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Old 09-23-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

I mean I know its bc of the rear wheel drive, but I mean its the only downfall to having one. I love everything about my car, but if I could I'd change the fact that I can't drive it in the winter.
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I mean I know its bc of the rear wheel drive, but I mean its the only downfall to having one. I love everything about my car, but if I could I'd change the fact that I can't drive it in the winter.
Isn't yours a v6?

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If so, it's the rear differential... It's an open differential so one wheel spins faster than the other, so basically **** traction on snow
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Re: why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

maybe this would help?

must suck with the salt eating up your underbody :/
At least its not like AZ where the older 'Stang's radiators blow up from the heat! it gets messy quick.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:47 PM   #4
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Re: why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

Regardless of weather I don't like driving mine from end of November through march until all the salt and **** is off the roads....for those few months I keep them put away and drive the truck.
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Nah mines a v8, but yea mine will be most likely covered up and hopefully in my uncles building. So hopefully no salt will ever touch it

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Yea true that, mine will be parked. It just sucks cause its my only vehicles right now and winter is coming fast fml
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Re: why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

What part of WV are you in??? a lot of snow there?!?!? until about 2 years ago I thought nothing about driving mine during the winter because we didn't have snow down here so no salt was ever put out...but the last two years have been bad snow so now they put salt down if there's a chance of snow in 2 months....but I'm lucky enough to have a couple options
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I live in a town called buckhannon, its towards the northern part of the state. Sometimes we get tons of snow, but sometimes we get very little. I'm thinking about buying a junker car for winter purposes, but it'd have to be cheap cause $$$ is tight
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Re: why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

yeah I'd look for a junker...a buddy of mine picked up a '90 camaro(yeah I know but it's still american) with a 400 small block in super nice condition for $500....so deals are out there..
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yeah I'd look for a junker...a buddy of mine picked up a '90 camaro(yeah I know but it's still american) with a 400 small block in super nice condition for $500....so deals are out there..
Well that's not a bad deal at all, when I was shopping for cars this year car dealers were outrageous, which is how I got my mustang. Best car for my money. So I think I might try buying from a private party.
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Re: why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

As much as it pains me giving you advice...specially this weekend of all weekends....

I'm from upstate NY...I know all about the snow crap and mustangs. Simple solution: Find a $500 beater to drive. insurance will be a minimum as you just need enough to keep it legal. If you wreck it, no big deal...buy another beater.


EDIT: I see someone else said it as well....guess I shoulda read the thread...then I wouldn't have felt so dirty giving you advice this weekend.
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As much as it pains me giving you advice...specially this weekend of all weekends....

I'm from upstate NY...I know all about the snow crap and mustangs. Simple solution: Find a $500 beater to drive. insurance will be a minimum as you just need enough to keep it legal. If you wreck it, no big deal...buy another beater.

EDIT: I see someone else said it as well....guess I shoulda read the thread...then I wouldn't have felt so dirty giving you advice this weekend.
Well I appreciate the advice, may I ask why it pains you to give me advice this weekend?
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Well I appreciate the advice, may I ask why it pains you to give me advice this weekend?
Haha, telling you not to drive a stang... It pains him.
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Well its a mustang forum, of course I drive a stang.... And I'm def not driving one in the snow lol
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Well its a mustang forum, of course I drive a stang.... And I'm def not driving one in the snow lol
Haha, he's joking though... A lot of guys don't do it.
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Oh I still don't get what it has to do with "this weekend" tho
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Re: why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

Hell yeah,my winter beater was a ford escort and a buick regal at one point.
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Oh I still don't get what it has to do with "this weekend" tho
Your locale = west Virginia

My locale = baton rouge Louisiana

This weekend, we are not supposed to be friendly.

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My '00 V6 with Blizzaks and 80 lbs of sand in the trunk is the best car I've ever driven in the snow.
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My '00 V6 with Blizzaks and 80 lbs of sand in the trunk is the best car I've ever driven in the snow.
Good tires. Had those on 93 Aero.
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My '00 V6 with Blizzaks and 80 lbs of sand in the trunk is the best car I've ever driven in the snow.
So in theory, that would work on mine? Im still not sure if I'm willing to expose my car to salt tho
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Re: why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

In theory, sure.. probably better than my experience has been due to my open diff and your T-loc. But if you want to stay away from the salt and crap, I totally get that. It's taken its toll on mine and I've had to have a few rust areas taken care of. The bottom of the doors, some rear frame rail stuff, radiator support. But most of the floor pan looks amazingly pristine after 11 years and 185,000 miles. My car lives outside and I drive the hell out of it in the snow (it's damn near my favorite thing to do in the whole world).

Actually, if you (or anyone else) is interested, I'm "selling" my Blizzaks on eBay right now. They're 15" and they don't fit any more since I upgraded my brakes. I need to get some new ones! (The quotes around selling are there since all the money is going to charity).
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Awd conversion and some wrg2's or some hakq's and i bet u got the best car for snow out there (remember with mustangs the best part is making them better)
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Awd conversion and some wrg2's or some hakq's and i bet u got the best car for snow out there (remember with mustangs the best part is making them better)
I might have to look into that!
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Re: why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

it's snowing in wv...? it's september...
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I live outside of chicago, we have fairly harsh winters, will be my first winter with my pony, cant garage it. Need it to get to-from school. Are they really that bad in winter? I have a big heavy duel sub enclosure in my trunk hoping that will add some weight to it haha.
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I can't say enough good things about a good set of snow tires. My '00 goes from borderline unusable to almost unstoppable when I put the Blizzaks on in the winter. The RWD and the even weight distribution make it handle great in the snow. I mean, would you rather have your rear wheels or your front (steering) wheels slipping around when they spin?
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Re: why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

My 03 has the factory traction control with t-lok...put some winter beater rims with winter tires and 80 lbs in the trunk, gets around no problems.
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Re: why oh why do mustangs have to suck in the winter

I'd buy a junker like an older Honda CRV. I know I'm going to catch a lot of hell from this. Maybe look for an older Mazda Tribute (the same thing as the escape), or Escape. The Ford Taurus X does well in the snow, so do Subaru Wagons.
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I'd buy a junker like an older Honda CRV. I know I'm going to catch a lot of hell from this. Maybe look for an older Mazda Tribute (the same thing as the escape), or Escape. The Ford Taurus X does well in the snow, so do Subaru Wagons.
No shame in having a beater, really wish i had one, but as a college student, i have a total of Zero Dollars and Zero cents. im just worried about not having full coverage during winter, so i think i'll go full coverage for the winter months. Summer is fine because i dont drive like an idiot (often ;P) but a nice honda would be fun to play bumper cars in during a chicago blizzard. LoL
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No shame in having a beater, really wish i had one, but as a college student, i have a total of Zero Dollars and Zero cents. im just worried about not having full coverage during winter, so i think i'll go full coverage for the winter months. Summer is fine because i dont drive like an idiot (often ;P) but a nice honda would be fun to play bumper cars in during a chicago blizzard. LoL
Haha bumper cars! Well I guess I'm moving in with the girlfriend soon if all goes as planned. So looks like my problem is solved. Seeing as she has a Toyota 4runner. I'm currently working on adding some visuals to my mustang. I'd upload pics but I'm on mobile. And for some reason it won't allow me to post pics. I'll eventually make it to a computer!
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