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Old 11-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #11
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hmmmm... I'm debating whether to pick up a set of Bizzaks on 15" steelies or just run with the stock Ti rims/tires. I only encounter snow when going skiing on weekends and 2 or 3 times a year here in town. Then again, unlike the midwest, we have giant mountains that make stopping difficult when going downhill

I'll have to take a trip up Mt Hood and give the stock setup a try.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:59 PM   #12
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I think I'm going to try the Blizzaks. I've been working with Jim (from the Porsche board) at Tire Rack and he's very helpful.

Looking for some cool black wheels.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:53 PM   #13
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My Focus has seen a bit of snow already and it was perfect. I'm using a set of Goodyear winter tires on the stock 16" wheels.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:26 PM   #14
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Anyone tried the stock tires in snow?
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:05 AM   #15
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For folks who are wondering about the performance of the car on glare ice, I strongly suspect you will have to switch off the traction control, or you will be stuck with absolutely no throttle response. This is selectable via the steering wheel controls, on your interactive display / message centre (I believe). Note that the SE, SEL, and Titanium have this capability. The S does not, due to the lack of steering wheel controls.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:32 AM   #16
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Eventually we will have some actual snow around here in S.E. Wisconsin. (today was over 60F so it ain't gonna be soon)
When we do, I will be driving on the OE tires. So i will let you know. By then it may be a little late for you to decide if you want Snow tires..
Probably the end of November.. usually is first snow to actually cover the ground.
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i had bfg g-force sports on my car last time i hit snow. Lets just say that BFG should start making SKIs, because i had about as much traction as a block of ice on heated glass.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:22 AM   #18
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For folks who are wondering about the performance of the car on glare ice, I strongly suspect you will have to switch off the traction control, or you will be stuck with absolutely no throttle response. This is selectable via the steering wheel controls, on your interactive display / message centre (I believe). Note that the SE, SEL, and Titanium have this capability. The S does not, due to the lack of steering wheel controls.
Are you talking from your experience? Because I had traction control on my last car (for 10 years) and had never the need to switch it off while on ice.

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:09 PM   #19
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i had bfg g-force sports on my car last time i hit snow. Lets just say that BFG should start making SKIs, because i had about as much traction as a block of ice on heated glass.
That's because the G-Force Sport is a high-performance summer tire.
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I have the BFG G-force Super Sprot All Seasons on my 17 inch wheelset and drove through a nasty storm here in the North East Holloween Weekend and they were decent but Im going with the dunlop graspic DS3 snows on my 16 inch wheels soon
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