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So i have 215/45/17 falken ziex 512's(all season). What can i do to increase traction on snow besides lowering the psi? Im going upstate and im afraid of sliding down the mountain when i brake, mainly because my abs went out.

If nothing else can be done besides driving real slow(trying to get there as quick as possible) i have to beg my brother to give me the 94 Passat with no heating but it has blizzaks. And ill be driving 2 people so the passat is kind of a no no. lol

Please help,
Matt
 

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actually raising the tire pressure would work better.. the thinner the tire the better it works in the snow... cuts through the snow better... thats why in the winter i go down to 15's or 16's for a 195 or 205 tire...
 

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Unless you can find someone who will lend you REAL snow tires, I think the blizzaks are your best best but if you're driving 2 other people why is it a no no?
Lowering your psi is something you can do to get better traction but if you raise your
psi like Bacon said, you'd have horrible traction. Having normal/high psi on 215/17's is not the same as having 195/15/16's so that method can't be applied.

How much snow is there anyway? Unless it's bad, you shouldn't have a problem, just drive safe.
 

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just engine brake, and downshift... stay in a low gear so u dont have to brake as much... and drive slow... and actually i would lower the tire pressure, so u have more rubber on the road then filling it up higher...
 

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Ohhh shit, Matt with two girls in one car! Don't tell me it's just you and those 2 chicks.....

I'd recommend the sentra then :up:
 

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Been trying to get rid of my snow tires for a while. $250 - Michelen Arctic Apline Sports on 15" Steelies. They've got a decent amount of miles on them, but still have at least 1 or 2 seasons left. They're a lifesaver in the snow, and $250 is less than the deductable you'll have to pay after sliding off any icy road. :wink:

PM me if interested.
 

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That's one thing I miss the most about my car - the suspension parts. Koni yellows with LTB, FSTB and RSB :banghead:
 

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There's not much difference over the stock FSTB and like the cheap Meagan ones. If anything, they're like a few mm's bigger which isn't worth it. LTB is where you feel it the most
 
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