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Old 08-07-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I purchased my first mustang this summer and I am using it as a DD. I live in Cincinnati and the weather up here is crazy at times. My wife has a Subaru Legacy so on days that it has started to snow I can take her car to work since she works from home. But I am concerned about those days that it starts to snow while I am at work. I cant always take my wife's car as she needs to pick up the kids. So I was wondering what to expect once summer ends?
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Hey everyone. I purchased my first mustang this summer and I am using it as a DD. I live in Cincinnati and the weather up here is crazy at times. My wife has a Subaru Legacy so on days that it has started to snow I can take her car to work since she works from home. But I am concerned about those days that it starts to snow while I am at work. I cant always take my wife's car as she needs to pick up the kids. So I was wondering what to expect once summer ends?
I don't know about the amount or type of snow you get, but I tried winter driving my Stang once. And only once. Went to work and it snowed all day. Figured since I was only a few blocks away it wouldn't be a problem. Was I wrong. I had to flinstone it all the way home. First gear and pushing. Needless to say I didn't bother trying again. I'm sure my summer tires didn't help but who puts studded winter tires on a Stang? Right?! Had to steal my dads truck. That was last winter. I still have his truck. Lol.
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I don't know about the amount or type of snow you get, but I tried winter driving my Stang once. And only once. Went to work and it snowed all day. Figured since I was only a few blocks away it wouldn't be a problem. Was I wrong. I had to flinstone it all the way home. First gear and pushing. Needless to say I didn't bother trying again. I'm sure my summer tires didn't help but who puts studded winter tires on a Stang? Right?! Had to steal my dads truck. That was last winter. I still have his truck. Lol.
Well that doesn't give me much hope. LOL
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I DD my 11' 3.7 that I bought last May and had my first winter with it last year. I bought a season old Blizzaks off of Craigslist and put those on my OEM Pony Package rims knowing I was going to upgrade shoes in the Spring. To make a long story short, the Blizzaks really do help. On the days where I knew it was going to snow hard, I took my brother's Trailblazer just to be on the safe side.

With your stock all season tires, I wouldn't push it when it's even just a flurry, IMO. It's not worth taking the chance. You also might get a couple strange looks from people who think driving a Mustang in the winter is against the law. But other then that, either slap a set of snow tires on her or just take it easy and not drive it when it's really bad (If you have the option to do so.)

Hopefully last winter is the last winter of that for me. The Fiance and I should be moved into together by January and with her taking the CTA to and from work, I called dibs on "our" new CR-V.

Forgot to put I live in the Chicagoland area! The Midwest sucks...
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I have heard snow is a death wish at times. So I won't even try. I bought a black car this year...most rain in nearly a decade for July. I can only imagine what winter will bring.
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SNOW ????

What the hell is "SNOW ???????

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It's a white powdery substance. You guys call it something else down there. LOL
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I drove my stang last winter wot no problems, but I have new winter tires. We get a hell of a lot of snow up here in Montreal and I can tell you the advance trac is so good in this car that even through our biggest storm this year the car was great! It also stopped as well as mazda 3 did! If your gonna drive your new car in the snow get WINTER tires! I'm selling mine because the plan is not to drive it in winter again because we use A LOT of salt! Gonna buy a beater for the winter from now on.[COLOR="Silver"]
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Rides fine with winter tires and I put about 150#s in the trunk. Plus turn on sport mode advanctrac and its drift city. Live in Detroit btw
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Yeah, isn't it 75 year round everywhere?

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Yeah, isn't it 75 year round everywhere?

That's what I thought!? Lmao.
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I've driven my stang 2 winters here in alaska with studded tires, I like it better than fwd cars as it doesn't tend to understeer as much. I will tell you once you get about 5 inches of snow and no tracks from anyother cars it's pretty much over. But turn off advancetrack and it's a blast to get sideways
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I'm originally from Michigan and had two of my four Mustangs there, so I have a little experience dealing with the madness

First off, you want to get the underbody treated every fall so it doesn't rust out from under you. You also want to buy some sand bags from somewhere like Lowes to weight down your tail in. The added weight will really help with your traction.

Secondly, you always want to accelerate slowly in bad weather unless you want to fishtail out the gate.

Thirdly, you want to coast around corners. Accelerating through corners or curbs in bad weather will just make you fishtail and you might just have a bad day.

Lastly. If the weather is bad and a lot of slush is built up on the road, you wanna coast while switching lanes. If you have you foot on the gas during lane switching and you hit that built up slush, you will fish tail and probably have a bad day.

I almost forgot that you have some hills there in Cincy. In real bad weather, try to avoid climbing steep hills. You will be fish tailing all the way up and might end up having a bad day.

In closing. GO BLUE!!!!!!! and I can't wait for my Wolverines to stomp the mess out of your Wackeyes......lol
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If your car has advance trac its not like years past where if you romp the gas in slush or snow your car flies around uncontrollably. As long as the driver realizes that he's in snow and respects that the advance trac will take care of you. I've driven rear drive cars for 10 years in the Canadian winter and this one by far is the best! Just DONT disable the traction control or advance trac.[COLOR="Silver"]

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Hahaha I second that!! Good ole Georgia hotness and humidity!
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Originally from MI. I bought my stang in MD and drive her back Jan 3rd of 2012. I have the summer only tires so it may be a different story if you have all seasons. But long story short, I drove threw like 1-2inchs of fresh stuff on my trip home and the traction was basically nonexistent. Almost skidded sideways into the toll booth... Somehow straightened her out. The very next day I bought some dedicated rims and snow tires from discount tire. UNBELIEVABLE difference... This past winter I actually drove her through Vermont on a ski trip and went up steep unshoveled driveways and those winter tires are amazing. Felt almost as if I was driving a 4wd...
Now I always put my winters on at first possible snowfall and put my summers on in the spring. Also gives you a good opportunity to wash and wax the rims that are off the car for half a year....
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snow? we get that ish once a year in texas and boy, it sure is fun! ha
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I've driven in light snow with stock BFG all-season tires. I've never had issues in it or rain, unless I absolutely tried making it break loose.

That said, if I absolutely had to drive in snow and was worried about it, get a cheap set of snow tires. They do what they're supposed to.
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Brace yourselves...

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Winter in IA is sometimes hell, and sometimes not. Last winter it was a LOT of snow. I kept stock tires on my car (last sporty car I put on Blizzaks and it was night and day -- awesome).

I'd rate driving on the snowy stuff in the V6 to be not great. Not as bad as my 90s vintage Cougar (no friggin' weight in the back on that beast!) but it was about then I started putting in a couple bags of icemelt salt and a shovel. There were two days I just could not risk it and had my wife drop me off in her new Cruze (d'oh!).

Honestly, if you have the cash, get some decent winter tires. Put them on cheap wheels.

I'm going pull off my summer set and run on stock wheels/tires for winter, but on bad days or days where it's icy, I'll swallowing my pride and letting my wife drop me off.
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Nobody likes you Ronnie. AND your Florida sunshine.
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here's my winter. love it here in so cal!!
+1. I'm ready for winter..I have my hoodies ready! Haha.
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