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Have any of you driven your SS's in the snow yet? (I am guessing not as they just came available this spring)....how do you think these cars will be? I really did not want to spend the $$ on dedicated snow tires....(if they even make them in this size)....Plus I leased the car and did not want to invest in something I will only need for a few months....what are your thoughts...I have never driven a FWD car with true performance tires in the snow? Thanks!
 

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Buy a WRX..or else you'll be buying snow tires.
 

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too late, I already bought it!!! Anyone drive theirs in the snow yet? Or have had experience with a hi-po FWD in the snow?
 

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Hey man, i got a pretty quick 2nd gen talon FWD, and i got low pro tires on it...and its fine in the snow. It spins, but yea, thats what any tires are ganna do in the snow. But it should be fine. Have fun with it!
 

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you'll be fine, you have a locking differential in the front. FWD are the 2nd best thing for the snow other than AWD.
 

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I drove my GTP with Z-rated Falken tires (60 series, though, if it makes a dif) in about 4" of fresh snow in PA a couple years ago. It did surprisingly well, especially since it was an automatic, but does sit a couple inches higher than an SS.
 

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SuperSS27 said:
you'll be fine, you have a locking differential in the front. FWD are the 2nd best thing for the snow other than AWD.

Only if he bought the G85 package, but even with an open diff. he'll be fine.

You will need all-season or snow tires, because the car comes with summer tires that should not be used when it is cold or snowing outside. Good luck.
 

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SuperSS27 said:
FWD are the 2nd best thing for the snow other than AWD.
You can't really say that anymore with the traction rear wheel drive vehicles get anymore. I'd say my blazer handles snow as well as most fwd car on the road today.
 

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or you could just move to where it doenst snow


lol


no i had a 98 grand am gt with low pro 18's on it and had it for 2 winters back home in iowa and had no problems at all
 

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You would need to buy some winter rims if you wanted to get snow tires. Just go with a steel rim thats prob 16" and then get some winter tires with a bigger side wall. Wherever you go to get this done should know how to match the tires/rim sizes so no adjustments need to be made to your speedometer. I also had a front wheel drive car with 18" summer rims and tires and when winter came they were a bitch. Since the compound on the summer tires is meant for summer you will have issues in the winter. Its better not to risk smashing up a leased car and invest in some winter rims/tires. I know your leasing the car and dont want to dump extra cash into it but who knows maybe youll like it so much youll buy the lease out.
 
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