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View Poll Results: Do you want an All Season Tire Option for the SS
Yes I totally need those tires 60 30.46%
Nope I dont need em, I'll live with Summer Tires 54 27.41%
Stop being a bitch and buy some snow wheels 83 42.13%
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:07 AM   #18
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Any car can be driven in the winter, and GM tested this car in the snow. Whats the real difference that would make a V6 car any more of a daily driver than an SS? Its the same car with a different engine and tires! (yes I know there are other differences, but fundamentally). If you don't hammer the gas you are fine. The only thing that kept me from putting all seasons on my Vette was that its so close to the ground it would be a plow in the snow anyway.
The SS has a different suspension and is closer to the ground than the V6. Just like the vette you had, ITS NOT BEING MARKETED FOR WINTER DRIVING. The v6 is your 'all around' car.

I grew up in alaska, I've driven in stuff that makes anything anyone here in the lower 48 has driven in look like a normal commute (60 below and Ice Fog anyone?) Would I buy a vette or v8 camaro for winter driving? Only if i got another set of wheels and tires for it (and probably not even then with them being so LOW!).
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:08 AM   #19
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If you go drag racing you'll most likely get some drag radials for better traction, so why not get the proper tire for winter driving?
You my good sir have some of that uncommon common sense...
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:39 AM   #20
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Just do like I do and buy chains for the harsh florida winters :eyeroll:
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I'll go ahead and say it... how could GM let this happen? They have 5 years to develop the new Camaro and no force field to protect from uninsured drivers???? I'm buying a Honda.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:50 AM   #21
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Some of you guys think you need seperate tires for 2 or 3 days out of the year? How about sucking it up and just driving extra careful? Saves more money than the other options...
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:57 AM   #22
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This is turning into an internet argument over how to drive a Rear Wheel Drive car in the snow, and not what I intended. None of these cars are being marketed for winter driving! Its a freeking Camaro not a Volvo!

Listen, I have owned 14 different Camaros, Firebirds, and so forth for many years and driven them through all kinds of stuff. But I appreciate your assertion that I will get stuck, nope sorry never has happened. I dont live in snow country, I live in a part of the country that gets snow 1-2 days per year... seriously... I am going to buy a separate set of wheels and tires for TWO DAYS? This is a problem that can be remedied by a set of all season tires that are perfectly fine for the amount of snow that shows up here. I know this because I have owned similar vehicles, some with worked suspension, of various levels of horsepower and ride height and have driven through everything that the weather has thrown at us out here. You can't even compare the lowered ride height of the SS to a Vette, it still has 3 times the height.

Have you driven and compared Summer tires to a good set of HP all seasons like the PZero Neros? I have, Ive owned more different sets of tires than I can remember. Despite what you may think they are still all Road tires and I guarantee you you wont push any of these to the limits. And if you are, you are driving like a maniac and need to slow down before you kill someone. They aren't a cheap set of Generals, they are still PZeros! When I do race I have separate rims for race tires, so trust me when I say I understand the difference, and I know how to find the limits of adhesion for a set of tires.. I am an avid autocrosser for over 10 years and have multiple regional championships to show for it.

The question here is for those of us who live in an area where $1300 is better spent on a nice new exhaust and air intake than a set of tires that you will need for TWO DAYS A YEAR (I cannot stress this enough), might like an option to have almost the same performance in a tire that's better suited to the climate. Aside from the fact that some of us don't have the storage space for 8 Wheels and tires (race and snow).
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:57 AM   #23
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Some of you guys think you need seperate tires for 2 or 3 days out of the year? How about sucking it up and just driving extra careful? Saves more money than the other options...
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:12 AM   #24
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I DO NOT want to spend $1300 on a set of rims and tires for 2 days of snow
Don't. Use that 1,300 and buy a real nice taxi ride....or pay ur buddies gas for a ride in his truck, rent a limo, take a bus, or better yet...STAY HOME! Take a vacation!

Ok...I'm giving you a hard time over taking you literally. I apologize...but only meant it in fun. Seriously, if it's just two days a year, I'm sure 99% of people will just suck it up. Get a ride, drive in it extra careful, et.c
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:04 PM   #25
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All-seasons are never good enough for winter. Get some new tires, and stop being a bitch, as the poll option says.

Seriously, you can have a little bit of both worlds with all-season tires, but they just don't handle either extreme. You'll do fine on a day with a temperature of 40-80 degrees, but better tires are a necessity by the time your local grass gets frosty or on the hottest days of the year.
All-seasons were/are good enough for my GTO in frigid Buffalo,NY. 150-200# in the trunk and the GTO does fine. Of course you have to not drive like an asshat. The GTO has enough power to get you into trouble in slick conditions really fast; the Camaro will be the same- probably worse with the nearly 11" wide tires on the back. I don't plan on driving it daily through the winter here but I don't plan on putting it away Oct 1st to avoid it all either...
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:15 PM   #26
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i live in northern NJ and i dont really care if the weather is bad i wont drive the camaro or i'll just drive my parents car if need be....its a good excuse to miss class
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:25 AM   #28
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not sure about every one else but for me the camaro is going to be my fun car if the weather is bad enought for me to question my tires then i will just drive the truck just my two cents.

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Old 11-12-2008, 01:30 PM   #29
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Mine will only come out during the nice days and it won't see winter at all
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Your buying a high performance car... It's not designed to drive in the winter. If you want a "daily driver" that you can drive all year buy the V6 (it comes with all season tires.).

No, performance tires only on the SS.
I hope that was a joke. If not, then that qualifies as one of the dumbest things I've read on this forum.
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:06 PM   #31
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The SS has a different suspension and is closer to the ground than the V6. Just like the vette you had, ITS NOT BEING MARKETED FOR WINTER DRIVING. The v6 is your 'all around' car.

I grew up in alaska, I've driven in stuff that makes anything anyone here in the lower 48 has driven in look like a normal commute (60 below and Ice Fog anyone?) Would I buy a vette or v8 camaro for winter driving? Only if i got another set of wheels and tires for it (and probably not even then with them being so LOW!).
Oh geeze you weren't kidding.....

Most cars aren't made for Alaska winters, however that says nothing about the lower 48. The SS will do fine here in Mass with snow tires. The ride height isn't that low where you have to worry about clearing PLOWED roads and driveways.

Also FEW cars are marketed as winter cars outside of AWD Subbies and the like. That mean you can't own a RWD BMW or Mercedes in the north??
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Oh geeze you weren't kidding.....

Most cars aren't made for Alaska winters, however that says nothing about the lower 48. The SS will do fine here in Mass with snow tires. The ride height isn't that low where you have to worry about clearing PLOWED roads and driveways.

Also FEW cars are marketed as winter cars outside of AWD Subbies and the like. That mean you can't own a RWD BMW or Mercedes in the north??
How many of them come with 20" tires that are 11" wide in the rear?
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Buy some steelies and some winter tires FTW. Or save the other drivers the headache and stay off the road with this RWD Monster.
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How many of them come with 20" tires that are 11" wide in the rear?
The 20" part means NOTHING for snow. Only the width is an issue because it has the tendency to compact the snow instead of slice through it. They make snow tires for that size so pretty much end of story. The power also isn't an issue as your right foot and the gear you start out in has complete control over that.

Oh and there are quite a few large Mercedes and BMW's floating around here with at least 275's.

To say the entire car isn't designed to be driven in snow is idiotic. They do cold weather testing just for that reason. Had he said the summer tires weren't made for it...when then it would be a rather large ..DUH
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