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Old 11-04-2011, 07:49 AM   #51
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this may sound dumb but if i lower my car, will i have a harder time driving in the snow?
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:46 PM   #52
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hey guys, i was wondering if you could recommend some good snow tires for my 2010 ford focus ses. also i was wondering if i would be able to find new struts to match a set of lowering springs. im just trying to find a cheaper way to do it then getting coilovers
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this may sound dumb but if i lower my car, will i have a harder time driving in the snow?
I haven't been involved in any testing proving it to be harder but I would imagine it is just because you have less clearance to get through snow and your car is more likely to plow it instead of going over it.

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hey guys, i was wondering if you could recommend some good snow tires for my 2010 ford focus ses. also i was wondering if i would be able to find new struts to match a set of lowering springs. im just trying to find a cheaper way to do it then getting coilovers
The king of the hill for winter tires is still the Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70 although the Michelin X-ice Xi2 has gotten very similar results this year. A lot of Focus owners have really liked the General Altimax Artic also which is an excellent pick dollar-for-dollar. Are you using the 215/45R17?
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:31 PM   #54
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Miles I got my Blizzaks in and they look great. I'm going to put them on in about a week. Wondering if there is a How-To anywhere for the TPMS sensor reset process. Not sure what to do with my $45 tool :) haha
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:17 AM   #55
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Miles I got my Blizzaks in and they look great. I'm going to put them on in about a week. Wondering if there is a How-To anywhere for the TPMS sensor reset process. Not sure what to do with my $45 tool :) haha
Sure thing!

Go here: Ford Trigger Tool

and at the bottom under "Product description" you should see a link for instructions based on the type of TPMS system you have. Yours should be the valve-mounted.
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this may sound dumb but if i lower my car, will i have a harder time driving in the snow?
Like Miles said a lowered car will have a tendency to plow more snow. This will also lead to the build up snow under the car. Eventually this build up will cause the drive tires to loose traction by lifting it up (some call it high centering). It can happen to any car depending on snow depth etc. It just happens to a lowered car that much quicker. More importantly, you need to watch for snow building up in the front air inlets. This can interrupt air flow thru the radiator and cause overheating even in winter. The worst part is having that snow freeze in the inlets as a warm car cools. It becomes a pain to remove at that point.
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205/60 R16 on a 2012

I have a pretty new set of 205/60r16 winter tires from a 1999 Acura TL. I realize I would need different wheels and TPMS monitors, but any reason these would not work on a 2012 Focus? I think the circumstance is within a % or so of the OEM tires and the load capacity seems sufficient. Thanks!
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:26 AM   #58
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If your circumference is within a percent then it should work as long as you get the right wheels/hole pattern like you said.



Stock Tire - 215/50R17

Tire 1 - 205/60R16
Diameter Difference: 0.86%
Speedometer Difference: 0.864% too slow


Tire 2 - 215/55R16
Diameter Difference: 0.59%
Speedometer Difference: 0.599% too fast


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I have a pretty new set of 205/60r16 winter tires from a 1999 Acura TL. I realize I would need different wheels and TPMS monitors, but any reason these would not work on a 2012 Focus? I think the circumstance is within a % or so of the OEM tires and the load capacity seems sufficient. Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:04 AM   #59
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I got to get snow tires for my car Ive got 215-45- r17 what are my options
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:07 AM   #60
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Probably not a whole lot now..it's mid December you realize...

I heard North Americas stock of popular sized Blizacks is just about gone. :/


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