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Old 11-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #2401
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Ya, thats true. Well Saturday at 1 works best for me but its up to you guys.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:36 PM   #2402
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i'm fine with either. let's keep it saturday
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #2403
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K sounds good
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #2404
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Alright Saturday it is.. Looks to be about 50 and sunny for Saturday!
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:32 PM   #2405
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awesome. no header or intake for this meet. :(
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:56 PM   #2406
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Hey guys, My name is Jonah, and I am in Wauwatosa. Long time FF lurker, just signed the paper's today on a Focus ST in Oxford White. Previously had a 2002 ZTS. Can't wait to get the new car. May try and make it up to the get together. I think the wife works and I am sure I will be itching to drive with the new car. Will let you all know on here if I am going to make it.

But looking for some advice on some all season tires. I'm too cheap for some winters; and I just bought the most expensive thing in my short life thus far, so, sadly I am going for some all seasons for the winter in place of the ST's summer tires. Any suggestions? Discount Tire in Waukesha has some Falken 912's for cheap, 122 a tire and I have a buddy who can install them for me. Some people say they suck in snow, some don't. They are all seasons, from my experience all, all seasons aren't the best in snow, but will at least let you drive in the snow, unlike summers.

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #2407
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Hey guys, My name is Jonah, and I am in Wauwatosa. Long time FF lurker, just signed the paper's today on a Focus ST in Oxford White. Previously had a 2002 ZTS. Can't wait to get the new car. May try and make it up to the get together. I think the wife works and I am sure I will be itching to drive with the new car. Will let you all know on here if I am going to make it.

But looking for some advice on some all season tires. I'm too cheap for some winters; and I just bought the most expensive thing in my short life thus far, so, sadly I am going for some all seasons for the winter in place of the ST's summer tires. Any suggestions? Discount Tire in Waukesha has some Falken 912's for cheap, 122 a tire and I have a buddy who can install them for me. Some people say they suck in snow, some don't. They are all seasons, from my experience all, all seasons aren't the best in snow, but will at least let you drive in the snow, unlike summers.

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Nice to have you here! Awesome color choice on the ST, what option level and seat choice did you go with? (Edit: I see it's an ST1, nevermind!) Pics never hurt either .

I realize that you just plunked down a lot of money to buy an ST, but I'd really suggest getting winter tires. You already have summers, and I'm guessing you won't be selling those? If so, there is not much reason to favor all-season over winter tires as your alternate set. They might cost a bit more, but as an example, Tirerack has some 225/55R16 Pirellis for $135 each. I'd also suggest getting a separate set of wheels for the winters to sit on. Again, it's more of an initial investment and they take up space, but you only have to mount tires once, instead of twice a year, and you keep your 18s clean and safe. Plus by going with a 16 or 17 inch winter wheel, you'll save on tire cost, and can get a narrower tire, which is typically better for winter driving.

If you happen to lose control with all seasons and hurt your new ST, you'll never forgive yourself. Then again, if we get another winter like last year, you could just keep the summer tires on....
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:52 PM   #2408
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welcome new(to posting) member!!! you should definitely try to make it. nothing wrong with new people

kevin, will you make it?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #2409
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Thanks for the input! I will try and see if I can swing some winters. But just running the numbers it may have to wait. I have a buddy who can mount the tires for all of $20-30, so I won't be getting hosed in that sense. The problem is the time is ticking to afford the winters. As snow could fly any day now. The forecast says no, but, this is Wisconsin as we all know!

If anyone has a line on some cheap steelies, that would be of great help also. bolt pattern is 5x108 and I believe a good offset is in the 45mm range.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:32 PM   #2410
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i'm hoping snow doesn't fly any time soon, i've barely even started looking for snow tires yet.
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