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Old 12-26-2012, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone else experienced poor snow traction with the newer style FWD Taurus? I have owned 5 Taurus' spanning 15 years and my 2010 SEL FWD Taurus has trouble with snow traction driving up hills as compared to my previous Taurus.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like it might be the tires...can't tell you about the SHO, I have not taken it out in the snow, but I would expect it to do OK since it is AWD.
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Check your tires this can make a huge difference in your traction befor replacing them review them for snow traction tire rack is a good place to look at reviews
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Bridgestone*Turanza Serenity Plus I just put this tire on my chevy cruze and it is AWESOME the best tire i have ever had and grate warrentee you may won to try this when my 06 sel is due for tires it will get a set
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had the Michelin All Season 20" tires for the first 3 winters and they were excellent. However for this year they were almost worn out (after 50000 miles!) for winter use. So I got an excellent price on Cooper Zeon All Season tires. Just went through a snow/ice storm and the car performed as it always did. Really capable and no worries. So I agree, it's probably tires.
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I agree I think the tires are the problem. I know on my Lincoln Mark LT with Pirelli Scorpion ATR tires the winter traction was less then impressive...after having Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo's on my F-150. The Revos were awesome the best tires I ever had as far as winter traction great on snow, ice, and wet roads, and they lasted over 50K miles.
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The only decent "snow" Tauri I've ever had were my 94-95 3.0l Vulcans, regardless of tire types. Maybe the others have been just too powerful, lol?!
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my 08 Sable sucks in the snow,
I believe it the crapy Continental tires on the car,
I'm looking forward to the day I install some Michelin's on her.
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Don't count on Michelin's, they really don't offer much in improved traction and besides they don't stand behind they're tires.
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I have run Michelin x-ice tires on the 04 bull,03 sable and 97 Conti.-loved them on all three. I do a lot of driving in the snow,be it my cars or truck,and I would take the x-ice tires in heavy snow or ice easier than with my 4-wheel drive truck.
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