Winter weather... - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 02-17-2015, 04:44 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
zinc03svt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: SW Missouri
Region: Missouri
Posts: 307
Winter weather...

Ugh, looks like the stang will be parked for the next 10 days or so. SW Missouri just got 5-7 inches with salt all over the roads. More crappy weather coming.

Anyone else in same boat?
__________________
2014 "Cobra Jet" GT/CS
Automatic, Comfort pkg, Oxford White
zinc03svt is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-17-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
GrabberMeBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Somewhere
Region: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,710
Quote:
Originally Posted by zinc03svt View Post
Ugh, looks like the stang will be parked for the next 10 days or so. SW Missouri just got 5-7 inches with salt all over the roads. More crappy weather coming.



Anyone else in same boat?

Been since November...


2012 Grabber Blue Mustang Convertible V6 Premium
1979 Solar Gold Trans Am
1995 Bright Red Trans Am Convertible
__________________
2012 Grabber Blue V6 Convertible
1995 Red Trans Am Convertible
1979 Gold Trans Am
GrabberMeBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:00 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
dinobike19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wpg
Region: Canada
Posts: 187
Mines been parked since the first day i bought it. hoping only a month more or so.
dinobike19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-17-2015, 05:11 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Columbia
Region: Illinois
Posts: 134
Yep. I'm right outside of St. Louis. I hate winter! Can't ride my motorcycle, and I can't drive any of my cars except the beater.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
litfuse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:19 PM   #5
Registered Member

Regular
 
Recon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Hopkinsville
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 6,518
I hear back home (southern KY) they got 11in of snow on top of 2in of ice... Lucky, I'm hanging out in Florida, but we about to get screwed from the big storm down here... Literally, it's minutes away...


Adventure till you drop
__________________
Mustangalley.com
Mustang of the day,
July 12, 2015
Recon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:29 PM   #6
Registered Member

Regular
 
olerodder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Corvallis
Region: Oregon
Posts: 2,707
You guys on the other side are sure having a bad winter, sorry.
I just took the Mustang out for a drive this afternoon, just like summer (68 and sunny) on the left coast...........and I'm in Oregon where it always rains.
olerodder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:30 PM   #7
Lorraine's driver

Regular
 
ab_mach1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Region: Indiana
Posts: 7,860
Quote:
Originally Posted by zinc03svt View Post
Ugh, looks like the stang will be parked for the next 10 days or so. SW Missouri just got 5-7 inches with salt all over the roads. More crappy weather coming.



Anyone else in same boat?

Cool avatar 👍


IG: @azurebluemach
__________________
Instagram: @ab_mach1
ab_mach1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:34 PM   #8
Lorraine's driver

Regular
 
ab_mach1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Region: Indiana
Posts: 7,860
Luckily, not all that snow, but lots of cold with yucky salty roads. My cars been in the garage for more than a week and it doesn't look like any relief coming soon. I want the salty roads to get rinsed off a little before I bring her out. I really don't want to actually put her in hibernation like some peeps do.


IG: @azurebluemach
__________________
Instagram: @ab_mach1
ab_mach1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:36 PM   #9
Registered Member

Regular
 
oxford5pointoh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Murica
Region: Other
Posts: 4,069
Yep, mine is a dd but I got a rental car from my company since I have to drive a bunch the next few weeks. Perfect timing as the snow just hit here in VA. So mine is in the garage hiding under the new cover my wife got me for Christmas
oxford5pointoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:38 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
Lol I'm in MA. I think we've totaled 70+ inches. Cars been parked since the first salting.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:39 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
This was just the beginning

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1424216368.568668.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	93.3 KB
ID:	175628


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:42 PM   #12
Registered Member

Regular
 
oxford5pointoh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Murica
Region: Other
Posts: 4,069
Sucks it has to sit out in all that!
oxford5pointoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:42 PM   #13
Registered User
Newbie
 
15awexler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Frenchburg
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 4
Hey, I have an '05 GT and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to make it safer during the winter/wet roads? My parents and grandparents are worried sick about me driving it.
15awexler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:42 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
dave73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Mechanicsville
Region: Maryland
Posts: 1,058
It's been a mild winter until today! Overall can't complain all the snow has stayed to the North most of this winter! First snow this season at my houseClick image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1424216566.813186.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	47.8 KB
ID:	175629


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dave73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:43 PM   #15
Registered Member

Regular
 
Recon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Hopkinsville
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 6,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azure View Post
Luckily, not all that snow, but lots of cold with yucky salty roads. My cars been in the garage for more than a week and it doesn't look like any relief coming soon. I want the salty roads to get rinsed off a little before I bring her out. I really don't want to actually put her in hibernation like some peeps do.


IG: @azurebluemach
Smart move. Waiting till spring to get mine back out. I couldn't even drive it in the current conditions. Snow would rip off my front bumper cover. Got fingers crossed winter will end early, but I doubt it will happen...


Adventure till you drop
__________________
Mustangalley.com
Mustang of the day,
July 12, 2015
Recon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:43 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
dave73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Mechanicsville
Region: Maryland
Posts: 1,058
Quote:
Originally Posted by 15awexler View Post
Hey, I have an '05 GT and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to make it safer during the winter/wet roads? My parents and grandparents are worried sick about me driving it.

Snow tires!


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dave73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:46 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by oxford5pointoh View Post
Sucks it has to sit out in all that!

It's awful, but at least the underbody isn't seeing any salt. I leave it at my rents house, uncovered, because I have to move it back and forth so much to help my pops with snow removal. Plus his 2003 vert GT with 40k on it gets the garage lol.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution

---------- Post added at 06:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:45 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by dave73 View Post
Snow tires!


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution

This ^

Blizzaks and 150 lbs in the trunk


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:48 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Aurora
Region: Missouri
Posts: 471
Quote:
Originally Posted by zinc03svt View Post
Ugh, looks like the stang will be parked for the next 10 days or so. SW Missouri just got 5-7 inches with salt all over the roads. More crappy weather coming.

Anyone else in same boat?
Yes. I live in SW MO as well so I'm right there with you. My car is parked in a garage and it's not a DD so I don't have to worry about it getting salt or snow on it.

Wayne
__________________
2014 GT/automatic/Sterling Gray Metallic/GT500AB/GT500 OTA pipes/Bob's oil catch can/Ford aluminum finned diff cover. Ford STB.
70monte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:52 PM   #19
Lorraine's driver

Regular
 
ab_mach1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Region: Indiana
Posts: 7,860
Quote:
Originally Posted by oxford5pointoh View Post
Sucks it has to sit out in all that!

Snow won't hurt her tho, it's that damn road grime and salt.


IG: @azurebluemach
__________________
Instagram: @ab_mach1
ab_mach1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 05:57 PM   #20
Registered Member

Regular
 
oxford5pointoh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Murica
Region: Other
Posts: 4,069
^agreed. I should be parking mine outside...but I managed to get 3 cars in my 2 car garage...

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1424217339.098174.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	64.0 KB
ID:	175630

My little project ranger got put on some rollers and pushed up against the wall...since it doesn't have a bed on it at the moment I was able to get my mustang to slip into the garage next to it. Just sucks because I can't really work on the truck and it has started to collect crap all over it. Come spring I will get back to working on it.
oxford5pointoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 06:25 PM   #21
Registered User
Newbie
 
15awexler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Frenchburg
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave73 View Post
Snow tires!
Thank you!

Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
15awexler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 06:26 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
Yeah my only real concern is the underbody. Snow and ice melts off lol.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 06:29 PM   #23
Registered User
Newbie
 
15awexler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Frenchburg
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 4
Lol thanks!
15awexler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 06:49 PM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
sonicpony03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI
Region: Wisconsin
Posts: 5,411
It's been weird that last few years. Despite what many think we really haven't gotten much snow here in Wisconsin. The roads are clear but every county and state road has 20 tons of effin salt on them. I usually wait for 3 solid rainfalls before taking my cars out. That salt tends to hang around even after the 50-60 degree weather hits.
__________________


12 Black GT500 SVT PP l VMP TVS l JLT123 l O/R X l 28x11.50Rx15 M/T Street R's l BMR Suspension l Recaros

03 Sonic Blue 3.8 / 17 Magnetic Fusion Sport 2.7 EB
sonicpony03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 06:54 PM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
sonicpony03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI
Region: Wisconsin
Posts: 5,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by 15awexler View Post
Hey, I have an '05 GT and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to make it safer during the winter/wet roads? My parents and grandparents are worried sick about me driving it.
As said, snow tires do wonders. I also recommend Blizzaks on the rears, they have a good reputation for performing well in the snow on mustangs. Do keep in mind some aren't intended for extended use on dry pavement.

Also throw some weight in the trunk. I used to throw 2-3 40lb sand tubes in my trunk when I drove my 03 one winter up here in WI, and that's when we actually got some snow accumulation.

The biggest thing is to drive defensively. Do not try to pass people if you don't need to, and take your time when making turns. Also don't be to quick on the throttle when leaving from a stop. Many times just letting off the brake will be enough to project the car forwards to gain enough momentum to continue going forwards without spinning excessively.
__________________


12 Black GT500 SVT PP l VMP TVS l JLT123 l O/R X l 28x11.50Rx15 M/T Street R's l BMR Suspension l Recaros

03 Sonic Blue 3.8 / 17 Magnetic Fusion Sport 2.7 EB
sonicpony03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 07:15 PM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
Devil Strider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Colorado Springs
Region: Colorado
Posts: 988
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2014oxstang View Post
Yeah my only real concern is the underbody. Snow and ice melts off lol.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
I'm glad here in Colorado they use sand and not salt on the roads.

Sent from my SM-N910P using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Devil Strider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 07:25 PM   #27
Registered Member
Regular
 
GrabberMeBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Somewhere
Region: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,710
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devil Strider View Post
I'm glad here in Colorado they use sand and not salt on the roads.

Sent from my SM-N910P using Mustang Evolution mobile app

Doesn't that blow around on the highway and hit your car like a sandblaster? I have driven behind trucks hauling sand on an occasion or two and it didn't sound good.


2012 Grabber Blue Mustang Convertible V6 Premium
1979 Solar Gold Trans Am
1995 Bright Red Trans Am Convertible
__________________
2012 Grabber Blue V6 Convertible
1995 Red Trans Am Convertible
1979 Gold Trans Am
GrabberMeBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 07:29 PM   #28
Registered Member
Regular
 
Devil Strider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Colorado Springs
Region: Colorado
Posts: 988
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrabberMeBlue View Post
Doesn't that blow around on the highway and hit your car like a sandblaster? I have driven behind trucks hauling sand on an occasion or two and it didn't sound good.


2012 Grabber Blue Mustang Convertible V6 Premium
1979 Solar Gold Trans Am
1995 Bright Red Trans Am Convertible
Not when it's slush in the snow. Later on maybe but it doesn't matter if it's sand, dirt, or salt once everything dries because all the crap will blow around in the air. The only way to escape it is not drive at all. But that would defeat the purpose of having a car. You can't escape the fine scratches. You can only mitigate them.

Sent from my SM-N910P using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Devil Strider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 07:35 PM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
GrabberMeBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Somewhere
Region: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,710
Winter weather...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Devil Strider View Post
Not when it's slush in the snow. Later on maybe but it doesn't matter if it's sand, dirt, or salt once everything dries because all the crap will blow around in the air. The only way to escape it is not drive at all. But that would defeat the purpose of having a car. You can't escape the fine scratches. You can only mitigate them.

Sent from my SM-N910P using Mustang Evolution mobile app

Except the salt turns to a powder where I would think the sand stays granular. Usually the salt powder just sticks to the pavement and then just washes away in the rain.


2012 Grabber Blue Mustang Convertible V6 Premium
1979 Solar Gold Trans Am
1995 Bright Red Trans Am Convertible
__________________
2012 Grabber Blue V6 Convertible
1995 Red Trans Am Convertible
1979 Gold Trans Am
GrabberMeBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 07:40 PM   #30
Registered Member
Regular
 
Devil Strider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Colorado Springs
Region: Colorado
Posts: 988
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrabberMeBlue View Post
Except the salt turns to a powder where I would think the sand stays granular. Usually the salt powder just sticks to the pavement and then just washes away in the rain.


2012 Grabber Blue Mustang Convertible V6 Premium
1979 Solar Gold Trans Am
1995 Bright Red Trans Am Convertible
True but the same can be said about dirt almost. All three are evil and one just can't be avoided.

Sent from my SM-N910P using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Devil Strider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 07:49 PM   #31
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
That's why my baby will sit until all this crud is gone. Period. It's a ford, it'll rust lol.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 07:52 PM   #32
Registered Member
Regular
 
madman99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 55
In New York with snow but the worst thing is! My cAr is snowed in an cant move due to shop issues. Build is pro longed !!!


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
madman99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 07:52 PM   #33
Registered Member

Regular
 
Recon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Hopkinsville
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 6,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2014oxstang View Post
That's why my baby will sit until all this crud is gone. Period. It's a ford, it'll rust lol.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution

You should see what this weather would do to a classic, body would've been completely rotted in a year....


Adventure till you drop
__________________
Mustangalley.com
Mustang of the day,
July 12, 2015
Recon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 08:07 PM   #34
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Great Recon View Post
You should see what this weather would do to a classic, body would've been completely rotted in a year....


Adventure till you drop

I could imagine seeing how most are 100% steel. Until I get a home with a garage, or build one, this will have to do unfortunately.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 08:14 PM   #35
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,684
Same boat here. This has been the first real snow fall in va, and my car is sitting outside right now : / I'm just going to spray the car/undercarriage down every other day and deal with it.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Mikeyt03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SOme cool weather pics I found sonic04edge The Bar 13 03-16-2005 03:06 PM
Damn this Weather to HELL bluemustang The Bar 38 03-09-2005 08:40 PM
Bet all you people with crappy weather wish you lived here WhiteStang99 The Bar 33 02-24-2005 02:50 AM
Gotta Love Cold Weather! Suprman The Bar 13 10-26-2003 10:07 PM
I love cooler weather. greenflash00 The Bar 22 09-11-2003 12:53 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



09:55 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.