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#1 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 01:43 PM
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Challenger in the snow?

Just wondering, does anyone here drive their Challenger during winter? I can't imagine everyone here lives in a warm area and was just wondering how they put up in the snow. I own a RWD car now that I drive in winter, so I'm pretty used to drifting all the way to work lol.

But anyway, I'm going to be getting my Challenger once winter is done here in NY and am not sure whether I will need to drive a different car next winter. Chances are, if I do use it in winter it will get some nice winter tires and a rust stop application.


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I don't drive mine in the winter, but I think you're on the right track with the tires and rust protection. I have a friend here in town who drives his R/T six speed year around and he seems to get along just fine. You already drive a rw drive, so you kind of know the drill! Good luck and enjoy your Challenger!
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A lot of people have a different car for winter. I'm not made of money so I only have my Challenger. It does pretty terrible in the snow in my opinion but it is predictable. Would love to have a 4x4 truck again but this will do for now. I'm more worried about other people sliding into me in snow. Its not like people don't drive their chargers and mustangs in the same weather. Just be careful and you'll be fine

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The first two winters I did... I know have another vehicle so my Challenger doesn't see snow or salt now.

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Get good snow tires and no problem. On the 4th winter now

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If you put a good set of snow tires on the car you'll be golden! It handles the slick stuff better than every other rwd car I've owned and most of the fwd vehicles I've driven.
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Thanks guys. Sounds like I will be driving my future Challenger next winter! And that's good that you say it drives better than most RWD in winter..

Any of you tried Blizzak tires? What snow tires would you recommend?


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The trick is purpose winter tires. I use the Firestone Winterforce tires in size 225/60-18 on all four corners. They are not that expensive and grip snow & ice really well. For unplowed snow deeper than 5 inches, I'll add a Tupperware-type container with two 50 pound bags of sand in the trunk. I can go anywhere (on the roads) in the snow. My tires are mounted to extra OEM R/T rims that I got second hand.

Just take the snow tires off before the temperatures average more than 60 degrees for more than a day or two. The soft rubber feels squishy if it gets too warm out (plus they will wear quickly).


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Thank you. Alittle over $100 each on tire rack... Very reasonable. Are yours studded?


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