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Snow & Suspension

ok so for those of us who live in the NE or have heavy snow, what do you guys do for winter? My lude is a daily driver and I'm thinking I would need to bring it back to stock or even higher for snow. I'm not sure how low my drop is but its pretty slammed. What do you guys recommend as far as height and brands. I just don't want to get stuck in the snow.
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My lude is at stock height and had no problem dealing with a Michigan winter. Winter tires were the biggest help in not getting stuck.
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My lude is at stock height and had no problem dealing with a Michigan winter. Winter tires were the biggest help in not getting stuck.
ok looking like i need some winter tires. i have run flats now and im looking to get them replaced by november. now should i get adjustable coilovers? would that make sense instead of swapping for summer and winter?
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ok looking like i need some winter tires. i have run flats now and im looking to get them replaced by november. now should i get adjustable coilovers? would that make sense instead of swapping for summer and winter?
I'm not familier with suspension and things to watch out for so that would be better left to someone else with more experience.
I just know that stock height should be fine for winter and winter tires are probably the best thing you can do for winter driving.
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ok looking like i need some winter tires. i have run flats now and im looking to get them replaced by november. now should i get adjustable coilovers? would that make sense instead of swapping for summer and winter?


Blizzaks > all (for STRICLY snow tires). You might wanna consider two diff summer/winter rim/tire setups.
Blizzaks in the summer =
Azenis' in the winter =



This was lowered 2.25", boosted @ 275wtq, and on all season Ziex 512's. If the roads were like this, I had no problems getting to the mountain. If there was anything more than a dusting, I just went with my buddy's with Jeeps/Subby's etc..
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Blizzaks > all (for STRICLY snow tires). You might wanna consider two diff summer/winter rim/tire setups.
Blizzaks in the summer =
Azenis' in the winter =



This was lowered 2.25", boosted @ 275wtq, and on all season Ziex 512's. If the roads were like this, I had no problems getting to the mountain. If there was anything more than a dusting, I just went with my buddy's with Jeeps/Subby's etc..

ok ill look into winter tires for sure. however in nyc the roads are messed up #1 and #2 they dont plow the streets sometimes so the snow accumilates. i want to be able to drive with no issues. so is a adjustable coilover system something i should looking into or no?
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i want to be able to drive with no issues. so is a adjustable coilover system something i should looking into or no?
well, I have adjustable system, but I dont need to do anything to it, my car is in same height through the year.

but Im just having ~1,5" drop

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Re: Snow & Suspension

What i do is keep my stock wheels and stock suspension, threw some straight up winter tires on the stockers. Right before it snows, i swap my suspension and rims/tires. takes about an hour or two. Simple and well worth it. Prevents my coilovers from getting rusted from the salt and snow here.
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What i do is keep my stock wheels and stock suspension, threw some straight up winter tires on the stockers. Right before it snows, i swap my suspension and rims/tires. takes about an hour or two. Simple and well worth it. Prevents my coilovers from getting rusted from the salt and snow here.
last winter didnt do anything to my coilovers...
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Here in Canada my prelude at stock height was essentially a snow plow all winter. You should have no problem if you are stock height with winter tires.
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Re: Snow & Suspension

Ok I'm going to have to learn how to change the suspension components. Now once I change the tires and suspension, I'm assuming a wheel alignment is crucial.
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Ok I'm going to have to learn how to change the suspension components. Now once I change the tires and suspension, I'm assuming a wheel alignment is crucial.
Tires/wheels = no.
Suspension = yes.
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can anyone tell me what i have from these pics? im not sure. dont mind the zip tie just there to hold up the rotor.


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