Winter 2 update. We finally got some snow today. Had to put 75 miles on today in the snow. Heavy lake effect.
The Subaru is gone, but these made their way to the Grand Marquis via 3 Ranger wheels and 1 Sport Trac wheel. The Grand Marquis has 240 pounds of solidified concrete and a bunch of other junk in the trunk; a lot of weight behind the axle.
They make the car work surprisingly well in the snow. Everyone said how terrible it would be in the snow regardless.
Obviously a v8/RWD is going to spin some taking off from an unplowed intersection uphill, but it spins for a second then digs right down and scoots. I can kick the tail out, but regaining control is very easy.
Since the car has at least 1100 pounds on the Subaru, it is incredibly stable! Was running on some compacted snow on the Interstate, up unplowed city roads and then in slush and this car was planted. On 81 for a stretch we were passing other cars no issues, even underequipped AWD crossovers with crappy tires were struggling to stay in their lane and keep up momentum and the Grand Marquis kept trucking along.
Stopping isn't a problem. This car is heavy. And a lot of that weight is over the front tires.