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Old 10-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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$450. -???- 2012 + Winter wheels/tires

Was thinking about snow tires & rims for our new 2014 (it came with the SFE tires 'Continental ContiTouringContact' -P215/55R16 93H) & found this on my local Craig list:

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4 Mounted Blizzak Snow Tires - $450
4 WS70 Tires Mounted on Steel Rims for 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback. TPMS valve stems mounted and motocraft TPMS reset tool included. Also 4 wheel covers and all lug nuts. Purchased mounted and balanced from Tire Rack. Used 2 seasons (approx. 5,000 miles). Size 195/65R15. This is proper size for replacing the 17" summer tires.
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I'm guessing the conversation will improve winter traction but... isn't that still a little pricey for 2-year old tires, even with the TPMS & re-set tool???


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Old 10-09-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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Well, look at exactly how much tread is left, not how many years old they are. You can get a set of WS70's on Tire Rack for $356, and likely for about $400-ish installed locally. Steel wheels are about $50 new, but you can find used ones cheaper typically.

If the tires are in great condition and the wheels/covers look great, it's not a bad price.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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Tirerack has a rebate now on select winter tires and I priced out a set of General Altimax Artic's (same size 15's as listed) on some steelies for $488 + shipping. As the poster above indicated, if they are in great shape or if you could talk them down just a bit then I would say it's a great deal.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:29 AM   #4
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http://www.tirerack.com/winter/tech/...jsp?techid=163

Winter tires have a separate tread depth indicator on them. Once the sticky, ice grabbing rubber is worn down, they will lose their advantage over regular tires. Them telling you they have 5000 miles on them doesnt help. If it was 5000 miles all on snow, they will have worn slower than if they were 5000 miles driving on warm pavement
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http://www.tirerack.com/winter/tech/...jsp?techid=163

Winter tires have a separate tread depth indicator on them. Once the sticky, ice grabbing rubber is worn down, they will lose their advantage over regular tires. Them telling you they have 5000 miles on them doesnt help. If it was 5000 miles all on snow, they will have worn slower than if they were 5000 miles driving on warm pavement
Great information Thank You. He came down to $4oo, I offered $350 & waiting on a reply... the TPMS, tool, caps & rim's have to be worth that much.

*I'm assuming there's no difference between 2012 tire rims & 2014 tire rims*
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*I'm assuming there's no difference between 2012 tire rims & 2014 tire rims*
all 3rd gen focus use the same bolt patterns/offset. If the car was a focus and had five lugs, it will fit your car just fine
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You have to look at "TPMS valve stems mounted and motocraft TPMS reset tool included." is $190+ or so new
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