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.
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
I wish I got more snow in North Alabama Ice driving looks fun
------------------ My Fieros (FM4) '88 GT 600HP G8 engine, lowered, racing modifications '88 GT Minor street modifications, Police paint scheme '88 GT "Banana Boat" minor street modifications '88 GT Silver, stock '88 GT Red, Body Kit, Racing modifications, orig. engine
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.
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.
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!
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...
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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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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