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11-18-2012 07:59 PM
Geezer
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Originally Posted by BPEW584 View Post
I've been on the hunt for winter tires, but it's almost impossible to find these in the 215/50R17 size.

Are you saying it's hard finding these locally or is it a price issue. I ask because both Tirerack and Discount Tire Direct have numerous options in that size. If you need to get an extra set of wheels, I second the idea of downsizing to 16" diameter and a narrower tire.
11-18-2012 06:33 PM
Focus YBTC
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Originally Posted by BPEW584 View Post
I've been on the hunt for winter tires, but it's almost impossible to find these in the 215/50R17 size. Will it be OK if I deviate to a 215/55R17 size instead? Not sure if doing this would cause any unexpected issues.

Thanks!
It tool me about 30 seconds to find that size in a Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 at Discount Tire online. At the time, a few weeks ago, they had the best price on that particular tire so I bought them and some wheels online and had them go to my local Discount Tire store where I had them installed. I love the tires so far by the way. I haven't used them in the snow yet but what Blizzak is not great in the snow? They are quiet and grippy on dry and wet roads so far.
11-16-2012 03:17 PM
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11-16-2012 02:38 PM
DayGlow Running 15" steels on a Ti no problem.
11-16-2012 12:17 PM
Merrigan
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Originally Posted by kelscar View Post
I am also running the Hankook I-Pikes (studded) in 215/50-17 and they are great tires.
Yeah I love them. I had blizzacks on my old car and so far I like these Hankook tires a lot more.

Sent from your mom's house.
11-16-2012 12:08 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by BPEW584 View Post
I've been on the hunt for winter tires, but it's almost impossible to find these in the 215/50R17 size. Will it be OK if I deviate to a 215/55R17 size instead? Not sure if doing this would cause any unexpected issues.

Thanks!
Have you checked out Ford's Tire Finder Tool? Not only will it help you track down the perfect tires for your Focus, but there are valuable coupons available, too: http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...mo-position3.1

Questions? Send me a PM and I'll be happy to get you some answers.

Thanks,
Crystal
11-16-2012 11:55 AM
kelscar
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Originally Posted by Merrigan View Post
Does the Ti have the same rim size as the Se with Sport package? I have my Hankook winter tires on a set of stock painted 17" rims. They've been pretty sweet. Had them for a few weeks and no slips or slides. Definitely better than my continental touring summer tires when it comes to snow and ice.

Sent from your mom's house.
I am also running the Hankook I-Pikes (studded) in 215/50-17 and they are great tires.
11-16-2012 10:45 AM
cobie56
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Originally Posted by BPEW584 View Post
I've been on the hunt for winter tires, but it's almost impossible to find these in the 215/50R17 size. Will it be OK if I deviate to a 215/55R17 size instead? Not sure if doing this would cause any unexpected issues.

Thanks!
Really?! i had no problems... try conti they have that size in winters
11-16-2012 10:40 AM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
Tire rack has only ever seemed to give me 16"-20" rims or something. Never 15" last time I shopped.
That's odd, but maybe that's because the Ti comes standard with 17" wheels and they might not by default minus size 2 their winter packages despite the standard brakes being the same with the 18"s as they are with the 15"s in terms of the front disks at least.

Of course they were being a pain when I went to look for shipping quotes on either 15 or 16" wheels/sensors/ tires and then they tried to tell me they were oos from the nearest depot and any of the close depots but Utah or Nevada or something had them for $240+ just in shipping. But if you go with a more expensive tire they might still have had them locally.

Not sure I can afford them at this time anyway so we'll see how these continentals do in the snow first, then if I don't like them I might try and do something later.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/WinterP...dClar=Titanium

When I went for the winter package options even specifying the Titanium model it gave me the 15" winter package as the preferred option. So that's odd that it won't show you this otherwise?
11-16-2012 10:32 AM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
You don't need to pretend, tire rack will suggest minus sizing the tire packages, (at least for the 16"s it will try to reccomend the 15" wheel and tire package. Which is probably better for winter traction, but if you were to put the bigger front brakes from an ST or aftemarket you can't go smaller than 16" wheels year round.
Tire rack has only ever seemed to give me 16"-20" rims or something. Never 15" last time I shopped.
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