G70: AWD vs RWD

RWD vs AWD?

  • RWD

    Votes: 52 35.1%
  • AWD

    Votes: 96 64.9%

  • Total voters
    148

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I live in GA, so snow is not the issue. Its all about traction. My last car being a charger 392, with tires wider than this car, having AWD makes people cry who have more hp but just sit and spin. While RWD would be fun to get squirelly, the AWD just hooks and goes. You may be able to get it to break loose with traction/stability control off, but its still not easy, even with stage 2 JB4
 

Avocent

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Almost settled for a RWD from Georgia but I do occasionally visit family in the TriState and my butt puckers with the thought of Snow, no snow tires and RWD O_O.
 

gdevine

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I had the same dilemma: should I get RWD or AWD. Not many AWD available in California. I loved the spirit of the RWD but, I drive to the Sierra's on several weekends so I decided I had to check out an AWD. I found the AWD to be just a tad bit heavier on the feel however when I turned off Stability and traction control, I didn't notice much difference. I ended up getting the AWD sport edition and am glad I did. Its absolutely a blast to drive and I love the heated steering wheel. The sport comes with aggressive summer tires so I feel much more confident in rain or light snow with the AWD.
 

nellie1289

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So I read this thread and never really saw any discussion about the summer only tires that come on these awd 3.3t sports. We don’t get a lot of snow here. A lot of rain. And rarely below 20 degrees. If it snows I drive the truck. My question is am I ok on a summer only tire on a wet rainy road ? Which is our winter driving. Waiting for toddsaurus to chime in. Lol
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soundman414

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So I read this thread and never really saw any discussion about the summer only tires that come on these awd 3.3t sports. We don’t get a lot of snow here. A lot of rain. And rarely below 20 degrees. If it snows I drive the truck. My question is am I ok on a summer only tire on a wet rainy road ? Which is our winter driving. Waiting for toddsaurus to chime in. Lol
Typically, if the average temp is below 45F, then summer tires are not recommended, and this is especially true when it comes to wet conditions. High-performance all-season tires would be a much better choice for these sort of weather conditions. Also, if it's rarely below 20F, then you wouldn't need to consider winter tires.
 

CoconutRob

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Typically, if the average temp is below 45F, then summer tires are not recommended, and this is especially true when it comes to wet conditions. High-performance all-season tires would be a much better choice for these sort of weather conditions. Also, if it's rarely below 20F, then you wouldn't need to consider winter tires.
I originally thought that the difference between the 4 and the 4s was temp. No go below 40 degrees. After a few calls 2 being to Michelin , Definitely not snow tires (but we knew that) everyone very unsure would not give a hard answer on driving on wet roads below 40 degrees which I found weird. But all did say they were summer tires meant to be driven in summer.
I went with high performance all season. I went a size larger 235s front 265s rear.
 

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joschneider

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So I read this thread and never really saw any discussion about the summer only tires that come on these awd 3.3t sports. We don’t get a lot of snow here. A lot of rain. And rarely below 20 degrees. If it snows I drive the truck. My question is am I ok on a summer only tire on a wet rainy road ? Which is our winter driving. Waiting for toddsaurus to chime in. Lol
You don’t need Todd, even though he’s one of the smartest here ;) google is your friend, here’s a good video I found on the subject:

Cold and dry, summer is fine. Cold and wet...not really the best idea
 

Husky

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You don’t need Todd, even though he’s one of the smartest here ;) google is your friend, here’s a good video I found on the subject:

Cold and dry, summer is fine. Cold and wet...not really the best idea
Thanks for the video, very interesting. I haven't seen a comparison test like this done before.
Interesting that on dry roads the summer tire still had the best braking performance even at 32F, but on wet roads they were significantly worse, even at 45F. Good to know.
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So I read this thread and never really saw any discussion about the summer only tires that come on these awd 3.3t sports. We don’t get a lot of snow here. A lot of rain. And rarely below 20 degrees. If it snows I drive the truck. My question is am I ok on a summer only tire on a wet rainy road ? Which is our winter driving. Waiting for toddsaurus to chime in. Lol

I've been driving mine and I will continue to, except for really cold days or if there is any snow. I've noticed already that these tires lose traction when it's cold and wet, and I've even driven them at night when temps were below freezing when coming home from a swing shift at work. But, the thing is that there are virtually no other cars on the road during those times, so I'm able to drive gently without any real worries.

That said, it certainly becomes more dangerous when using these tires in the very cold and wet, and (obviously) snow and ice. I'm gonna avoid all of the above when necessary (ie when driving with traffic and/or with my family).
 

canucklehead604

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Cold and dry, summer is fine. Cold and wet...not really the best idea
^ cool test data, no pun intended. this is a great tool for folks to judge against their regions for what tire setup makes the most sense.

the trick with 'cold and wet' is often they go hand in hand. winter months often see more precipitation than do summer months. so counting on cold and dry is not the best plan. i guess some regions are dry year round regardless of the temperature, and for those areas i get sticking to one tire. but for most other regions that get increased rain/snow in winter months, going with either a winter-biased A/S or true winter tread makes most sense. that's essentially what the video guy said as well.

so no earth shattering news, but some great data to work with.
 

nellie1289

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I've been driving mine and I will continue to, except for really cold days or if there is any snow. I've noticed already that these tires lose traction when it's cold and wet, and I've even driven them at night when temps were below freezing when coming home from a swing shift at work. But, the thing is that there are virtually no other cars on the road during those times, so I'm able to drive gently without any real worries.

That said, it certainly becomes more dangerous when using these tires in the very cold and wet, and (obviously) snow and ice. I'm gonna avoid all of the above when necessary (ie when driving with traffic and/or with my family).
im sort of in this boat, i have two other cars to drive, if its 40 and above and raining the g70 will go out, if its under this the g70 gets parked and out comes 2017 denali or 2014 3500 cummins ram, lol.... oh the options
 

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im sort of in this boat, i have two other cars to drive, if its 40 and above and raining the g70 will go out, if its under this the g70 gets parked and out comes 2017 denali or 2014 3500 cummins ram, lol.... oh the options
Nice! Yeah, I think that's a good way to go.
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