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Old 08-03-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Wrangler to Mustang.

Have an 04 rubicon. 104k miles. Awesome shape. Thinking of trading it in towards a 2011/12 GT or 6cyl. Jeep gets 17mpg downhill. It snows up here in MA. I figure I could either borrow something with 4wd for snow days or buy some Blizzaks. Am I stupid for considering this? If I wait a year I could prob afford a v6 and keep the jeep. Top never comes off and I offroad maybe only 4 times a year. Just never owned anything but jeeps. Commute is 40mi a day into Boston.
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Have an 04 rubicon. 104k miles. Awesome shape. Thinking of trading it in towards a 2011/12 GT or 6cyl. Jeep gets 17mpg downhill. It snows up here in MA. I figure I could either borrow something with 4wd for snow days or buy some Blizzaks. Am I stupid for considering this? If I wait a year I could prob afford a v6 and keep the jeep. Top never comes off and I offroad maybe only 4 times a year. Just never owned anything but jeeps. Commute is 40mi a day into Boston.
I'd do it... I've heard blizzaks and limited slip diffs handle well in a little bit of snow... And my dad has a 2010 wrangler rubicon 4dr with 4.10 gears. Ha, it does get sh*t mpgs...
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Re: Wrangler to Mustang.

If it snows a lot I wouldn't want to drive a mustang in it especially with the salt. Sound like hanging onto the jeep and either save up a little longer or get a slightly older mustang would be your best bet.
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Re: Wrangler to Mustang.

I would get it and a second set of wheels for the winter with some descent tires.

In PA we get plenty of snow and I drive the mustang all year. With the TLok and Traction Control along with a OEM set of wheels with all season tires, I had no problem this past winter. Just be careful when you drive.

I have heard that blizzaks are amazing but haven't tried them myself.
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To be honest you should stick with the jeep. I had trucks all my life and switched to a mustang and I do miss my truck especially in the winter. So if you can wait to have both I would wait.
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Blizzaks are amazing. I have a set for winter here in PA, and it'll walk right up my steep driveway plowing snow with the front spoiler the whole way. My wife has a Wrangler and there are times it can't get up without engaging 4WD, but I can in the Mustang.
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Blizzaks are amazing. I have a set for winter here in PA, and it'll walk right up my steep driveway plowing snow with the front spoiler the whole way. My wife has a Wrangler and there are times it can't get up without engaging 4WD, but I can in the Mustang.
good to know, i might have to try them on my winter wheels the next time I need tires.
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Seems opinion is about 50/50. I would plan in winter tires and rims.
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Seems opinion is about 50/50. I would plan in winter tires and rims.
I was able to get a set of stock gt wheels with almost new all season tires for $250 for all 4 on craigslist...try there first
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