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Old 12-19-2009, 09:01 PM
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Every Corvette deserves to have a companion 4X4 truck with an enclosed trailer to turn it from a garage queen to a trailer queen and to keep the snow/rain off it.

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Old 12-19-2009, 09:03 PM
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I would expect that even the slim cable chains will fly out and contact the fender when speed increases...in general, probably a bad idea.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:30 AM
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IIRC the owners manual specially forbids to use snow chains. Seems there's too low clearance between the wheel and the wheel housing.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:58 AM
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Not to mention if one of the chains break, you will have some shredded fiberglass fenders.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MotoFanatic View Post
I'm a little confused by this pic but don't the chains have to be on the rear wheels to be effective?

-Moto
Well that all depends...If it's a front wheel drive car you put the chains on the front...if it's a rear-wheel drive (like the Mustang in the pic), you put them on the rear
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:31 AM
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That's one mod I know nothing about. Not to mention your traction control would be going crazy with those on.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:36 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 12-20-2009, 03:38 PM
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Chains? I use Avon all seasons.
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:34 PM
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There was a company called spkes-spider that are mounted to the outside of the rim. If I HAD to drive my Vette in heavy snow then that would be my choice. All season tires are a joke in most cases, definitely in heavy snow.

No matter what kind of traction you may be able to get you won't be able to find a solution for snow plow effect or hidden potholes/curbs.
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:38 PM
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Get one of these


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Old 12-20-2009, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Fonzijr1964 View Post
Yeah its bad here in B-More especially in Northern Baltimore county
I live in Catonsville, just southwest of B-more City, and we got 22"+ here.
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BIG Dave View Post
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!".
You sir have a great sense of humor.
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:42 PM
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If we can't drive them, might as well make some jokes about them.

We missed the storm here in Canada. Forecasters say we will get nailed with 10+" on Xmas day.

And you are being silly with chains. Remember, we have run flats. Just take a few dozen 3" self tapping screws and screw them into the treads. Best do fronts and rears. Be sure to use stainless screws - you don't want them to rust.

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Old 12-20-2009, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by RUBYREDVET View Post
You sir have a great sense of humor.
Now that is funny!
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:51 PM
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Get a load of all these clucking hens.

It's true the C6 is a far-from-optimal winter car. Aside from ground clearance, though, it's a hell of a lot better than a RWD pickup which you see out in freezing conditions ALL the time, and which I daresay most of the posters in this thread would regard as a good winter-weather vehicle.

As has been mentioned, chains are likely to present a clearance problem. Let us know what you find and good luck.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:03 PM
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I know this thread is probably a joke but, having grown up in Iowa and having lived with snowtires of many types, I think this idea is kinda interesting...
It would be a hell of a lot easier than chains, which is probably not do-able on a Vette.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG

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Old 12-20-2009, 07:07 PM
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Does not even deserve a real response.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:09 PM
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Get one of these


The Jeep?
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:53 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 can't, and there is a reason for that.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:10 PM
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Thanks for the response's guys. The screw trick in the runflats worked like a charm! With all this snow though I decided it would be best to Trade the Vette in. So I drove to the Car Dealership(barely made it and traded in the Vette on this new beauty!
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