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Six C8s Sitting Out in the Snow

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  • #16
    Originally posted by netsinah View Post
    I think we start a new interest group: "People for the Ethical Treatment of C8's" or PETC8 for short...

    Then we write a strongly worded letter of protest about how poorly these vehicles are being treated and demand they find their way into a safe, dry and warm and much more welcoming environment, which is ONLY WHAT THEIR RIGHTS DEMAND and as Corvette C8's THEY TOTALLY DESERVE!

    Then if that doesn't have the desired effect w/i 24 hours (max.) we organize a picket line complete with signs and distribute "POWER TO C8's" buttons to any deserving soul who stops by to ask WTH (aka "what the heck": this Forum has rules) we're doing outside in the snow with our strange signs.

    And finally, if that doesn't work for some unfathomable reason, as a last-ditch effort we organize a clandestine after-hours op complete with camo wear and night vision goggles, to spirit them all away into cargo containers destined for a warmer climate elsewhere across the ocean, where they can FINALLY bask in the sun and get the treatment they so richly deserve and NEVER be subjected to this type of harsh treatment/weather...again!

    Who's in? If you're one of the enlightened ones, send me a PM to add your name to what will no doubt be a growing list of thousands.

    POWER TO PETC8! 😎
    Still snowing here and have maybe 2" on the ground. The town sander just mad a pass through so I'm goo to go for a little sleigh ride. Life is short so enjoy the ride. C8 snow angels

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    • #17
      Originally posted by garyfields1953 View Post

      I drove my car home from Bowling Green. We drove through snow in Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas. This car handles great in the snow even with the "race" tires, and in Weather Mode. Three nights in heavy snow with zero issues.
      what was the temps? I'll be driving home in dry weather, but below freezing temps on the Z51 tires.
      2021 Red Mist HTC / Z51 /Mag Ride / Yellow Calipers / C-Flash Mirrors and Wing / Front Lift / Black 3LT / CF Interior Trim / Yellow Belts and Stitching

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Ragtop 99 View Post

        what was the temps? I'll be driving home in dry weather, but below freezing temps on the Z51 tires.
        Slightly below freezing. The tire indicator on the dash said they were cold. They still worked well. I drove at or a bit above the posted speed (70-80) with no issues. It did wiggle once changing lanes and crossing the snow line.

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        • #19
          The problem with driving on summer tires in cold weather is that while everything may seem "fine," when you have to make a sudden evasive maneuver, or slam on the brakes, you find out just how much traction you don't have.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
            The problem with driving on summer tires in cold weather is that while everything may seem "fine," when you have to make a sudden evasive maneuver, or slam on the brakes, you find out just how much traction you don't have.
            I'll be using grandma mode on the way home from MacMulkin. I found hotels with underground parking so when I start in the morning, hopefully the tires will be above freezing.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Marc NY View Post
              Very few Corvette owners will even attempt to drive in the winter around here ... only if the weather breaks and the roads are clean and free of salt.
              Every nice sports car in Buffalo disappears from November to April. This is the way.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Starscream View Post

                Every nice sports car in Buffalo disappears from November to April. This is the way.
                We got about 3 " of snow yesterday here in the Hudson Valley NY. Used the snowblower this morning and all of the local plows have cleaned and sanded the roads. I'll be heading out this afternoon for a few odds and ends and then a country drive.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Starscream View Post

                  Every nice sports car in Buffalo disappears from November to April. This is the way.
                  Same here in Rochester,I think in my life time Ive seen one corvette in the snow.We just had news story that a 2021 Camaro lost control on a snow covered road hit a pole then a business.The driver ws a young girl that was driving a dealer owned car

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Nasty2ss View Post

                    Same here in Rochester, I think in my life time I've seen one corvette in the snow. We just had news story that a 2021 Camaro lost control on a snow covered road hit a pole then a business.The driver was a young girl that was driving a dealer owned car
                    I have seen maybe one or two Corvettes on the WNY wintery roads over the years. BTW: I certainly do hope that the young girl is OK ... you can replace a vehicle.
                    Marc

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                    • #25
                      she was taken to the Hostipal complaining of neck and back pain but as far as I know she should be fine

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                      • #26
                        In the Buffalo, NY area, it’s commonplace to see cars such as the Ford Mustang, and Chevy Camaro driving in the wintertime. But a Corvette? much less a C8? I’ve never seen a Corvette driving in our WNY Winters and I for one, personally speaking, would never drive mine in it either.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by C8broughtmeback View Post
                          All I can say, regardless of people's own personal experiences, that it is very foolish to drive any car with summer tires in the snow, ice, or even temperatures under 40 degrees...especially a car like the Corvette.
                          Agree with snow and ice but temps under 40 are no problem.

                          Confirmed with the instructor at Spring Mountain.

                          I'm not saying there's not some traction drop but I've been driving in the mid to low 30s here and it's no issue even at a spirited pace. Full disclosure: let your tires warm up first!

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                          • #28
                            May not be an issue for a Spring Mountain instructor or on a race track with huge runoffs. However too many C7’s and C8’s have been wrecked, some were confirmed due to low temperatures and not sufficient traction with Z51 tires.

                            We have tons of “this is my first Corvette” C8 members here and I do not want them to get the idea that they can be driving around safely when they might not be.

                            As you noted, there is traction drop at lower temps.
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