Winter Tires for Your Fifth-Generation Camaro SS

Has Old Man Winter caught you and your fifth-generation Camaro SS by surprise? No problem! A set of winter / snow tires will get you back in the game. Many Camaro drivers, especially those deep in a snowbelt area have decided to go with the winter set-up discussed in "Don't Hibernate Your Camaro." However, if you reside just outside the snowbelt region, many Camaro SS owners choose to go with a winter package that includes a Performance Winter / Snow tire.

Why would a Performance Winter / Snow package work for your Camaro SS? 

  1. Wheel Size - Only 19" and larger wheels will clear the Brembo brakes without minor brake modifications. If you would rather not modify your SS brakes, you'll be choosing from 19" and 20" winter tires, many of which will be Performance Winter / Snow tires. 
  2. Aesthetics - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but most would agree that a Camaro SS looks better with bigger wheels and wider tires.  
  3. Driving Temperament - If you occasionally mash your pedal and go through your gears quickly when the light turns green, you might be happier with a Performance Winter / Snow tire's balance of cold, snow and bare pavement performance.
     
Performance Winter Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D $215.89*
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D
19x8.5 ET30 Matte Graphite Silver Axis Sport XQ $169**
Axis Sport XQ


For a Performance Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, take a look at the 255/50R19 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D for its capable snow grip combined with decent dry road handling. When it comes to wheels, get the option you like for value, aesthetics and functionality. The matte grey silver 20x8 30 ET Axis Sport XQ is a good option to consider. Its 30 mm offset is relatively close to the 36 mm factory offset, so this will help retain some of the factory steering feel.

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