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post #1 of 11 Old 09-18-2011, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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I reasantly purchased a 2010 2LT RS Camaro & planning to run it this winter & am looking for some advice on what to run for snow tires, should I pick up a set for my 20" rims or would it be more practical to pick up a used set of 18" on ebay & get snow's for them.
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I reasantly purchased a 2010 2LT RS Camaro & planning to run it this winter & am looking for some advice on what to run for snow tires, should I pick up a set for my 20" rims or would it be more practical to pick up a used set of 18" on ebay & get snow's for them.
Well, I can tell you what I did, I've driven mine in 2 winters.

I picked up the 20" Pirelli scorpion Ice and snows, and put them on my stock rims. This was the cheapest option available in 2009, and the car looked and felt stock in the winter.

The local tire shop said they would mount and re-mount the summer tires for free.

I then wound up getting a set of 20" take offs for about $600 or so. Keep in mind the 20's are the most common for this car, and usually someone is selling a set.

Once I got the other set of rims, I got another set of TPMS, then I got the tires mounted and balanced.

I wanted to do the 18" method, but there wasn't as many take off sets available in 2009.

18" tires are cheaper than 20's


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Thanks for the help, I found a used set of 4 snows on kijiji, but they are all P275/r40r20,,, would it be ok to run the 275's on the front as well ??????????????
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Thanks for the help, I found a used set of 4 snows on kijiji, but they are all P275/r40r20,,, would it be ok to run the 275's on the front as well ??????????????
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I'm not sure on that. My guess would be that would be ok. The fronts would be a bit wider and could fling the stuff along the side of the car more.
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Thanks for the help, I found a used set of 4 snows on kijiji, but they are all P275/r40r20,,, would it be ok to run the 275's on the front as well ??????????????
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You can run them on the front and I would suggest getting two rear wheels for them though. You can put the rears on the front with no issue. The only issue you would maybe have is the tires wide track, but I had my snow and ice tires on they were the best last year in Chicago winter had no issues at all.

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Same car, 2LT RS, on the advice from Rudy @ Tire Rack, I bought Pirelli Scorpions w/ 18" wheels (no TPMS). $998.00 delivered, used them last season & had superior performance in snow (they got me home safe!). BTW..my Tire Rack experience was great, I highly recommend.
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Same car, 2LT RS, on the advice from Rudy @ Tire Rack, I bought Pirelli Scorpions w/ 18" wheels (no TPMS). $998.00 delivered, used them last season & had superior performance in snow (they got me home safe!). BTW..my Tire Rack experience was great, I highly recommend.
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Thanks for all your help,,,,,,,, I think I am going to pick up 4 - 18" wheels & a good set of 18" Winters.

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Yup, Tire Rack rocks. I a set of SM wheels, all 20 x 8 and 4 245/45-20 Scorpion Ice and Snows. With TPMs around 2k. I ran them all last winter in WI and they are awsome. Just don't try to run chrome wheels in the salt.

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Based on the forums, sounds like everybody recommends the Pirelli Snow and Ice, right? I plan to drive all year, but probably not much in the really bad conditions. I'm in New England. Probably not a bad idea to rotate?
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