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Old 11-26-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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Help needed: Driving a mustang in snow

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I just joined this forum. I ve read a lot on the internet about driving a mustang in snow but i need some tips. This is the first time im going to be driving in snow. I drove in very light snow with 100lbs in my trunk and it was a terrible experience since my front tires have about 50% tread remaining. I guess due to this i could not stop at two redlights since i just kept slipping. I am planning to buy continental dws in a day or two. I want just one set for winter and summer and i read DWS are really good. Anyone has any experience with these tires? Would it be safe to drive with them or should i go for Blizzak although i want to avoid them. My rear tires are alright but ill be changing all four.

I cannot buy a beater and i will be driving a mustang during winter. I have been driving past a lot of years and i am an experienced driver and can control slides but just that im totally new to snow driving.

I would really appreciate if those who drive in snow could give me some tips or heads up.

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Unless you're on the highway, there's no minimum speed limit. If you have to go 2 mph. The people behind you can wait :p
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Unless you're on the highway, there's no minimum speed limit. If you have to go 2 mph. The people behind you can wait :p
Yea i usually drive on the highway and 48 miles a day. I guess ill take your advance and reach home from work after 24 hours? :p
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Yea i usually drive on the highway and 48 miles a day. I guess ill take your advance and reach home from work after 24 hours? :p
I wasnt trying to advance on you but ok. And sounds great! I hope you can stay awake that long! Maybe you could set some alarms so you can make sure to stay awake!
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I wasnt trying to advance on you but ok. And sounds great! I hope you can stay awake that long! Maybe you could set some alarms so you can make sure to stay awake!
Im just going with the flow.. I have a radar detector and it has a feature to keep me awake.. That might help.lol
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I recommend mitchlen pilot sports, there good in snow and hot summer days.
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In all honesty I if you're doing snow driving I would pick up a set of snow tires. My first two winters in the Mustang were pretty stressful because I was always worried about when my car is gonna slide next. I finally got some snow tires this last winter and it made a pretty big difference in grip when taking off and braking. Really the only thing I can recommend is taking it extremely easy until you learn how the car will react in the snow. I try to be easy on the gas and brakes everywhere I go.
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I have a set of Pirelli Scorpion Ice winter tires on 18" rims for winter driving. Been through a couple really ugly storms when f
Driving in Michigan and had no problems. A little weight in the trunk won't hurt either. It will never be a Jeep but as long as you are just trying to get to work with no more than a couple of inches of snow on the road you will be OK with a set of good winter tires. Tire Rack is your friend here.
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