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.

Comments

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Cy

[Moved from 5th Gen Camaro post]

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Adam

Hi, I just purchased a 2016 camaro 2ss and wondering what is the best setup for winter tires. I am not looking to break the bank as I will only be driving it for half the winter. Can I get winter tires to put on the stock rims? I can only find ones for the front.
Friday, September 29, 2017 by Cy

Adam,

For your 6th Generation Camaro SS, Pirelli makes the Winter Sottozero Serie II in your Original Size tandem of 275/35-20 Rear and 245/40-20 Front at $1498.14 plus shipping.

See fronts:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Winter%20Sottozero%20Serie%20II&partnum=44VR0240SZ2XL&tab=Survey&affiliate=HK8

See rears here:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Winter%20Sottozero%20Serie%20II&partnum=735VR0240SZ2XL&tab=Survey&affiliate=HK8

I’m still working on 6th Generation Camaro blog but you in the meantime you can see wheel & tire options by selecting Winter/Snow Tire & Wheel Packages under Tires.

Thanks.

Cy
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Aj

Hello, I just bought a 2017 Camaro 1SS. What size tires should I get to help me through this winter season? Thanks!
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Cy

HI AJ,

Pirelli makes the Winter Sottozero Series II in your Original Size tandem of 275/35-20 Rear and 245/40-20 if you are planning on using original 20" wheels. Give me a call if you want to discuss and get a set on order.

Thanks,

Cy

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