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2011 Mustang GT wheels and snow tires?

concidering this will be my everyday driver, I was wanting to know what kind of wheels and snow tires I should be getting. I've taken my V6 through a Midwest Blizzard without going out going off the road, but I want to make sure my wife and I are taken care off durring that time. BTW I've got to go CHEAP on this.....2 sets of them, good lord.......:kooky:


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Did you check out www.tirerack.com for some ideas? They have a winter tire/wheel section that gives reccomendations for specific vehicles.


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You are going to drive your 2011 gt in snow? Why not save the money u will spend on winter tires and buy a Crappy winter car. I drive a 99 civic. Why drive ur baby in the snow... just my 2 cents!

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You are going to drive your 2011 gt in snow? Why not save the money u will spend on winter tires and buy a Crappy winter car. I drive a 99 civic. Why drive ur baby in the snow... just my 2 cents!

A. my Place only has two places to park cars indoor, one for me and one for my wife. We have break ins all the time over here.

B. I have to drive something reliable cause my job requires me to drive around KC, 65 miles this week alone. a $1,500 car ain't going to make it around in 5 to 10 inches of snow.......

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Planning on doing the same thing, I'm interested to see what a good winter tire is.
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I also will be driving my mustang in winter. I have 2 car garage. 1 spot for me and 1 for wife. I bet the mustang will be good with snow tires.

Anyone think the all seasons can handle snow? I was thinking of giving it a try.
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I've been very happy with Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60s. I'd go with Nokian WGR2s for all season tire if someone really wanted to run them year round with emphasis on snow driving. You might get by with regular all-seasons, but take a quick look at your insurance deductible. Money spent on winter tires will prevent you from blowing your deductible when you slide and scratch someone's paint(that's all it takes nowadays).

I'm not sure on size restrictions with the GT, but I drop down to a smaller wheel - OEM, cheap alloy, or steelie(they'll take abuse) so tires are cheaper, larger sidewall to protect against potholes and other winter hazards. Thinner tires cut through snow better and increase the front to back contact patch size.
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Anyone knows if we can put 17inches wheels in the 2011 GT?
Tirerack says yes, but I'm not sure.
That would be my preferred option for the winter.
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Michellin pilot A/S. I have had them on my last 3 cars and will be one of the first things I put on my 11 GT one. I have them on my BMW M3 this past winter. We had 3 huge storms and the only thing that stopped me was ground clearance. Up to 6-8 inches of snow was not a problem.

There are pricey but you can use them year round and I usually get 40 - 50 K on the fronts. Sometimes a little less on the rears
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My plan is to go with 4 Firestone Winterforce Tires

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Thanks guys, this is a great place to start!

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Just posting this info for later review.

Type Four-wheel power disc brakes with 4-sensor,
4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Front 336 (13.2 in) x 36 mm vented discs,
twin-piston 43-mm floating aluminum calipers

Rear 300 (11.8 in) x 19 mm vented discs,
single-piston 43-mm floating iron calipers
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I've been very happy with Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60s. I'd go with Nokian WGR2s for all season tire if someone really wanted to run them year round with emphasis on snow driving. You might get by with regular all-seasons, but take a quick look at your insurance deductible. Money spent on winter tires will prevent you from blowing your deductible when you slide and scratch someone's paint(that's all it takes nowadays).

I'm not sure on size restrictions with the GT, but I drop down to a smaller wheel - OEM, cheap alloy, or steelie(they'll take abuse) so tires are cheaper, larger sidewall to protect against potholes and other winter hazards. Thinner tires cut through snow better and increase the front to back contact patch size.
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Blizzak WS-60s and steel/smaller wheels should get you where you need to go. I wouldn't even opt for all seasons - go for a dedicated snow tire and drive with confidence through the harshest conditions (including ice).
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16" will probably not be big enough to get clearance for the brakes, will it?
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if I drive my stang this winter (getting it in november) I will use the stock 18" rims as snows. I will sell the stock tires to help offset the price of the snows. Over the winter Im going to buy a set of aftermarket wheels anyway so this makes sense to me.


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