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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Softail View Post
    Sparty, Be glad you saved the money and didn't buy the AWD. The wife's 2012 AWD SRX sucks in the snow. She bitched a few times about how bad it was in the snow and I didn't believe her until I tried it in the snow. I hate to agree with her, but it is disappointingly awful. Truthfully, I can't believe it's as bad as it is, there has to be something wrong. We need to take it back to the dealer to verify the AWD, maybe there's computer issue or maybe they forgot to install the AWD. The kids Honda CRV AWDs will go anywhere in the snow, a day/night difference to the SRX.
    What size tires does your wife have 18 or 20's . I have 20's FWD and my friend has 18's FWD. When it snows we take his SRX.
    Big difference.

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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    Quote Originally Posted by allgm View Post
    What size tires does your wife have 18 or 20's . I have 20's FWD and my friend has 18's FWD. When it snows we take his SRX.
    Big difference.
    True. Smaller tires perform better in the snow. There is more room in the wheel wells to accomodate the additional snow. Although the 20s look fantastic.

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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    Quote Originally Posted by allgm View Post
    They don't make snow tires in my size 20" tires, Any way if it snows that much I'll stay home. My next SRX will be AWD .
    I am "thinking" of buying an AWD SRX the next time around also.

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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    The outside diameter of the two wheel sizes doesn't change. Just the rim and sidewall size changes.
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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

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    UOTE=TheCaptain;3212392]The outside diameter of the two wheel sizes doesn't change. Just the rim and sidewall size changes.[/QUOTE]



    True But the 20's are lower profile fatter and wider you are pushing the snow like a snow plow. Bigger foot print not always better.

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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    Its all good. Just pony up the extra cash for the SRX-4. Plus having that 4 on the back badging is so choice.

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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    Quote Originally Posted by allgm View Post
    True But the 20's are lower profile fatter and wider you are pushing the snow like a snow plow. Bigger foot print not always better.
    Sorry allgm, i have to correct you again. Both tires are the same width as well.
    Here is a tire size comparison between the 20's and 18's. The 18 is the coloured tire, and the 20 is the outline which pretty much is filled in by the colour from the 18.


    Also, Toyo has a 20" winter tire in 235/55/20, only 7.5" wide (compared to 8" stock). Toyo Winter 20" tire
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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    Maybe the tires are the only issue, she has 20'' Michelin Latitudes and the car is terrible in the snow. It's so bad, it's hard to believe it's just the tires.

    What tires are working in the snow on a SRX?? Any recommendations?

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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    I know the Latitudes were ok the first winter on an AWD SRX, but with our snow/ice, I went with a dedicated snow tire. 235/65/18 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1. Amazing in the snow and ice!
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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Softail View Post
    Sparty, Be glad you saved the money and didn't buy the AWD. The wife's 2012 AWD SRX sucks in the snow. She bitched a few times about how bad it was in the snow and I didn't believe her until I tried it in the snow. I hate to agree with her, but it is disappointingly awful. Truthfully, I can't believe it's as bad as it is, there has to be something wrong. We need to take it back to the dealer to verify the AWD, maybe there's computer issue or maybe they forgot to install the AWD. The kids Honda CRV AWDs will go anywhere in the snow, a day/night difference to the SRX.
    Just, bought 2011 awd srx, 18 inch tires, will not go in snow. Wife took the old honda crv and didnt spin a tire. Small width tires and less weight must be the difference. The srx was so bad I am taking it to the dealer in hopes somethhing is wrong. We have a xlr for the summer, dont need another for show only vehicle

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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    Good Readers. I have a 2010 AWD that is usually good in the snow, but on two occasions I have had it back to the dealer because the traction control was not working AND there was no dash indication lamp that it was not working. Twice they have fixed it for this: "TEST DROVE WITH CUSTOMER. STABILITRACK NOT ENGAGING ON SNOWY SURFACE. NO LIGHTS ON. NO STORED FAULTS. FOUND BRAKE POSITION SENSOR NOT LEARNED DURING FULL SCAN. RELEARNED POSITION AND TEST DROVE.OPERATING OK AT THIS TIME. " If this can happen on AWD, it can happen on FWD. I believe it is the loss of traction feature which is causing problems. My AWD was terrible when I lost the traction and you don't get a warning lamp for this failure mode. Try it!

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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    E004698, thank you for sharing your experience! I was sorry to see other owners on this thread have been been frustrated dealing with your SRXs in the snow. So, I will be documenting this thread in a place where the proper GM teams can view your feedback. If you would like me to assist in investigate your specific concerns, please email me anytime at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e004698
    Good Readers. I have a 2010 AWD that is usually good in the snow, but on two occasions I have had it back to the dealer because the traction control was not working AND there was no dash indication lamp that it was not working. Twice they have fixed it for this: "TEST DROVE WITH CUSTOMER. STABILITRACK NOT ENGAGING ON SNOWY SURFACE. NO LIGHTS ON. NO STORED FAULTS. FOUND BRAKE POSITION SENSOR NOT LEARNED DURING FULL SCAN. RELEARNED POSITION AND TEST DROVE.OPERATING OK AT THIS TIME. " If this can happen on AWD, it can happen on FWD. I believe it is the loss of traction feature which is causing problems. My AWD was terrible when I lost the traction and you don't get a warning lamp for this failure mode. Try it!
    Thanks for the great info.... This is good to know!

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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Softail View Post
    Sparty, Be glad you saved the money and didn't buy the AWD. The wife's 2012 AWD SRX sucks in the snow. She bitched a few times about how bad it was in the snow and I didn't believe her until I tried it in the snow. I hate to agree with her, but it is disappointingly awful. Truthfully, I can't believe it's as bad as it is, there has to be something wrong. We need to take it back to the dealer to verify the AWD, maybe there's computer issue or maybe they forgot to install the AWD. The kids Honda CRV AWDs will go anywhere in the snow, a day/night difference to the SRX.
    I think you may have the same problem I had with my 2010 SRX4. The problem, which I have written about before, is that traction control is not operational and dash lamp is not informing you about the condition. I have had this to my dealer twice. The tech drove the car and conformed my diagnosis of no traction. The cause is "BRAKE POSITION SENSOR LOST CALIBRATION. BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDAL AJUSTER POSISTION SENSOR REPLACED." Because you don't get a warning lamp, there is no way to know you've lost the traction control, except for the reduced performance. Strongly recommend you have dealer check this out. Also, if you never see the traction light come on in slippery conditions, ggod bet traction inoperable. This explanation, in my opinion, would apply to all I have read regarding AWD and FWD...loss of traction could be the culprit.

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    Re: SRX fwd in snow

    SRX4 rocks in the snow. Plain and simple.
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