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Old 02-15-2018, 08:09 AM   #1
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Should I or Shouldnít I? GY F1ís and temperatures

I just bought my Camaro 3 weeks ago and itís in storage in the garage of the guy I bought it from. I have a window of opportunity to go down and drive it home this Sunday but itís an hour and a half drive on I90. The temps are going to be in the upper 30ís so my question is about safely driving with Goodyear OEM tires that are half worn. I know that the official cutoff temp for these tires is 40 degrees but upper 30ís should be ok. Right? Anyone have experience driving in temps slightly under 40? I could wait till April when the weather really breaks but Iím an impatient man and canít wait to get my new ride in the driveway!
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:14 AM   #2
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I just bought my Camaro 3 weeks ago and itís in storage in the garage of the guy I bought it from. I have a window of opportunity to go down and drive it home this Sunday but itís an hour and a half drive on I90. The temps are going to be in the upper 30ís so my question is about safely driving with Goodyear OEM tires that are half worn. I know that the official cutoff temp for these tires is 40 degrees but upper 30ís should be ok. Right? Anyone have experience driving in temps slightly under 40? I could wait till April when the weather really breaks but Iím an impatient man and canít wait to get my new ride in the driveway!
You should be fine I've drivin mine in low 30s with o issues
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:17 AM   #3
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I drove mine home 3 weeks ago in 20 degree temps with no problems.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:55 AM   #4
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Just drive it. They're "only" summer tires, not R compounds.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:32 AM   #5
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You'll be fine as long as you have some common sense. ie don't floor it if you don't want the tail to kick out.


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Old 02-15-2018, 10:36 AM   #6
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Great! Thatís what I thought but better to get some opinions on the forum! Iíll just be light on the throttle and keep it in touring mode.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:50 AM   #7
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I just bought my Camaro 3 weeks ago and itís in storage in the garage of the guy I bought it from. I have a window of opportunity to go down and drive it home this Sunday but itís an hour and a half drive on I90. The temps are going to be in the upper 30ís so my question is about safely driving with Goodyear OEM tires that are half worn. I know that the official cutoff temp for these tires is 40 degrees but upper 30ís should be ok. Right? Anyone have experience driving in temps slightly under 40? I could wait till April when the weather really breaks but Iím an impatient man and canít wait to get my new ride in the driveway!
Hey Mike - you'll be fine with the SS's tires. They're not as worrisome as the 1LE tires they use...and even those I regularly drove in 36-38ļ temps in November! Just leave distance and drive safe!

How far do you have to go?
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:53 AM   #8
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Hey Mike - you'll be fine with the SS's tires. They're not as worrisome as the 1LE tires they use...and even those I regularly drove in 36-38ļ temps in November! Just leave distance and drive safe!

How far do you have to go?
Polaris Man lives in Clymer just south of Jamestown. About 1 1/2 hours down the thruway.
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:04 PM   #9
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Polaris Man lives in Clymer just south of Jamestown. About 1 1/2 hours down the thruway.
You'll be fine! I'm excited for you!
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:40 PM   #10
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:12 AM   #11
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Well my window of opportunity to pick up the car tomorrow just closed! It seems that the Erie County Auto Bureau is closed today because of Presidents Day! There was no notice on their website or on the phone number for locations and times, just a very small sign on the window. I was in line outside with about 30 other ppl until someone noticed the sign! So now I wait again for the next opportunity. Itís tough to schedule stuff between my job, the weather, other commitments, etc! Anyway, thanks for your advice regarding my tires!
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:34 PM   #12
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:07 PM   #13
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That's ok.your baby is safe in the garage away from all the salt and potholes,and crumbled pavement.
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