Originally Posted by csvt2060
That's a good package and actually the 15x6 steel rims were Ford branded when I picked mine up from tire rack. Same rims were $85 my cost from the Ford dealer. I went with the Michelin X ice with the rebate with 205/65-15 to match the diameter of the Michelin tires on the Titanium handling package.
Good info that the wheels may be Ford OEM. I ordered Michelin X-Ice Xi2 195-65-15's on steels from Tire Rack. Tire Rack tells me that these will substitute fine for the all season 16's. Those aftermarket hubcaps are pretty hideous so am hoping get some Focus S caps to use for the winter. Any suggestions on where to get a good price on these?
I did go for equipping the tires with TPS. I do not want to stare at a warning light all winter and might as well take advantage of using the system that is part of the car.
I definitely agree that winter tires provide a significant improvement in winter driving performance in the Northeast.