snow packed inside wheels

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by David Buchner, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Has anyone come up with a magical way of dealing with this? I don't
    guess there's much that can be done about the snow that packs into the
    space between tire and wheel well...

    But I don't recall this much snow getting stuck to the inside of the
    rims before I had a car with fancy sporty aluminum wheels with this big
    wide shelfy space inside.

    It becomes a problem when it gets uneven, throws the wheel out of
    balance, and makes for a ridiculously bouncy ride. I'm sure I'm not the
    first to experience this.

    For some reason, it seems mostly on the rear wheels. Hmm...

    I've been seriously wondering about some kind of sloped light plastic
    insert or liner or something that would shed the snow and prevent it
    from depositing in the first place. Last year I tried getting a bunch of
    nonstick spray in there but I can't report much success with that.
    David Buchner, Feb 13, 2004
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  2. David Buchner

    Ned Pike Guest

    I just carry a screwdriver bent to fit between the spokes so I can
    scrape/push out the offending snow/ice.
    Ned Pike, Feb 13, 2004
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  3. David Buchner

    TransFixed Guest

    People have reported that waxing helps, though.

    - D.
    TransFixed, Feb 13, 2004
  4. David Buchner

    No Way Guest

    The $3.oo spray wash place where I live works great
    You can aim the wand anywhere
    You can also blast off the salt from the rocker areas.
    I think Simonize sells a home spray unit very reasonable.
    Canadian Tire in Canada has about 5 different home water spray high pressure
    No Way, Feb 14, 2004
  5. David Buchner

    Hallraker Guest

    I've used a screwdriver to break it loose. If it gets REALLY cold and the
    ice is rock solid, I sometimes have to do a few high speed stops to build up
    break heat and soften it up. Mind you, I don't do this every time but it
    helps to get the ice off when it's really cold.

    Hallraker, Feb 15, 2004
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