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Old 01-24-2015, 11:00 PM   #1
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Snow Camaro!!!!

Ok, I know here on the board it's been discussed to no end about a V-8 SS Camaro in the snow. Today I finally got my chance to check it out.

My 2014 SS:
- Fitted with Blizzak snow tires on 19' wheels

Around 7-9 inches of snow than icy rain. BAD conditions for sure. Took Christine out for a run to the bank and to get beer. Like a boss....

I was surprised how sure footed the car is. What pissed me off was when under braking, I don't know if it's the ABS or traction control sensing the front tires slipping (not under power) but the ABS grind was not welcome when braking. Could do without that.

Otherwise, I stayed in higher gears (start in 2nd, move fast to 3rd) and you minimize the torques issues and with proper tires (winter tires, don't skimp!) a Camaro is just fine in the snow. You can get her to dance for sure, but any level headed person can drive in pretty bad conditions in this car.

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Old 01-24-2015, 11:26 PM   #2
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The pain to see such beauty in those conditions lol. But ya good snow tires do help out a lot, mine is still a garage queen so I have something else to drive which does ok with all season tires. Did you get her sideways for a little fun? Hehe
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:27 PM   #3
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I'd just work from home, here in NC I run summer tires all year round, lol. The wife has a Wrangler so we have some way to get around if need be. I guess I could bust out the dirt bike, haha.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:27 PM   #4
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Old Yesterday, 01:32 AM   #5
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Old Yesterday, 07:32 AM   #6
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Where I work, the phrase "work from home" is at best met with a smile and at worst with a question of one's intent to do nothing and get paid for it. Not a viable course of action for continued employment.

The idea that a new Camaro SS can't be used in snow is bizarre. Then again I used to drive this in the snow...four wheel drums, 510 lb/ft at 2800 rpm, traction control provided by my right foot, and wide tires all year round. It gave an appreciation for "winter driving". Drove that from '89 to '96 in the snow- my only car at the time. Got stuck once. And since I got under it and blasted the car off every week, no the car didn't dissolve !

This would have been late '91 or early '92 I think. car's still read and I had found the correct rear bumper. By '93 It was blue.

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Old Yesterday, 07:41 AM   #7
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I drive mine all year round. Ill be getting her a microfiber paint repair at the beginning of spring. And dont say its a six so I would too, because the cost difference really inst that much to be snark about it.

I've said it before. Having a nice car and not driving it all the time is like having a hot ass wife, and only banging her 6-7 months out of the year . There is nothing wrong with spending a few thousand in cosmetics, to cover up some wear and tear right guys?
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If the paints weren't like they are today threre'd be no worries.
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Old Yesterday, 07:47 AM   #9
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Tires definitely make all the difference, but the way I look at it is if I can't get the enjoyment I purchased the car for out of it in the winter, then I'll just drive my truck and keep the Camaro in the garage til spring.

I didn't buy it to drive slow with the top up
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I drive mine all year round. Ill be getting her a microfiber paint repair at the beginning of spring. And dont say its a six so I would too, because the cost difference really inst that much to be snark about it.

I've said it before. Having a nice car and not driving it all the time is like having a hot ass wife, and only banging her 6-7 months out of the year . There is nothing wrong with spending a few thousand in cosmetics, to cover up some wear and tear right guys?
If you're married, and older you would be happy to be banging it 6-7 months out of the year...
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If you're married, and older you would be happy to be banging it 6-7 months out of the year...
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If you're married, and older you would be happy to be banging it 6-7 months out of the year...
wwwooooowwwww
that is funny
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wwwooooowwwww
that is funny
I would have said 6-7 days/year.
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Nice! I'm waiting on snow like that to drive mine in. So far we've only had about 3-4 inches and the car worked like a champ. I've got 19" wheels and blizzak dm-v1 tires.
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The Camaro SS in my book isn't a valuable car, it's a really nice daily driver to me, and fun too. So it's going to get driven in all conditions since it's my only car. I do have a 2012 Yamaha FZ1 but somehow I doubt it would be much fun in the snow lol.

I am also one of the guys with the sentiment of there isn't much point in having a nice car you can't drive every day. I also don't live where it snows much, lol.
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Old Yesterday, 11:17 AM   #16
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Drive it why not? Enjoy
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The Camaro SS in my book isn't a valuable car,
I'm guessing you got your car for free then, I paid for mine with my hard earned money, damn right my SS is valuable to me.

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I also don't live where it snows much, lol.
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Old Yesterday, 11:35 AM   #18
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Old Yesterday, 06:52 PM   #19
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Looks like mother nature wanted to make me a liar. Looks like my area in MA is going to be getting about 20-30 inches starting tomorrow night.... My car will be parked for the next week or so. I will be pooling with my GF in her 4WD version Toyota Matrix. I didnt believe it was 4wd till we hit some snow. I was impressed lol. 2wd till it senses certain changes, then it flips over to 4wd. Pretty snazzy.
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