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Hey folks, I will need to travel tomorrow and the temps will be -25C with a wind chill of -34. Is there anything to be concerned about in terms of driving in this weather? I will be on open roads with heavy winds at times.... I am sure it is fine, but if anyone has any experience driving in extreme cold temps, I would appreciate your feedback and comments.
 

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As long as there is no snow/ice on the ground you should be fine. And no summer tires since the rubber turns into plastic in really cold weather.
 

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From what I herd so far you will lose you're abilty to:

-Open/close doors properly due to windows freezing
-Clutch overly stiff due to frozen hydraulic lines
-Hear, due to rattle rattle galore

Missing a few more I'm sure,lol. So happy I have the ability to hibernate mine during the winter.
 

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I've driven my coupe in -35C it's was ok just stupid cold ,steering was stiff,brakes felt heavy,and random ass creeks and squeaks in the car.Oh and can't forget *POP* Transfer Complete
 

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Hey thanks so much for the quick replies folks. I have Blizaks and all fluids topped up. Just good to hear from others...

thanks a bunch!
 

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When you open the door, if the windows dont drop, give them a gentle tap on top to try to loosen them. Otherwise, if they dont drop, they may make contact with the opening when you close them. I dont think it will hurt if they don make a slight contact, but it makes a helluva loud noise.

Even if you have snow/winter tires, stay out of the deep stuff. I got stuck in about 1.5 feet of snow with it all piled up underneath.
 

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you may not even be able to leave if your tires are stuck to the pavement lol. Happen to me today...

Otherwise, stay safe and have fun!
 

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Yikes! Sunny and 65F here in Phoenix today but am headed to Guelph ON in two weeks for a visit. Please order me up some warmer weather, guys.
 

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lol, either or, only happens when the car has been parked for 4+ days in freezing weather. No idea why. Hard to tell if its the e-brake freezing on or not. Perhaps I should try parking it without the e-brake on and in gear, see if it freezes.
 

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I've been driving mine fine and we've been in single digits with negative windchills for a bit here. As others have said, my windows froze. Not the most awesome thing but it doesn't seem like yanking the door open hurts any either.
 

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Drove mine today in cleveland ohio with stock summer tires on my 2.0t track it was -2 degrees in the morning car ran fine tps came on so I had to put some air in the front tires!
 

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If you can start it, you can drive it.
 

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It has been a slightly cold few days here. At night getting to around -5 tonight maybe -10. The canadians are already rolling their eyes at me I can feel it :). The car seems to be a bit sluggish shifting for about 10 minutes then it loosens up. I have the TWM in place now. That seems to keep the shifting less crappy but its still tough..... Then engine however seems to handle it just fine.
 

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It has been a slightly cold few days here. At night getting to around -5 tonight maybe -10. The canadians are already rolling their eyes at me I can feel it :). The car seems to be a bit sluggish shifting for about 10 minutes then it loosens up. I have the TWM in place now. That seems to keep the shifting less crappy but its still tough..... Then engine however seems to handle it just fine.
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I'd suggest letting your car warm up for a good 10-15 minutes. If you're driving at higher speeds and don't let it properly warm up, the whole car shakes/vibrates (which I've seen the thread on here somewhere, however mine only does this when it's cold and I don't let it warm up properly). My back windshield rattles nonstop, so I just keep the defroster on to warm it and make it stop. Key is to have most of the car warmed up. The brakes are stiffer, as is the steering. Take your time and get used to the feel at first. And turn your music up so you don't hear the rattling, lol.
 

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I'd suggest letting your car warm up for a good 10-15 minutes.
lol, I understand if you want to do this, its cold out! But I disagree for the sake of your spark plugs and cats.

I usually let her warm up until she idles down to ~1000 rpm. Def. don't just start the car and drive away though, thats not so good either. Let that oil flow then your good to go, thats my rule :)

Your car (any tranny) warms up better when you drive. Obv. don't Formula 1 down the road after starting the car but take it easy and within 5 minutes the car should be good to go and you will have that precious heat!
 
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