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One of the problems with my BMW Z3 is that it's light and tends to hydroplane in heavy rain. And it's not great in the snow.

It would seem the weight and height clearence would make the SSR good in bad weather.

Or am I missing something?

Also, are the tires flat racing style tires or do they have some grooves for rain and snow?
 

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Well the weight would be good but it is a rear wheel drive but does help some, The tires are not racing tires and I have been in the rain and snow and they seem to do pretty good, What really helps is the traction control, I was at a guys house and we had a few inches of snow and I backed up a hill to get out of his drive, He didn't think it would do it and really I didn't either
 

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Double-L said:
Well the weight would be good but it is a rear wheel drive but does help some, The tires are not racing tires and I have been in the rain and snow and they seem to do pretty good, What really helps is the traction control, I was at a guys house and we had a few inches of snow and I backed up a hill to get out of his drive, He didn't think it would do it and really I didn't either
Uh-oh. No traction control on the 2005 six speed. :(
 

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Snow and Rain

I picked up 2005 SSR on a clear and sunny day drove 50 miles encountered snow and ice. The traction control helped enormously, I had to learn how to drive all lover again because my trade-in was a Silverado SS AWD! :confused
 

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dougnc said:
One of the problems with my BMW Z3 is that it's light and tends to hydroplane in heavy rain. And it's not great in the snow.

It would seem the weight and height clearence would make the SSR good in bad weather.

Or am I missing something?

Also, are the tires flat racing style tires or do they have some grooves for rain and snow?


the factory tires are all season and perform fair to good in inclement weather. goodyear has a website where you can compare traction, etc. with their high performance tires that are designed for dry weather only.www.goodyear.com. :cool :flag
 

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I got suprised last weekend. The rain had stopped, the intersection dry to the point of no standing water, but the traffic had yet to create any dry lanes.

I pulled away from the stop at what I thought was an acceptable pace. To my suprise halfway thru the turn I found the rear wheels spinning like mad and the rear end hanging about 45 degrees out from the intended direction.

OT. Hey Troy: I just noticed, We have no smileys featuring SSRs. :ssr
 

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I use mine as a daily driver anjd I had no problem with it through tis New England winter (including a blizzard :cuss ) The only time the SSR has any problems is when you start to move from a stop. As long as you keep it in a lowere gear you should have no problem. :yesnod
 

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mikepowell said:
the weight, all season tires and traction controll make it a breeze! the pic's from yesterday...
My Z3 would be just a bit iffy in that kind of snow. I'm hoping the SSR will do better.
 

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RISSR said:
I use mine as a daily driver anjd I had no problem with it through tis New England winter (including a blizzard :cuss ) The only time the SSR has any problems is when you start to move from a stop. As long as you keep it in a lowere gear you should have no problem. :yesnod
That's what I was wondering. I'm looking at a daily ride as well.
 

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middle of nowhereville. there's manuer on black beauty & everything. :flag
That is so kewl.

One of my main motivations for buying an SSR is that I'm hoping it's more practical than a convertable sports car.
 

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Posted this several months ago - the only other SSR in the area. It's used as a farm truck, with the bed carpet kit in place.

Ray
 

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Posted this several months ago - the only other SSR in the area. It's used as a farm truck, with the bed carpet kit in place.

Ray
Another kewl photo! I really like that.

I don't know why Chevy doesn't promote that aspect of the SSR more. Most sports cars have a real image problem of not being a macho vehicle. Believe me, I've driven a Z3 for 6 years. :) And Chevy is falling right into that by promoting the SSR as some sort of gay foreign roadster type thing.

They should be showing that picture! A big heavy overpowered truck, with a bale of hay in the back!
 

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I removed the carpet kit -n- bags -n- stuff

the bed is just normal truck underneath, nice and clean- all business!
lotsa extra weight if you're looking to trim some :flag
 
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