|12-02-2013 02:58 PM|
I'm 2014 Titanium owner, looking for winter package.
it looks like tirerack recommended 195/60/15 is out of 3% boundary with by 17inch set - any reason Tirerack is recommending this sets?
Also if I opt for 16inch package, which size of wheel should I get? I can find there's 16X6.5 and 16X7 used by ford stock, what's the differences between them?
|11-28-2013 04:15 PM|
|Nevin W||So I ended up buying the winter tires and wheels from the guy. I don't think I got the best deal ($750) for the wheels, tires, and a euro rack for my car. But I measured them when I got home and didn't realize that the tread 7/32 in the middle, but it has not hit the micro bit compound wear bar on either side of the tires. So he was obviously running them over inflated. Should I run them a bit under inflated to compensate for this or are they just going to be bad in the snow regardless now?|
|11-18-2013 05:26 PM|
So to save anyone else the trouble,they don't work.
|11-17-2013 10:42 PM|
So skipping through several pages of this thread, and to follow what was in the original post, here is my info.
Model: Focus SES (Coupe)
Location: Central Maryland (Roughly 45 minutes from Baltimore City)
I have two sets of wheels and tires. I have a summer set, and a "winter" set. I put winter in quotations because my winter set consists of my OEM 16" wheels and some 3-4 year old all season tires with low tread (Fuzion HRI's, that they don't even make them anymore). Not truly winter ready at all.
My questions are, what would be the best winter tire I can get, in a set of four, that won't cost me more then about $350? (There is a little wiggle room on that price) And what other size tires can I put on my OEM rims besides 205/50R/16 and have no issues? I should also note that my car has been lowered roughly 2 to 2.5 inches.
Thanks in advance!
|11-10-2013 02:45 PM|
|bobbieh||I had four left over snow tires from my last focus.An oldie,2000.Good tires.I have a 2012 focus now and thought I was saving myself some money by buying four cheap used 15" rims for those tires.Going from a 16 to a 15" in the winter is ok,rims are 5x108 great.The tires are 195/60-15's.The optional 15" recommendation is 195/65-15.Calculators recommend staying within 3% of the diameter.Theres a 3.09% difference here.Tires are not set up on rims so test fitting isn't much of an option.Has anyone here used 195/60-15's on there focus?Its an se.Thanks for any help.|
|11-07-2013 11:40 AM|
|foxmustangman||I bought a set of 15" escort rims and 215/75R15 tires only to find out they dont fit becuase they're too tall. Will a 215/65R15 clear my fenders? or should i go for a 60 series?|
|11-06-2013 07:26 PM|
DillDigital Tread Depth Gauge
|11-06-2013 06:25 PM|
|Nevin W||So what would be my best bet as far as examining the tire and determining how much tread is really left?|
|11-06-2013 05:28 PM|
Complicated answer - When the Blizzak WS60 is 50-percent worn, a tread depth indicator molded into the tread design lets the driver know that only 10 percent of the remaining tread is the Tube Multicell compound. The multicell compound looks like swiss cheese when examined through a microscope and features thousands of microscopic tubes and cells that wick away the water between the tire's contact patch and the road surface. As the tread wears, new pores and tubes are constantly exposed. This flexible rubber compound improves the tire's grip in cold conditions while the bite particles attached to the tubes scratch at packed snow and icy surfaces for traction.
After the multicell compound is gone, the tire is still a winter compound, not an all-season, but with most of the tread depth gone they will not work as well in deep snow, just like any other winter tire works well in deep snow below 5 or 6/32nds.
Doesn't sound like a bad deal though, depending on if you can get him down to the $400-$500 range, depending on the shape of the wheels
|11-06-2013 05:13 PM|
Nothing yet, It's a brand new model that's replacing the Graspic DS-3. That did well in snow so we're expecting good things out of the Winter Maxx.
As for the size, The 185/55 would be best for deep snow but yeah you would sacrifice most of your clean road handling. I would probably stick with the 195/55R16 just to be safe.
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