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Old 10-21-2013, 10:17 AM   #2561
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Winter tires!?!?!? ... well I was looking a mine on Sunday ... I hope I am a month or more away from putting them on.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:21 AM   #2562
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Winter tires!?!?!? ... well I was looking a mine on Sunday ... I hope I am a month or more away from putting them on.
I was going to wait, but I keep them at my parents' house and I have to change them outside and I didn't really feel like doing that (along with greasing the bump stops) when it's less than 40 degrees out. And my summer tires were super loud (cupped on the inside and driving me insane) and practically slicks on the outer edge of the tire.

The good news is I'm at like 41-42mpg again.
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Its funny, my winter tires are quieter than my summer tires. That almost never happens. I had Pilot Sport 3's on it from Ford, (wore them out) now I have Good Year Eagle GT's ...but my Blizzaks are quieter than both! LOL
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True, but if you went from 18" to 15" rims like I did, it's like driving on clouds...

In hindsight, I don't even know why I went with the handling package when I commute 100 miles a day. I was blinded by the beauty of the 5 spoke rims.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:07 AM   #2565
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True, but if you went from 18" to 15" rims like I did, it's like driving on clouds...

In hindsight, I don't even know why I went with the handling package when I commute 100 miles a day. I was blinded by the beauty of the 5 spoke rims.
LOL - I drive 95 miles per day and went for the handling package for the same reason you did! So now I cant make "U" turns ... or even "K" turns with the 18"ers. I have to make more like ... hmm ... "W" turns. But I do like the look of the 18"s much better than the look of any of the 17"s that Ford was offering.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:25 PM   #2566
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I am new to this group and wanted to find out if anyone has resolved their issues with the clanking in their suspension. I recently purchased a used 2012 Focus (38000 miles) which is now having the same issue especially in cold weather. Dealership is claiming they cannot duplicate noise.
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I am new to this group and wanted to find out if anyone has resolved their issues with the clanking in their suspension. I recently purchased a used 2012 Focus (38000 miles) which is now having the same issue especially in cold weather. Dealership is claiming they cannot duplicate noise.
i would demand they go for a ride w/ u in ur car and with u driving so you can duplicate the noise for them so they can hear it loud and clear. Then let them tell you it can't be duplicated. It may not get it fixed but it'll stop them from lying to you and start a paper trail for this issue.
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Dealership is claiming they cannot duplicate noise.
See if you can record the noise for us? We'll probably be more help than the dealership - especially if it's a simple fix like greasing the bump stops.
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Will definitely record and post. I live at the top of a small hill and dealership is at the bottom. Car made the noise all the way down the hill this morning and of course would not make it once the Ford tech got in the car and drove with me. It sounds like 2 pieces of metal rattling together in the dash near the left front strut when the car is going very slow. As soon as it warms up the sound is gone. Really frustrating. Fortunately this morning I was able to work with a different technician who assured me that he does his research with the Ford Board and these type of sites. He even offered to meet me at my house in the morning before the car is started and take a ride. Maybe I will finally get some help!

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I am new to this group and wanted to find out if anyone has resolved their issues with the clanking in their suspension. I recently purchased a used 2012 Focus (38000 miles) which is now having the same issue especially in cold weather. Dealership is claiming they cannot duplicate noise.
Hey there jnlinds,

I'd like to get you in touch with your regional customer service manager to discuss your concerns. Please send me a PM with your full name, best daytime contact phone number, VIN, and servicing dealership.

I'll get the ball rolling.

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