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Old 02-01-2007, 10:02 PM   #1
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Talking Driving in snow

Has anyone experienced driving in snow with a focus? If so how did you handle it? I have a problem with the car being a light weight and it sliding all over the place. Is there anything you do to help with the weight problem?


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Old 02-01-2007, 10:19 PM   #3
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I've got 4 bald tires on my SVT and I still get around fine in the Illinois snow. It takes a little bit of patience and finesse. There really isn't a weight problem if you go slow enough.
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good snowtires and youll be ok! me ive taken my focus through 37inches of snow, and at first i got hung up, but then onec i got traction it went well, but snowtires and a good driver are key
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The key is having good snow tires, and getting an alignment before winter. Especially if your focus is lowered. Bad camber + all season tires + snow = not fun. I learned my lesson this winter. Next winter im going to get some blizzaks(snow tires), and an alignment right before the winter starts, and i'm sure my snow driving experiences will be much better. It also nice having a set of rims that are dedicated winter rims. That way you dont mess up the ones you use in the spring/summer. I have a set of 15's for winter, so I dont mess up my 17's.
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I think that it handles quite well. Living in Kansas right now with all this damn snow is great with the SVT. With the mustang it is a different story.
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We havent had alot of snow but i think mine handles pretty well
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try not only driving in deep snow, but doing it in an area with all hills, if you know how to drive your focus you shouldnt have a problem, first year i had mine i did tons of fishtail by accident, now i do them for fun
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The Focus does pretty good in the snow. I have a 5 speed in mine and it goes good. My dad's automatic does not go as good but still it does ok. Any car with a manual will do better in the snow if you are good with a clutch. But if you are going to do alot of snow driving, get you some good snow tires like loudfocus01 said.
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I have the stock Pirelli P6 tires on my ST, and haven't had the slightest of problems, in fact, I found myself helping out others who go stuck often.
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