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I live where it snows about 11 1/2 months a year (Pennsylvania).

What is the best way to get the most traction out of a GT??

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I live where it snows about 11 1/2 months a year (Pennsylvania).

What is the best way to get the most traction out of a GT??
I'm no expert, but good snow tires would help. When it iced here in December, I spun my GT. Wasn't a good feeling. I let off the gas and pressed in the clutch and the tail spun out to the right. I'll never driver over 15-20 mph in ice again.

Other than the tires, I've no idea.


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Added weight to car, and narrower snow tires. It cant be that bad all year round in penn?

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i drove my gt in dec. for few weeks. just don't get on the gas

never had a prob... and it a 5 speed .. so you just got to take your
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savagess, did you put it away for the rest of the winter? I would like to drive mine year round, but not sure if that is feasible.
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11 1/2 months out of the year? Where do you think you are? North Pole?

You're not gunna get a world of traction by putting on snow tires. IT's a RW drive car with 300 hp. Snow tires might help a little...and I emphasize little. In my opinion, you're just better of sticking with the All season Pirelli's.

The winter months are gloomy as it is in Jersey, I need to have my stang all year round.

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I would say they help more than just a little, especially in stopping.
All season tires lose traction just as the temperature gets colder without precipitation.

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I would say they help more than just a little, especially in stopping.
All season tires lose traction just as the temperature gets colder without precipitation.
Maybe...but considering the $400+(plus add in if you're buying an extra set of rims unless you plan on swapping out the tire on the stock rims every season) you'd be spending on snow tires, I'd rather keep the money and learn how to drive in the snow, IMHO.

Where I live(Jersey) it maybe snows, 2 weeks total out of the year. And when it comes time to drive the streets are usually plowed and salted. Just think snow tires are a waste of money(IMHO again ).

On the other hand, I'd definately get snow or winter tires if I was also getting High performance summer tires. Then I'd consider getting something else for the winter, but im sticking with the Pirelli's for now.

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