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Old 09-08-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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5th gen Winter Tires

Not every Camaro fan lives in California or Florida. Some of us live in parts of the world where you actually get snow for more than a week
... and want to drive Camaro at that time too!

So the question is: will there be stock/GM winter tires for Camaro widely available (for all the rim sizes)? How much will a set of four cost?

Alternatively what non-GM winter tires would you recommend?

Yeah, I know that driving a rear-wheel driven car in winter is not the best idea. Screw that

And by the way: what will be the exact tire sizes for 5th gen (both variants, i.e. 18-inch basic and 19/20-inch RS)?
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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if you search there is a whole thread about this....
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:51 PM   #3
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mine wont even come out of the Garage if there is more than a 2% chance of rain better yet some snow.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:50 PM   #4
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Has anyone gotten a look at the tire prices for the wheel sizes that have been posted so far?... OMG! I'm going to have to refinance if I want some PS2 on my car. Are you kidding me?! I'm going to stick my '02's chrome snow flakes on that car! I don't even forsee myself doing a burnout because I might as well be lighting my $$$ on fire, LOL!!!
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:59 PM   #5
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Yeah, the tires are quite pricy. On tire rack. These are the only tires they list in the specific sizes.



LS & LT Tires: (LS is 18 inch only)
245/55ZR18 BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDWS- 161 Each
245/50ZR19 Yokohama ADVAN S.T. - 208 each

SS Tires:
Front 245/45ZR20 - Yokohama ADVAN S.T. - 238 each
Rear 275/40ZR20 - Yokohama 296 each
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:14 AM   #6
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mine wont even come out of the Garage if there is more than a 2% chance of rain better yet some snow.
Same here man.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:42 AM   #7
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I don't even forsee myself doing a burnout because I might as well be lighting my $$$ on fire, LOL!!!
No kidding. $600 for a burnout, I'll pass.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:33 AM   #8
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if you search there is a whole thread about this....
Can't find a tire-dedicated thread, sorry


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Yeah, the tires are quite pricy. On tire rack. These are the only tires they list in the specific sizes.

LS & LT Tires: (LS is 18 inch only)
245/55ZR18 BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDWS- 161 Each
245/50ZR19 Yokohama ADVAN S.T. - 208 each

SS Tires:
Front 245/45ZR20 - Yokohama ADVAN S.T. - 238 each
Rear 275/40ZR20 - Yokohama 296 each
Thanks. You have just confirmed my worries.

About the burnouts and cash: sure, one doesn't do things one can't afford. But it'll be so tempting to do a burnout in 300+hp Camaro...
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:16 AM   #9
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Go to Tirerack and hit winter tires. Are you getting a V6 or SSV8?
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:51 AM   #10
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300+ hp == V6 Why ask?
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:00 AM   #11
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mine wont c winter
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:59 PM   #12
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Some people have no choice but to drive it in the winter like myself.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:40 PM   #13
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Some people have no choice but to drive it in the winter like myself.
Yeah me Too...BUT i Live in CENTRAL TEXAS so winter is kind of a joke in my neck of the woods..other than the freak ice storm this past jan-feb.. It hasnt snowed here in something like 15 yrs...
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:12 AM   #15
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REALLY?? That Long?..Dang.. I Was 9Yrs old.. Aww The Good Ole days..LOL
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:59 AM   #16
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Not every Camaro fan lives in California or Florida. Some of us live in parts of the world where you actually get snow for more than a week
... and want to drive Camaro at that time too!

So the question is: will there be stock/GM winter tires for Camaro widely available (for all the rim sizes)? How much will a set of four cost?...
How’s this for absurdity: Leather heated seats are mandatory on a 2SS but the tires supplied are “summer tires”. So it’s recommended not to drive in the winter and you wouldn’t use your heated seats in the summer. Someone at GM breathed too much leather tanning fumes. Solution: Offer a leather-delete or cooled leather seats on the 2SS/2LT, and the option of aluminum 18" wheels and all-season tires on all 2010 Camaros.

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Old 10-15-2008, 04:05 AM   #17
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How’s this for absurdity: Leather heated seats are mandatory on a 2SS but the tires supplied are “summer tires”. So it’s recommended not to drive in the winter and you wouldn’t use your heated seats in the summer. Someone at GM breathed too much leather tanning solution fumes.
very good point and also very ironic
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:03 AM   #18
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REALLY?? That Long?..Dang.. I Was 9Yrs old.. Aww The Good Ole days..LOL
Yep. 18 inches, if I recall correctly. It was GREAT! I'll never forget that. Beautiful night...as the lights were reflecting off the glistening snow...untouched as it fell in the EARLY morning hours.

i remember because I was ....nevermind. Getting off topic.

I'd garage this baby for the winter. If not, go get some winter tires and some concrete bags for the trunk.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:23 PM   #19
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I haven't had a Camaro for several years :( but in my years I have owned 2 67 SS/RS's, 1 68 Z28, 1 78 Z28 and 1 80 Z28 and all of them were driven in the winter.

Put a good set of Snow tires on it, buy several bags of kitty litter to put in the trunk for weight (great for helping you get unstuck) and drive carefully. People have driven rear wheel drive cars in the winter for years, plus I believe the new Camaro's are coming with traction control so they should handle the slick roads and parking lots a lot better.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:30 PM   #20
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The only winter tires I've found for the SS are Pirelli's and even then you have to go 245/50/20 in the front to match tires.

You can look...but trust me I spent the better part of a day doing so already. Only ones I found that have tires that will match set. Expect to pay about $300 a tire
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:50 PM   #21
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It would be more economical to get 18" tires and cheaper wheels, that way you can just switch them when the weather gets bad and you don't have to worry about messing up your nice 20" rims. That is what I'm considering, and I think I'll forgo the tps to save money there as well. My only trouble is I don't know what the right tire size would be for an 18.
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:48 PM   #22
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Just ordered Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow. (275/245)
I had these on my RWD TBSS and they're great!

Tire Rack called me to say the 275's were on back order with no ETA.
When I mentioned I saw runflats listed in the past, he dug around in the computer some more and found more coded "N0 Porsche XL"
They're not runflats but they are exactly like the scorpions I ordered, just coded as OEM Porsche approved, Cayenne I'm guessing.

Anyway, they're $2 cheaper and they're on the way.

If yall want to go this route, get them fast because there's a few thousand people that are going to need them and not many of them are left. He had no lead time on the filling of back orders. (13 orders at the time of the call)

Now, I just need a summer wheel set, CCW, Nutek, I don't know. I'll have the winter to decide.

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Old 10-15-2009, 05:42 PM   #23
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I bought 20" Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60s on new rims from Tirerack - see this thread for details - http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41966.

With the temps dropping for my early morning commute here in NJ I intended to take the Camaro to the Dealer Friday to get them mounted (Tirerack delivered straight to my Dealer who will store the Pirellis/RS rims for free) - only its now SNOWING in NW NJ. I post-poned till Monday... geez, snow on October 15...
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I got my local Chevy dealer to match Tire Rack for Blizzak LM-25's (closeout model). I bought 18" heritage rims with sensors from a forum member here. Dealer also willing to match GM Parts Direct price on splash guards, and install them for me for $15 (!). All out the door, tires and splash guards with mounting, resetting tire pressure monitor system I'm looking at about $915. I think I did well.
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I got my local Chevy dealer to match Tire Rack for Blizzak LM-25's (closeout model). I bought 18" heritage rims with sensors from a forum member here. Dealer also willing to match GM Parts Direct price on splash guards, and install them for me for $15 (!). All out the door, tires and splash guards with mounting, resetting tire pressure monitor system I'm looking at about $915. I think I did well.
Nice - you did well as Tirerack's 18" LM-25s on their least expensive rims + TPMS + shipping would've run me about $1,300. My 20" Blizzaks/Rims/TPMS/Shipping was around $1700. (I wanted the 20"s and liked the Rim choice better than the 18"). My Dealer is charging me $20 to mount them. I got my splash guards done last month - Dealer install was $20 as well.
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