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Old 02-27-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by liquidblue88 View Post
Man oh man did I make a mistake.

I didn't fully inspect all of the options that came on this vehicle. I sure did realize real fast that the car is equipped with 'summer only' 18" tires. Boy do these things suck in the snow... either that or the car doesn't do well in the snow at all.

Last night on my way home the drive was fine since most of the streets were plowed. But I get on my street in front of my house and i see that the driveway is covered in snow and that I will need a head start to make it up there. So i put the car in reverse and decide to give it some gas so I can make it up there. Upon doing so my tires start to lose traction at about 5-10 mph. Barely any speed at all. I tried turning off the TCS which didn't help at all. I just lost traction and then got to spin my tires.

How many of you have the Ti and also live in a place where the snow can be pretty bad? In my opinion this snow storm wasn't even that bad. Only about 4-6 inches and my little focus was failing me.

What winter tires/all season tires do you guys recommend? I might try to stick out this winter but I will need to get different tires for next season.

Thanks all!
Although i do know winter specific tires are the best way to go, and tho i've used winter tires on all previous cars, i didn't want to go that route w/ my '12 focus w/ 17" wheels (for a variety of reasons). So.... i shod the car w/ conti DWS tires and have not been disappointed... I live where it can snow ALOT one day and rain the next and these tires have been great... I leave them on year round.
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