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Old 01-02-2012, 04:37 PM   #71
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^^^More noticeable yes but I wouldn't say uncomfortable in either case. If you are coming from the 18's I would suggest going with a 16'' package simply because it's less drastic. There have been a few guys on here that were unhappy with the difference on a 15'' set.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #72
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True, the 15's have considerable body roll from the sidewall flex.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:50 PM   #73
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Honestly what I really want is to be able to go through an inch or 2 of snow/ ice without my tires spinning and loss of vehicle control. I can adapt to the handling after a while. It's only a few months out of the year.

One more question. Are there any 2012 Focus owners who didn't put the sensors on with their tires. The state of WI doesn't have a mandatory sensor law and I was just wondering what I can expect other than an annoying light for a couple months.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #74
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Looking to pick up a set of wheels/tires for this upcoming winter, didn't know if by chance there was any type of spring/summer sale going on now? I got my '12 Titanium w/ performance 18" package towards the end of this past winter, and quickly realized I'm going to need winter tires.

Year: 2012
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Tires only or winter package: Winter Package

I think I'd like to go with a 16" package, what would you have available/recommend?

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Old 06-15-2012, 10:54 AM   #75
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Looking to pick up a set of wheels/tires for this upcoming winter, didn't know if by chance there was any type of spring/summer sale going on now? I got my '12 Titanium w/ performance 18" package towards the end of this past winter, and quickly realized I'm going to need winter tires.

Year: 2012
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Location: Detroit area
Tires only or winter package: Winter Package

I think I'd like to go with a 16" package, what would you have available/recommend?

Thanks,
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I have steel wheels for $58 each. Pirelli 210 Sottozero which is an excellent winter tire is on sale right now for $119. If you wanted to go alloy I would recommend something like the MSW Type 14 Silver Painted. Strong wheel with a very durable finish, great for winter use.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:08 PM   #76
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Air Pressure Sensors

Any issues with not installing Air Pressure sensors on Winter wheels/Tires?

I'm being quoted about 65.00 per wheel by my local tire shop.

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Old 09-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #77
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Any issues with not installing Air Pressure sensors on Winter wheels/Tires?

I'm being quoted about 65.00 per wheel by my local tire shop.

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No. You just get the low tire pressure light on the dash.

I ran without sensors in my Mazdaspeed3. No issues. Just the light.

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Old 09-30-2012, 09:29 AM   #78
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Whats the best winter tire for around metro Detroit? I was looking at the Blizzak WS70, however, it seems like studless are best were it really snows A LOT, whereas in metro Detroit, it does snow a lot, but usually freeways are cleaned up decently and I'm not always driving directly on snow. So perhaps a performance snow tire would be better?

What is your opinion?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:33 AM   #79
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Will TPMS fit any steel wheel?

Hi there, just picked up my new Titanium last week and am very happy with it. It came with the 18" wheel option, summer only. I have a set of 195-65-15 winter tires that were used on a Pontiac Vibe. I see that this is the size of the stock wheel on the base model car. Will a 15" steel wheel fit on the Titanium? I don't know if there is a rotor clearance issue. My other question concerns TPMS. Do I just order up a set of ford sensors and install them on any steel wheel, or is the wheel specific? I'd like to control cost as much as I can, and so far my tires seem like they will work. At worst I guess I just need a set of wheels.

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I am in the same similar situation and I purchased 195 65 15 winter tires. They do indeed fit over the calipers on a 2013 Titanium. Just go to the Ford dealer to pick up the sensors and you are all set.
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