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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 06, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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i just moved to IN and everyone that im going to be in trouble driving the camaro in the winter because it is a rear weel drive, what should i do because i have never in countered a winter like the one coming up before?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 06, 09:54 PM
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i dont know to much about winters out their, but if it snows or rain alot i would get a second car and park the camaro inside until it becomes nice again. where did you move from?

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 06, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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i just moved from CA so im not used to this cold weather, niether is my poor camaro ...lol
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 06, 12:50 AM
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Re: winter

First prepare your car. Antifreeze, good battery, tune up, good tires, windshield wash, ice scraper, check heat value of the thermostat, hoses, belts, multi weight oil, preferably synthetic, anything that can go wrong with a car is bound to happen when it is cold. Preparation of the car is a big part of it, but when the road is icy, you are the one who has to have the sense to slow down, and understand how to drive in the enviornment. Take some time in a open empty parking lot to see how your car reacts in a slide, spin, and braking. Also its a good idea to carry a couple of blankets, and some emergency food such as jerky, just in case. I have worked in some of the most desolate areas of Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and there are times you may be the only vehicle for days on a road. Just use common sense, maybe more will pitch in on something I missed.


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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 06, 01:20 AM
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I would imagine they salt the roads in Indiana, so your camaro will start rusting, also if you have a positract rear end it will want to slide out from under you, although good in snow. Watch the last few feet coming up to a stop sign, could be slippery, also black ice, ice you can't really see, freezing rain or humidity can cause it.

I would pick myself up a beater and put the camaro away before it gets in the salt .

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 06, 04:37 AM
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Salt eats cars you wont see many nice cars on the road in indiana after the first snow. There is a good reason, get a older ft.wheel drive for the winter. It will at least make it posible for you to get acostom to the road hazards in the winter and not cost you your camaro.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 06, 07:31 AM
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Re: Which part of Indiana?

I live in southern Indiana, and it's a lot different from northern Indiana. Up north snow is really prevalent. Down here in the south, you probably only get 4- 5 days throughout the winter where you would have problems. Like everyone else said, salt is the big thing. Mine is not my daily driver, but I do drive it throughout the winter, but I usually wait a good week or two after a snow, and make sure the salt has been washed off the highways. With the value of these cars today, I wouldn't use mine as a daily driver throughout the winter, and take a chance at putting it in the ditch or getting hit by someone else.

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 06, 07:59 PM
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what year camaro we talking about?





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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 06, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the advice, i guess its going to sleep for the winter, i wish i could lol
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 06, 05:12 AM
 
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If I were you, I'd drive around and find a $500 beater Honda to run through the winter.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 06, 06:36 AM
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 06, 07:18 AM
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Winter? What's that? Oh yea, I remember, it's that God awful two weeks in January when it gets down into the 30's............BRRRRRRR!
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 06, 08:06 AM
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BAA...Don't put it away. Get studded snow tires and drive the thing year round. In '84 thought my wife to drive in N. Idaho, in the winter in my 67 coupe; 4-Speed, Posi, built 350...any couple that can survive that and still wants to get married were destined to be together.


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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 06, 08:32 AM
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I used to live in Michigan, around Traverse City, in 1969 I had a 340 dart and it was 26 miles one way to work, that was the one and only car we had, four children, wife stayed home.

Drove it year round, and I wasn't the only one doing it, that was the way of life back then.

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