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Old 09-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #18
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I would get some jumper cables in there too. It is unlikely that your battery is old enough to have issues yet, however weather change is the most common cause of battery failure.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:22 AM   #19
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The Camaro will handle the snow fine with a good set of snow tires. However, there are days when the snow is deep enough or the roads are icy enough that it's not worth it to me to take my Camaro out.

Luckily I'm picking up a beater SUV for the really bad winter days today!
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:13 AM   #20
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U are nuts. my firebird gets stuck if its snowing in another state. i want all seasons on the rs i am looking at for rain and colder temps but have envoy for snow
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #21
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U are nuts. my firebird gets stuck if its snowing in another state. i want all seasons on the rs i am looking at for rain and colder temps but have envoy for snow
You really can't compare an F body with a 5th gen. The 5th gen is much more competent in the snow.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:13 PM   #22
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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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I'd at battery tender and fuel stabilizer to that list.
All the above with a wash & detail before storing and a couple of boxes of mothballs to chase the rodents away.

I can't justify driving my Camaro in the winter when I have a 4x4 pickup. It's about all the chemicals and idiots that are all over the roads all winter. Much rather the pickup take the abuse winter brings.

Your Camaro will drive great with a good set of winter tires and a driver who understands how to drive in adverse conditions.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:14 PM   #23
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I drove my car in the snow last year without too many issues. The torque is a killer but as long as you know how to drive RWD in snow you will be okay. Here is a picture of my car in 3.5-4" of snow last year....
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:16 PM   #24
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I should freak you guys out with the pictures of my car covered in snow last winter. The Camaro handled the snow better than my Suburban.
My Camaro in the snow last year was like a snow eater, Blizzacks and cat litter bags in the trunk.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:23 PM   #25
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Move to Southern AZ.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:41 PM   #26
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One more thing for your list...

9) Move further south, don't worry about the weather, drive your car year round and enjoy!
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:04 PM   #27
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thanks everyone for their input. I will add a set of jumper cables just in case; I have full coverage insurance, and also, I just obtained a CAR2GO membership so I can move around every time there is a heavy snowstorm so I can leave the SS at home. Next time I'll consider moving somewhere south haha, it will make having a camaro more enjoyable, however I always enjoy it no matter what.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #28
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Are you the red ss with black stripes who followed me yesterday on Crowchild for a bit?

I drove mine last winter on blizzaks and had no issues. Actually, I found the car quite fun to drive. Mines a 2SS as well, and it handled the snow amazingly. There were a couple of times I got caught in storms, got off deerfoot and took slower routes as the roads were very icy and I would lose traction. If you drive it according to conditions, you'll be fine. It's other drivers I'd worry about, but knock on wood, I've never had a winter accident!

Your list sounds awesome, you are well prepared!
I dont think so, mine is red but with grey stripes, but I think I saw that red camaro with black stripes too and blacked out rear end side of the trunk ? I was on crowchild yesterday when I saw it and again on 17th. On the other hand, Im glad to hear it handled well. I drove mine every time the streets were clear over the winter , but with a set of winter tires It will be more safe if there is some snow.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:28 PM   #29
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It sounds like you are more than prepared! I say just relax and go easy on the loud pedal.

I drove mine last winter and I will be again this year. I have blizzaks, steelies, and weathertech mats. I should probably look into rust protection. I googled Crown which you mentioned, but they don't have them in the US.

Can anybody recommend any good rust inhibitors? Anybody use Ziebart?
I did some research and I like krown so far mainly because is affordable and their reviews, too sad nobody in your area can apply it, but im pretty sure there should be something else around. You can also try the electronic rust inhibitors. its a bit out of my budget and also it doesn't has very good reviews, but here is the link.

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Old 09-25-2013, 01:36 PM   #30
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Pretty good list! Are you automatic or manual? If automatic don't drive in sport mode but do use manual tap shift to get better control of take offs & to help with decellerations without so much use of brakes. These cars do pretty well in winter as long as you have the right tires & drive with some common sense.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:58 PM   #31
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OP- Your list is missing a few bottles of Jack just in case you get stranded in heavy snowfall.

All kidding aside, better grab some flares and stash some cold weather gear.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:22 PM   #32
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #33
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I did some research and I like krown so far mainly because is affordable and their reviews, too sad nobody in your area can apply it, but im pretty sure there should be something else around. You can also try the electronic rust inhibitors. its a bit out of my budget and also it doesn't has very good reviews, but here is the link.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
Thanks for the link. I'm a bit skeptical of how well the electronic inhibitors work. Krown sounds like a good deal, but I would have to go to Canada! Actually, the closest one is less than 40 miles from here since I'm not far from the border. I will still rather go somewhere local though.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:39 PM   #34
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20"s with snow tires should be alright i'd go safer and get the 18's though but thats just my experience as with everyone else saying drive with caution and common sense thats by far the best advice you'll get.
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