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#21 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 09:19 PM
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Almost forgot... The most important thing I got for winter driving is an unlimited wash pass.

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f1's in snow are scary

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I took off the 20" F 1s and put on 18" Toyo Observe winter tires on stock wheels. I'm very satisfied with the way my 2012 RT Classic handles the snow and ice. The F 1s were scary just getting in and out of the garage in the driveway,I knew immediately that I didn't want to attempt going out among the masses with those on. Of course when it's real nasty out I jump in the Ram with 4 w-d. But it is nice to be able to drive the Challenger during the winter instead of just having it be a garage ornament during our long winters.

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It is possible to drive Challengers in the snow, but certainly not ideal.

I drove my 2010 SE in the snow and it was a little dicey. The R/T was downright dangerous.

I weighed the benefits of winter wheels/tires vs a 4x4 beater and went with the 4x4 beater....Winter rims and tires are expensive!

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[QUOTE=Mattk8789;1219549]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...

Matt, I'm a NY'er also. As mild as the winters have been here - you will get to drive your Challenger regardless. I'm still on my F1s and will be out there today. At 35 degrees I take it a little easier because of how hard the rubber feels but if it's sunny they run fine. I just make it a point not to go out if there is moister on the ground or salt.

These guys on here running their cars in the winter during snow, sleet and rain are proof that just as important as the tires nothing beats taking the time to know your car and how she handles.
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Good to know I'm not the only one here. I was so scared trying to get to work in my challenger with the Firestone firehawks in the snow. Felt like I was skating on only 2-3 inches. I just called in to work and told them I was stuck because the risk of driving to work certainly did not outweigh the reward ($). Luckily its not a career job or anything.

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....Winter rims and tires are expensive!
Yep....it's why I went with a good all-season tire. We bought another house about 6 months ago that was empty for a long time and all our extra $$$ is going that direction, so two sets of rims and tires are currently out of the question.

I get mostly ice and boatloads of freezing rain...and 'some' snow, but many of my roads are very steep and sketchy and so far, the Toyo Proxus ST/II's I put on have been awesome. They're a tad more squishy on the dry pavement than the stock tires but nothing that ruins the handling.
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