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View Poll Results: Do you want an All Season Tire Option for the SS
Yes I totally need those tires 58 29.74%
Nope I dont need em, I'll live with Summer Tires 54 27.69%
Stop being a bitch and buy some snow wheels 83 42.56%
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:27 AM   #51
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Why can't we have an option like they offer on the vette??? If GM is going to sell a car for use in all 50 states or possibly oversea's (read in all weather conditions) you'd think they would offer two tire choices. I don't need advice to buy "snow tires" on a $35K car.

It's these oversights that make GM look goofy.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:06 AM   #52
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Anyone with me? It snows maybe 2-3 days a year here.
Not being rude but only 2-3 days u could stay home or get picked up?
There are years we got 30 snow storms here but usually only 5-10?
I still would prefer "All Season" myself. Summer tires won't move 1/2 inch of snow.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:15 AM   #53
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If i am gonna jam a second set of wheels in there they will have race tires as I spend more time doing that per year than driving in the snow.
Don't do this because no matter how good a driver u are, u will get killed!
Summer tires "Cannot" be driven not even on a 1/2 inch of snow.
Since it doesn't snow often where u live? just get a ride or cab when it does!
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:20 AM   #54
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I know that some people can't afford/ don't want a winter beater, but I won't be driving mine in the winter. And if I WAS gonna, I would spend the extra money and get some actual winter tires. All season tires may as well be called NO season tires. They have crap grip in rain or mud, turn into rocks as soon as it gets to freezing, and most importantly: All seasons get put on Buicks.
You spent the money for a performance car, spend some money to get performance tires. It's like buying a rocket ship, and then wearing a tinfoil suit and a fishbowl on your head instead of a space suit.
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Not being rude but only 2-3 days u could stay home or get picked up?
There are years we got 30 snow storms here but usually only 5-10?
I still would prefer "All Season" myself. Summer tires won't move 1/2 inch of snow.
Problem is what if I'm already at work and it starts snowing?
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Problem is what if I'm already at work and it starts snowing?
Public transportation. BUS.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:33 AM   #57
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Real car people wouldn't even be talking about driving a SS in any type of bad weather
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:12 AM   #58
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Real men would just make sure there was beer in the trunk in case they got stuck.
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While I appreciate the suggestions of taking the bus, a cab, etc, this is a problem that can be solved by offering All season tires... An option that IS offered on their highest performance car, the Corvette. So eveyrone saying that it doesn't belong on this car bite your tongue.

And as for me not being a car guy, I've had more cars in the past 10 years than most have had in their lifetimes, I've built engines, swapped transmissions, and all kinds of other crap. Right now I'm in the middle of restoring a 69 Roadrunner, so trust me, I'm a car guy through and through. And the Camaro, gentlemen, while I love it, is just another car.

As I said there are plenty of high performance all season tires, I know because I've owned many of them. Are they as good as Summer Tires? No. Are they more than good enough for any maneuvers you would be legally or even illegally pulling on the road? Absolutely. And they get though the rain/mud/snow fine.
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If the camaro is just another car then why own one? PERSONALLY I think your full of it
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:11 PM   #61
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Steelie wheels... with 14 inch brembos all around? Everyone seems to underestimate what the cost of just the wheels will be for this endeavor, before the tires.
The 1LS comes with steel wheels. I'm sure you could find someone wanting to sell them for cheap because they are going with custom wheels.

And what "all season" tires are offered on the Corvette? I've never seen this option. I'm not calling BS, just wondering.
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The 1LS comes with steel wheels. I'm sure you could find someone wanting to sell them for cheap because they are going with custom wheels.

And what "all season" tires are offered on the Corvette? I've never seen this option. I'm not calling BS, just wondering.
The 1LS does not have 14" rotors all around with 4 piston brembo calipers. Those stock Steelies will not fit over them.

As for the Corvette I know from other users about it, I've never checked myself. I am pretty sure it comes with the Eagle F1 EMT tires which are available in an All Season type.
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If the camaro is just another car then why own one? PERSONALLY I think your full of it
Because its a car I like. After youve had cars that you "loved" stolen or otherwise destroyed, you get a little more pragmatic about things. Stuff happens, its a car, big deal you can get another one. At least youre not dead. Maybe I'm just jaded from the past.

I'm not going to play a pissing contest with you and start posting pictures and proof, believe me or not, I have no reason to lie, and in the end I really don't care. You're the one who chose to attack me in your first post ever here, nice way to say hi.
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While I appreciate the suggestions of taking the bus, a cab, etc, this is a problem that can be solved by offering All season tires... An option that IS offered on their highest performance car, the Corvette. So eveyrone saying that it doesn't belong on this car bite your tongue.

And as for me not being a car guy, I've had more cars in the past 10 years than most have had in their lifetimes, I've built engines, swapped transmissions, and all kinds of other crap. Right now I'm in the middle of restoring a 69 Roadrunner, so trust me, I'm a car guy through and through. And the Camaro, gentlemen, while I love it, is just another car.

As I said there are plenty of high performance all season tires, I know because I've owned many of them. Are they as good as Summer Tires? No. Are they more than good enough for any maneuvers you would be legally or even illegally pulling on the road? Absolutely. And they get though the rain/mud/snow fine.
All Seasons are great as I found out today here in Rochester, NY.

I drove in over 10 inches of snow & my driveway has a high slant? had zip issues!
I still plan to buy wheels & blizzaks for my Camaro unless I get great deal on 20 inch "AS"?

I totally agree that GM should offer "All Season's" as option for $150.00 like on their G8?
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While I wouldn't ever need them, I think it just makes sense to offer them as an option. I mean, why not?
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The 1LS does not have 14" rotors all around with 4 piston brembo calipers. Those stock Steelies will not fit over them.

As for the Corvette I know from other users about it, I've never checked myself. I am pretty sure it comes with the Eagle F1 EMT tires which are available in an All Season type.
I'm almost positive the 18" steel wheel that comes on the 1LS will fit over a 14" rotor, but I could be wrong.

But the Eagle F1 EMT tire that comes on the Corvette is certainly a summer only tire. Check out the Goodyear website.

I suppose I could see the purpose of offering an all-season tire on the SS, but I just couldn't justify the sacrifice in performance myself.
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I'm almost positive the 18" steel wheel that comes on the 1LS will fit over a 14" rotor, but I could be wrong.

But the Eagle F1 EMT tire that comes on the Corvette is certainly a summer only tire. Check out the Goodyear website.
No, they definitely don't
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No, they definitely don't
Why not? A Z06 Corvette has 14" rotors with an 18" front wheel. I don't see where the problem is.

The 4th gens have rotors that are just barely under 12" and a 16" wheel fits easily over them. In fact some have put 15" drag wheels over them. That's a difference of 3-4", an 18" wheel over a 14" rotor would be 4".
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Down here in Arkansas, we don't have enough of the slick stuff to worry about, but when we do I won't be driving the Camaro. She'll be in the garage Then out comes the bad@ass 6.0 Crew Cab 4x4!
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No, they definitely don't
Can you elaborate? Looking at the photos it looks like it MAY be possible. Who told you otherwise?
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Summer tires. My car will be in a warm garage when there is snow on the ground...
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Summer tires. My car will be in a warm garage when there is snow on the ground...
What, you mean when it's 67 degrees one day and then negative 10 the next with freezing rain, sleet, and a blizzard going on all at once?

Gotta love Ohio weather...
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What, you mean when it's 67 degrees one day and then negative 10 the next with freezing rain, sleet, and a blizzard going on all at once?

Gotta love Ohio weather...
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