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Old 09-21-2014, 10:40 AM   #1
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Winter setup

what do you guys do to prepare your car for winter?
What size rims
What Size Tires
Make and model.
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I swap to my winter wheels and drop down to an 87 octane tune. I run 245/45R17 Pirelli Winter Pike snow tires on my 17X8 Bullitts. 2000 GT
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I was winter tires on 16" rims, and was thinking about buying 17's and new tires since these winter tires are well used. Do you have any issue with rubbing or clearance?
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I put stabil in the tank, put the tender on the car and cover it in the garage.


For actual driving... new oil, make sure the coolant is a good 50/50 mix, throw some bags of cat litter in the trunk to get more weight over the wheels (and to be there to pour under your wheel if you get stuck) and then a set of whatever OEM 17" mustang wheels you can get for cheap or free and some winter tires if you don't have all seasons. Get Blizzaks if you are in an area that is expecting a lot of snowfall and you have to drive the stang.
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I was winter tires on 16" rims, and was thinking about buying 17's and new tires since these winter tires are well used. Do you have any issue with rubbing or clearance?
Nope, no issues at all and I'm a lot lower than most
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what do you guys do to prepare your car for winter?
What size rims
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Us cali guys just stick the key in and turn it

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I plan to buy a $500 fwd beater and have some ebrake fun at the same time.


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^ why? is your mustang so mint that you don't want it to see snow? Haha unless you already own a truck I don't see why people don't just put snow tires on and drive the mustang all year. I would hate to drive a $500 fwd beater for 6 months.
I have two mustangs, one will never be winter driven and the other the one that I am currently fixing up is going to be my " performance winter beater"
there really not bad on snow and ice and if you know how to drive you can have a lot of fun in the winter and still be safe
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^ why? is your mustang so mint that you don't want it to see snow?
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I have two mustangs, one will never be winter driven

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lol I guess I contradicted my self. I have a summer car and a winter car. Both Mustangs. If I didn't buy the second one, I would have driven the one mustang again in the winter. I would never buy a crappy $500 dollar car to drive in the winter just because my only car was a mustang and I don't understand why people do that, unless its a show car or mint or you already have a truck or your buying a truck. Why buy a fwd beater for the winter. The only result is a lame winter and 6 months of driving a crappy car.
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I do basically the same as JDF. I put my old Bullitts on that have all season tires on them. I used to switch to the stock tune, but I won't be able to do that now that I have an off road H pipe. I'm seriously thinking of getting Blizzacks for the Bullitts before winter really hits, but idk. They are expensive!
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Wuts winter??? Lol


Bullitts are better than Bullets
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Lol, lucky dog. I wish our weather was more like Cali.
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your missing out, its a good season
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Winters that time of the year where we have to keep our fans on lol
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