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Old 08-28-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
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Summer Tires in Winter

Anybody planning on driving the Camaro 20 inch summer tires in the winter if so how do you think they will hold up?
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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I'm planning on driving mine year round...not sure what kind of traction I'll get in cold weather though. I understand the traction is poor under 40 degs. even on clear dry roads. On snowy days I'll drive my 4WD pick up, but if the roads are clear I'll be driving the Camaro. Wish we could have had an "all season radial" option when ordering the 20" wheels.
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Don't think I would be able to get up the driveway on the RS Tires, gonna go with Blizzak LM-60's. Def worth it.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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Do not even try to run the summer tires in Winter - there will be no traction whatsoever and you'll be putting yourself/passengers/Camaro/other drivers at-risk.

I am changing over to All Seasons - haven't decided on using RS rims though I don't want to subject them to salt/sand/etc. nor wash them constantly - or - buying inexpensive rims. Either way I am using October 15 as my cut-off.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:41 PM   #5
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From someone who has attempted to drive in cold weather in my vette on summer tires, BAD idea. They are like driving on marbles when the temp is consistently under 40 degrees.

I will be replacing mine with a set of All seasons soon for the winter....
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Your A-hole is gonna pucker hard if you use those in the snow/cold.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:54 PM   #7
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So you guys have convinced me not to drive the summer tires in cold weather. So you buy a set of wheels with winter tires...is it necessay to buy the tire pressure sensors? I could care less if the DIC doesn't tell me what the tire pressure is in the winter. I'm capable of checking the tire pressure manually. The sensors add another $240 to the package deal. What would be the damage or problem of mounting tires and wheels without the sensors?
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:58 PM   #8
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From someone who has attempted to drive in cold weather in my vette on summer tires, BAD idea. They are like driving on marbles when the temp is consistently under 40 degrees.

I will be replacing mine with a set of All seasons soon for the winter....
I can vouch for that..perfectly dry roads at 40 degrees on summer tires = sideways (or worse)
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:03 PM   #9
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I'll be driving mine year round.

Oh yea, what's winter?



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advantage= save money
disadvantage=deal with stupid warning on the DIC
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:07 PM   #11
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TPMS is a very good safety measure so I say spend the money. I went to lunch the other day and all the tires looked fine, but when I started her up the DIC showed me I had the driver rear tire at 15 lbs. Turned out I took a nail in through the tread and inside it took out a chunk of the sidewall. If I had driven like that I probably would have had a blowout.

While I waited for the new tire to be shipped in I got so very tired and annoyed by the TPMS warning I could scream...
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TPMS is a very good safety measure so I say spend the money. I went to lunch the other day and all the tires looked fine, but when I started her up the DIC showed me I had the driver rear tire at 15 lbs. Turned out I took a nail in through the tread and inside it took out a chunk of the sidewall. If I had driven like that I probably would have had a blowout.

While I waited for the new tire to be shipped in I got so very tired and annoyed by the TPMS warning I could scream...

Is the warning a constant audible, or just shows a visual warning on the screen?
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:18 PM   #13
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OK, stupid question here. Just keep in mind I am a blonde! Since the car is rear wheel drive do we need all weathers on just the back or all around? And I think I remember reading the F-bodfather saying that Pirelli has all-weather tires.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:22 PM   #14
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OK, stupid question here. Just keep in mind I am a blonde! Since the car is rear wheel drive do we need all weathers on just the back or all around? And I think I remember reading the F-bodfather saying that Pirelli has all-weather tires.
all around...just rear will help, but not doing the fronts is unsafe and will result in loss of control.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:38 PM   #15
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all around...just rear will help, but not doing the fronts is unsafe and will result in loss of control.
Thanks! And I also like the idea of saving the rims, those are a pain to keep clean.
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Is the warning a constant audible, or just shows a visual warning on the screen?
There are two warnings, both visual. The little orange funky symbol which is no problem looking at IMO. the other fills the entire DIC and says something like "TMPS System needs serviced" It shows every time you start the vehicle and does not go away until you make it. I rely on the digital speed vs. the gauge so it annoyed me to no end.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:58 PM   #17
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I will switch to an all season wheel in the winter.

I decided that in the long run, switching the tires back and forth from the existing rims would not be practical for me with balancing, time spent, shop fees etc. 2 times a year. I'll swap out the wheels in my garage.

Costly, but to me worth it (see below). The Yokos come highly rated and there aren't alot of combos out there that will work over those hugh Bremos. The wheels look nice.

Here is a list of my recent purchase at tirerack.com for my 2SS. I will switch the P-Zeros when the NY winter threatens and then back to the P-Zeros for the rest of the year.


Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

315MHZ TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR IN STOCK 4 $57.00 $228.00
OPTIONAL METAL VALVE IN STOCK 4 $4.00 $16.00



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

20x9 Machined w/Anthracite Accent Sport Muscle Tach IN STOCK 2 $209.00 $418.00



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

REQUIRED CENTERING RING IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C
REQUIRED LUGNUT FOR VEHICLE IN STOCK 10 N/C N/C
LUG INSTALLATION TOOL IN STOCK 1 N/C N/C
RETAINING CLIP FOR AL-P RING IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

20x10 Machined w/Anthracite Accent Sport Muscle Tach IN STOCK 2 $224.00 $448.00



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

REQUIRED CENTERING RING IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C
REQUIRED LUGNUT FOR VEHICLE IN STOCK 10 N/C N/C
LUG INSTALLATION TOOL IN STOCK 1 N/C N/C
RETAINING CLIP FOR AL-P RING IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

245/45R20 Yokohama Parada Spec-X ESTIMATED 09/13/09 2 $142.00 $284.00



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

MOUNT AND BALANCE (NO CHARGE) IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

275/40R20 Yokohama Parada Spec-X IN STOCK 2 $150.00 $300.00



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YOKOHAMA WARRANTY PACKET IN STOCK 1 N/C N/C
TIRE REGISTRATION CARD -RETAIL IN STOCK 1 N/C N/C
MOUNT AND BALANCE (NO CHARGE) IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C


Item(s) Total:
$1,694.00
Sales Tax: $0.00
Excise Tax: $0.00
State Waste Tire Fund Fee: $0.00
Shipping: $101.95


Order Total:
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Ummm... Dumb question: Are the tires that come with the RS package the ones that we're saying won't hold up under 40 degrees?? 2LT/RS owner here (soon-to-be).
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Ummm... Dumb question: Are the tires that come with the RS package the ones that we're saying won't hold up under 40 degrees?? 2LT/RS owner here (soon-to-be).
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I'll be driving mine year round.

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