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Old 12-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Snow... In Arkansas?

Hey guys, so lets face it, Arkansas RARELY gets snow, but we did get a white Christmas, which is great! I don't have snow tires, just the P-Zeros that come on the SS. Should I risk it tomorrow morning for work or call in? Previously to the Camaro I owned an Altima and it slid a lot. I know that a lot wouldn't take it out because a lot leave it in the garage, but when it is your only mode of transportation, I don't have much of a choice!
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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You'll be all over the road. I would start practicing my cough for the call in. I was praying for no snow this year, but it looks like I'll be going to Firestone tomorrow.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:33 PM   #4
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Leave it..we still have more coming over night lol tomorrow is going to be horrible. Thankfully I don't go back to work until the 2nd of jan and it'll be melted by then
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:42 PM   #5
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I live in northwest Arkansas (Bentonville) and they said we where going to get snow, but it missed us by about 30 miles south. Very disappointed! I really wanted to take the kids out sledding tomorrow.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
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Also, I planed on walking to work if needed! It's only six miles.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:48 PM   #7
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You CAN drive it, but Id highly suggest not to. I drove mine last winter on P-Zero's only because I had to. You bet I only drove it when I absolutely needed to though if it snowed, its a handful when its 10 degrees out and the road is covered in snow, ice and slush.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:17 AM   #8
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:24 AM   #9
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You CAN drive it, but Id highly suggest not to. I drove mine last winter on P-Zero's only because I had to. You bet I only drove it when I absolutely needed to though if it snowed, its a handful when its 10 degrees out and the road is covered in snow, ice and slush.
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I got caught in a light dusting of snow last year with about 13,000 miles on my PZero's. Long story short, I felt lucky to make it home. Buy a new set of tires and you should be good to go!
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:43 AM   #10
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Thanks guys! That answers the question. I just don't see the point in buying new tires living where I do. It's difficult to justify the purchase for 1 snow a year, if that!
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:00 AM   #11
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Don't do it!

I lived in AR for four years, back in the late 80s. We had a freak snowstorm of almost 12" and I (being from upstate NY) decided to ride around in my 4x4 Toyota pickup to have some fun. In a two hour period, I pulled four cars and one truck out of ditches.

People in AR don't know how to drive in snow! You will be risking your safety and that of your Camaro. Stay home - the snow will probably be gone in a day or so.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:09 AM   #12
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I live in Northern Massachusetts and last a week we did not have snow the roads were dry. It was 35 degrees but I took my car out. I hit the gas from a stop light not hard but with a little enthusiasm and the rear end broke loose and wagged all over the place. The P zeros I guess are horrible under 44 degrees when the asphalt is cold. So I can only imagine how bad they are in snow.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #13
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where in Arkansas are you at? and I wouldnt do it i would try to get another ride or call in..there could be ALOT of snow on the road still depending where you are....
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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I called in today, not worth it considering I cant get out of my garage.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:56 PM   #15
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CALL IN! i'm in cabot been riding around a few hours in a van, the roads are too wet to dry and will be a solid sheet of ice... if you can get a ride i'd do that althought there are a ton of power outages and trees that will continue to fall on roads.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #16
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See I have generals as03 and about 500hp and I have no problem at all we have about 3 inches and I'm good
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #17
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...Should I risk it tomorrow morning for work or call in?
It depends almost exclusively on your skill levels... peruse these threads, and you'll see comments regarding the snow capabilities of fifth gens, and regardless of model, options, or tires, you can find statements along the entire spectrum starting with, "Impossible to drive an entire inch without certain death!" all the way to, "I'm going to try to climb Everest in mine (nad I'm NOT gonna chain up), because it's better than any SnowCat ever was!" The common denominator within the range of comments is the car; the VARIABLE is the driver.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:01 PM   #18
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OMIGOD if you drive the car you'll die!!!!

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Old 12-26-2012, 05:04 PM   #19
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Hey guys, so lets face it, Arkansas RARELY gets snow, but we did get a white Christmas, which is great! I don't have snow tires, just the P-Zeros that come on the SS. Should I risk it tomorrow morning for work or call in? Previously to the Camaro I owned an Altima and it slid a lot. I know that a lot wouldn't take it out because a lot leave it in the garage, but when it is your only mode of transportation, I don't have much of a choice!
NO.. DO NOT drive the P-Zero's in snow.

I live in the Seattle area and our winters are usually between high-30's to low-50's for temps and RAIN.. lots of it.

I had to get a new set of tires because when temps get around 40-45 degrees and even rain, the P-Zeros have little traction and it doesn't take much to spin those rear tires out.

In fact, the car gets more squirrelly than Central Park in the Spring.

The new BFG G-Force Comp2's I bought handle even standing water at 40-45 degree temps beautifully.

Even at that, I won't drive the Camaro in the snow... except about 6 blocks to the empty parking lot at the grocery store so I can open up my own bakery in their parking lot.

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Old 12-27-2012, 02:48 AM   #20
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I live in little rock and it hit us hard on Christmas. I did not even think of moving my car, but the next day when it stopped I took the risk and drove it out. ( needed food). It wasn't as bad as I thought as long as I stayed on busy roads where the streets were still warm. The most pain I had was getting out of the apartment complex. I Got stuck a couple of times getting out.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:05 AM   #21
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In fact, the car gets more squirrelly than Central Park in the Spring.

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Old 12-27-2012, 06:09 AM   #22
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:03 PM   #23
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My camaro is still in the garage and it's going to sit there for a couple of days. We got a foot at my house.

So people can see what we are dealing with...



Taken this morning...

In the city it's pretty much taken care of, but out in the country it's still a mess. Haven't had power since Christmas, hope it comes back on today.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:09 PM   #24
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My camaro is still in the garage and it's going to sit there for a couple of days. We got a foot at my house.

So people can see what we are dealing with...



Taken this morning...

In the city it's pretty much taken care of, but out in the country it's still a mess. Haven't had power since Christmas, hope it comes back on today.
When I called the outage people they said some places won't have any power for another 5 days. Though they might be talking about the country sides.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #25
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So glad i bought the hummer, i had snows on custom rims as a back up plan if i didnt pull the trigger on the SUV, but I did. THe compound on the Pirellis are so hard i cant even dig my fingernail into them, and the hummers are mushy when its 20 degreees out. I took the Camaro out in 40 degree rain and it wanted to spin out constantly and I could only imagine what snow would be like.

Is anyone interested in this set of tires/rims that fit the 2010 SS with the weighted Brembos? They have TPMS and were included in my purchase of the car, only driven on once for fitment purposes and they drive excellent. Please contact me via email if you are interested - anthonyrfraccica@yahoo.com and we can figure out shipping.

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