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    Default Driving That C5 In The Snow?

    I always like to start winter off with my annual inquiry. Are you one of those wicked brave guys that drives
    his C5 in the snow? If yes...let's hear from you.
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    You're early this year, Remo. Normally, you wait until after Thanksgiving before we have to get your winter meds out.

    Ah, well, the CAC pharmacy has been stocking up over the summer, and most of the meds are still within manufacturer's dates. Time to start our annual winter vigil to keep Remo away from the building ledge.



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    I don't think ANYONE should refer to what a C-5 does in the snow as DRIVING. Point and hope, maybe, but not driving! I know that I don't have the.....er.......stomach to attempt that!
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    I used to drive my C-4 in the winter and a few times in the snow. Big Mistake, car handled so bad it could be considered no handling. So when I got my C-5 I swore to NEVER drinve it in the snow. If I need to drive, I'll wait till the roads are dry. or use my wifes jeep.

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    Yep,I drive mine!! Get some Real Tires,(No Run-Craps!!)and they'll go anywhere you need to go!! Third season on my Kumho ASX's!!!
    It's got so it seems to me that the Internet has created a lot more Horses A$$'s than we have Horses!
    junk!~!!
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    Haven't had my Vette in the snow since the Hogs ate my little brother....

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    And by the way, Happy Thanksgiving to all that read this

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    Default Remo - When do you expect the meds to arrive?


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    We don't get a lotta snow in NC, but if it does, I have no choice but to put my DD through it. Fortunately, I have Mich PS ZP ASs on. I'm told they will go through light snow as good as anything else.

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    I drove this one home from Ohio, 550 miles - 100 in the snow. Thats enough snow driving to last me a life time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by warren s View Post
    I drove this one home from Ohio, 550 miles - 100 in the snow. Thats enough snow driving to last me a life time.

    That is enough to scare the @#$%^&* out of me. I have driven mine in the snow (to get home from work) a few times, and it is a terrible car to drive in the snow.
    Save the Wave!

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    most of the meds are still within manufacturer's dates
    Don't discard any of the expired ones! By mid January Remo will not care how old they are . Keeping up with times and Christmas sales before Thanksgiving, we should not waist time and start interviewing for nurse Ratchet replacement?

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    The Corvette will spend the next six months in the garage
    hooked up to a battery tender. I'll spend the next six months
    driving this vehicle to the post office to retrieve my winter meds.
    Remo


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    Default Yikes!! - Snow In North Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by gmjunkie View Post
    Yep,I drive mine!! Get some Real Tires,(No Run-Craps!!)and they'll go anywhere you need to go!! Third season on my Kumho ASX's!!!
    North Carolina State Weather Office

    Winter-type precipitation usually occurs with southerly through easterly winds, and is seldom associated with very cold weather. Snow and sleet occur on an average once or twice a year near the coast, and not much more often over the southeastern half of the State. Such occurrences are nearly always connected with northeasterly winds, generated when a high pressure system over the interior, or northeastern United States, causes a southward flow of cold dry air down the coastline, while offshore a low pressure system brings in warmer, moist air from the North Atlantic. Farther inland, over the Mountains and western Piedmont, frozen precipitation sometimes occurs in connection with low pressure storms, and in the extreme west with cold front passages from the northwest. Average winter snowfall over the State ranges from about inch per year on the outer banks and along the lower coast to about 10 inches in the northern Piedmont and 16 inches in the southern Mountains.

    Geez...I hope you guys are careful during those "big" NC snow stroms
    Remo

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    That's the way you do it Remo, Park the Vette when the snow flies. I learned that with my 71 LT-1 when I couldn't move on a level drive way in 1 inch of snow. I just lock the hubs on my Ford F-150 and go. I guess if you fix vette's for a living, sure, go ahead and drive them.HeHeHe

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