^ Ha yea that's me. I was just working outside around the house last weekend and thought it's starting to get to that time of year.
First off, my 2wd did pretty well last winter driving in snow and ice, I added 200 lbs of sand to the bed to help me get traction. I also found that starting off in 2nd (I have an auto) helped me take off from stops, and the engine braking effect helped me slow down without locking up the tires when driving slow enough to stay in 2nd. Also just driving slower in general works.
Most of my driving in the winter is just back and forth to work (main country roads, 6 miles each way) and driving around town for errands.
Still I've been thinking of ideas to improve things. I was on a kick about adding a limited slip, but upon further reading it sounds dangerous, as the rear end will kick out faster then it does now with my open rear diff.
So I'm thinking of snow tires. I've got a set of 15" steel wheels lying around now, so they would be a good candidate for some dedicated winter rubber.
Anyone with experience on tires (brands, studded vs. no studs, etc.) I would appreciate some feedback. Also if they are really worth the effort and price or not?
A couple of guys at the office here drive 07'ish Mustang GTs, all year round, and they swear by their Blizzaks. They also always make it into work every day. So I think winter tires must help a lot, but I'm interested in feedback from the Ranger people.