Winter tires

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  1. MUSTANGJOE

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    This is not mustang realated its for my winter beater. Its snowing out right know and I still have summer tires on!..I have 3 winter tires in my garage that are decent to put on for one more season. My question is should I put 2 winter tires in the front because its a front wheel drive and leave 2 summer tires in the back? Would this be good? What do you guys do ...do you switch all 4 tires to winter tires or all seasons? Tanks
     
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    I have my old 10-holes with studded snows on the rear of my Stang, and the regular ponies on the front. It looks goofy, but I can change the rears out anytime. Seems to handle okay in the snow, for a Mustang - I'd say you'd probably be okay just putting the winter tires on the front and leaving it at that.

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    You should be ok with just front snow tires as long as there is good tread. I'm thinking of the same thing right now. My beater (escort) has regular tires on the front right now but I'm getting some used studded tires off a buddy of mine pretty soon.

    It's snowing here too....

    Last year I drove the stang with 10 holes up front (225-60-15)and 14's on the back (205-70-14). It looked funny but it got me around. I also had 80 lbs of floor weight laying on the back seat.
     
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    Is ther a way to check if the threads are good or not?
     
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    Modern snow tires are designed to be used in sets of 4.

    From TireRack.com's website:

    "Why Four Winter Tires? I Thought I Would Only Need Two.

    Today's winter tires are better at providing ice and snow traction than ever before. The technology used to develop the tread designs and tread compounds has evolved beyond what you may have used previously. Every one of our tire manufacturers and 7 out of 10 vehicle manufacturers recommend four winter tires be used on rear wheel, front wheel or four wheel drive vehicles. This is because if you use two dissimilar types of tires on your vehicle, you'll have a vehicle that has a "split" personality. One end of the vehicle won't react and perform the same as the other in the dry, wet, slush and snow conditions you'll encounter before the end of winter. Especially in emergency situations, you'll find that your vehicle will probably understeer in one condition and oversteer in another. It is preferable to keep your vehicles handling as consistently as possible by "matching" all four tires. Our customers who have matched their tires tell us they're glad they made the extra investment in four winter tires (and wheels) so they can accelerate, brake, handle and better control their vehicle through winter's challenges."
     
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