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No way. I drove my '05 Mustang GT year round with Dunlop Winter Sport tires in the winter and they worked well but wouldn't want to attempt the same with a GT500.

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I wouldn't even consider it in the mid-west in winter. All that salt on the roads isn't good for the cars.

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Oh..that almost hurts my eyes! It's hard enough for me to get around in an all wheel drive Edge Sport. Can't imagine the GT500.

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Almost rotated the rear out twice coming home on the highway. Not a very good experience but I'm buying studded winter tires for next year so it should be a lot better going forward.

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Can't imagine doing that here, for one thing the snow would take out the splitter pretty fast.

Way too much salt on our roads too, it would deteriorate pretty fast.

I wonder if you get yourself a hand held tuner, you could turn down the power via timing and rev limiter for poor weather safety.

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I know this is a completely different animal with far less power and much better balance with the aluminum V-6 (actually 51.2% rear weight bias), but I can honestly say that this is the best winter driver that I have ever had. I run Pirelli Winter Carver Edge tires on all 4 corners during the winter. These things stick amazingly well. Probably equal to or better than the Blizzaks. I love this thing on the snow and ice. I walk away from 4x4's on icy hills with no problem. It's all about knowing what you are doing and getting the right grip. A GT500 would certainly take a bit more finesse!

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Your putting studded tires on a GT500? :drop:

That's almost as bad as the time I had to put chains on my '64 1/2 for an 8 mile drive out of the hills in Cali. Only did it cuz I was worried about the trooper that was on the road that day, I was told by one of his partners that if he saw me, I would get a large ticket. But that was the only time I ever did it.

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I wouldn't worry about studs. Really not needed with the proper tires. Do like I did and get an extra set of 19" Brembo pkg wheels or wheels like you have and put these 255/40/19 Pirelli Winter Carvers on all 4 and you will be truly amazed at the handling on snow and ice. That way you have an easy swap when the weather changes. Putting them on all 4 is a major factor. Stopping and turning is kind of nice also.

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I know this is a completely different animal with far less power and much better balance with the aluminum V-6 (actually 51.2% rear weight bias), but I can honestly say that this is the best winter driver that I have ever had. I run Pirelli Winter Carver Edge tires on all 4 corners during the winter. These things stick amazingly well. Probably equal to or better than the Blizzaks. I love this thing on the snow and ice. I walk away from 4x4's on icy hills with no problem. It's all about knowing what you are doing and getting the right grip. A GT500 would certainly take a bit more finesse!

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Damn Jeff...and sorry for being off-topic here, OP.....but I LOVE that car!!

 

I believe I've said so before!

 

:hysterical:

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Damn Jeff...and sorry for being off-topic here, OP.....but I LOVE that car!!

 

I believe I've said so before!

 

:hysterical:

+1 I got 1st dibs on it when he wants to sell :hysterical:

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I drive my car year round, have a set of snow tires (BF Goodrich Blizzak's) on KR rims, and a set of 20's on CS40's for the summertime. Of course since the water is turned off at the house (Winter) I use the local car wash to get the salt/ chemicals off her. Life is way to short, so as long as snow isn't above the front spoiler, I'm driving. :shift:post-35652-0-40946100-1456095706_thumb.jpgpost-35652-0-58554200-1456095733_thumb.jpgpost-35652-0-37883900-1456095754_thumb.jpg :clapping:

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