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Unread 09-06-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Winter Driving/ studded snow tires

Hello,
I have a 2007 Ford Mustang v6 pony package. I am going to be driving it this winter. I want to get a set of snow tires/rims. What size steel rims can you buy, and where can I get them. What kind of snow tires should I get. I would like to get Studded snow tires....are they legal in ohio. What brand of studded snow tires/ normal snow tires are the best

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Studded tires are legal in OH Nov - April
PM me if you look into 18" wheels.
I have a set of 4 Hankook Icebear winter tires. The size is 235/50/18. I used them 2 winters on my 06 GT. 8500 miles on them. You'll not need studs if you run a set of dedicated winter tires.
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blizzaks are really good to.
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I have Toyos that are not studded. Wow does siping ever make a difference! I had to buy mine from the local police, who pre-purchased all of them. The tire place stored them in a hut they nicknamed "the donut shack". :nogrinner

16" rims give you the greatest flexibility with tire sizes. In 17's I was REALLY limited! 18s and you open up the world to include Blizzaks (not available in 17") and the 16" rims fit on the back of my car, only
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Thanks ill start looking for 16in or 18in rims. Do you know where i can buy a cheap set?
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Anyone know where to get a set of 17 or 18 inch cheap steel wheels for the winter?
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Best bet would be to stick with the 16". You'd also want to go with the narrowest tire you could fit on the rim.

If you do end up with 17" wheels tire rack does show Blizzaks at a really good price.

Blizzak LM-22: Size: 235/55R17 - $87.00 (each) Closeout

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Steel wheels are available at the tire place and both Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels and Discount Tire, Custom Wheels, Truck & Car Rims | Discount Tire offer winter tire/wheel combos, where they mount and balance for you. If you have an air compressor and an impact wrench, you can change your own stuff in under 20 minutes. I think jacking the car takes the longest!

My 17" wheels were aluminum, which was nice. Skinny tires for the win.
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Thanks for the sites.....is it possible to buy steel rims anywhere?
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Are studded tires better than studdless bridgestone blizzaks?
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Are studded tires better than studless bridgestone blizzaks?
Studs are unbelievable, on ice. Other than that, they actually have somewhat less traction. I would say with the horsepower a GT makes, studs might wear down "accidentally" pretty fast.

My fantasy is limited slip diffs, front and rear, with studded, siped snow tires. Oh baby. On ice, studs drive about like a normal car and you don't go sliding into the ditches with all the piles of other studless cars. Studded tires eat the road bad though. Out here, they resurface the roads every few years as a result. First day of stud season and there are white tracks where the tires ride. Scratching away the road Worth it though.
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I've been considering studded tires also. I'm concerned with how long they'd last though. I commute 300 miles across NY state just about every other week, so I'm thinking all those thruway miles will kill them. Also concerned with the sound. Would there be a drone driving that far if the pavement's dry?
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Studded tires are for very harsh winter climates. They will wear the studs right off quickly if the roads are not ice covered. Even in wisconsin the roads still get cleared right to the pavment soon after snow. I would go with some winter tires. Ive heard great things about the blizaks. Ill be looking for some winter tires soon my self.
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Firestone Winterforce

i use the firestone winterforce tires. $89 a pop and are excellent in the snow nice deep tread and are absolutly awesome in deep snow, slush, and rain. i do keep 100lbs of sand in the back which adds to better traction keeping weight on the rear tires. you can get these with studs too
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I've been considering studded tires also. I'm concerned with how long they'd last though. I commute 300 miles across NY state just about every other week, so I'm thinking all those thruway miles will kill them. Also concerned with the sound. Would there be a drone driving that far if the pavement's dry?
My girlfriend wore her tires out before the studs wore down but she drives like a gramma.

As to the sound, studs make a hiss that is pretty quiet and easy to get used to. I would say it's like having an AM radio tuned between stations with the volume turned up just loud enough to hear it.

My recommendation is get a good set of siped winter tires, on steel or aluminum cheapies. They last pretty well and actually have a very soft compound so they are also sticky on dry pavement. My winter tires are awful in rain! I have to be very careful not to hydroplane!!!! The Nittos go through puddles like they are not there at all. Those tires shed rain like nothing I have ever experienced! I seriously can't feel the puddles.

Mine look very much like this:
OBSERVE OPEN COUNTRY G-02 PLUS | Toyo Tires
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