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#1 OFFLINE   bob tarpey

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:28 AM

I'm just wondering if the OE tires on my new SHO will do in the far northern reaches when the heavy white stuff begins to accumulate? Anybody? anybody? Thanks, Bob






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#2 OFFLINE   Canadasvt

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:33 PM

Not a chance. You'll need some winter boots, preferably on 16-17" rims, if they fit.

#3 OFFLINE   Retnavy

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE (bob tarpey @ Nov 25 2009, 08:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm just wondering if the OE tires on my new SHO will do in the far northern reaches when the heavy white stuff begins to accumulate? Anybody? anybody? Thanks, Bob



I live in Delaware. We just finished digging out of 20+ inches of snow. My current ride is an '07 Freestyle AWD, with OEM tires. Didn't have any issues. That being said, I previously owned an '03 Mercury Marauder, again with OEM tires. The first snow I encountered with it almost ended in disaster. I promptly bought a set of winter tires and rims from TireRack back then. I took that car places the state police couldn't go. I went places with that set up I never thought I would. So, when my new SHO arrives, I'll get a winter tire package for it, no doubt in my mind! It will be worth the cost, if you have the tire package with summer tires, don't drive without'em.

#4 OFFLINE   alanola

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE (bob tarpey @ Nov 25 2009, 09:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm just wondering if the OE tires on my new SHO will do in the far northern reaches when the heavy white stuff begins to accumulate? Anybody? anybody? Thanks, Bob

I just got my SHO last week. I live in Canada in Saskatchewan and I have used winter tires for several years. Most recently I had them on my 2008 Taurus Limited AWD.
I ordered winter tires from Tirerack.com. They have 2 makes in the correct size. 245/45/20.
So this last few days is the first time I have driven for a few years without winter tires on. I can't wait to get them on. The OE tires are Michelin and while they do pretty well accelerating the braking and control is obviously much poorer. Also a stat is that summer or allseason tires are hard and loose traction on pavement at around 45 degrees F.

#5 OFFLINE   bobhamb

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:06 AM

Yes, you will need snow tires. In the owner's manual, it tells you if you drive in the snow, the 20" performance tires will not be sufficient. Purchased my SHO in January and had a set of 18" Bridgestone blizzak with TPMS on cast rims from Tire Rack. You can "train" your wheel senors yourself like I did or take them to the dealer to set them.

#6 OFFLINE   fbtwtf

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:21 PM

I've put some 235/55R18 Toyo G02+ with tpms (bought on ebay at a fraction of the price) on 18" takeoff mustang rim.

#7 OFFLINE   charly

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:30 AM

Here is what I'm using on the SHO....fairly mild winter but absolutely NO issues.
245/45R-20 Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow XL $242.00, I took them to a local tire store and had them mounted for a nominal fee.

Edited by charly, 06 February 2011 - 11:32 AM.