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#464 of 493 Re: 2010 Taurus [esfoad]
Dec 14, 2010 (9:08 pm)
well i didn't get the SHO i did get the loaded SEL. The SHO's only come with High Performance tires that arnt all weather right? I know I have the 19's that look more like those kind than all weather tires also. I'm hoping that there gonna be ok. I know i read in the manual that during bad weather to use the paddle shifters to have more control of the car. I guess we are all just gonna have to find out the hard way!!
#465 of 493 Re: 2010 Taurus [c2c35]
Dec 22, 2010 (11:04 am)
Actually the SHOs come standard with 19" all season tires and even the 20" tires are all season Michelins unless you opt for the Performance Package. Then you get summer only Goodyear tires. But the SEL or Limited is a great choice as well. All or most of the features of the SHO with a non-turbo engine.
#466 of 493 Re: 2010 Taurus [esfoad]
Dec 22, 2010 (10:10 pm)
That's true about the 19's. I have the standard SHO rims on my SEL with the Good Year Eagles. I actually looked at tirerack.com to check the specs on them. Well there really good high speed, cornering, supposedly all season. Reason being I say it this way because it actually states that they are only good in "light snow". Well the heck with it. I guess that we might finally be getting hit with some snow maybe over this holiday weekend in NY so time to test it out!! I'm really not worried I've driven Trans Am's, etc through out the winter and on those cars WHAT THE HECK IS TRACTION CONTROL?!! LOL!! Back then we used to call it "power sliding" or "getin nice" now it's called "drifting" LOL!! I guess when you get older you actually care a hell of a lot more about your investment huh?!
Dec 22, 2010 (10:20 pm)
Well the new Taurus SEL even with the performance package is still governed 120mph. It was really embarrassing going head to head with a Pontiac G8 then the gov kicked in and bla! Well I was told that If you try to adjust the governor it will totally screw the computer and everything up. Well any computer hacks out there know how true that is? I had so much more rpms to go. BTW be careful anyone who does try to go for it when the gov kicks in it makes the front end kick to the right.
#468 of 493 Re: BTW [c2c35]
Dec 23, 2010 (8:57 am)
120 in a Taurus on public streets racing a G8? Are you kidding me?
#469 of 493 Re: BTW [akirby]
Dec 23, 2010 (1:52 pm)
This may be a future candidate for the Darwinian awards website, Allen.
#470 of 493 Re: BTW [gregg_vw]
Dec 23, 2010 (8:11 pm)
Unfortunately he'll probably take some innocent family with him.
#471 of 493 Re: BTW [akirby]
Dec 23, 2010 (8:53 pm)
Just so you know it wasn't a public street. We do have open highways up North here. LOL!! Who would ever do anything like that on a public st? Do either of you guys have a new Taurus?
#472 of 493 Re: BTW [c2c35]
Dec 24, 2010 (11:41 am)
Street or highway doesn't really matter. Speeds like that on a public road are dangerous. What if an animal ran out in front of you? What if a car pulled out in front of you? What if you had a tire problem? If you want to drive that fast go find a racetrack where you can do it safely.
And for the record neither of us owns a Taurus.
#473 of 493 Re: BTW [c2c35]
Dec 24, 2010 (12:27 pm)
I happen to have a 2011 Taurus but I'm not stupid enough to race it on any street but then again I'm not 16 years old either.