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Old 12-19-2009, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by 1 slow 97 View Post
We are having a blizzard here in DC and I need to get around in the Vette. Anyone know where I can find snow chains to fit 18 and 19" wheels and tires? I am sure If I have traction with all the torque the vette has I can plow right through the 14 or so inches that we have right now.
you really didn't have to post this to demonstrate your stupidity, your Avatar already did that
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:47 PM
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You have to be kidding.....
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by cadguymark View Post
you really didn't have to post this to demonstrate your stupidity, your Avatar already did that
And you really did not need to express your opinion when you have nothing to contribute to original question

"1 slow 97" asked a legit question, and if you don't drive or do not plan on driving your corvette in the snow, then common courtesy would be to keep your $.02 to yourself and stay away from this thread.

I bought SCC Super Z-6 - SZ139 (285/35-19) winter tire cables ($75 shipped from Vulcan tire) C6. The cables require only 6.3 mm (1/4") of clearance. I will write a review on the cables once I get back from my trip.

I just bought my 08 C6 M6 Z51 VY color in NY a week ago while I live in Los Angeles. I will be picking her up after New Year and drive her New York to Los Angeles with my brother. There is nothing better than a cross US trip loaded with fun activities in between. I have family in NY and Chicago. I ski Colorado and Lake Tahoe every year anyways. During our trip my brother and I we will stop in Chicago to visit family, ski in Colorado for 3 or 4 days (Breckenridge, Copper, Vail), stop in Vegas for a 1 or 2 days, then hit Lake Tahoe Heavenly resort for 2 days, and lastly on the way home stop for a half day skiing in Mammoth. And yes, my C6 will see snow, and no, it will not disintegrate in snow. She will do just fine.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:00 PM
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Corvette_Outlaw View Post
Add some mods like this one and you will be fine.....

That is hilarious.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Swiftrider08 View Post
Does not even deserve a real response.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:10 PM
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:16 PM
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if you can't afford a winter car, you really need to rethink your car buying strategy.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:39 PM
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Snow and Corvette is not a good idea. There is definitely a bunch of other options. Rent a car or take public transit.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:52 PM
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Well, he wouldn't be the first to drive a Vette in the snow...

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...vorces-feature


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Old 12-19-2009, 05:00 PM
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Chains on a Vette, YEAH RIGHT.

I needed a good laugh sitting here at 15 degrees with a foot of snow on ground and my Vette safely in garage. (since mid Nov till mid April)
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Doing69 View Post
Chains will not help a car which is 4" from the ground with 14" of snow. Once the snow gets under the car and lifts the wheels off the ground you stop.
Reminds me of my '66 VW Bug. It had great traction in the snow except when it got deep the front end was lifted off the ground. I could still go but I couldn't steer.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:05 PM
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How you liking the snow? I'm in Falls Church! This blizzard is pretty insane.

Just call a cab or something, for the cost of the chains and the damage to your car you can have a cabbie schauffer you around for a week.. haha!

I bought a used tahoe with 4 wheel drive about 3 weeks ago.. I'm LOVING it!
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:19 PM
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Yeaaa! AWD... damnit! stuck in a desert, not a chance of snow here.
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by johnodrake View Post
Even with 'chains' you won't get four feet in this snow storm.
Hey John! Maybe he's trying to get 3 FEET back into his garage!
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:59 PM
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I'm a little confused by this pic but don't the chains have to be on the rear wheels to be effective?

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Old 12-19-2009, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 1 slow 97 View Post
We are having a blizzard here in DC and I need to get around in the Vette. Anyone know where I can find snow chains to fit 18 and 19" wheels and tires? I am sure If I have traction with all the torque the vette has I can plow right through the 14 or so inches that we have right now.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:24 PM
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Assuming you can get to a hardware store, buy 200 small sheet metal screws, and, using a power drill, insert one every inch or so around the tire. Don't drive the screws too deep, we don't want a leak. This works great on my PS2's. When the snow is over, just back out the screws, put them in a Zip-lock, and throw them into the glove bow for future use.







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Old 12-19-2009, 08:19 PM
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I drove the Vette to work one day last winter, didn't know we had a snow storm coming. At 5 PM, I go to leave and find 3 - 4" of snow on the ground. I work about 10 miles from home so I thought I could make it. About halfway home I get stuck. Some dude in an SUV drove by and yelled "what kind of a f****** idiot drives a f****** Corvette in the snow???". I yelled back "this f****** idiot!".
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:52 PM
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Um, somebody needs a secondary car. For what it's worth, I saw snow tires for the C6 on tirerack.com yesterday.
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