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Old 07-07-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Summer vs winter tires

Live in Indiana and we get a decent amount of snow in the winter and as a first time car owner and mustang owner I want to make sure I take care of my car this winter and don't mess up my rims while also having some decent tires for driving in the snow. I have Nittos on her now (will post pics) but any advice on this is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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buy some v6 wheels used and then get some blizzaks tires..no more problems

http://www.tirerack.com/winter/bridgestone/blizzak.jsp
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+1^ I've got some Bullitts for my winter wheels
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JDF are you using the same wheels in the summer and winter? Does anyone have any tips I really don't want them eaten up by salt and snow.
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plastidip them for the winter...come spring just peel the stuff off
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JDF are you using the same wheels in the summer and winter? Does anyone have any tips I really don't want them eaten up by salt and snow.
Nope. FR500s for the summer and my Bullitts for the winter. Last year I didn't have the FR500s and just swapped tires once summer rolled around. For the salt I just tried washing my car once a week weather permitting.
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For the price of 4 new winter tires, and some wheels to mount them, you could buy yourself a cheap awd subaru. And It would save your mustang too.. They don't like the salt/sand.
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Get a set of cheap rims and blizzaks like was suggested. Also make damn sure you run through the car wash once a week and include the undercarriage wash... Past experience with these cars has made me a nazi about making sure my current stang sees little/no weather if I can help it but if its a DD that's kind of not possible.
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