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Old 02-01-2013, 06:36 AM   #1
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Last night in the snow

Before I left work last night the next shift of people were coming in later than usual, it was snowing, there was icing under the snow, highways were shutting down, etc. An OH SH** moment. Should I wait for snow plows to do there thing or should I chance it. Well, you know what, this will be a good time to check out them blizzaks, Im gonna go for it.
I picked my route out in my mind, the best way with the least amount of hills and curves. 1/3 of the way home, no problems, no traffic, now to hit a more popular road. Oh no, cops with flares out, can't go this way, gotta go up hill. I see a lot of tail lights about a quarter mile away, so I go truckin through. No problems till I get to all the stopped traffic, cars spinning, cars sideways, cars stopped. I decide im doing fine, gonna take the inside lane, up I go till I get to the next batch of stopped cars, waiting, waiting, waiting, I guess I can go around the outside of these stopped cars. Yep, no problem. Uh oh, lights about to change, Im sure I can go thru on very yellow, hope that state trooper turning behind me dont get me for that. Nope, I don't think he can keep up with me; Im in a tank...... More flairs, more cops, cars sideways on the sidewalk, I gotta turn, no problem. Uh oh, this road has not seen any kind of plow yet, cars are stuck, and Im just trucking on through.
Amazing, not once did I have an oh sh** moment. I felt like the king of the road.. I cannot help but think people were thinking WTF, thats a Camaro passing me in this crap....
I have been thinking about a new car lately, been deciding over an SS or a few others, this has really got me loving my Camaro again.
Thanks for reading,
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:48 AM   #2
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Yep. I had a similar experience when I got caught out in a fast & deep snow with ice under it my first winter with Ruby. Gotta love it!
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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I need me some tires for the snow... :(
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:17 AM   #4
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Metthem, I get the same feeling. The Blizzaks are great and there isn't anywhere my car won't go in the snow. Nothing I've driven in the last 56 years is as good in the snow as my 45th. We take my car over my wife's CTS coupe with all wheel drive.
Plus, we get to drive our cars year round. No garage queens here.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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The LS has the 50/50 weight distribution, thus awesome in the snow. (never tried it though).
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:21 AM   #6
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Metthem, I get the same feeling. The Blizzaks are great and there isn't anywhere my car won't go in the snow. Nothing I've driven in the last 56 years is as good in the snow as my 45th. We take my car over my wife's CTS coupe with all wheel drive.
Plus, we get to drive our cars year round. No garage queens here.
No queens here BABY!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #7
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Another reason why I need to get snow tires... This is great to hear. I have gotten stuck a couple times this year because I am still nascaring around with the pzeros with 22k on them

Great story btw!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #8
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Thanks for sharing, great story! Makes me wish I could use my other wheels on my car :(
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #9
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Just confirms my theory on snow.... 95% is drivers skill and common sense. Awesome job metthem
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #10
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Before I left work last night the next shift of people were coming in later than usual, it was snowing, there was icing under the snow, highways were shutting down, etc. An OH SH** moment. Should I wait for snow plows to do there thing or should I chance it. Well, you know what, this will be a good time to check out them blizzaks, Im gonna go for it.
I picked my route out in my mind, the best way with the least amount of hills and curves. 1/3 of the way home, no problems, no traffic, now to hit a more popular road. Oh no, cops with flares out, can't go this way, gotta go up hill. I see a lot of tail lights about a quarter mile away, so I go truckin through. No problems till I get to all the stopped traffic, cars spinning, cars sideways, cars stopped. I decide im doing fine, gonna take the inside lane, up I go till I get to the next batch of stopped cars, waiting, waiting, waiting, I guess I can go around the outside of these stopped cars. Yep, no problem. Uh oh, lights about to change, Im sure I can go thru on very yellow, hope that state trooper turning behind me dont get me for that. Nope, I don't think he can keep up with me; Im in a tank...... More flairs, more cops, cars sideways on the sidewalk, I gotta turn, no problem. Uh oh, this road has not seen any kind of plow yet, cars are stuck, and Im just trucking on through.
Amazing, not once did I have an oh sh** moment. I felt like the king of the road.. I cannot help but think people were thinking WTF, thats a Camaro passing me in this crap....
I have been thinking about a new car lately, been deciding over an SS or a few others, this has really got me loving my Camaro again.
Thanks for reading,
Gary
Thats why i laugh when people say the Camaro is not a good snow car , They are a great snow car with proper snow tires , without they could be junk in the snow i dont know i have not tried , I have gone throw 10 inches of snow no problem many times i just blaze past all those supposed good front wheel drives , The car is a tank in the snow . Thank:
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #11
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:31 PM   #12
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Ditto, it snowed a bit in Maryland last night as well. So I finally got to try my Blizzaks too. They are indeed amazing. I went from not being able to escape my neighborhood in less than an inch of snow with my Pirelli P-Zeros to passing people who had to pull over cause they were too terrified to go any further. Snow tires FTW!
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:24 PM   #13
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Agreed... I've been doin' it in the snow for 30 years now, and have done it in everything from Subarus to H1s to Civcs to Silverados... and the 5th Gen rates very high on my list of snow- capable. Careful and cunning use of the traction control (usually on, but sometimes off for fun or necessity), strategic planning of trajectory, and this thing will blast right on past the scores of the not- so- capable runners out there that can't compensate for a little snow and ice with all the lift kits, AWD/ 4WD systems, or monster truck tires that money can buy. This car really does a very fine job in the snow... stock BFGs, nothing studded or knobbed...
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:35 PM   #14
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I'm on my first set of snow tires ever in my whole life, they are awesome. Pirelli Ice + Snow on stock rims. Heartily recommend them.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:21 PM   #15
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Before I left work last night the next shift of people were coming in later than usual, it was snowing, there was icing under the snow, highways were shutting down, etc. An OH SH** moment. Should I wait for snow plows to do there thing or should I chance it. Well, you know what, this will be a good time to check out them blizzaks, Im gonna go for it.
I picked my route out in my mind, the best way with the least amount of hills and curves. 1/3 of the way home, no problems, no traffic, now to hit a more popular road. Oh no, cops with flares out, can't go this way, gotta go up hill. I see a lot of tail lights about a quarter mile away, so I go truckin through. No problems till I get to all the stopped traffic, cars spinning, cars sideways, cars stopped. I decide im doing fine, gonna take the inside lane, up I go till I get to the next batch of stopped cars, waiting, waiting, waiting, I guess I can go around the outside of these stopped cars. Yep, no problem. Uh oh, lights about to change, Im sure I can go thru on very yellow, hope that state trooper turning behind me dont get me for that. Nope, I don't think he can keep up with me; Im in a tank...... More flairs, more cops, cars sideways on the sidewalk, I gotta turn, no problem. Uh oh, this road has not seen any kind of plow yet, cars are stuck, and Im just trucking on through.
Amazing, not once did I have an oh sh** moment. I felt like the king of the road.. I cannot help but think people were thinking WTF, thats a Camaro passing me in this crap....
I have been thinking about a new car lately, been deciding over an SS or a few others, this has really got me loving my Camaro again.
Thanks for reading,
Gary
Bahaha, I get that look all the time. Both when I had my 2011 LT and now with my 2013 SS. We had 11" of snow back in December and just the other day we got 6" more. Granted I waited until I wouldn't get high centered to leave but I haven't had any problems getting around this winter or last winter.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:53 AM   #16
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I Love my Blizzaks.
No wait, I love my Camaro with Blizzaks on, in the snow.

One thing about these tires, they do kick up a lot of debris, so think of the poor sap behind you - or not. lol
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:22 PM   #17
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It's all about the tires. Perelli's won't do that. Good driving by you also helped show up those other cars.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:23 PM   #18
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Another reason why I need to get snow tires... This is great to hear. I have gotten stuck a couple times this year because I am still nascaring around with the pzeros with 22k on them .....

Me too.. When I got to work yesterday I could not get up the steep hill after 2 attempts and only 1.5 inches of snow I felt like an idiot. So I had to park in the industrial park next door. My husband and I work for the same company, so when he got to work the first thing he said to me was "There's a Yellow Camaro just like yours next door". LOL
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:21 PM   #19
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Snow tires and common sense.

And when I lose the common sense, the Snow Tires, Traction Control, and Stability Control save my butt.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #20
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They didn't clear the roads at all around us last night.. I got stuck in Union at the bottom of a hill and had to abandon it for the night. But I have the summer tires on which makes all the difference.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:33 PM   #21
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Good to know. I drive a 40 mile commute in the snow belt of Ohio- and could use a "tank" in the winter.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:29 AM   #22
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Ttt for this winter
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:32 AM   #23
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What is this snow you speak of?
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #24
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No worried for me. I could have bought all season tires for $800 or a used 2002 escape
4x4 for the winter for $1,800. Runs good. Everything works. 96k and its the V6!
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #25
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We recently had snow and ice here in midland Texas. I loved passing 4x4 silverados on the side of the road in my camaro
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