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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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No winter tires

When people try out winter tires for the first time they are almost always impressed.

This year I'm telling the other side of the storey. 10 years ago I was driving Eagle GA's in the winter. Not bad.
Then in 03 I bought Michelin Alpins. Awesome tire for the snow. Not just by how I can tear out of a snowbank or pull out of an unshoveled driveway but I loved the cornering, braking and the stability on a snow covered highway.

This year the budget will not allow snows. So I've had to drive on new GoodYear Comfortreds. The stability is still good but braking and acceleration both suck.
Snows rock and I'm convinced.

Now do I let the wife drive the all seasoned tire LHS or the snow tire equipped Mustang?

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LHS, even on all seasons its a better choice

Too bad you have a 93 stang, if it was a later 5-lug model you might of been able to move the snows off the stang and bolt them up to the LHS (yes, the bolt patterns do match up)
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I have never had winter tires but I think im gunna be gettin some in a few weeks. Im sure ill be impressed.
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I wish I had snow tires. I went and priced out the ones I wanted, but I don't have the $400 lying around to get them. Until then, I'm stuck on Cooper all-seasons that suck in the snow even though they only have 7500 miles on them. :(

JFSRAM: I'd put her in the LHS simply because it's front wheel drive and the Mustang's rear wheel. You're probably a better winter driver than her anyways, so you'd be better in the Mustang than she would.
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Nitto 35/12.50/18 Grapplers turned by V-8 Dodge, thats a snow tire!!
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Go to kijiji in your area and pick up a cheap set of snows possably mounted!

I think i saw some in toronto kijiji
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After a couple days I've came to the conclusion. The Mustang needs the snows more than the LHS.
The LHS still has the stability and confidence. So I will let my wife drive it. It will get stuck in deep stuck but it comes with warning.

The Mustangs traction and stopping are incredible. Driving on powder, plowed roads is awesome. The car still has plenty of grip. My only downfall is ground clearance. During the storm I was impressed to drive 40 kms without a hitch. Give a ride to a dude whose bus was stuck. Drive my wife's coworker home. Then on my street which is unplowed I got stuck. After 60kms in the storm I get stuck with 50 feet left to go. Neighbour blowing snow from his driveway onto the road was my block. Traction is so high that the car will literally beach itself before it stops trying.

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65 Belvedere 225
87 Ram D150 5.9L, 5 spd
94 LHS 3.5L
93 Mustang LX 5.0L, 5 spd
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Nitto 35/12.50/18 Grapplers turned by V-8 Dodge, thats a snow tire!!
hell yea thats where its at. how about this snow we just got? My buddy's dad has a 2500 Ram with 37/13.50/17 Nitto Grapplers and I havent seen him drive it yet this winter. He usually drives his Pontiac Asstek.
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Hi in québec no choice is the law, for winter tire.
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I got some Techno Tires. It's a compagny in Rimouski in Quebec. They are so awesome in the snow !! I really love them !!!
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Its a good time driving in the stuff, I just wish it wasn't so damn cold.
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