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Maleek
11-04-2007, 03:50 PM
Just a random thread to see who drives their's in winter? Personally I have no choice, as its my only car. What do YOU personally do for rust prevention, if you drive it in winter?

extremeskillz
11-04-2007, 03:52 PM
Mines away already. But i will take it out on nice days.

Hookecho
11-04-2007, 04:26 PM
i drive mine in winter weather all the time. my winter weather, of course, includes no snow. :hehe:

Mr Celica
11-04-2007, 04:37 PM
negative on the winter here! putting my car away today actually. i will start it up every other weekend and take it out when it starts getting warmer in late winter.

Maleek
11-04-2007, 04:37 PM
you guys suck! Only post if you drive you're car in winter.....with actual SNOW on the ground, lol jk.

Mr Celica
11-04-2007, 04:59 PM
well i'm just saying that its the best way to prevent rust :) lol

19celica90
11-04-2007, 05:07 PM
i'd plow the streets in the winter with my car being so low, so yeah i dont drive it in the winter.

partyball
11-04-2007, 05:12 PM
I drive too in the winter. Put on stock wheels with good allseasons and wash car especially underneath atleast once a week. I have no choice as its my only car and i dont have money for another one but if it was my choice it would be parked.

Chris
11-04-2007, 05:17 PM
Don't have the money for a beater. And I don't even wanna think about taking the z out in ice.

MarcusM2007
11-04-2007, 05:38 PM
I drive all winter in MI. I've never spun out or anything, just drive smart and its a perfect little car.

94st3sgte
11-04-2007, 05:48 PM
where do u live in mi, i probally gonna actually have to drive this winter, so ya

vip09
11-04-2007, 05:57 PM
What is snow?? :bigthumbu

It hasn't snowed here in 10 years or so. Whenever it did snow, it was gone within hours.

Maleek
11-04-2007, 06:05 PM
I wish i could say it hasn't snowed here in the last 10 years. Snow is so high in winnipeg that i can't even get into my garage sometimes. :thumbsdow

Sean
11-04-2007, 06:24 PM
Use my car everyday. Wash it frequently.

celicaGT90_05
11-04-2007, 06:30 PM
I will be driving my celica in winter for the first time this year

TEAMFaint
11-04-2007, 06:47 PM
The Gt-four is meant for snow ;)

Its actually snowing right now.
Best way to prevent rust..Dont forget to WASH!
Buy a good chamoi, and wash it once a week on the nicer day of the week. Hand dry it in the bay, then enjoy the winter :)

Also, underbody rust protection is a decent idea..I wouldnt mind doing that on the Gt-Four since they dont on JDM vehicles when they roll off the line..however my city is one of the only ones in the province that only uses gravel..no salt :)

Maleek
11-04-2007, 07:16 PM
Winnipeg uses salt, im moving out there. Got any room in your place for a fellow celica owner? :)

Lagos
11-04-2007, 07:28 PM
i drive mine in the winter. its a lot of fun. you have to be very gentle with the accelerator. even the slightest throttle input can make you loose traction in any gear when its snowing. :)

Slider
11-04-2007, 08:33 PM
I sure do, it does really good with the tires on there. I put a set of steelies on for the winter.

grip addict
11-04-2007, 08:37 PM
winter fears my alltrac.
coming soon to a gt4 near you: studded tires

Ads28
11-04-2007, 09:48 PM
i run mine year round, just slap some nice winter tires on it, wash once a week, and have fun...next year ill prolly have the money to take her off the road..not this one thou..and this years suppose to be a bitch for snow:|..but its fun :)

burnyd
11-04-2007, 10:30 PM
kind of funny, the alltrac sits in the garage and the 6gc will be driven all winter round.

Ads28
11-04-2007, 10:51 PM
kind of funny, the alltrac sits in the garage and the 6gc will be driven all winter round.
thats wat i would doo..even thou yeaa the alltrac is better suited for the winter..id baby the hell out of mine if i had one..if n when i get mine id rather bus it everywhere then drive in da winter

Hiko
11-04-2007, 10:53 PM
I have no choice with mine. I was out driving pizzas even with colorado's bout last year of 50 or so inches in one month. With the 215 series summer tires and a lowered car, it was interesting to say the least.

T-spoon
11-04-2007, 11:12 PM
I have no choice with mine. I was out driving pizzas even with colorado's bout last year of 50 or so inches in one month. With the 215 series summer tires and a lowered car, it was interesting to say the least.

Heh, I did that for a winter up in Laramie WY in my 6gc, Kumho ecsta supra tires. It was very entertaining.

As far as rust prevention.. well, that was just one winter. If I end up somewhere again with regular saltings of the road.. really I'd want to do as mentioned, wash the undercarriage off as regularly as possible. The good thing about the winter mine did see was that pretty much just the freeways were salted, the roads around town weren't, which made driving more entertaining but rust damage less likely.

burnyd
11-04-2007, 11:14 PM
thats wat i would doo..even thou yeaa the alltrac is better suited for the winter..id baby the hell out of mine if i had one..if n when i get mine id rather bus it everywhere then drive in da winter


yah it would give that car more underbody rust.... like it needs anymore :(

TEAMFaint
11-05-2007, 12:05 AM
Gah I wish I could store the ST185 in winter.. but at least this winter I'll actually have something comfortable and fun to drive with!

This is how my winter driving record has gone:

1st winter : 92 GTS, bald all seasons, one 180 spin going down a hill that was iced over, ended up facing the other way and on the other side of the road.

2nd winter : 92 GTS stored for body modifications, no winter vehicle. Occasionally allowed to borrow parents 2005 Ford Escape SUV

3rd winter : 86 GT purchased as winter car, ran decent (noisy valves), new tires, dominated the snow, heater barely worked.

4th winter (upcoming): 90 ST185..AWD with Blizzak studded tires....

:bigthumbu :bigthumbu


Maybe if I purchase a ST205 in a year's time and get it imported here, I'll use the ST185 as the winter car and store the 205 as the summer one :)

Slider
11-05-2007, 12:36 AM
i run mine year round, just slap some nice winter tires on it, wash once a week, and have fun...next year ill prolly have the money to take her off the road..not this one thou..and this years suppose to be a bitch for snow:|..but its fun :)

Yea mine is going to get taken off road this winter too. In a different way than your though, autocross on a frozen lake :)

Cavanagh
11-05-2007, 01:09 AM
The celica loves the snow/winter.....kinda :eek:

I have no other option, and hell, its just a 93 st its silly to store it.

burnyd
11-05-2007, 01:18 AM
Maybe if I purchase a ST205 in a year's time and get it imported here, I'll use the ST185 as the winter car and store the 205 as the summer one :)

I hate you.

extremeskillz
11-05-2007, 01:22 AM
My friend with a 2007 vw rabbit just put his away and purchased a $800 sentra for the winter and i must say its in excellent condition for a winter beater. It will sold after the winter then out with the vw again.

Mr Celica
11-05-2007, 01:32 AM
i picked up a 92 4runner loaded v-6 last winter for $500 bucks. it needed a gas tank. mid winter took it off roading and blew the head gaskets :( but its back on the road and ready for another white season :)

Cavanagh
11-05-2007, 02:16 AM
i picked up a 92 4runner loaded v-6 last winter for $500 bucks. it needed a gas tank. mid winter took it off roading and blew the head gaskets :( but its back on the road and ready for another white season :)
thats what i want.

geebes
11-05-2007, 02:39 AM
The Celica is amazing in the winter. Toyo observes (snows) on stock wheels...which I just painted btw...i'll have to get some pics up. Its such a good winter car, and actually I can't wait for winter to drive it.

TEAMFaint
11-05-2007, 06:03 AM
I hate you.

Oh you love it, you love it good ;)
Here how about this...I'll let YOU pick the color for me! :)

I'm really diggin the whites though :) But red aint too bad either:

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My other option is going for a 93 TT Supra in January..I don't think I can justify spending $20,000 on one right now though, which is unfortunate. Oh well, long live the celica!

celicatrd93
11-05-2007, 12:23 PM
i have no choıce sınce ıts my only car so i drive that baby all day everday. too bad though. ı hate to drıve ın the wınter.

hobbie2k
11-05-2007, 06:06 PM
When I owned a Celica, I lived in a place with no snow. That's probably the only reason I could own a 2nd gen with no rust.

I did drive a 240SX for 3-4 years in the winter and it wasn't too bad, especially if you get decent tires, the thing was rusting like crazy, though. Even despite regular washes.

Now I own a Cobalt and the Crown Vic, so I don't give a rat's ass about the winter.

andy
11-06-2007, 01:15 AM
winters here consist of 40 degree weather and no snow ever. for 2 months then its back to the 60-70s

BlueDragon
11-06-2007, 03:14 AM
I sure as hell will be when my engine gets here in a week or so.

Ajilon
11-06-2007, 10:06 PM
Oh man... winter driving? no way! Mine's up for the winter and Borinal has put his MR2 up as well. It's not that I fear how my car will handle in the snow, it's all the idiots that can't drive that I'm afraid will hit it. People in Utah can't drive to save their lives. I can't wait to see how bad it gets when the snow hits the ground.