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Old 01-23-2014, 08:17 AM   #1
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I hate winter and my snow tires.

Got stuck at the end of my 4 acre gravel driveway, tried to back out of the mess I was in and after 10 min of doing that it drifted sideways into more snow and almost over a hill and into a oak. I might go later to try to get rid of the snow around it to at least get it out of the way. Noway it is making it up the hill we live on without enough speed. Almost was home free too, a few more feet and I wouldn't be typing this.. My neighbor is probably laughing his ass off, haha
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:37 AM   #2
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Wow! That's a big driveway - 4 acres! I've heard Gen5s are pretty good in moderate snow, when equipped with good snow tires... but they aren't snow plows.

Jeeze, I miss winters in the northeast.

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Old 01-23-2014, 08:48 AM   #3
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Wow! That's a big driveway - 4 acres! I've heard Gen5s are pretty good in moderate snow, when equipped with good snow tires... but they aren't snow plows.
Yeah, they're great on the road with traction control and stabiliTrak. Just not off-road or gravel in the snow :/
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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Have had no problems with my All Season tires this winter. Have a 600' driveway, but as PalmerGA said, these are not snow plows but in a few inches of the white stuff I don't need to plow the driveway. Above 4", time to clean the driveway off.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:38 AM   #5
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Surprised that the gravel/off-road makes that much of a difference. With my Pirelli Scorpion Snow & Ice tires I've been able to out maneuver most of the cars in the snow thus far.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:45 AM   #6
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At least you can drift.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:18 AM   #7
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With my Pirellis I've only gotten stuck once it was when I moved over to let an old lady pass and I got one of my rear tires into a foot of snow.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:23 AM   #8
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:54 AM   #9
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saw this the other day. at one point the driver is almost driving diagonal
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:19 PM   #10
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Last year i drove all winter with just my 4 season stock that came with the car tires and only had problems once going up a hill with ice on the road. i just moved over to the shoulder a bit and made it okay .. This year i decided to put snow tires on my car and other than one day during the worst storm of the season going up a long icy hill I have not had any problems. Front wheel drives are definitely better in the slushy type conditions as with a rear wheel drive it is like trying to push a piece of wet spaghetti from the rear instead of pulling it from the front but I love my rear wheel drive Camaro. When the back end starts to slip one way or the other then I know i am driving too fast for the conditions. The snow tires - real snow/winter tires and not the 4 or all season tires really make a difference in the snowy/ slushy conditions.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:54 PM   #11
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I enjoy driving in the snow! Its easy to drift and fun!

Stay safe out there!
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:10 PM   #12
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:40 PM   #13
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WTF???

I don't use my Camaro in winter but I run Blizzaks on my Trailblazer. Unreal what a difference it makes for both starting and stopping. In fall sometimes I need 4WD to get out of my driveway (frost and stuff) though once I put the Blizzaks on I often can get out in 2WD (using proper throttle control of course).

I have heard many people tell me they find Blizzaks are better than winter tires with metal studs...they are that good .
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