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Old 12-28-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Driving Camaro to Snoqualmie/Stevens Pass

Hi all,

Firstly Happy Holidays!!

This is my first winter in Seattle and Camaro V6 is the only car I have. I recently swapped out summer tires and bought Continental DWS all seasons and using them with stock 20" staggered RS config.
I was wondering will the car hold its own on way to Stevens/Snoqualmie pass? I am planning to go there for skiing or to Levensworth in few days and was wondering should I get a rental or drive mine.

Also, I see all these instructions about compulsory chains on I90. Is it advised to use chain on Camaro considering my 20" alloys?

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:09 PM   #2

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You may have to have chains if it snowing and no you can not use chains on your Camaro.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #3

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There is a link on WSDOT (somewhere) for something called Tire Socks which are approved as a chain substitute and work on cars that are not able to have chains. I looked at them and it is a neat concept. I don't remember where I saw them, but I'm sure it will turn up in a search somewhere.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:27 AM   #4
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Honestly, I would rent an SUV for a day to go skiing ...

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Ladybugsmom View Post
Honestly, I would rent an SUV for a day to go skiing ...

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I agree with ladybug. Why risk your camaro when a rental will do the job.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:29 AM   #6
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I had Continental DWS as well, and they did quite well. The only problem I had was icy roads, as any car/truck would have issues with. In 3" to 1' snow that was fresh or slighly packed or slushy, handled quite well and more than enough traction to get around.
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