Handled like a dream!!!!
Take it slow. Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery.So first snow fall in the East Coast and wanted to know how the ascent and stock tires did. Unfortunately I had some major surgery this past Monday and I am restricted from driving for about 2 weeks :crying: Lets hear some feedback!
It was such a fun storm! My Ascent handled amazingly!Finally had our first real snowstorm here in Western NY... about a foot of snow or so over the past 24 hours.
Still rocking the stock all-season tires, and I gotta say, the Ascent handles like a DREAM. Admittedly, we know how to plow and treat roads around here... but I drove around town quite a bit, and I couldn't be happier with the handling.
Does great in the snow and would be an animal with good tires like some winter rated ones or at least All Weather tires.
....but just like my Legacy the starter has a hard time turning over the engine when cold...but we're talking below 20 degrees. Too bad Toyota doesn't share their starters with Subaru.
It's starts fine...just sounds like it's struggling and takes an extra 1-2sec. I think the battery is good and i can live with it for now....but i know a low battery can shorten the life of a starter so if it gets any worse i'll have it checked.Have your battery checked out. I just did 3 days of -8° to a whopping high temperature of 24° and it started fine, every time.
Def keep an eye on it and please keep us posted. I've not experienced any of that, even at the brutal temps I just spent a 3 day weekend in.It's starts fine...just sounds like it's struggling and takes an extra 1-2sec. I think the battery is good and i can live with it for now....but i know a low battery can shorten the life of a starter so if it gets any worse i'll have it checked.
Did you get the KO2's, and if so, what size did you go with? Which rims?...
Having KO2's put on tomorrow and while not a true winter tire I've found it to be rather remarkable in heavy snow on my Crosstrek and even decent on light ice. Should have the KO2's properly tested in snow by the end of the next week or two and will report back. Hopefully they do just as well on the Ascent as they did on the lighter Crosstrek.
So, flat pavement, dropping to a lower flat pavement. Rear wheels on higher ground, one front wheel on higher ground, other front wheel on 4" lower ground?Test challenge for you Ascent guys. Two weeks ago we were up in Tahoe skiing. I parked nose in along the road at this particular resort thats an option. The plowed snow was pushed past the edge of the pavement. I dropped on front tire off the 4inch pavement edge three were still on dry clear pavement. I could not get the cvt to power the other three tires enough to back out of the spot. A tow strap and very small pull got me out.