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Old 10-22-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Winter Tires?

I bet everyone has asked this question. But should I put winter tires on my mustang and if so what brand should I go with? I'll be driving in the snow and what not but I dont think I need them but Chicago does have weird winters, so I thought I should just get some opinions.
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Re: Winter Tires?

Thankfully we don't have to worry about that here. If it snows, like it did last year, the whole town shuts down.
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Thankfully we don't have to worry about that here. If it snows, like it did last year, the whole town shuts down.
Yeah, 20 minutes after I get to work....lol.

But, it was fun to do some drifting in the little 4 banger fox that can't get out of it's own way.

Being from the snow belt in NY, if you plan on driving your car through the winter, I would recommend some snow tires or at the very least some all seasons if you currently have performance tires. I can't imagine driving a mustang in the snow, but I've seen it done many times back home and I know a lot of people do it.
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Re: Winter Tires?

Weathermasters from Cooper are a good winter tire. The new Weathermaster's are called ST2's both work good. I've run both kinds on front wheel drive cars with no problems. We get a lot of snow up here in VT.
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Re: Winter Tires?

I hear ya when you say "weird" winters...it's been crazy the last couple of years up here.

I've heard good things about Bridgestone Blizzaks on mustangs. My friend had them on a Taurus and he had no problems, and he drove that thing like a mustang in the winter.

Dunlop SP Winter Sports and Continental ContiWinterContacts are supposed to be decent as well. I drove one winter with my stock Goodyear Eagles...not a good idea...they are all season but weren't that great, traction sucked.

Driving in winter isn't too bad if you're careful and have the proper set of tires. Just don't get the speed bug and put yourself in a ditch, over a road, and back into another ditch.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:25 PM   #6
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Re: Winter Tires?

I was looking at the Dunlop PS Sport Signature High Performance All Season tires. They are on Tirerack.com for $120 each. what you all think??
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Re: Winter Tires?

Ah! RWD and snow, I can't wait.

I've heard good things on the Blizzacks as well. I don't know if they were Bridgestone or Continentals though.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:31 AM   #8
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Re: Winter Tires?

I'm running Hankook's version of the Blizzak and it does a great job, have that tire on three cars here in Alaska and all get around great in the ice and snow.
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In the winter, it's often desirable to have skinnier Mustang Wheels with snow tires.wider mustang wheels with sticky tyres makes the best choice in winter
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i have a feeling its going to be a bad winter.
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i have a feeling its going to be a bad winter.
They usually are! Way to long!
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They usually are! Way to long!
Yah, especially when your car is stuck in storage the whole time
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I put mine up about 2 weeks ago, I'm having withdrawals!
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I put mine up about 2 weeks ago, I'm having withdrawals!
As am I. It doesn't help that some kid drives his 2000 GT (saleen clone) past my apartment all the time (sounds great), and that there are 4 94-04 red mustangs and a fox body in plain sight when I step outside the apartment. Eh...march can't come soon enough...
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:58 PM   #15
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Re: Winter Tires?

Michelin Pilot A/S Plus are supposed to be the best all season performance tires according to Tirerack.
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:16 AM   #16
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Re: Winter Tires?

I live in Fairbanks, Alaska and it gets pretty bad here. I just use studded tires and that works great for me.
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I live in Colorado and I use studded Hankook Winter I-pike, they work really well and I've never gotten stuck (knock on wood). I used to have Continental all-seasons, but they sucked in the snow.
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Re: Winter Tires?

I have always had great luck with my car in snow, it's and auto and keep my foot out of the pedal. Tracksion lock, and good set of SNOW tires will get you going when others are stuck, I really think that a Mustang with it's weight proportioning is super, both rear wheels pulling. Any GOOD new style radial snow should keep you going, New tires with great tread seem to be the way to go!
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throw some sandbags in the trunk if your tires aren't enough. the added weight helps the RWD and if you get stuck, you can throw some sand down around the rear tire for some traction.
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I bought 2003-04 16" V6 wheels, and new Hankook I pike tires 225/60/16. I also have a 5 speed, which helps. It rips through everything great. If I think there will be 5+ inches, I throw 2 sandbags in the trunk, just to be safe. These tires are better in every way than the Blizzaks I used on my previous car. I feel safer driving my car than my wifes Mazda crossover SUV with all season tires. We are getting ready to buy another vehicle in the next week or so, so I will be selling the wheels/tires. I am only selling them because it will now be my summer toy, but if I had to drive it every winter, I feel extremely comfortable driving it in the snow with this wheel/tire combo. I highly recommend this set up.
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Michelin Pilot A/S Plus are supposed to be the best all season performance tires according to Tirerack.
I have these on the front of my car, and Blizzaks on the rear. Next winter I will definitely be buying another pair of blizzaks and will run them on all 4 corners. For reference, my car is a RWD lexus is300. While it does have much more "technology" in it to help it out, at the end of the day its still a RWD car. Blizzaks are amazing on this thing. For the past 2 years I've taken my car into the mountains on ski trips and have done better in the snow than my buddies who rent 4wd SUV's (cheap ones, such as hyundais).

I can't speak highly enough of the blizzaks. If you have to drive ANY car in the winter, put those tires on it. You will not be disappointed.
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I just ride summer tires all year around and still don't have hardly any problems in the snow.
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I just ride summer tires all year around and still don't have hardly any problems in the snow.
Having a clutch really does make all the difference...especially when comparing 99-04 autos. The autos make it tough, even harder if you have a v6 with the open diff.

A guy I know has a G35 6spd with blizzaks on the rears, and he has no problems up here, and we had a couple of nasty storms this season.
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My mustang went threw the snow perfectly with out any snow tires ( I was to damn cheap to buy any ). It wasn't as bad as everyone made it sound. I think I will just find a pair of stock 16 inchers and get some winter tires for next year and get Magnum 500 style for the summer. Oh yeah like the cars sing "Let the good times roll"
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