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post #1 of 15 Old 10-04-2010, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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so with the summer now done and fall here and winter on its way... I figured I would ask how you all deal with the colder climates *aka ice and snow*with your camaros. Do you change out your wheels, chains,or anything to make it more stable?

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I'd do it the same as any other RWD car or truck.

For those who do not park it for the winter, I recommend tires that are intended for that type of driving for sure, it makes a real difference. Buy spare set of wheels and mount those tires for winter use. It's easier to swap wheels back and forth in Spring/Fall than mounting and re-mounting tires

Some people add a little weight in the trunk to help, just don't go overboard.
Driving habits may need to change as well.

Tire chains are for extreme climates. I've driven through almost 30 Michigan winters and have never needed them

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a nice heated garage will do the trick.

If that's not an option, go to tirerack.com and order a set of winter tires on a spare set of rims. Worth the $$. If you have an SS (or LT/RS), you have summer tires, not made for cold weather.

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so with the summer now done and fall here and winter on its way... I figured I would ask how you all deal with the colder climates *aka ice and snow*with your camaros. Do you change out your wheels, chains,or anything to make it more stable?
I priced wheels and winter tires for my SS last year. When I caught my breath after seeing the prices, I went out and bought a 2001 Buick Century for not that much more money. It was a wise investment because my SS is still in pristine condition. Snow and salt beat the crap out of your car. I drove my last 3 Camaros year round so I know this fist hand.The older ones with V-8s were a handful in the snow.
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I priced wheels and winter tires for my SS last year. When I caught my breath after seeing the prices, I went out and bought a 2001 Buick Century for not that much more money. It was a wise investment because my SS is still in pristine condition. Snow and salt beat the crap out of your car. I drove my last 3 Camaros year round so I know this fist hand.The older ones with V-8s were a handful in the snow.
This is probably the best advice here. Like Hddan says, even if you can get around in the winter, they beat your car up and really do some irreversible damage on it.
Plus if you get a winter beater the insurance is probably much cheaper on it and you can then drop the full coverage on the Camaro and leave comprehensive only on it. That will probably save you some money over the winter months to put towards Camaro mods in the spring!!
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I priced wheels and winter tires for my SS last year. When I caught my breath after seeing the prices, I went out and bought a 2001 Buick Century for not that much more money. It was a wise investment because my SS is still in pristine condition. Snow and salt beat the crap out of your car. I drove my last 3 Camaros year round so I know this fist hand.The older ones with V-8s were a handful in the snow.


if the OP has an LT, winter wheels would be a little cheaper...but still if you can find a cheap winter beater (as long as it's reliable), that's a good idea.

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if the OP has an LT, winter wheels would be a little cheaper...but still if you can find a cheap winter beater (as long as it's reliable), that's a good idea.
nope i have an SS

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so with the summer now done and fall here and winter on its way... I figured I would ask how you all deal with the colder climates *aka ice and snow*with your camaros. Do you change out your wheels, chains,or anything to make it more stable?
I haven't had to worry about those conditions yet. I think it got down to the upper 30s one day last year, but it didn't rain that day

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