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Old 09-26-2013, 11:06 AM   #51
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No 'anti-scratch' snow brush is saving your paint from the brush.

To remove snow from the car, use your hands. Don't wear a coat or jacket with an exposed zipper or buttons, or rings on the gloves or cuffs.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #52
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Yes, wide tires are bad for snow (in addition to performance tires). You want narrow tires to sink down into the snow and maximize the force over area. That's one of the reasons I put my snow tires on 18 inch steelies instead of getting snow tires for the 20 RS wheels. I know the steelies won't fit over the SS Brembos, but I'm sure there are other options for SS folks.

The right tires make all the difference in the world. I bought my car in the middle of the winter (year end deal) and I couldn't even get it in the driveway with RS wheels and tires. Now that it has Blizzaks and more narrow wheels it handles great in the snow. The only time you even notice it's rear wheel drive is when accelerating a bit too fast around a corner. It accelerates off the line with no fishtailing and handles deep snow without any problems.
What about caliper covers on a 2LT RS? Think there would be a fit problem?
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:38 PM   #53
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Whoa. I truly feel for you Camaro owners who live in those aggressive climates. I guess I'm spoiled living in Las Vegas where the weather is optimal.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #54
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What about caliper covers on a 2LT RS? Think there would be a fit problem?
How far do the caliper covers stick out past the calipers? I would find a V6 with the steel wheels and see what kind of gap there is to the calipers. I doubt it would be an issue.

I'd tell you what kind of clearance I have, but I won't put my winter wheels on for another month or so.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:17 PM   #55
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Proper Camaro Winter Check List:

(1) Beater Car ( )
(2) Park Camaro in garage ( )
(3) Change Oil ( )
(4) Car Cover ( )

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Old 09-27-2013, 10:02 PM   #56
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It's not that the tires are too wide... stock SS tires are summer only and are plain dangerous to drive in anything more than a dusting of snow. I tried driving in about 10cm (4") of snow on the stock tires and did not do well... my neighbour had to push me back into my driveway.

To the guy posting from Michigan who is considering coming to Ontario for Krown rust proofing I would say go for it. They have a very good warranty and stand behind their product.

OP correct me if I'm wrong but in Alberta they use sand and stone instead of salt. So you've got a different set of problems with stone chips and windshield cracking but corrosion isn't what it is here in Ontario. Drive safe and you'll be fine
The city seems to have changed up the mix, the sand gravel mix is a lot finer than what's been used in the past. In all honesty, my windshield is cracked in 4 places and not one was from the winter. Stupid summer construction season and trucks dumping boulders off their loads have caused every one except 1 (which was actually thrown up by another camaro on a cruise in August).
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #57
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Good for you! I, too, am a lady driver who travels through the already snow covered Sierra Nevada mountains via Interstate 80. This thoroughfare is not for the faint of heart; but my SS gets me where I want to go. I carry a shovel to get off my block, rather than wait on the snow plow.
I've driven that highway in the winter, and girl, you got some balls!! drive safe this winter!! I stopped where I did in the pic as my now fiancé was shoveling the driveway. The snow didn't get much deeper that night so was fine to drive in the morning, but it was right up under the splitter!
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:09 PM   #58
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I have a 2010 SS and have driven it in the snow.... not good. Tires are too wide and you may get stuck in a parking lot trying to back out. Buy a winter car.
Sorry can't myself but how come the ladies can handle driving in the snow?

Three winters driving my SS in the snow never got stuck once.



This one was taken after driving 2200kms across Canada in the middle of December, got to dodge some Moose in Northern Ontario, these cars can handle snow just fine.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:17 PM   #59
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Sorry can't myself but home come the ladies can handle driving in the snow?

Three winters driving my SS in the snow never got stuck once.



This one was taken after driving 2200kms across Canada in the middle of December, got to dodge some Moose in Northern Ontario, these cars can handle snow just fine.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:26 PM   #60
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WE tend to forget Most Police cars are rear wheel drive and they seem to get around in the Snow very well. I'm lucky I have a summer car and a winter car so I do the Garage thingy.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:14 PM   #61
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I drove my old SS around Calgary for 3 winters with no issues the only thing I might add to that list it to pick up the window chip stickers from a glass shop, if you get any window chips in the winter you can stick these on till you get it repaired as you really don't want a cracked windshield a $900 a pop.
Check your auto insurance coverage. Zero deductible comprehensive coverage and you might be able to get it replaced, for maybe 50.00 IIRC. The cost difference between zero deductible comp and 500 or more is not much. A cracked windshield, or replacing one, is not even near my list of things to worry about, let alone ON it.

I have had zero deductible comprehensive on every car I've owned since 98 when a friend told me how much he had to pay to replace the windshield on his corvette. Figuring the windshield on the 98 Camaro I was driving at the time would probably be close to that, I went to a zero deductible right away. Haven't changed it since then.

I've had one windshield replaced since then for cracks. Glass shop came to my office replaced it about an hour. I think it only cost me 50.00.

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Old 09-28-2013, 04:01 PM   #62
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Sorry can't myself but how come the ladies can handle driving in the snow?

Three winters driving my SS in the snow never got stuck once.



This one was taken after driving 2200kms across Canada in the middle of December, got to dodge some Moose in Northern Ontario, these cars can handle snow just fine.
Because your smarter than these people ! I get a laugh with these folks that say they cant get traction with summer tires ? Of course they do not it is a SUMMER TIRE They need to park the car for the winter I do not want them driving next to me .
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