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Old 01-01-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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mustang in the snow

Hi i am new in this forum. I have a 2005 mustang v6 auto. I just want to know how good they are in the snow? Has anyone tried driving the mustang and what did you do to improve the handling? Pls. Help. Thanks guys.
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Re: mustang in the snow

I drive my car year round and have a 45 mile one way commute. I've driven through big rains, snow, blizzards. What I do differently to my car is ...................

Nothing

No extra weight in the trunk, Pirelli P-zero Nero on the car. Accelerate smoother, increase the stopping distance, and keep an eye out for what is happening around me.

When I got my license the only front wheel drive car was the Olds Toronado. We didn't sit at home all winter or break out the horse and sleigh.

I hear people on the forums say it can't be done or is difficult. BS. I drove for client meetings just this week, 2 hours one way, in freezing rain first, then snow, then blizzard. No problems. (how in the world did I do it in a rear wheel drive Mustang!)

I hear people say that they put all kinds of bricks in their trunks and other weight. If you do have a problem, and the car stops suddenly against a snow bank, what do you think all that weight in the trunk is going to do? It doesn't just sit there, it continues forward and if you have a coupe the only thing separating you from that weight that is now moving forward is the seat back. So now you have a brick aimed at your head, better wear a racing helmet and hope it is enough.
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I put my snow tires and rims (245/45/17 from a BMW) in winter.
And I put like 150lbs of sand bags in the trunk. Only during bad winters, haven't done that yet this year
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I just drive like a granny and leave earlier to get there.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:21 AM   #6
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Re: mustang in the snow

Tthanks for all the reply guys appreciate it...
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Only problems I ever had with my old 92 LX 5.0 was if the snow got too deep.... I think that happened twice... Full tank of gas and good tires was all I really needed. Then I got a beater for work/ winter driving....
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Re: mustang in the snow

i put 300lbs of sand in my trunk and wish myself luck...even though every year i get stuck a little..every stang i've owned (v6 and GT) i've got stuck lol
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