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Little early yet, but planning ahead. Blizzaks on just the rears ok for winter?

I am going to put my 18" stock rims and tires back on with the OEM Pirelli's, but I was wondering if it would be worthwhile to put 2 Blizzak's on the rear? And yes I drive my Mustang 365 days a year, and I am in central Illinois so we can have mild winters to that 2 foot blizzard in february.

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Rear only winter tires are okay so long as steering and stopping aren't included in your snow/ice driving...


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Rear only winter tires are okay so long as steering and stopping aren't included in your snow/ice driving...
The Pirelli's were ok last winter for me, my only major issue was just getting going and the rears spinning a ton. And I understand it's rear wheel drive and I will have issues no matter what and Blizzaks won't turn it into a 4 wheel drive. But wondering if they would be beneficial.

I understand having all 4 would be even better.
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Put winter tires on all 4 corners. Having all seasons up front and winters on the back increases your chances of going into an uncontrollable slide, even with TCS/Advancetrak.

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Put winter tires on all 4 corners. Having all seasons up front and winters on the back increases your chances of going into an uncontrollable slide, even with TCS/Advancetrak.
Makes sense, trying to go jogging in one running show and a high heel could only lead to problems.
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All 4. You need to stop so the fronts are more important in my opinion.

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Yes, I have heard all 4 or none, though I did at one time only put 2 on the front of an old Honda Civic. Looked strange but seemed to work. Also, besides stopping you need to steer too.

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Do a search on Youtube. I can't access Youtube at work but there's a video of a Volvo demonstrating what happens when you have a car equipped with 4 All-seasons, then All seasons up front and winters in the back, and finally all 4 winter tires.

Obviously it handled best with 4 winter tires, but it actually handled better, was more predictable and more stable with 4 all seasons compared to just 2 winter tires.

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I have winter tires all around and I live in Waterloo, Ontario where we get a decent amount of snow, makes a HUGE difference... throw a couple hundred pounds of sand in the trunk for added help getting started
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All 4, don't go half cocked into winter driving. something else to consider,lower temps effect the rubbers performance,and it's pretty huge deal... dedicated snows are designed/made to take lower ambient temps.
All season are tires that try to offer traction in ALL seasons, but fail to deliver,especially in the winter months.

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all 4 or nothing. I'm going with lm60's when the temps dip.

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All 4. I used LM-25's on my 19" rims and 100 pounds of bagged gravel in the trunk.

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