Author Topic: Lets talk about snow tires  (Read 164 times)

Offline Uncle Buck

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Lets talk about snow tires
« on: October 06, 2019, 05:51:04 PM »
I foolishly bought my 18 year old daughter a Mustang last spring. The car has been good and she enjoys it very much, however Mustangs are total garbage in winter snow driving. Sadly, I know that she is going to have to drive this car regularly this winter so I am determined to make the situation the best that I can for her. I am leaning toward the Cooper "Evolution Winter" or "True North" or possibly the Cooper Weather-Master.

I guess modern thinking is even for a RWD car you put 4 snow tires on and not two like we did when I was growing up. Anyway, tell me what you guys think about snow tires, and snow tire brands if you would please.
You boys better hold on cause I'm gonna have to stand on it!

Offline ken w.

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 06:00:56 PM »
I'm a fan of Cooper tire. I've had the Weather Masters before and they are a good tire.

Offline slip knot

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 07:35:38 PM »
Whats a snow tire? ;D

Always liked the Cooper tires I had.

Offline jabberwoki

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 09:17:56 PM »
Cooper tires... made in the USA great tires.
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?

Offline Lookin4_67GalaxieConv

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 10:10:15 PM »
Whats a snow tire? ;D

Beat me to it!   :))

Offline coolmercury

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 07:50:16 AM »
Everyone knows that snow tires are made of snow! :))

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 07:54:03 AM »
I wouldn't put them on the front, but I may be old school :-[

Definitely a couple of bags of sand in the trunk

Also, first snow fall, hit a local parking lot to teach her how to counter steer, do some donuts and maybe the proper way to rock from forward to reverse to get unstuck.

Offline highland512

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 07:57:00 AM »
Cant go wrong with coopers in my book. I plan on buying my 4th set here real soon, not to many 285/75/16 AT tires that you can get 87,000 miles out of with proper rotation.

Offline DeadNutz

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 03:19:30 PM »
Do they allow studded tires in Kansas? Some people run snow tires or studs here.

Offline Uncle Buck

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 08:49:05 PM »
I wouldn't put them on the front, but I may be old school :-[

Definitely a couple of bags of sand in the trunk

Also, first snow fall, hit a local parking lot to teach her how to counter steer, do some donuts and maybe the proper way to rock from forward to reverse to get unstuck.

I agree on no snows on the front. When pop bought them back in the day snows only went on the rear. I still think they are only needed on the rear of RWD cars, but yet I think modern thinking is snows on front and back, even RWD!  :o
You boys better hold on cause I'm gonna have to stand on it!

Offline ken w.

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 09:05:55 PM »
I like to have snow tires on all four with a front wheel drive. You need something on the rear so you don't do a 180. Been down that road here near Buffalo.

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Re: Lets talk about snow tires
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 09:05:55 PM »