drive in this stuff too. Really slow.

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Drove to work until the ice got too scary on the potenzas..

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Whoever thinks Fieros aren't good in the snow just can't drive! This picture of my Formula was taken near Vail Pass in Colorado circa 1998. I loved driving that thing in the snow.

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I don't know anyone to have said they were bad in the snow. I know this was the first winter with my fiero. And it suprised the heck out of me. I loved it. And naturally I did spin around in some parking lots on purpose.
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drove my fist fiero through two winters in Wisconsin, i don't have any pictures. but im never subjecting a nice car to that salt and snow again, my next one i want to keep nice.
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There have been those on here saying they are terrible on snow. Mine were all great, even drove them in blizzards when no one else was on the road. You do need to add some weight on the front wheels to help with steering though. The only time I had any problem was getting my Ferrari kit out of a storage garage with a 2' snowdrift across the doorway. It took me 30 mins of back and forth ramming, but I did get it out. NOT having low profile, wide tires is a big plus in snow.

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I drove one for a few winters about 20 years ago. The traction was pretty good, but the problem is the lack of weight up front. The weight distribution is not great in these cars. Plenty of times I was trying to turn the steering wheel, but the car kept going straight. Adding some bags of salt in the front compartment helped a bit. With that said, many years have gone by and there aren't many Fieros left, so I would never drive one in the salt now- that stuff is just nasty and no amount of rust proofing can prevent it from destroying the car eventually
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These are from last winter ice racing. I just ordered some snow tires so I can take it again next weekend.




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I wish I got more snow in North Alabama Ice driving looks fun

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Is Furrin Group putting on the race? Is it a Turk Lake like last year? I used to live just 400 yards from the Turk Lake bar.

I have General Altimax Artics on my car and they are great. My son had them on his Saab 9.2(Subaru WRX) and had a blast with them in the UP.
Picture of the tires on the car.

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Winter pictures

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I don't have any pics as I haven't had a Fiero in years but all of my Fieros were my only vehicles and I live in northern Indiana. Of course, I drove in the snow.
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Yes the furrin group is doing a race next sunday on turk lake. You should come out. I wanted to get the generals but they don't come in anything taller than 24". I went with the 26" Firestone on stock 14" wheels. I wanted the tallest tire I could get since the car is lowered.

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Originally posted by Str8lineJKing:


Yes I do. It was my first car. Pulled the engine to have as a spare for the fiero. But haven't figured out what I'm going to do with the rest of it yet.


A lot of people I talked to tub them out and do a SBC Rwd conversion on them. This ones mine, its the 2.8



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as for snow driving in a fiero.. I had an 87 Gt years ago (yes the happy panda before its paint job for you old folks on here) it has become my DD because my car fragged out a piston I had only gotten stuck in the snow once and it was because I took it down an unplowed road that just about anything would have gotten stuck on, had a co worker sit and bounce on the back of it and it got right out.
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...and from this past weekend. Fiero's do great in the snow with good tires.

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Originally posted by 8bit88:

I wish I got more snow in North Alabama Ice driving looks fun



It looks like you got your wish......
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Might be fun to drive on some snow but can't tell, can't get them out . we have had about 60" of snow and most is
still on the ground .



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The IMSA and the mera are not amused

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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

The IMSA and the mera are not amused



You need a bigger garage man!
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

The IMSA and the mera are not amused

Fun living in the frozen north huh. I am actually lucky that is my sons car under the snow , mine is stored in a tent
( keeps most snow out ) still can't get at it .

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I remember those kinda snow days...
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I haven't driven mine in the snow yet but I did drive it to work this morning in the dark with a driving rain storm on a 55mph two lane road, that was scary especially when dealing with oncoming headlights and deep puddles that you can't see!
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Mine have been hibernating... Loved snow driving in them though...
First my 86 SE was my DD with 3800sc now a parts car...

Second is my 87 GT the candidate for my 3800sc and Turbo...

Third is my 85 SE 4 Speed that I will be turning into a road racing car...


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Mine have been hibernating... Loved snow driving in them though...

Second is my 87 GT the candidate for my 3800sc and Turbo...



if that one had a little more snow on it, it would look like 86 SE, it hibernates every winter, we have other vehicles better in the snow and more capable of handling our day to day pickups of hay, feed for the horses. The Burb gets used the most, the dodge ram gets used when the wife is gone and I need to get to the store or doctors appointment.

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Not an action shot but she was out and about! It amazes me how well these cars do in snow. Even mine with 245 wide summer tires in the rear!

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Haven't done the snow thing yet but I was out in a major squall with 60 mph gust. The rain was so intense that even at full speed on the new wipers on the new windshield was almost useless. The car actually did very well and I stayed warm and dry, can't whine about the Fiero in a driving rain storm!

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