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Old 09-10-2013, 07:25 AM
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Just remember: YOU could be the best foul weather driver in the state but you're surrounded by dozens of morons, maniacs and azzholes. A vehicle that you can walk away from while tossing the key into a snowbank is priceless.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:40 AM
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I just leave my Stang in the garage and drive my Explorer if we get any more than a dusting. In Kentucky, even a 4-6" snow will melt within a day or two. Maybe the same day. I just park it and wait it out.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:44 PM
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All seasons my first Winter in my 2011 GT... They sucked miserably in low 2inch dustings..... Wet snow was an absolute death wish. Ice conditions....forget it... You're spinning in place.

Second winter I said screw it.... I bought this car to be driven and I've driven my fox body with a 5.8 slammed in it in New York winters. That's when I learned automatics suck in snow...period. but with a manual I should be able to fudge this like my RWD pickup.

So after much research and homework....I bought Pirelli Scotozero Serie 2 Winter Performance tires. And BOOOM....these babies are like night and day on snow upwards of 6 to 8 inches. They stick like summers on cold Tarmac and they bite and stop you shorter than any all season tire on an SUV. Driving in wet snow is like a rainy day in the summer and they will get you home in a blizzard. they are however .... Expensive tires.... But in this case they are worth every penny. The only equalizer in the winter is ICE. For those days.... I just stay home until the temps rise enough and the road crews de-ice everything. unless I get studded snow tires... Even then.... Not Enough days like that to warrant a third set of wheels and a tire swap for a day.

Any how... A second set of wheels and tires for the cold winters has proven to me....Tires definitely make a difference.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:30 PM
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Snow tires aside (It only snows a few times a year here)... I have Michelin Pilot AS Plus for winter. Not cheap.. but very good tires for sure. With a few pounds of stuff in the back (like 100), I can drive as long as the white stuff isn't deeper than my ride hight.. about 2 inches when you factor in ruts. It's all about what you are used too. I grew up driving a low HP rwd light truck.. and I drove that thing no matter what the weather. Hell, my mom used to tool us around in a 70's montecarlo, rwd open diff, in NY. If she can do it, so can you, lol.
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