|Today 12:13 AM|
I never cared for traction control. I know I hit 2nd gear a few days ago and the TCS kicked in and it was like I hit a wall, I thought the engine cut out and I broke the car then I saw the TCS light on. I guess it can be turned off but I didnt see a switch so it must be in the settings menu I'm guessing. As far as snow goes, I have yet to drive the focus in it. I have a 4x4 silverado with some Goodyear duratracs so I doubt the focus will get much drive time in snow.
If you think the focus is bad in the snow try driving a mustang, I got mine stuck in my driveway not pressing in the gas just barely letting off the clutch and was spinning. I hit the gas and it went sideways and sat there for about 5 days before the snow/ice melted. I just wanted to go out and play in the snow with it but I couldn't even do that lol. I also had some high performance street tires on it which have no traction for the snow.
|Today 12:08 AM|
|felixthecat||Sounds like I'd be turning it off as needed.|
|Yesterday 11:35 PM|
We just received 30 cm of snow and it is a nightmare driving with this crappy system on!
|04-11-2013 07:04 PM|
|kirkus8||i worked at a ski resort and drove my focus there 5 times a week. studded snow tires (general altimax) did great!|
|04-09-2013 02:06 AM|
|Cleric670||Not much of a hassle aside from purchasing the items, not sure if they're a proprietary item for Ford or if they're universal, quick call to the tire store should answer that since they deal with them regularly now. You don't install them the tire shop does, it's the entire valve stem assembly, but the schrader valve inside it IS universal and probably not supplied with the kit. Any tire shop will have ample supply of those tho. Factory TPMS can run upwards of $50 PER TIRE so keep that in mind.|
|04-09-2013 02:03 AM|
you can ignore it/cover the dash light.
check your insurance coverage which may require functioning tpms.
TPMS arent that expensive. search the forums and shop around.
I lol'd taht you got extra money for the summer tires. those are expensive tires, you fleeced the dealer.
i also reccomend dedicated snow tires. they're awesome.
|04-08-2013 08:33 PM|
|wwr123||How much of a headache is this? Or can I swap for wheels without one and just ignore/mute the warning?|
|04-08-2013 01:27 PM|
|Cleric670||When considering a second set of rims just keep in mind you will need the proper Tire Pressure Monitoring valvestems installed.|
|04-08-2013 12:53 PM|
|gsxrboy||I don't know if this has been discussed before, but it bears mentioning again. There is a difference in tires from All Season to All Weather. All seasons only cover spring, summer and fall. All Weather has the Snow logo and will cover Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. So when buying tires in an area that there might be snow, you will have to consider your choices. Performance on these tires I am sure will be a whole different debate.|
|04-08-2013 12:35 PM|
Winter-dedicated tires are a great idea. I have 15" steel rims with 195/65R15 LRR winter tires. You won't regret it.
You may like the 16" better as the 15" wheels are kind of "rubber bandy" with all of that side wall slop if you know what I mean.
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