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I received my order number on July 18. It consisted of five letters. There is a member of the 'other' SS forum that got his number and it is six letters. Anyone care to share their configuration??
 
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I have my order in for a new SS at Simpson Chev., Garden Grove, CA. It is a 6 digit number with 5 letters and a number. Got the news on acceptance of order on Aug.30. Hope to see it for a nice Christmas present. It will be Red Hot 2. No roof and no spare as of now.
 
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Yes and it is 5 letters and one number dealer left something off. My car is built waiting for boat.
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Mine went from 3100 to 3300 9/5 so it should be on the production line soon.
 

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So if some cars are built now and waiting for a boat, would it be safe to say by early October people will be getting them?
 

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Will not arrive USA until Halloween and the 2 weeks to dealer Mid November. Oh 3300 you car is being built 3450 is built off line in down under. My car was ordered the first day dealer could put it in now waiting boat ride.
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So a month and half more to go, great, might as well start getting all the things you need to either store it properly for the winter or to drive it through the winter, because by time it arrives, weeks later...SNOW... (if you live in the northern states)
 

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There has been little conversation about the "summer only" tires on our new SS's. My friend with the new ZL-1 says that even storing these tires at low temps is not good for them. So we gotta put them in a closet in the house for the winter months or what?? My friend will keep his elevated in his garage. It can and does get into the low 30's and 20's here.
 

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There has been little conversation about the "summer only" tires on our new SS's. My friend with the new ZL-1 says that even storing these tires at low temps is not good for them. So we gotta put them in a closet in the house for the winter months or what?? My friend will keep his elevated in his garage. It can and does get into the low 30's and 20's here.
Keeping tires elevated on a wall mounted rack is what I see a lot of car guys doing, their garages are also heated which probably helps. If your garage isn't heated during winter months you might want to get a wheel stand. I saw one a while ago that lets you stack your wheels and tires vertically.

Another option if you don't have the space or might find it to work out better is to get your dealership to keep them for you. I think some charge a tiny wheel/tire storage fee.
 

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The SS comes only with "summer tires," not all seasons? I guess that's what you get when you buy a car that is built in Australia.

Strange decision by Chevy though. People are buying this car that live in places with snow, so why would you give those people summer tires? Seems a bit dickish to me. I can't even be careful in all seasons instead of buying winter tires. I will have to buy new tires or remove the stock tires. :(
 

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The SS comes only with "summer tires," not all seasons? I guess that's what you get when you buy a car that is built in Australia.

Strange decision by Chevy though. People are buying this car that live in places with snow, so why would you give those people summer tires? Seems a bit dickish to me. I can't even be careful in all seasons instead of buying winter tires. I will have to buy new tires or remove the stock tires. :(
Where do you live?

I run summer only tires on my GTO and G8 GT year round here in southern Illinois. No it isn't the best for winter traction but if you are careful light snow is manageable. Yes they get harder and lose dry traction when it gets below 40 but they aren't dangerous at all. We haven't gotten that much snow the last few years though. If there is anything over 3 inches on the ground we are using our FWD Grand Prix. Again I guess it depends on your weather and the part of the country you live in.
 

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The SS comes only with "summer tires," not all seasons? I guess that's what you get when you buy a car that is built in Australia.

Strange decision by Chevy though. People are buying this car that live in places with snow, so why would you give those people summer tires? Seems a bit dickish to me. I can't even be careful in all seasons instead of buying winter tires. I will have to buy new tires or remove the stock tires. :(
Your GM dealer will put any tire on you want and give you credit for the takeoffs or any tire dealer will do the same.
I agree it would have been nice to have had an option. For me when I had a choice, I chose summer tires and paid extra.

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Your GM dealer will put any tire on you want and give you credit for the takeoffs or any tire dealer will do the same.
I agree it would have been nice to have had an option. For me when I had a choice, I chose summer tires and paid extra.

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Bob gave good advice.

What about buying an extra cheap set of takeoff wheels (Camaro?) And put some dedicated winter rubber on them?

Or, buy some nice CCW 505a rims and use your stovk rims for the snow tires and put the summer tires on the new CCWs?

I run 245/40/19 Kuhmo all seasons year round cuz Kuhmo offeres a 60k tread life warranty on these tires.
 

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Live in the San Francisco Bay Area & have enjoyed reading many great posts, for several weeks-thanks much! Finally had to jump in today, since I now have an order # from my dealer:smile: Dealer mentioned maybe 8-10 weeks for delivery. As a daily driver, think the car will be a good fit. An old car guy is a happy camper right now:smile:
 

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Live in the San Francisco Bay Area & have enjoyed reading many great posts, for several weeks-thanks much! Finally had to jump in today, since I now have an order # from my dealer:smile: Dealer mentioned maybe 8-10 weeks for delivery. As a daily driver, think the car will be a good fit. An old car guy is a happy camper right now:smile:
Welcome aboard, Glad to hear you have your order number. They seem to be rather elusive. Do you know the production date of your ordered ride?
I have just seen a second boat leave with some possible SS sedans in the last couple of hours. plus the 900 plus that left 2 weeks ago.
 

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Its over a 10000 mile boat ride and then across the USA for those of us on the East coast by train i'm told. When I was in the Marines we left N.C. and sailed to Rota Spain it was a 2 week trip don't know the miles for that trip will look it up.
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Its over a 10000 mile boat ride and then across the USA for those of us on the East coast by train i'm told. When I was in the Marines we left N.C. and sailed to Rota Spain it was a 2 week trip don't know the miles for that trip will look it up.
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Your trip was roughly 4300 miles at an average speed of 13 mph. Luckily the boats carrying the SS's are much faster.:smile:
 
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