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Old 12-14-2011, 09:30 AM   #101
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U guy's views on montreal drivers are funny.. having grown up in NYC and lived for a long time in both Q.C. and Montreal I find that drivers in all three places drive alike. IMO, it's a urban/non-urban thing. I've lived in Berlin and Paris, as well, and visited rome and naples several times.. I find that urban drivers the world over (at least where i've been) drive alike. It's true that urban drivers tend to be a bit more aggressive than rural drivers but if you drive like the urban driver when there then no problem :) Just gotta keep up w/ them .
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:31 AM   #102
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as a foot note when i lived in Turkey red lights were routinely ignored.. Who ever arrived at the intersection first, regardless of the colour of the light, had a right of way so long as he flashed his headlights first. Insane and dangerous but rarely saw an accident.. Seemed to work for the turks....
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:07 PM   #103
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The bottom pic is what I had. My new ones are arctic claw TXI's quiet but not good in snow or ice. The old one look and work like scoops!I recommended this tires to two other people who loved them and thought that they cars were like tanks.
I figured out too that the new tires I bought are too wide being 65's I should have put 70's on as they don't float on the snow and ice and dig down fast
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:07 PM   #104
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I have 195/65/15 uniroyal tiger paw 2 ice and snow, we got some good snow recently, the car is excellent, the traction control still gives plenty of slip and the active differential keeps hunting around for grip, best front wheel drive car I've driven in snow aside from very nose heavy big V6 FWD like Intrepid and Lumina.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:00 PM   #105
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No, I think you did it right already, the 65 and 70 represent the aspect ratio of the sidewall height to the width of the tire tread, i.e. 65% of 195 = 126.75mm and 70% of 195 = 136.5mm
A 195mm tread width is 20mm narrower than the std 17" tire size on the focus, I guess you could go lower to a 185mm tread width with an aspect ration of 70 for a 15" tire but that wasn't an alternate listed by tire rack (harder to find one with the right load rating possibly?).

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Old 12-16-2011, 03:24 PM   #106
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No, I think you did it right already, the 65 and 70 represent the aspect ratio of the sidewall height to the width of the tire tread, i.e. 65% of 195 = 126.75mm and 70% of 195 = 136.5mm
A 195mm tread width is 20mm narrower than the std 17" tire size on the focus, I guess you could go lower to a 185mm tread width with an aspect ration of 70 for a 15" tire but that wasn't an alternate listed by tire rack (harder to find one with the right load rating possibly?).
Hmm I guess you are right and the lower ones are cheaper!
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:53 PM   #107
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hahaha i learned years ago that in montreal a turn signal flashing means "I AM coming over" where in most places a turn signal flashing means "can i come over?" or "i'm thinking of coming over"...
Hahahaha, sooo true ! The drivers here are not used to flash the turn signal when changing lanes . And almost 60% of them don't use the turn signal even when they change direction. I may say though, that is the same in almost every metropole in the world, where the circulation is crowded, everyone is trying to go from A to B without carrying too much about the others in traffic. Because they know that the others will '"spare" them from accidents. Sometimes I wish I had my car made of "shape-memory alloy" so that after a hit, just to use some hot water and the accidented part restore itself to the initial form. I guess you know why
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:48 AM   #108
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Haha and I first learned that a flashing green does not mean "priority for the left turner" in Vancouver over a decade ago when I scared the bejeezus out of the driver in the other direction. There it means it's a pedestrian-controlled traffic light and they can make it red for you!

Btw, here in Ottawa we had a flash freeze last night and there were tonnes of accidents on the streets/highway but the Focus with the General Altimax Arctics were great (195/65R15)!

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Old 12-30-2011, 01:08 PM   #109
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I'm sure glad I bought the General Altimax Arctics! Still waiting for snow though. It's almost January, and we've not had any real snow in S.E. Michigan..............
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I'm sure glad I bought the General Altimax Arctics! Still waiting for snow though. It's almost January, and we've not had any real snow in S.E. Michigan..............
I hear you. I'm right at the top of Lake Erie and I think we've had 2 measurable inches so far this year. When it does finally come over that warm lake it's going to be hell.
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