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Old 07-23-2009, 06:44 PM   #1
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So what are local Camaro owners doing about Winter?

I'm still contemplating my Camaro purchase and one thing I am having to consider is the TIRES. I live in the Tacoma/Olympia area and I'd guess we have 40's and below temps at least half the time during Winter. And it's wet a little bit, too.

I was going to order the RS package, but it comes with the 20" Summer PZero tires that are NOT recommended for 40's and below temp. So that means different tires (maybe even wheels) for 3 months or so a year. Not so worried about our light, infrequent snowfall (will drive the Explorer), but the temps! Right now there are not many 20" All Season or Snow tires.

So I am thinking that here, it makes more sense to drop the RS (bye, bye HID lights) and keep the 19" wheels. My understanding is that comes with PZero All Season tires instead.

Any comments or thoughts? Thanks!

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Old 07-23-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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I plan on driving mine year round, unless snow is predicted. If there's snow falling, I'll be in my 4WD truck, if the roads are clear I'll be in the Camaro. Not going to worry about temp. I have my '67 for my toy, which doesn't even see the rain, so the 2010 is being driven all year round....not a toy for me, it's a year round driver and I plan on treating it as such.
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:05 PM   #3
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I'm just leaving it at home.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:58 PM   #4
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ok from somone who lives in the NW lol

I dont have a current model of camaro (2010) & currently not thinking about buying one lol.

I do own other camaros & corvettes & they stay home during the time we have 32 & below temps lol.
I drove my vette almost all winter unless it was 32 or colder or it was snowy
& I live in Yelm which is down the road from you
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:59 PM   #5
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I am garaging it. Tooo many idiot drivers around during the winter. I have a Geo Metro for commuting... it has snow tires
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:02 PM   #6
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I am garaging it. Tooo many idiot drivers around during the winter. I have a Geo Metro for commuting... it has snow tires
those are fun to drive in the snow, but as zhawk says those are penitaiy boxes lol
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:43 PM   #7
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I plan to drive the camaro year round, not worried about temps and such. If snow is falling will simply take the 4wd suv. not a big deal.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:12 PM   #8
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Yep! It's gettin' garaged! I have a 4wd pickup to drive in the winter.
I want to keep the car in good shape for my grandson. He'll get it when I pass, but not any time soon though.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:15 PM   #9
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Garage here in NY. But I will take it out on nice days. No better weather than cold weather for more power!
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:25 PM   #10
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:56 PM   #11
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The more I think about it, I think I'll just have to skip the RS package to keep the 19" wheels and the all season tires. Too bad, because I wanted the HID headlights. Or maybe I'll go ahead and try to swap the wheels/tires with someone or dealer take-offs.

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Old 07-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #12
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Buying a winter beater, no way I'm driving it in the winter.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:15 PM   #13
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Live in Southern Ohio. Not a ton of snow each year but enough to keep mine garaged. I don't go out in the winter much anyways (stay-at-home mom) except to go to the store and to the gym, both of which are a mile away. I can wait til hubby gets home and drive his Durango to both of those. Kids ride the bus. I'm set!
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:11 PM   #14
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Garaged for the winter.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:40 PM   #15
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I fenced in my driveway and am getting a metal carport to protect it from the elements. I'll drive my Camry in the winter.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:01 PM   #16
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Winter time = Mod time in Wyoming. I'll drive the Trailblazer SS in the Winter
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:08 PM   #17
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Spot reserved in the garage already. This country the salt that is spread turns the roads white. Won't even drive on nice days. Have to resort to my 4x4 pickup
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:26 PM   #18
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Winter time = Mod time in Wyoming. I'll drive the Trailblazer SS in the Winter
What he said. I may sell the TBSS and get a new Toyota 4x4 but no chance of driving a Camaro in the winter here. Of course, I am still waiting to buy it :(
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:50 PM   #19
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I plan on garaging as well. I keep it garaged in between drives anyways but for the winter I will not drive it at all, the roads here get pretty bad and there are lots of idiots out there. I just need to get jack stands and all that to keep the tires from getting flat spots.

Anyone that knows good storage tips please post em! Thanks in advance
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:04 PM   #20
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I will be storing mine...
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:22 PM   #21
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I Live in Portland. Will garage the SS the worst days of winter. Also, have an awd car that I drive year round.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:07 PM   #22
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I'm going to buy 18" winter tires/wheels for mine. I will have no other car, so I'm going to have to drive the camaro unless I can convince a family member to let me borrow theirs.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:17 PM   #23
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20" Tires

Les Schwabb was able to get me All Season Tires for my Trailblazer and it had 20" wheels, they also sipped them and had no trouble at all.
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:32 PM   #24
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I believe Michellen has all season tires available, check dealer. also snow tires should be available they are for the Cadillac STS.
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:44 PM   #25
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I refuse to particpate in winter this year!
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