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Old 12-10-2011, 08:11 PM   #61
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Have you not tried the tirerack website? Put in your car model/year and it will give you options for winter tires for the stock size you have or options if you're interested in getting a set of spare steel wheels/winter alloys (you can buy them used locally too and just buy the tires).

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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 12-12-2011, 06:44 AM   #62
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^^^^You can just click here to shop by size also.

Still have some Blizzaks left as well as some from Continental, Michelin, and Pirelli.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:32 PM   #63
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Question '12 titanium 18" -> 15" for winter?

I have a '12 titanium sedan with the O.E. 18" summer tires that came with the handling package. I'm looking for a cost efficient and overall "smarter" way to equip this car for winter. I'm thinking of 15" rims with winter tires for more stable handling. Any other suggestions?
This is my 3rd focus, and I haven't had to switch rims for winter before but after reading forums, it seems like the best idea for safety. I'm not sure what all I will need to buy to make this happen. I know I'll have to decide on dealing with the tpms or not, but besides that, idk. Thanks in advance :)
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:52 PM   #64
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15's would certainly provide the best winter traction although I doubt think "stable" would be the adjective I would use for it. I say that just because the sidewall height would be significantly higher and you would experience more tire roll when cornering. If you would like more of a compromise between handling ability and snow performance than a 16'' package might serve you best. Either way the improvement you would get from a winter tire is pretty impressive.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:58 PM   #65
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Miles, I finally found 15 inch steel rims for my 2009 ses the guy at ford said I could use the15 but the site says 16 I was ready to order 195 60 -15 is that the right tire
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I have 15'' steels that will work. You can definitely use our steels with a 195/60R15 for a SES.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:18 PM   #67
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mile when I looked at your site weeks ago they said no rims where available so I went to the junk yard so 195-60-15 tires it will be thanks
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Hey Mile,

I have a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium with the 18" tires. I live in Wisconsin and needless to say the tires i have on now, suck in the snow.
So my question is should I go with the 16" tire or 15" tire? I'm currently looking at the 195/65R15 general Altimax Arctic tire with the steel wheel package. From what I've heard it's best to go to a 15" tire but then you suffer handling wise. What can I expect handling wise and spedometer change if I do go with the 15"?

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To be frank, between a 15'' and 16'' there will not be much of a difference in handling. If you extrapolate the differences out a few wheels sizes then you would definitely notice but between these two I wouldn't expect anything significant. As for the speedometer change, a proper -1 application (meaning going to 15's) should not affect anything because the 1'' loss in the wheel size would be negated by a 1'' growth in the tire height.
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The difference in performance will be negligible but the ride quality will be completely different between a 15" 60 series and a 16" 50 series sidewall.
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