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Old 02-24-2010, 12:59 AM   #101
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I drove my Camaro in the 4-5 inches of snow..... I have on 18" Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow and it felt as good as any other cars on snow, the traction control kicked in a few times but I had no problems up to 60 kmh
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:12 AM   #102
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thats where i got it from
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:20 AM   #103
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Ahhhhh.......black lake (Milford Proving Ground) in the winter! (where the video was shot, I believe......)

Some of you may recall that I spoke about the Camaro's performance in the snow last year right after I got "Thor."

He had a set of Pirelli ice and snow tires put on him prior to me picking him up.......I drove to the airport and parked him -- only to come back to 8 inches of snow on the ground - and it was still coming down.......

I, too, was somewhat wary -- but even on I-94 (which had not seen a plow yet) - -he handled incredibly well. No - -not like a 4wd Avalanche or Silverado - but very controllable as long as I drove sensibly..... When I got home, the Driveway had not been touched - and he went right up the driveway......

The key to all of this:

Do NOT take an SS out in the snow -- if the roads are covered -- unless you put all-seasons or snow tires on your Camaro. The tires on the SS are meant for performance -- not driving in snow.

Remember that a Camaro is low to the ground -- if you drive into deep snow, you ARE going to eventually pile snow under the car -- losing traction......
The Fbodfather has spoken!!!...

Listen to him...I have snow tires on my car for the winter and plan on driving it all year long...I will switch back to my summer tires if Spring ever gets back to NY!!!...
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:34 AM   #104
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Yeah, but who drives Camaros with "All-Season" tires?" Let's be real about this.
i do!..no problems!..car handles good because it is a heavy car!..plenty of "ballast!"..

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Old 02-24-2010, 01:50 AM   #105
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Look how well mine drives in the snow!!!
(hot damn!)..at least you can jump in it and listen to "stern" on xm!.
not so bad!..(w.t.f!)..

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Old 02-24-2010, 01:53 AM   #106
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Been there, done that (yesterday). With the winter tires on the car is actually quite hard to spin unless you really give it gas. I actually had FUN driving home in the snow we had unlike most people I imagine. Took it to an empy parking lot and played with the traction control. With it turned off I hit the gas and just sat there. With it on the car actual started to move quickly and controllably. Stabilitrack also made it hard to spin the car out. I love this car!!
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:15 AM   #107
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Most Camaro's are sold with "summer tires" and mandatory heated seats - very strange. If GM is proud of the Camaro's ability with 19" all-season tires then offer them as an option on SS models. I don't go "rasin" so I don't need "racin" tires and their tradeoffs.
That's something to consider when buying an SS. Of course reading the messages here, I've observed that most people have SS's and their cars are garage queens. Now they are jealous that a stock v6 can have so much fun in the snow

"No way my camaro is ever seeing snow"
"I've had it in the garage since november"
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I've also noticed you get people who don't "RTFOM" about winter driving and winter tires. (O=Owners)
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:15 AM   #108
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nice, but mine will never have to worry about getting her shoes wet!!!!!!!
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:50 AM   #109
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:51 AM   #110
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Closest mine got to snow was an unplowed parking lot at the beach in December, went right through it to turn around with no problem. Rest of the main roads were dry.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:10 AM   #111
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You know what I say. It's not so much the snow that's a problem. It can somewhat navigate snow depending. It's the ICE!!! Ice and this car's current tires are a no go. Get some dedicated snow tires & wheels or don't drive this car in those conditions or you'll be sorry.

At the end of the day, do you really want to take that kind of chance of "MAYBE" you won't slide into another car or object and have $$$$ worth of damage....


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Old 02-24-2010, 08:53 AM   #112
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WOW! Cant wait for next winter when i have my winter tires
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:02 AM   #113
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Neat video, but really any car can plow through flat terrain with snow only a few inches deep. Glad that I can leave my cars in the garage for winter and drive my 4 x 4. I envy the people who have sunny weather and little to no snow year round. That's what I get for staying here in the north, battleing the frozen tundra!!! :-)
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:14 AM   #114
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Camaros can go in snow??????????
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:32 AM   #115
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Like the great grizzly bear, come snow, my Camaro goes into winter hibernation. Out comes the Silverado and its fun, fun, fun in the snow!
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:40 AM   #116
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We are sick of the "S" word here in Indiana. I'll watch the commercial in July!


I was just saying when fort worth got 11.4 inches of snow how much I loved it, but I also said I would probably hate it if we got snow 6 months out of the year
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:47 AM   #117
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The Fbodfather has spoken!!!...

Listen to him...I have snow tires on my car for the winter and plan on driving it all year long...I will switch back to my summer tires if Spring ever gets back to NY!!!...
I agree 100% with all of this. I too have 18" Pirelli ICE/Snow and my car drives as well if not better than my hubby's 300M. I have had no trouble all winter and we have "enjoyed" to date 39 inches of snow and ice. I listened to the Fbodfather last October!
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:09 AM   #118
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Pretty video but unrealistic, I like the car color.

I'm sure the camaro is fine in the snow, but this isn't a real life situation.
Here the car starts in a straight line, on ground to get moving, with no traffic or hills. How long did it take to get it moving before they shot the video? Did you see the jeep in the background to pull the camaro out when it gets stuck ?

Put the camaro in a snowstorm on the streets of New England and make a video. Lets see them try to get thru a plowed snow bank to get in or out of somewhere, or stop on a hill and get moving again.

We have traction control (that lets you spin the tires, which is good for us who want to), antilock brakes, and stabilitrack (whatever that does, don't know yet), but we have huge tires and a car body that is not for the snow unless you have to drive in it.

Until then I'm leaving mine in the garage unless my regular car breaks, and even then I may just get a ride from someone or rent a car.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:21 AM   #119
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Pretty video but unrealistic, I like the car color.

I'm sure the camaro is fine in the snow, but this isn't a real life situation.
Here the car starts in a straight line, on ground to get moving, with no traffic or hills. How long did it take to get it moving before they shot the video? Did you see the jeep in the background to pull the camaro out when it gets stuck ?

Put the camaro in a snowstorm on the streets of New England and make a video. Lets see them try to get thru a plowed snow bank to get in or out of somewhere, or stop on a hill and get moving again.

We have traction control (that lets you spin the tires, which is good for us who want to), antilock brakes, and stabilitrack (whatever that does, don't know yet), but we have huge tires and a car body that is not for the snow unless you have to drive in it.

Until then I'm leaving mine in the garage unless my regular car breaks, and even then I may just get a ride from someone or rent a car.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:23 AM   #120
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Ya, I dont really care about the snow... I am worried about the salt. The snow and salt are for the Yukon
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:25 AM   #121
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Like the great grizzly bear, come snow, my Camaro goes into winter hibernation. Out comes the Silverado and its fun, fun, fun in the snow!
I have a yukon, but same difference. I care too much about my camaro and myself and passengers to risk it. Also, I think my manual 2SS may fair a little different with all the power as well....
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:33 AM   #122
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I drove my Camaro in the 4-5 inches of snow..... I have on 18" Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow and it felt as good as any other cars on snow, the traction control kicked in a few times but I had no problems up to 60 kmh
cool .. wonder if anyone has driven there SS in the snow , would be intrigued to hear how it handled
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:35 AM   #123
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Listen to him...I have snow tires on my car for the winter and plan on driving it all year long...I will switch back to my summer tires if Spring ever gets back to NY!!!...[/QUOTE]

im hopin spring comes soon to the area, bout had it with this winter stuff
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #124
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Pretty Cool video. but when i get my camaro, it will be staying in the garage for the winter. I have a 4x4 pickup truck that can do the job of driving in the snow.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:34 AM   #125
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I think I finally figured it out. SS = Scared of Snow
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