Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Phastek Performance
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-14-2008, 10:01 AM   #43
joes3rdcamaro82/91/2010
Z28 Hold Out!
 
joes3rdcamaro82/91/2010's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Monte Carlo SS
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wichita, Ks.
Posts: 354
I had a 91 Z28 auto. w/ a 5.7 T.P.I.. That thing was a nightmare in snow and ice. I would stop a light and the back tires would keep spinning and I would start drifting into other lanes. Had to take the thing out of drive. I got stuck a any kind of incline. I live in Kansas, winters are not harsh, but they exists. The 91 had 245 Hp and i think 345 trq.
joes3rdcamaro82/91/2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 10:11 AM   #44
radz28
Petro-sexual
 
radz28's Avatar
 
Drives: Ultra-Grin
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Crapramento, Crapifornia
Posts: 13,057
It is probably easier to drive the newer models because of TCS and the ability to start in second gear (on the A4s.) I take my hat off to anyone who braves those elements in these cars, LOL.
__________________
05 Hummer H2 SUV on OEM Air Ride
Forged 11.1:1 408 LQ4 (K1 crank & rods; Mahle pistons)/CPP LS3 CNC heads/BTR Stage IV LS3 cam and valvetrain/home ported L92 intake manifold/ported 90mm TB/custom Volant CAI/mid-length headers/AFE dual 3" CB/Corvette Servo/el cheapo lift/Cognito UCAs/e'fan conversion/aluminum radiator/Moroso catchcan/HPTuners by me/LED exterior lighting/Pioneer AVH-5600BHS/Pioneer GM-9601/2-Pioneer TS-W310D4/Obcon Labyrinth dual-12 box/lots of other stuff
radz28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 10:15 AM   #45
GothamCamaro
Then you're gonna love me
 
GothamCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black Camaro Tumbler RS
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NW Gotham, IL
Posts: 1,599
I'll be driving the Camaro probably for a month in snow every year, cuz either I'm dragging my feet in putting it in the garage for the winter or I jump the gun early and pull the Camaro out before spring!
__________________
Own- "Does it come in Black?" Exterior/ Grey Interior 2LT/RS Automatic
_____________________________________
The Batman would only drive a 2010 Camaro and buy from Camaro Scotty. 'Nuff said.

Anyone that knows of a place that is making the Concept Shifter for the new Camaro. (Auto specifically) Please let me know.

Order# NDTMVP Ordered 10/23/08.
2000 on 5/21/09... It begins.....
4B00 on 6/26/09... In transit to the Cave
5000 on 7/6/09 it waits for my arrival!
1000000 on 7/10/09 The Tumbler is in the Cave!
GothamCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 10:34 AM   #46
GameOv3r
 
GameOv3r's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 Chevy Aveo
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 85
lol F*** that. My Camaro won't be seeing daylight in the winter at all. I live in Colorado and snow is always SO unpredictable....even in the damn spring lol. My Camaro may just be a summer car, unless I am off work and can continually monitor the weather. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to work and it's hot outside (even have to roll my windows down) then go look outside on my break and there is like 5 inches on the ground :(
GameOv3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2008, 10:25 PM   #47
JustinZS
 
Drives: waitin on 2010 !!
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: AZ
Posts: 126
Just how impractical is it to use the Camaro as a daily driver? Obviously RWD is not too great in winter weather but I've seen friends with BMWs and other RWD cars do it with a nice set of blizzak snow tires and some intelligent driving. I've been considering making this car my daily driver. Located in CT.
JustinZS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2008, 10:52 PM   #48
DGthe3
Moderator.ca
 
DGthe3's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Grand Am GT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 23,293
Send a message via MSN to DGthe3
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
Just how impractical is it to use the Camaro as a daily driver? Obviously RWD is not too great in winter weather but I've seen friends with BMWs and other RWD cars do it with a nice set of blizzak snow tires and some intelligent driving. I've been considering making this car my daily driver. Located in CT.
I see people driving chargers, 300's, mustangs, camaros, and firebirds driving all year round. People managed to drive rwd cars in snow for decades, and that was before traction control and ABS. Most avoid winter in their beloved cars because of salt, combined with reduced control. I will drive my camaro for 8-9 months of the year, I will avoid salt like the plague.
__________________
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
__________________
Originally Posted by FbodFather
My sister's dentist's brother's cousin's housekeeper's dog-breeder's nephew sells coffee filters to the company that provides coffee to General Motors......
........and HE WOULD KNOW!!!!
__________________

Camaro Fest sub-forum
DGthe3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 12:27 AM   #49
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 ZL1 #705
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 26,566
Salt = rust. If you are going to drive something nice in it, be ready to keep it CLEAN.
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 09:01 AM   #50
sickboy
 
Drives: 1998 Camaro Z28
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 6
I love driving RWD cars in the winter, only with good tires though. Nothing beats being able to power oversteer at will! Heck I went through a couple winters in a lowered Miata here in Buffalo, and it did just fine with the right tires (snows). Snow tires will make the car safe and controllable and you'll be surprised at how fun RWD cars can be in the winter. However, you always need to consider what all that salt does to your car. If you plan on keeping it a long time, (and who doesn't?) then you really have to ask yourself if it's worth destroying the car over time by letting the salt eat away at it. Even washing it as much as you can during the winter will only help so much. It's still getting exposed to massive amounts of salt that gets into places where it may not come out with washing the car. Also if you want to do any mods to it, just remember that corroded cars are much more difficult to work on. For me, my current Camaro is parked for the winter, unless there's a day when the roads are relatively dry and free of salt, then she might get woken up.
sickboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 09:33 AM   #51
TFord
Camaro Fanatic
 
TFord's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Z28
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 1,803
Send a message via Yahoo to TFord
they dont use salt where Im at in WA. Even if they did Id still drive her. Im from Chicago and Ive never had any problems with rust. Thats where taking care of your car comes into play. Besides I love driving in the snow. If I could afford to have something else to drive in the winter months, I might consider not letting her see the snow....but I doubt Id keep her cooped up all winter
__________________
TFord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 09:43 AM   #52
radz28
Petro-sexual
 
radz28's Avatar
 
Drives: Ultra-Grin
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Crapramento, Crapifornia
Posts: 13,057
No snow driving for this valley-dweller. TCS or not, no thanks
__________________
05 Hummer H2 SUV on OEM Air Ride
Forged 11.1:1 408 LQ4 (K1 crank & rods; Mahle pistons)/CPP LS3 CNC heads/BTR Stage IV LS3 cam and valvetrain/home ported L92 intake manifold/ported 90mm TB/custom Volant CAI/mid-length headers/AFE dual 3" CB/Corvette Servo/el cheapo lift/Cognito UCAs/e'fan conversion/aluminum radiator/Moroso catchcan/HPTuners by me/LED exterior lighting/Pioneer AVH-5600BHS/Pioneer GM-9601/2-Pioneer TS-W310D4/Obcon Labyrinth dual-12 box/lots of other stuff
radz28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 04:56 PM   #53
SSmoked

 
SSmoked's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 Camaro ZL1 #1255
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: O' Canada
Posts: 1,278
here in toronto the snow gets pretty bad, this year has been the worst. during the last snow storm comin back from a hockey game a guy driven a 4th gen (probly a v6) was having a lot of problems staying striaght on the road, he wasnt going fast but everytime he would seem to hit the gas he would swerve. all was good tho. my mazda pwns in the snow tho winter tire's+snow = controled drifts lmao

EDIT: BROKE THE 150 post mark WOOHOO
__________________
SSmoked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2008, 06:20 PM   #54
lafountain
 
lafountain's Avatar
 
Drives: 1995 3.8L Camaro
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 724
Was doing a google search for a question about the Camaro and it brought me to this thread.

As for the post, I only have a 1995 Camaro and here in Idaho the Winters are sometimes pretty bad but they don't use salt on the roads, just sand. I have owned this car since 1996 and it has made it through many winters without problem (of course many of those were in North Carolina and Georgia, but quite a few were in Vermont and Idaho). The car has something to do with how it handles the winters, but the driver is the key component.
lafountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2008, 09:53 AM   #55
LS9CamaroSS
 
LS9CamaroSS's Avatar
 
Drives: Cavalier RS
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Jordan, NY
Posts: 569
ugh no way in hell am i gonna drive the camaro in the winter up here salt combined with an annual Golden Snowball winning city (yes this is a real award... awarded to the large city with the most snowfall every year) the lake effect in Syracuse is enough to drive any person insane... hell we'll have snow on the ground for another few weeks here... I definitely feel dragoneye on this seeing as we get similar weather. i think i'll keep my cavi for now and hope to god i can afford the insurance on that and the camaro... if not i'll take it off the road in mid-late april and change everything to the camaro then in mid nov, if we haven't gotten any snow yet, i'll put the cav on the road again... word to the wise, sand or salt don't put the camaro on the road in the winter... the sand has rocks in it and that will ruin the pain, and the salt will just eat it away... too many a good F-bods have died that way up here...
LS9CamaroSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2008, 10:33 AM   #56
truvkngfan
 
truvkngfan's Avatar
 
Drives: Porsche928,AMV8,Acadia,Accord
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Elk River, MN
Posts: 77
Any problems you see with older rwd cars in the snow is typically because they are lacking the technologies that are available today such as traction and stability control. These are wonders of the automotive world when it comes to driving in any sort of inclemant (sp?) weather. I spent a day at Ford's Proving ground in Romeo Michigan driver training for our Aston Martin. They had simulated ice and with the controls on, the car would not spin out no matter what I wanted it to do. I haven't been following the technicals enough, but I would assume that these will be available on the new Camaro.
truvkngfan is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.