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Old 02-13-2019, 12:18 PM
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I cannot find the other recent thread about driving your C5 in the snow (the search engine on here sucks), and even with Google can't find it, but here's one for you guys worrying about scratching or banging up your expensive C5 vette. This guy is enjoying his car in the winter and I guess can afford whatever happens to it.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enth...aHi?li=BBnbfcL
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:22 PM
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Two words come to mind....Who Cares!!!
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:29 PM
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I drove my 2003 Z06 year round in Germany, including a lot of snow in Berlin.
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:43 PM
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Its pretty hard for me to get any traction with 345/35/19 rear tires with a 8 X 13 inch footprint ( contact patch.) in the snow.




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Old 02-13-2019, 12:59 PM
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It’s his car, so what he does with it is his business. As for me, I prefer not to drive my C7 when the road conditions are bad.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:48 PM
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There used to be a guy on here who lived up in New England I think who daily'd his C5. IIRC, he had the 17" front wheels at all four corners. He seemed to get around just fine.

I'd have no problem doing it with a beater C5.
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my 1987 Turbo snow rig

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Old 02-13-2019, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by digitaloutsider View Post
There used to be a guy on here who lived up in New England I think who daily'd his C5. IIRC, he had the 17" front wheels at all four corners. He seemed to get around just fine.

I'd have no problem doing it with a beater C5.
My son lives in New England, they dont have snow days and no one loses any work. They get 6 to eight feet of snow a year, but they handle it extremely well.
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my 1987 Turbo snow rig
Can you do me a huge favor and sell me that Toyota? Great, thanks.
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To each his own...I like my Vette too much to subject it to the salt and slush of winter.
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I don't get it, why people have an aversion to driving their cars in rain or snow or whatever. Cars are designed to be driven in all sorts of conditions.
Read the book "All Corvette's Are Red". It's a history of the origin and development of the C5 and the testing it went through in Canadian winter temps and Ca. desert temps.
With the correct tires you can pretty much drive in anything so much as the anything is not coming up onto and across the hood of your car.
I've got 2 C5's. Z06 primarily for the track. That car sees no snow, only because it has the wrong tires on it and is buried in the garage, I have to move 2 or 3 other cars to get at it.
My other C5 is a convertible and has pretty good all season rubber.
It's parked outside and seen considerable time in the snow, both parked and moving.
Normally I wash all my cars myself, but if I've driven in the snow or after a snow fall I'll bring it to a car wash with an undercarriage wash to hopefully remove most of the salt.
I've also got a Boxster and a Cayman, both parked outside and they to have the correct tires for light snow driving and they do fine. Lastly I've got 2 Miata's (a Spec Miata racer) never sees snow or barely any rain either. The other Miata this time of year normally has 4 snow tires on it and as long as the snow is not over it's hood I can get through anything.

As some one here said: Each To His Own
You've got the:
Shine & Show Guys
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As long as YOU enjoy your car that's all that matters no matter what anyone else thinks.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:23 PM
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Snow doesn't hurt anything, but salt on the other hand....
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Originally Posted by LSFanNY
Can you do me a huge favor and sell me that Toyota? Great, thanks.
That is pretty sick, my daughter has a 4Runner of that vintage super cool rig.
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No, no, and hell no. Both of my C5s are lowered and I don't think they'll make good snow plows. I even consider my 99 to be a beater and I would not drive in an Iowa winter with brine, salt, and sand on the roads. So....no, no, hell no.
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Originally Posted by knewblewkorvette View Post
No, no, and hell no. Both of my C5s are lowered and I don't think they'll make good snow plows. I even consider my 99 to be a beater and I would not drive in an Iowa winter with brine, salt, and sand on the roads. So....no, no, hell no.
I get it now, you want to replace your 99 beater, with my 99 beater.

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Old 02-13-2019, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Evil-Twin View Post
I get it now, you want to replace your 99 beater, with my 99 beater.
Beater, lol. Nope, I'd then have 3 C5s. One 99 SC daily, and two show cars.
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Originally Posted by grampi50 View Post
snow doesn't hurt anything, but salt on the other hand....
exactly!!!
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Originally Posted by dkeller View Post
Why Be Rude?????????????
Was someone rude? Lots of meanies in here
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Wide tires and snow are a bad mix. Currently I have Mich A/S's on and they have got me home in winter a couple of times when snow has come in while I was out of town. But it ain't fun. Hills are more of a challenge than corners.
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