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In the snow!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Isletime, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Isletime

    Isletime Member

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    Wasn't sure where this best belongs, but I just had a long drive home in the snow today. The car handled perfectly with my Michelin X-ice tires, but I think I've finally figured out the one thing an ICE is good for...melting the snow off the hood. My car was free from snow when I left, and this is what it looked like when I got home.

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  2. TurboFroggy

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    I have a set of Michelin X-ICE tires as well. The first 3" of snow we had here they worked fantastically. They are more noisy than my Primacy MXM4s and they don't have as much wet/dry traction but they are so great in the snow/ice.
     
  3. MikeL

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    While I'm watching your weather on TV :eek: One thing I find I'm missing now that I have 2 EVs in the garage, parking a highway-hot 5.8l V-8 in the garage w the door closed keeps the whole place warm for hours. Only had to waste 85% of the gas it burns to achieve that "benefit". ML
     
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    It's good to see the headlights give off enough heat to melt the snow. I think the fog lights are LED's so they would probably end up covered in snow.
     
  5. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    My car looks like that a lot.
     
  6. capt601

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    What is that white stuff on the car?? Is it a new xPel wrap? :)
     
  7. bint2k

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    If the snow sits on the hood does it not blow up into the windshield often? I always brush off snow on the hood of any ICE car in the morning just because it ends up blowing all over the place when driving...
     
  8. Doug_G

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    Snow on the hood either blows off as soon as you start moving - if it's dry - or clings to the car like there's no tomorrow. You do need to brush it off if you've got an inch or more.
     
  9. chickensevil

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    The last time I saw pictures in the snow, was from Norway, and it only really grabbed the grill area of the car, not the whole hood. So this is a little, interesting. I assume it is half-frozen to the car, so it probably isn't easy to remove. Did you have the temperature in the cabin turned up?
     
  10. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Now that you mention it that might be a neat vinyl wrap.
     
  11. Isletime

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    Yeah, temp in the cabin was 74 or so. I was actually shocked when I got out of the car and saw how much snow had accumulated in the hood and grill.
     
  12. Isletime

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    There was no snow on the car before I started to drive. All of that snow accumulated on the car while driving.
     

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