|Today 11:09 AM|
How many tires?
I have a 2014 Ford Focus Titanium (automatic). I've been researching tire options for the winter, because of the bad winter we had last year (in Ohio); I've never purchased snow tires for a car before and I understand the stock tires on the Focus won't cut it in the winter.
My question is this: Is it okay to just do the two front tires? I called my Ford dealership's service department and asked them their recommendation (since I was told by my dad that FWD cars really just need the front tires only) and they said I could do just the two front ones. I have read here and elsewhere and it seems there are mixed conclusions. (I drive highway/city.)
Also, the tire that I am looking at is the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season. It seems to get good reviews, from my research, but just to be on the safe side--has anybody had any problems with them?
Thanks for any input you can give!
|12-19-2014 12:27 AM|
|204ZX3||Best for deep snow traction would be a set of 35x12.50 mud tires lol.|
|12-18-2014 04:51 PM|
|12-07-2014 09:52 PM|
|11-25-2014 08:21 PM|
The larger wheels in the handling package changed the steering rack to give you a larger turn radius avoiding chances of rubbing fender wells, didn't increase the brake sizes.
ST models have to stick with 17's on the recent ones for larger brakes on them.
Tire Rack has good listing for what will fit, useful even if you make a different choice.
|11-25-2014 07:32 PM|
|CanadianAlex||So every dealer I've talked to would only go to a 17", as my Titanium has the handling package. Apparently the brake discs and calipers are larger and anything smaller wouldn't fit. Any thoughts?|
|11-25-2014 10:16 AM|
Here's a link to the data you need:http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273962
Used wheels are the cheapest option, easiest one is getting a complete set from Tire Rack as they'll come mounted & balanced free as part of the service.
|11-24-2014 10:50 PM|
|Joeywhat||Yes you can.|
|11-24-2014 10:38 PM|
|204ZX3||I can't answer that, since I don't know anything about the 2012's. I'll let someone else answer that.|
|11-24-2014 10:34 PM|
|CanadianAlex||I plan on getting another set of rims and tires for winter. Wondering if I can go down to a 16" rim safely.|
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