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Old 01-26-2016, 12:52 PM   #1
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1.5" Lower front & back: Snow issues?

Hi all,

I have my 07 sedan lowered with Megan Racing springs approximately 1.5"
both front and back. I also have rear TRD sway bar and a strut bar in front.
Tires are 195/60 all season with decent grip on light snow conditions.

I haven't drove the car with this setup on snow yet. On stock it was fine.

I am planning on a trip to VT this weekend. It will have some snow (~2")
and it got me thinking, maybe there are problems with snow accumulation
in the front.

Any experiences?

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Old 01-26-2016, 01:59 PM   #2
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There are many discussions on being lowered in the snow.

MUSKOKA800 is running a sedan with similar setup albeit with proper dedicated winter tires. He has no issues with snow other than one time when he tried to blast through a pile left by a snowplow.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:34 AM   #3
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Yes, with proper snow tires you're good to about 4" of fresh snow before the under-carriage starts dragging. That isn't a problem in fluffy snow but heavy stuff is a challenge. The biggest issue, which would effect any car is plow berms and idiot neighbours who clear their driveways out onto the road before the plows pass. I made it 50 kl home from work only to get beached on my street in sight of home. Ugh!
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:14 PM   #4
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2 inch drop on tein springs and i live in Collingwood so lots of issues so far if deep just give
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