So, I have a question. How do these cars perform in the snow with RWD? Does the stability control thing actually help?
Edit: Just realized this is probably the wrong forum for this question. Sorry, i'm a n00b.
Last edited by DeathMetal; 08-26-2007 at 01:24 PM.
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No problems in an RT or an SRT from my experiences.
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I even bought wider 245/55 KDWS's ( a damn snow tire!) and it was pitiful traction. Too much POWAH for the pavement up a very gentle lightly snowed grade. I couldn't get anywhere even grandma-ing the pedal. Heavy car, heavy snow (or even light) and a heavy foot don't mix well with a RWD Magnum. For the 7-10 days I might really need the AWD for heavy snow I am still glad I went with RWD. Sure AWD is great for wet driving and handling too, I just didn't want to deal with all the moving parts I would have to maintain/flush/etc. plus once one wheel blows out/goes bad you have to buy a full set due to the differences in diameter messing up with the differential or one tire having slightly more rotations in say a 1 mile strip. (from what I heard/read)
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I do not drive my charger in the winter. She is allergic to the white stuff and the salt. So I put her in hibernation till all the snow melts.
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If you put real snow tires on, not 4 season, like the KDWS's and about 100 lbs of tube sand in the back you will go anywere.I have run Pirelli Ice and Snows= good and last winter, Dunlop Wintersport M3's = Excellent. The Dunlops were simply incredible! I drove past a lot of Subarus in the ditch last winter, got stuck once when I drove part way thru a deep drift and found all 4 tires off the ground. Even 4wd 's are poor with lousy tires. Being a cheap bastige I kept the 65,000 mile Goodyears on my 4x4 Ram last winter, It was scary, drove the Magnum in the snow.
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Welcome to the forums, I havent driven mine in the snow, but I have been in one during a snow storm, and as long as you dont hammer down, you'll be fine, even with the conti's.
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I ran the contis over the last 2 winters and the first winter when I was only midly modified ( Cat Back ) I had no problems at all getting around in 6-8 inches of unplowed snow. Never had an issue at all.
The following winter when I had a lot more mods done tothe car ( High Flow Cats, Headers, CAI, Tuner ) I had a bit more trouble getting around but the ESP kicks in and keeps you generaly going the right direction.
This year is going to be intresting as I will be running teh 20" SRT wheels so I willbe looking into a real snow tire this year.
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Sorry, can't answer your question, 'cause I live in Los Angeles.
But welcome again to the forum.
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Thanks for the replies. It's sounding like RWD handles fine in snow so far.
This will widen up my search a bit. I have only been looking for AWD up to this point. I also like RWD more, cause that's what I think a muscle car should have.
I have always had RWD...so I'm accustomed to the handling diff's between RWD & FWD. My Rt does pretty good compared to my 95 Impala SS, but I run stock tires all the time. However it's still slower goin compared to FWD or AWD. Piece of cake, once your used to it
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