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Hey All,

For those of us who do not mind driving these machines all year around,
I have found a nice set of snow tires. I just recently had 235/55/17
GoodYear Ultra Grip snows installed on the factory 17 painted bullit rims.
I have not had a real chance to test them on a lot of snow, but they
have deep grooves and neither the ride nor the road noise suffers. I am not sure what I am going to do in the spring, get another set of rims and put the pirelli's on them or what. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Hey 06300hp, I lived 4 years in Pittsburgh (Cranberry Twp), we really enjoyed the Pittsburgh area.

I bought 4 Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3 Tires, 235/55/HR17, with the H rating the Mustang handles well in the curves, its almost the same as with the Stock Pirelli Tires. I payed 998 $CDN installed.
 

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djpvan said:
He Stoenr,

I read that the suspension was tuned for the 18". Are you experiencing any problems with the 17". The only 18" winter tires I could get was Hankook and they were pretty expensive.
Where is the calculator that lets you figure out what size tires won't affect your speedo? Someone said Tire Rack, but I can't find one there. For a while, I used rotations per mile, which was fine but not all sites use that on their list of tire info.
 

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djpvan said:
He Stoenr,

I read that the suspension was tuned for the 18". Are you experiencing any problems with the 17". The only 18" winter tires I could get was Hankook and they were pretty expensive.
No problems at all. I dont really push it in the snow tires, dont want to wear them out.
Yeah, 18" snow tires tend to be expensive, I figured I would be ahead of the game going with 17"s and keeping the 18's out of the snow/salt. Plus a narrower tire is better in the snow.



JetBlack said:
Where is the calculator that lets you figure out what size tires won't affect your speedo? Someone said Tire Rack, but I can't find one there. For a while, I used rotations per mile, which was fine but not all sites use that on their list of tire info.
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
 

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Michelin X-Ice

Well, I can wholeheartedly recommend the 4 Michelin X-Ice I put on my Mustang GT. I drove it in Maine for about 2 weeks with the stock Pirelli All-Seasons, but didn't feel comfortable with their ability to handle serious ice and snow. After looking at reviews and ratings on Tire Rack, Consumer Reports, and several Scandanavian magazines, I ordered a set of 4 X-Ices from Tire Rack. They were about 600$ delivered and installed. Not cheap, but the difference they make is unbelievable. I have driven up and down over totally iced hilly roads with no problems. I even took the Stang through 6 " of unplowed snow with no issues.
 

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Stoenr said:
Yup, I bought the 17"s from ebay and put the same tires on. If you dont mind what did you pay for yours?


http://home.comcast.net/~psc777/lr.jpg
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I bought and had the 17" Goodyears installed for 540.00, I negotiated
this with the dealer when I bought the car. I think I will probably just run the Pirelli's again in the summer on the stock rims until they are bald, which according to the dealership will take about 1yr because Pirelli's suck when it comes to tread life.
 

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Damn, you got one hellouva deal! Im a dealer and 140 ea is my cost. I install myself so thats free.
 

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