Hey guys, new member here. I bought a '99 stang back in CA and drove it out east to CT. The model I purchased is the standard v6 coupe 3.8 liter (manual) without a rear window defroster. I've read that nixing the deforster was a money saving option when sold to Soutchwest customers (stupid). As you can imagine, it's been pretty tough to see out the back from November to March, or 1/3 of the year that I use it as a commuter car.
After two hairy winters out here I finally invested in some Blizzaks to make it less sketchy then it's been, but I still cannot see a damn thing out the back window each day without that defroster. Combine that with the low peripheral visibility (blind spots, anyone?) and the whitewashed blanket of slush that covers my windshield each time an opposing vehicle passes me on the road, and it's still less than ideal.
I know my mustang will never be winter made vehicle, but is there anything I can do to my girl besides slapping some winter shoes on her and calling it a day?
Are there special snow wiper blades anyone can recommend?
Is there an aftermarket rear window defroster kit I can order/have installed? Or can you recommend a de-icing compound that I can manually spray it with each morning?
Have any of you had any luck with these **** panoramic rear view mirrors for increasing visibility? http://www.andysautosport.com/ford/1...a00000120.html
Lastly, I've heard that throwing 2 100lb sacks of sand in the trunk will help give her a bit more traction. Does that sound right?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.