winter corvettes

Perhaps I'm naive but I read a post where someone is putting snow tires on their corvette. Is this realistic? Do you drive your corvette in the snow or ice and if so, what equipment do you use on
your car?
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When I was younger and foolish, I drove my 72 Vette in the winter. Put winter tires on it and spun out a few times -too much power for the snow and ice. About 5 years after I sold it, I saw it again and the bumpers were rusted through with baseball size holes. Vettes rust but not where you would expect it - frames, crossmembers, windshield frames, bumpers, brackets etc...
Just not a good idea. (P.S. the heater was real warm!)
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observer wrote:

C5: No steady diet of snow but have done a couple of Mammoth runs and a trip from Wilkins to Jackpot on US93. It's no worse than in any other 2WD car/truck.
Vulcan cable chains on conventional rear tires. Active handling helps on road but not in parking areas. Carry a sack of sand w/scoop for parking places and remember to park into uphill pointing slots.
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<observer> wrote in message > Perhaps I'm naive but I read a post where someone is putting snow

I don't drive my car on snow or ice. It has the ASR and I run all-season tires, but I stick with either of the Acuras, both of which are front-drivers, have traction control and anti-locks, and the newer one has stability assist. With the amount of road salt they put down around here, I've no need or desire to subject the Corvette to that. If the roads don't clear for weeks on end, I do pull it out of the garage and let it idle for 20 minutes every other weekend. I put Stabil in the tank but I figure letting the engine reach operating temp once in a while might avoid leaks when spring finally rolls around. It's worked so far.
YMMV.
AJM '93 Ruby coupe, 6 sp (both tops) '00 Acura 3.2TL, auto '05 Acura TSX , auto
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