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Old 12-24-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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So the new camaro with pirelli P-Zeros isn't bad in the snow it is absolutely undriveable. I've been literally trapped in my house for the past week because the car can't even back out of the driveway without getting stuck. If you are planning on buying a camaro as a daily driver in a climate that gets snow you NEED to have another car!
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Why would it be any different than an F-body? I just had all seasons on mine and I didn't have problems unless you are trying to go through a foot of snow.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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Yeah if you have the proper tires. That's why I specifically mentioned the P-zeros. There are very few tire options with the size of the wheels on the new car though so I'm not even sure if there is a solution.
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I had P-zeros on my SS and they worked just dandy in light snow. If you got the blizzard that just came thru the eastern area then yeah of coarse the new Camaro won't work. **** I saw 4x4 trucks getting stuck out there, just use common sense when driving a sports car in iffy weather.
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Yes I'm referring to the blizzard in the NE. I still cannot drive the car today and there is only a trace of snow left on the ground. I used to drive a fourth gen in the snow provided that I had a 100 pound bag of dirt or two in the hatch but I literally can not get this car out of my driveway without sliding all over the place in such a manner that the thought of driving the car in the snow petrifies me.
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hahah yeah my SS is still in the driveway under at least a foot of snow. So for now my gf's Subaru is great for snow.
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id DD mine but im not very smart lol.
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i have drivin my 4 gen with slicks in snow and i make almost 700 to the wheels i dont see what the big deal is use a little comon sense dude
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They are called summer tires for a reason. Many, if not all summer tires are not even supposed to be used in cold weather let alone snow. There are plenty of safe options available including a cheap set of aftermarket wheels (or maybe factory steels from a v6) combined with either all season or snow tires.
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i have drivin my 4 gen with slicks in snow and i make almost 700 to the wheels i dont see what the big deal is use a little comon sense dude
why in the world would u do that?
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i have drivin my 4 gen with slicks in snow and i make almost 700 to the wheels i dont see what the big deal is use a little comon sense dude
Slicks? BS
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i have drivin my 4 gen with slicks in snow and i make almost 700 to the wheels i dont see what the big deal is use a little comon sense dude
Common sense is driving an almost 700 to the wheels Camaro in the snow ?

"driven in snow" - The devil is in the details.

Temp,
Wet snow or dry.
Terrain, flat or hilly
Driven once for 1/2 mile or daily
etc. etc. etc.
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Invest in some snow tires and beater wheels.
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I daily drive this car and did the same with my 4th gen. Right now I have Pirelli Scorpion Snow and Ice tires on my stock rims.
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Why would you even think about driving a 5th gen in the snow when you can buy a cheap beater for the snow for what it would cost for snow tires in 20's.
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I really thought the 5gen would do better since it weigs more.
I was under the impression the weight is better distributed ,hence the car would be more planted and have better traction.
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Why would you even think about driving a 5th gen in the snow when you can buy a cheap beater for the snow for what it would cost for snow tires in 20's.
Yes, I could have bought a beater but do not want another car to maintain. Plus, I purchase my cars to DRIVE them, not to be garage queens.

I could not stand to pack up my camaro for the winter, that would drive me nuts!
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SRM how is your Camaro now with the snow tires?

OP, so a few bags of sand won't get it done? You guys get bad snow once in a while, my family is all from the Absecon/Mays Landing area.
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Two 100lb bags of dirt wouldn't do the trick. My street is kind of banked in this ^ shape so I couldn't get over the hump without pushing it but it wasn't worth the effort of pushing it out and being able to drive no more than 5-10 mph in the packed snow. Once it rained on friday I was able to get it out and it was fine but a total PITA for an entire week.
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I've driven these cars for almost 4 years in all conditions. We just had 2 ft of snow here and I was out driving that day. Maybe it helps that I'm an M6, idk.

I don't see why there is a thread about this.
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