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Went with Goodyear Ultragrip Winter, and had them studded. Same tire the dealership was offering, but on a steel wheel instead of the GM alloy. Mounted and balanced with TPMS came just under $1500.

The dealership package price was just under $1900 plus $50 a tire for studding.

can you possibly get the model number of the steel wheels? canít find anywhere that lists them for the 2018 iíve been looking


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I thought once the snow started I could press the AWD button and forget about it until spring.
Are you saying we need to press the AWD button everytime we need it?

You can press and forget. I'll be switching back and forth. We tend to get snow events that suck, but then the roads are cleared and the sun comes out and it will be nice and dry for weeks. I'd like to take advantage of just running FWD but I may just stay AWD so I don't forget the next time the snow flies.
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can you possibly get the model number of the steel wheels? canít find anywhere that lists them for the 2018 iíve been looking


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My Fountain Tire invoice indicates part #: 42755; Description: Multiple 5 - 114.3mm [which is odd, Tire Rack had 5-115 listed as the appropriate wheel]

Sorry I can't be more help, I didn't spec a wheel, I just told them to include steel wheels and TPMS sensors in the package.
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Much more difficult drive today eh? Snow hasn't let up.


Vehicle still did reasonably well. Only once did I start to slide sideways just before my parkade but it is sloped so I wasn't surprised.




I noticed the wipers started to accumulate ice a little bit today, ill monitor that and see if it is normal.

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I had a set of fairly aggressive looking all seasons and they worked great in the snow on my 06 nox. When they finally wore out at 70, 000 miles i replaced them with some much less aggressive looking all seasons.
The new tires ride very nice, but really are poor in rain and snow. My point is there is a fairly wide range of traction and ride quality even if a tire is in the same family.
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Which brand of tires do you have?

[QUOTE=digital-audiophile;175401]Today we received our first real "Snow Event" and artic temps so I had a chance to drive the new vehicle in the snow and winter conditions. My drive involves a couple blocks of residential and then ~12KM of mixed feeder roads, freeway and downtown core grid roads..



The Bad:
- Stock tires feel really slick. I've always only ever run all seasons, but it feels like this vehicle could really use winters




Does your vehicle have the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble or the Michelin Premier LTX tires?
We have the Hankook tires, which are marketed as Ultra High Performance All Season tires. Normally, ultra high performance tires would not be the first choice for winter driving. We have not had much snow in which to test them yet.

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I thought once the snow started I could press the AWD button and forget about it until spring.
Are you saying we need to press the AWD button everytime we need it?
On my previous AWD Equinox the AWD only kicked in once the front wheels slipped.
I thought the new system would work the same once the AWD button was pressed.
That's a good question regarding the AWD function. The OM states every time the vehicle is turned off, it resets itself to FWD and you have to manually put it into AWD after each ignition cycle. However, my experience has been that it REMAINS in AWD unless manually turned off regardless of how many ignition cycles have taken place. I took it into my dealer for that and they said everything was working as it should. They couldn't explain why it didn't return to FWD after shutting the engine off. I'm living with it for now, however.

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Does your vehicle have the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble or the Michelin Premier LTX tires?
We have the Hankook tires, which are marketed as Ultra High Performance All Season tires. Normally, ultra high performance tires would not be the first choice for winter driving. We have not had much snow in which to test them yet.

I have the Hankook. They were great during the summer, sticky and quiet, but I really am not a fan in the snow.

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That's a good question regarding the AWD function. The OM states every time the vehicle is turned off, it resets itself to FWD and you have to manually put it into AWD after each ignition cycle. However, my experience has been that it REMAINS in AWD unless manually turned off regardless of how many ignition cycles have taken place. I took it into my dealer for that and they said everything was working as it should. They couldn't explain why it didn't return to FWD after shutting the engine off. I'm living with it for now, however.

Mine is the same. Once selected the AWD remains engaged regardless of ignition cycles.
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That's a good question regarding the AWD function. The OM states every time the vehicle is turned off, it resets itself to FWD and you have to manually put it into AWD after each ignition cycle. However, my experience has been that it REMAINS in AWD unless manually turned off regardless of how many ignition cycles have taken place. I took it into my dealer for that and they said everything was working as it should. They couldn't explain why it didn't return to FWD after shutting the engine off. I'm living with it for now, however.


i havenít looked at my owners manual but the online owners manual on chevys site says it should remain in awd mode until itís deselected with the button regardless of shutting the ignition off. this is how it should operate saves a lot of wear on the axle disconnect. why disengage when u shut the car off if ur just gonna re engage it when u start it again? makes sense. but also just bc itís in ďawdĒ mode doesnít mean the rear wheels are locked in at all times it will engage and disengage in the transfer case as needed like previous models all the button does is enable this function and engage the rear differential so the drive rear drive shaft spins


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i havenít looked at my owners manual but the online owners manual on chevys site says it should remain in awd mode until itís deselected with the button regardless of shutting the ignition off. this is how it should operate saves a lot of wear on the axle disconnect. why disengage when u shut the car off if ur just gonna re engage it when u start it again? makes sense. but also just bc itís in ďawdĒ mode doesnít mean the rear wheels are locked in at all times it will engage and disengage in the transfer case as needed like previous models all the button does is enable this function and engage the rear differential so the drive rear drive shaft spins


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Wow. Super interesting. My Nox was built in Canada and purchased it mid-April.

I copied this from the manual I downloaded from the Chevy site BEFORE I purchased my Nox (I'm certain my hardcopy manual uses the wording).

Here's what my OM says on p. 232

Drive Systems

All-Wheel Drive

Vehicles with this feature can
operate in All-Wheel
Drive (AWD) Mode.

The AWD system delivers power to
all four wheels and the system
adjusts as needed to improve
traction.

Press the AWD switch on the center
console to activate the system. The
AWD light will flash briefly while the
system is engaging and stay lit to
indicate AWD is active. Press the
button again to disable the system.
The light will flash briefly while the
system disables and then stay off.

The AWD Mode will stay selected
until the mode is changed.
AWD
Mode is canceled with each ignition
cycle.


When operated in two-wheel drive,
the vehicle will deliver power to the
front wheels only and may provide
better fuel economy.


Maybe they changed their mind about this function, sort of like the "rain sensing wipers", et al. Good to know AWD remaing on until changed, is (now) documented and considered the normal function / behavior.
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