Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Snow (or... how are you prepping your Mirage for winter?)

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Minnesota
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    105
    Thanks
    89
    Thanked 55 Times in 31 Posts
    So far, all I've gotten are snow tires, General Altimax Artic snow tires (175-65-14). Not sure if the fluids are up to the cold winter weather but last year, i got through with the basic stuff.

    Haven't gotten any snow here...literally just a small coating and then it goes away once the sun hits it. I am looking forward to the snow season, just to see how the Mirage will perform with snow tires now.


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 44.8 mpg (US) ... 19.0 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.7 mpg (Imp)


  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    ab
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    453
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 273 Times in 155 Posts
    We've had snow on the ground since Halloween. Got 6-8" right now.
    I just put snow tires on the cars and make sure they all have a snow brush and extension cord. They get plugged in when it gets close to -20C/-4F. We use winter washer fluid all year so there's no chance of freezing up or forgetting to switch fluids.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Fummins For This Useful Post:

    Alex1a1f (11-13-2017)

  4. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Minnesota
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    105
    Thanks
    89
    Thanked 55 Times in 31 Posts
    What's your experiences with the Mirage in deep snow? Last year, it was a 'bit' difficult for the Mirage's rear to slide out(which is awesome). And the Mirage actually does a pretty decent job of reducing slip or rear end slippage with the Traction Control on. I'm contemplating if I should put some more weight in the back this year if we get more snow. Not too sure yet. Also, how much air are you guys putting in your tires?

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 44.8 mpg (US) ... 19.0 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.7 mpg (Imp)


  5. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    ab
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    453
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 273 Times in 155 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by 2of9 View Post
    What's your experiences with the Mirage in deep snow? Last year, it was a 'bit' difficult for the Mirage's rear to slide out(which is awesome). And the Mirage actually does a pretty decent job of reducing slip or rear end slippage with the Traction Control on. I'm contemplating if I should put some more weight in the back this year if we get more snow. Not too sure yet. Also, how much air are you guys putting in your tires?
    Are you running snow tires all around or just the front? I haven't heard complaints about the cars we have. Except for one driver that wanted sandbags in the back. That just an isolated problem between the seat and the steering wheel though. I wouldn't put weight in the back but that's just me. More weight could be a hindrance in some cases. They keep the main roads here plowed fairly quickly so there's little need to break trail.

  6. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    375
    Thanks
    118
    Thanked 113 Times in 73 Posts
    Sandbags in the back is common for RWD not front.

    I've never had my mirage in snow yet lol

  7. #16
    Senior Member Top_Fuel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Ohio
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    805
    Thanks
    367
    Thanked 523 Times in 267 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    ...just an isolated problem between the seat and the steering wheel though.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.5 mpg (US) ... 21.9 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.9 mpg (Imp)


  8. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Minnesota
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    105
    Thanks
    89
    Thanked 55 Times in 31 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Are you running snow tires all around or just the front? I haven't heard complaints about the cars we have. Except for one driver that wanted sandbags in the back. That just an isolated problem between the seat and the steering wheel though. I wouldn't put weight in the back but that's just me. More weight could be a hindrance in some cases. They keep the main roads here plowed fairly quickly so there's little need to break trail.
    I've got tires all around.

    If anything, the only time i remember the rears 'sliding' out was when there was clearly black ice. On thick/slushy snow, it was totally fine. I'm really confident that the snow tires will work amazingly well. Because last year, during the snow season, I was just running on the stock Dunlops.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 44.8 mpg (US) ... 19.0 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.7 mpg (Imp)


  9. #18
    Senior Member MightyMirageMpg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    wi
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    617
    Thanks
    352
    Thanked 227 Times in 145 Posts
    The mirage with the dunlops is even an impressive little setup for the snow. I was very pleased last year, Did very well. Its not a 4x4 but i really don't recall having any trouble at all. I don't Like the way the traction control works so i usually just turn it off, pedal down and let it eat. Lol. The ABS still is active and that is whats important.

    This year my tires have 30k on them vs 10k, though so well see



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •