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Old 03-23-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Changing back to summer shoes

Had a discussion last night while out and about regarding when to put the summer tires back on. I say not for at least another month, he says anytime now. I'm itching to switch but I don't think we are done with snow, even though it's been warming up. When do you plan on switching out?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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with as much snow as we have, probably late april.

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Old 03-24-2013, 04:00 AM   #3
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Going to be at least a month for me. There is just no traction...snow or not...while the weather is as cold as it is. `
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:49 AM   #4
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I switched mine on March 22nd time to boogie
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:03 PM   #5
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Going to be at least a month for me. There is just no traction...snow or not...while the weather is as cold as it is. `
I took my SS out yesterday and yeah, it's pretty easy to slide around the corners.
Anyone know what the ideal temperature is for the stock pirelli's?
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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above 5c, or so i have been advised, they are pretty much hockey pucks anywhere close to freezing.

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Old 03-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #8
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I'm running my invos now they're fine just use caution around corners or accelerating hard like I do right dragon22 ?lmao
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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I figure mid to late April should be fine but we always get a good spring dump of snow so will just wait and see. My car is my dd and I need it for work so hate change over too soon.

Dragon22, do you park along 10th ave downtown under the Ctrain bridge?

I see a silver camaro there daily, wondering if the person is on here.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:55 PM   #10
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I'm running my invos now they're fine just use caution around corners or accelerating hard like I do right dragon22 ?lmao
Exactly Rob. LOL LOL

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Old 03-24-2013, 07:56 PM   #11
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I figure mid to late April should be fine but we always get a good spring dump of snow so will just wait and see. My car is my dd and I need it for work so hate change over too soon.

Dragon22, do you park along 10th ave downtown under the Ctrain bridge?

I see a silver camaro there daily, wondering if the person is on here.
That's not me. I am lucky and don't have to take my car to work. If they ever take the shop truck away from me, I'll be broken hearted. LOL
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #12
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Ahh, well I'll just have to keep a look out for ya then!
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:06 PM   #13
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I'll be driving mine to work all week. I can't wait any more!
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:20 PM   #14
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I'm out daily in mine. I've driven mine all winter and still get crazy adrenaline rushes in it, just can't wait for summer driving!
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:51 PM   #15
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Seems like the covers are starting to come off! I drove my 2010 early in the season but this year I will wait for some street sweeping to happen. The novelty is high on my ZL1. It was delivered on Boxing Day via flat deck and wasn't even started. I don't want to hear her yet in fear of driving it early. My tires have had many warnings about the cold and cracking so I'm not willing to chance it. Maybe next winter I will get some cold weather tires so on the not so bad days I can get out for a spin! Chinooks happen here quite often in the winter months!
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:06 PM   #16
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Seems like the covers are starting to come off! I drove my 2010 early in the season but this year I will wait for some street sweeping to happen. The novelty is high on my ZL1. It was delivered on Boxing Day via flat deck and wasn't even started. I don't want to hear her yet in fear of driving it early. My tires have had many warnings about the cold and cracking so I'm not willing to chance it. Maybe next winter I will get some cold weather tires so on the not so bad days I can get out for a spin! Chinooks happen here quite often in the winter months!
I was the same way for the first couple of years. But a couple of long road trips and ton of rock chips, I now drive it whenever I can! I'm not sure my tires have the same requirements as yours though!
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:31 AM   #17
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Nfrnoss..... It is only the F1 G2's by Goodyear. Extreme caution from 5 degrees down while driving. If subject to minus 7 they can't roll. If subjected to sub zero temps they must be warmed to 5 degrees for 24 hrs before rolling. There is a bulletin from Goodyear in the ZL1 forum. So unless I can find a set of cold weather shoes I am parked until warmer weather. Safety is a pretty important part.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:26 AM   #18
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I'm hoping to align my summer boots with my next oil change - so they can re-learn my TPMS. The dealership in Cornwall are pretty cool to deal with

Firehawk Indy Wide oval's aren't too bad on the cold pavement.. 323 HP isn't enough to lay a patch
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:52 AM   #19
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I'm out daily in mine. I've driven mine all winter and still get crazy adrenaline rushes in it, just can't wait for summer driving!


Me as well. Bring on the spring!
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:05 PM   #20
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No summer tire should be used until the lowest average temp is 45F. Traction is not optimal until then.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #21
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For those of us on the Metric system, that number is 7.2222C! LOL LOL
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #22
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:11 PM   #23
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I'm going to try to get mine booked in for the body repairs in the next week or so. Also need an oil change, may as well switch over the tires at the same time. Aaaannnnd while I'm there, will have the dealer check out my brakes, definitely something going on with them.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:54 PM   #24
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I probably will this Wednesday. So it's going to snow in Calgary on Thursday.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:03 AM   #25
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I'm going to try to get mine booked in for the body repairs in the next week or so. Also need an oil change, may as well switch over the tires at the same time. Aaaannnnd while I'm there, will have the dealer check out my brakes, definitely something going on with them.
Uh oh...what's wrong with the brakes?
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