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Old 10-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Preparing for rainy drive?

My 2013 Camaro 2SS/RS is my daily driver.

Tomorrow seems like its going to be a rainy day which is the first in my month of ownership.

How should I prepare for bad weather? or even worse weather (ie snow)?

If I get stuck some how up hills etc. is it better to turn traction control off? I know some cars it could make it worse.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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drive your truck. i just bought my new camaro this week, and gee wiz, now i dont want to drive it to get it dirty or put miles on it. lol lol.
you should drive with caution whenever weather is not good.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:12 PM   #4
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Preparing for rainy drive?
1. Walk out to garage and open garage door.
2. Get in car, start engine and back out of garage.
3. Turn on windshield wipers, and close garage door.
4. Pull out of driveway, and go about your daily drive.

It is a freaking Chevy, not some super rare exotic.
It won't melt.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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If you have the Pirelli p-zero tires they are not to good in rainy cold weather. They will lose traction very easy as they are only a summer tire. Just take slow and you will be ok.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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Rain - you'll be fine, even Pzeros I never had problems in rain, just watch your right foot

Snow - Pzeros won't work very well if at all. Switch to all seasons or snow/ice tires for the winter, anymore than 2-3 inches of snow don't drive the Camaro. Keep traction control on, these are heavy cars so that helps too. Just don't gun it go slow and you'll be fine.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #7
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1. Walk out to garage and open garage door.
2. Get in car, start engine and back out of garage.
3. Turn on windshield wipers, and close garage door.
4. Pull out of driveway, and go about your daily drive.

It is a freaking Chevy, not some super rare exotic.
It won't melt.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:49 PM   #8
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1. Walk out to garage and open garage door.
2. Get in car, start engine and back out of garage.
3. Turn on windshield wipers, and close garage door.
4. Pull out of driveway, and go about your daily drive.

It is a freaking Chevy, not some super rare exotic.
It won't melt.

What he said
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:51 PM   #9
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Pzero's are fine in rain I live in Mobile AL we get tons of rain and when it comes down, it really comes down. We got almost 4 inches today. Just drive smart.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:01 PM   #10
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Make sure you are wearing your driving gloves, cap, scarf and goggles.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:01 PM   #11
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How do u prepare when you drive your other cars.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:11 PM   #12
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1. Walk out to garage and open garage door.
2. Get in car, start engine and back out of garage.
3. Turn on windshield wipers, and close garage door.
4. Pull out of driveway, and go about your daily drive.

It is a freaking Chevy, not some super rare exotic.
It won't melt.
You need to add a #5

5. Even in the rain, Wave at other Camaro's.

There,, fixed it for you..
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #13
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I prepare by getting in my truck. Never had a problem in the rain using that method.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:02 PM   #14
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Drive with common sense....
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #15
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floor it, cut some rooster tails and slide it sideways..JK take it easy and steady
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #16
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Get yourself a high quality car cover that repels water, but still breathes. Get flaps put in so you can expose just the rear view mirrors and enough of the winshield to see where you are going. Make sure to tie the cover on tight so it doesn't blow off when you are driving!
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:38 PM   #17
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if it's a DD, get some good All Seasons!! P-Zeros do not do that well in heavy rain, and will be useless in snow. Many on here have the Continental Extreme DSW's, including myself for winter driving. Search on here, you will see very satisfied drivers with these.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #18
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If you have the Pirelli p-zero tires they are not to good in rainy cold weather. They will lose traction very easy as they are only a summer tire. Just take slow and you will be ok.
^this. the P-Zeros are terrible if it's cold or wet. This is what happened a month after I got my 2LT. Lost traction and hydroplaned, wasn't even speeding. Take it slow and be way more cautious than you think you need to be.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #19
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Never had any trouble with P Zeros in the rain, even on cold days.

You just gotta slow down a bit.

As for snow or freezing conditions...never.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:44 PM   #20
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Wait, you mean driving on summer tires isn't a good idea when it's cold and wet out?

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Old 10-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #21
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1. Walk out to garage and open garage door.
2. Get in car, start engine and back out of garage.
3. Turn on windshield wipers, and close garage door.
4. Pull out of driveway, and go about your daily drive.

It is a freaking Chevy, not some super rare exotic.
It won't melt.
I have to totally agree, some people on here think these cars are going to be worth a whole lot of money in 30 years.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:34 PM   #22
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I never had any problem with rain, but it certainly looks like Bigcros did (Ouch). But getting colder, the colder it gets, the worse traction.

PZeros & snow = accident waiting to happen.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #23
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I switched from the P-Zeros to the BFG GeForce Comp2's..

And although the BFG's are advertised as a summer tire, they totally outperform the P-Zeros when it gets cold and wet/rainy, especially in standing water.

The P-Zeros made the car very squirrelly and felt unpredictable.

Although, I won't drive it at all if it snows..

Take that back.. I might drive it to an empty parking lot close by and make some donuts.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:01 PM   #24
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never had trouble with the pzeros on my 2011 ss vert l99 or my 13 ls3 ss here in rainy Oregon, even drove in a couple inches of snow and just drove careful even on ice/black ice. Cautious is always the smart way to drive in real bad weather.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:03 PM   #25
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My 2013 Camaro 2SS/RS is my daily driver.

Tomorrow seems like its going to be a rainy day which is the first in my month of ownership.

How should I prepare for bad weather? or even worse weather (ie snow)?

If I get stuck some how up hills etc. is it better to turn traction control off? I know some cars it could make it worse.

Stuck? On a hill? Because of rain?

here's what to do when taking your Camaro for a drive in the rain:

Bring an umbrella

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^this. the P-Zeros are terrible if it's cold or wet. This is what happened a month after I got my 2LT. Lost traction and hydroplaned, wasn't even speeding. Take it slow and be way more cautious than you think you need to be.
I'm not happy you crunched up your car at all. It doesn't please me to see that. But. You're in Alabama, I feel I have a better appreciation for "Cold and wet" being in new England, and having regularly driven V8 powered, rear wheel drive cars that have no ABS, no traction control, no nothing, and that make the LS3's torque output at low rpm seem like a pedal car.

The P-Zeros are not ice skates in the rain, I'm sorry.
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