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|03-25-2019 10:14 PM|
Yep, running the factory Bridgestone Potenza's...P245/40R20's M+S 95V's. I know they're LABELED as an All-Season tire, but when there's medium-to-heavy snow/ice, that means NOTHING. They also don't have the "Snowflake"-certification/symbol, which means they're acceptable in snow. In real-life, all that "M+S" really means is they'll handle a "dusting" of snow.
I had to get pushed FOUR times this winter. I've never driven anything so helpless before!!!!! Obviously, I'm not at full tread-depth anymore, but....damn....I'm NOT gonna go thru another winter with an "All-Season" tire THIS wide!It's probably like trying to drive a Corvette with summer-only tires in 5" of snow................
I've looked at Tire-Rack a lot. For that low-profile/wiiiide tire, there's a whole FOUR choices for DEDICATED SNOW tires. None of them very cheap either....from $330 EACH, to $400 EACH........OUCH! 1 Bridgestone-Blizzak, & 3 Pirelli's.
|03-25-2019 07:42 AM|
Originally Posted by Faron79 View Post
my dad's 2010 2wd silverado did great after he put on some decent snow capable tires made to go through the snow as well in Michigan snows.
just trying to help out, i think a fwd with decent snow tires shouldn't have that much of an issue with the snow. you have a heavy engine sitting on top of your drive wheels. look up your current tires on tirerack and see what their snow ratings are.
|03-24-2019 08:46 PM|
Wish I had enough room for a "Winter-vehicle". There was a LOT of snow in Fargo this year. Our big/wide 20" wheels/tires were a nightmare for me this winter!!!!! We bought the car in July 2018. I knew the winter traction wouldn't be "Optimal".....BUT.....dear God....
I could barely get out of parking-lots with 4" of snow!!!!:cussi ng:
|03-19-2019 02:30 PM|
|jita1||Nice! Looks like the old one is still shining. I would only trade my Impala for another Impala but since they're going away next year, I will keep mine indefinitely.|
|03-19-2019 01:07 PM|
No mud flaps. Yes it has the radar-cruise grill. The cruise part is great on trips. I do not like the auto braking. It has slammed the breaks on twice, (not for a valid reason). Thankfully I was not rear ended.
Yes the 20's are no good for winter weather. She doesnt get driven in the winter. I have a Chevy Equinox to cover winter.
|01-18-2019 11:06 PM|
Damn! That's a pretty "White Girl"!!!
Are ya doing any mud-flaps?
I see you have the Radar-Cruise grill. Mine has everything but that. I really like it on the Wife's 2014 AWD Regal-Turbo. It's SO MUCH quieter & comfortable than my '08 LTZ!!! I love the bigger 20" wheels/tires. HOWEVER.....they are near-worthless on snow/ice....grrrrr!
Make sure you're using NO-Ethanol Top-Tier class Premium, & some Seafoam once a month. I don't give a damn if they're Flex-Fuel engines. Mine ain't seein' ANY of it!!
|12-24-2018 09:57 AM|
2015 LTZ, all options. Had her detailed a few weeks ago. She has about 6500 miles, about 3.5 years old.
|08-05-2018 10:13 PM|
The needless "finish destruction" bothers the HELL out of me. SO easy to prevent a lot of it. Not to mention keeping TAR messes off!!! Couple of pics.....
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|08-05-2018 09:26 AM|
|impaler||Never cared for mud/splash flaps/guards on a car.|
|08-05-2018 06:37 AM|
New Girl in my garage!!
Nice! I got the splash guards too a few months after I got my car. I like the look of them. Strange thing that my car didnít come with door sill plates. I added those too.
|08-04-2018 10:36 PM|
Got the SHORT/FITTED Impala Splash-Guards installed a few days ago. Wish to hell the fronts were "taller". They told me the traditional style can't be mounted on the 9th gens. I'm tempted to see if I can mount a "cut-off" length of the tall ones to the flat area of these tiny guards?!!??!
I just CRINGE when I think of all the "sandblasting" the lower body of a car gets over the years!!!! Up here in Fargo ND/MN......sand, salt.....the horrors are too much for me! 😉
Anyone have other ideas/opinions??!?
|08-04-2018 02:10 AM|
|08-03-2018 04:01 PM|
The more I drive this thing, the more I LOVE IT!! With the 20" wheels, you still "feel" the road, but it's more comfortable & quieter than the '08 LTZ. That really was FIRM!
|07-29-2018 09:01 AM|
|07-28-2018 06:00 AM|
|ICUBB||Congrats and enjoy it.|
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