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Old 02-24-2010, 01:10 PM   #126
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if you have the RS package it would be Realistic in Snow
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:21 PM   #127
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cool .. wonder if anyone has driven there SS in the snow , would be intrigued to hear how it handled
DJ ATOMIX drove his SS up here in Edmonton in the snow recently. He's getting a brand new Camaro V6 shortly from the insurance payout from when his SS met a tree....
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:40 PM   #128
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someone was having fun in the snow...

glad i am in Miami.... my SS will never see snow.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:01 PM   #129
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Snow isn't the problem, ice is.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:21 PM   #130
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I've had my SS out and about all year, and so far we've had nearly 70" of snow here in Philly and supposedly another storm coming tonight. While I have had to work from home 2 days (when we got a 28"+ storm), the ONLY problem I ran into was pulling out of my driveway one day. The neighbor had dug their car out and put all the snow IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET! Being on a slight hill going that way, I wasn't able to get enough momentum to push through the 6"s of snow in the one lane that was "plowed" in my street. Snow hit the bottom of the car and got me stuck. Dug out around the tires a bit so I could back up and, thankfully, I have a 2nd way out of my development. Still had to deal with roads covered with 1-2" of packed snow and ice. Did the car slip? Hell yeah. But I was able to get out and get to work by being careful, and going the other way so I had a little momentum to get up the hill on the other side. Not a huge hill but about 400yds long. I DID NOT take it out in the middle of a storm, I ain't crazy, but have had to deal with snow and ice covered roads. And yes, I still have the stock summer tires on.

It can be done, just be careful and don't be stupid. She's been covered in road grime for about 2 weeks (until rain yesterday) since everyday things are melting and wetting the roads. I'll probably work from home again tomorrow if we get the 6"+ they're calling for, and then I'll go out Friday and go to work. Patience is a virtue in bad weather, use it.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:36 PM   #131
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dear chevy,

you're slick with your advertisement using the v-6. Only a sharp eye would notice that. the v-8 isn't nearly as forgiving if you even have a ghost of a thought of driving it even a little hard.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:48 PM   #132
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Kinda funny, the video in no way shows it handling in the snow
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:13 PM   #133
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:33 PM   #134
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why does everyong keep refering to real world driving and it not handling there, even if it could handle there it wouldnt change your minds because your too afraid of salt doing god knows what to the car (rust even, doesnt matter what) its a damn car, use it. throw some winter tires on it, and get some form of protective layer from salt on the bottom of the car, im sure theres some sort of technology like that in this time and age.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:42 PM   #135
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:49 PM   #136
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Does anybody really think chevy made to video to sell the camaro as a winter driving machine? Of course not. How many people go out to buy a car for winter driving and say "hey, lets go look at camaros". This suppose to be like a funny beer commercial. Your not really suppose to take it to heart.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:54 PM   #137
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Does anybody really think chevy made to video to sell the camaro as a winter driving machine? Of course not. How many people go out to buy a car for winter driving and say "hey, lets go look at camaros". This suppose to be like a funny beer commercial. Your not really suppose to take it to heart.
its also saying snow wont kill it either
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:01 PM   #138
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Doesn't do a thing for me... Try speeding on a road with ice under some new snow and a slight crown on the road, you will be in the ditch just like the others. The video shows nothing of the real world in winter. Here are a few from my file called winter wrecks and boneheads
I agree...this video is not only boring....but its a joke....nothing real world about it.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:40 PM   #139
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The v6 models have all season tires so no big deal , but the ss models come with summer only tires you'll never see a ss getting around in snow it will sit and spin.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:53 PM   #140
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now see,you done went and made all those california guys mad.they can't play in the snow.
Look up the Annual Snowfall stats for Truckee or the Donner Pass area...or Mt. Baldy, due north of Pomona...

This video does NOT apply to the 20s, I can attest to THAT...and it's MORE than snow and ice, it's the tread design AND compound of the Summer-only tires. They're NOT syped for snow, and the tread actually FREEZES at temps below 40F degree weather. They simply will not turn corners with much grip at any sort of g-forces below "pedestrian" levels...even on bare, clean pavement...

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Old 02-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #141
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The v6 models have all season tires so no big deal , but the ss models come with summer only tires you'll never see a ss getting around in snow it will sit and spin.
your off man. an SS or a V6 can have either the tires. RS is summer tires none RS is all season tires
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:40 PM   #142
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Not impressive to me but still cool to see someone driving in the snow with a camaro
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:15 PM   #143
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that was a really impressive video. You have a lot of talent
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:16 PM   #144
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i wanna see the Camaro do that in the SS's 20''s. then i'll be happy lol
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:24 PM   #145
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DJ ATOMIX drove his SS up here in Edmonton in the snow recently. He's getting a brand new Camaro V6 shortly from the insurance payout from when his SS met a tree....
damn, not good .. i'm hoping that was on account of bad driving and not the car
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:42 PM   #146
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Looks like they are driving on a frozen Lake in Michigan or Ontario.

I drive every day here in Minne-snow-ta using my stock 19 inch tires. It's just not a big deal... Another Guy at work is driving his RS with the stock (summer only, I might add) 20 inch tires.

Why you ask? I can give you about $30,000 reasons.

The Camaro handles just like every car did when I was growing up. Unless you owned an El Dorado or a Jeep, you had rear wheel drive.

What I will say is that if there is more than an inch of snow on my driveway I can not get up the 5% incline to the road. My 1999 Gen4/3.8L Automatic has the same problem.

So we shovel a lot...(or we just stay home from work...)
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:11 PM   #147
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I like the "bone head" pictures. As for the snow Ill leave the Camaro in the garage till it all goes away.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:43 PM   #148
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why does everyong keep refering to real world driving and it not handling there, even if it could handle there it wouldnt change your minds because your too afraid of salt doing god knows what to the car (rust even, doesnt matter what) its a damn car, use it. throw some winter tires on it, and get some form of protective layer from salt on the bottom of the car, im sure theres some sort of technology like that in this time and age.
Today here in Lansing, MI US 127 was shut down because of a bad accident. I drove the Camaro today.

I also went out after the snow stopped and took it around the shopping center. There was ice. Happy to report, the stabilitrak and pirelli scorpions worked great.

After seeing this, I so want to get the Camaro out on the ice (frozen lake), and really see what it can do. Snow tires that can go 150mph...
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:49 PM   #149
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not the snow I am worried about. It's the salt and crazy other nondriving people. I am worried about.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:16 PM   #150
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