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Faisal Sheikh

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What are you driving for winter if you mind?

At the moment, I have a Lexus RX450h that is the family hauler. Awesome SUV. I also have my original car still, which is a 2ZZ-GE modified Corolla XRS (2005), which I purchased new in 2004 when I was starting out my career and then had modified it for 12 - 13 years until I bought the RCF. Now, Corolla XRS is only for short trips and commuting to the office. It runs very well, but it is very old now so I put minimal load on it.
 

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Ok, everything in the Toyota family, fine. Was just curious about snow and awd and all this, because "winter car" depends where one lives.
 

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Ok, everything in the Toyota family, fine. Was just curious about snow and awd and all this, because "winter car" depends where one lives.

Yes exactly. The RX450h does a great job. Also, I drove the Corolla XRS for 15 winters every day with winter tires on and it did OK.
 

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Since your RCF sleeps during the winter months, any special preps method you use to keep things in shape? Tire flat spotting prevention or brake rotor buildup?
 

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Since your RCF sleeps during the winter months, any special preps method you use to keep things in shape? Tire flat spotting prevention or brake rotor buildup?

Hey man,

Yes, I usually overinflate my PS4S tires up to 42 PSI. I also roll the car out of the stall after a few weeks and drive within the garage. I have the Anti-gravity Lithium Ion lightweight battery so it holds charge very well and it has an internal battery management system to ensure the battery does not drain (and a built in jump-start) so it has never run out of charge even when the car sits for several weeks. Still, I disconnected the battery to make sure it does not have an impact on the battery life. Sta-Bil fuel stabilizer is another good thing to have as it removes moisture from the fuel lines etc. Let me know if that answers your question.
 

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Hey man,

Yes, I usually overinflate my PS4S tires up to 42 PSI. I also roll the car out of the stall after a few weeks and drive within the garage. I have the Anti-gravity Lithium Ion lightweight battery so it holds charge very well and it has an internal battery management system to ensure the battery does not drain (and a built in jump-start) so it has never run out of charge even when the car sits for several weeks. Still, I disconnected the battery to make sure it does not have an impact on the battery life. Sta-Bil fuel stabilizer is another good thing to have as it removes moisture from the fuel lines etc. Let me know if that answers your question.
Thanks for the insight!
 

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Reviving this thread. RCF is back on the streets after 4 months of sleep. Still not properly clean as it needs a full detail for the dust to properly get removed. Over the winter, I added carbon fiber mirrors so the first picture in the sun. Now, planning the next mod, which will be a ECU tune.


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Another pic today. Working on software tune on the ECU as far as most recent mods go. Should net me another +10 whp and +17 ft-lbs of wheel torque

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