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#1 Old 05-06-2010, 07:32 AM
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So I searched and nothing really came up on this subject. Just wondering how the GC handles in snowy conditions? I've never really driven rwd in snow so im a little nervous about getting one since it will be my dd.

Suggestions? Blizzaks??
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So I searched and nothing really came up on this subject. Just wondering how the GC handles in snowy conditions? I've never really driven rwd in snow so im a little nervous about getting one since it will be my dd.

Suggestions? Blizzaks??
Good winter tires, keep TC on, keep right foot light and you'll be ok. Had mine all winter long, really fun in the snow, RWD is ok in the snow once you get used to it.

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Yes winter tires will be a good start. I've been fortunate enough to have wonderful snow the past week and to see how the stock 19" summer tires handle it. If you've driven ront wheel drive and stepped on the gas a little too hard while turning the front tires will lose grip on the snowy surface and the car will plow forward. The same thing happens with a rear wheel drive car. the only difference is instead of the front wheels plowing the rear ones push out of the turn, creating oversteer.
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you NEED winter tires for this car. I hav the Hankook iPike 225/50 for the front and 225/55 for the rear. never had problems. always keep TC on
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If you buy the Track, you need to buy winter tires. If you buy the GT (in the US.. not in Canada) or the base model, you should be fine with the stock all weather tires. I drove in 2 blizzards AND I drove through snowy conditions. I drove through icy conditions (as a result of snow melting then re-freezing) and the car handled fine. A little skidding around some tight turns, but other than that... very well. This car handled better in colder weather conditions than my Tiburons did... and obviously better than my 02 Z28 Camaro.

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I have some old 18's off of my tib, wonder if they would work for winters on my Gen Track? or would they just look stupid
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yep, put some good winters on and the GC does fine, provided the snow is not too deep on the road (maybe 6 inches or less). Drove mine every day during winter with Blizzaks and had no trouble at all.

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they're bridgestone winter tires
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LM60s on some cheap 18s from TireRack...
even with TC its far different than front wheel drive, which is the only other thing i have driven in the snow. Many times this past winter I had to pull over and reevaluate how to drive...

so to answer your question, it slips like any car would in the winter.. however if you have driven only front wheel drive in the snow you will need to really learn how to drive this thing and be careful
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find an AWD beater for the winter, the gen will thank you =]

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^^ ditto, if you are able to do that - its the best thing.
I had a front wheel drive beater until i was comfortable driving this.

I also worked from home on snowy days so luckily my winter driving was minimal
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Unfortunately, some people can't afford a winter beater, especially after buying a gen, lol.

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I use the stock 18's for winter. I do just fine. Took me a couple drives to get used to it, but it's not bad at all.
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Thanks guys helped calm some of my nerves about driving in the white stuff
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I use the stock 18's for winter. I do just fine. Took me a couple drives to get used to it, but it's not bad at all.
What kind of winter do you have in Illinois?

Must not be like where I live in Canada to keep all-season tire on a sport car.

Something interesting about that here:
Winter Tires … right for the season

(No, i don't live in Ontario... )

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I use mine all year round, and it was fine in the snow, even on the OEM tires.

But, you have to drive 'gently'...even with the TC on.

Accelerate gently, steer gently and brake gently, and remember that whilst you may be in control, there are a lot of idiots out there who aren't, so keep your distance.

Learning how correct/get out of oversteer will be very useful as well, as you will overcook it going round a corner, and the back will start to step out on you.

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The GC is fine in the winter with winter tires. Even though it weighs what it weighs, the 2.0T felt light in the snow.

I wouldn't even think about driving in snow with the all season tires though, with a pair of winter tires the car didn't handle it incredibly to think all seasons would be better.

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I got my Blizzacks the day before the big snow and I drove it on the stock tires the night before when there was about an inch on the road. The car refused to go straight and it was difficult to slow down when going down hills. Basically, I had no grip. I put the Blizzacks on the next day and didn't have any trouble after that.
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Just a quick questions guys about summer tires in the winter. I will NOT be driving them in the snow at all in the winter, just through below freezing temps but on dry roads. Will I be okay with my summers? I assume my summer tires will warm up eventually with normal driving and I should be able to drive semi-aggressive?


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