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Old 01-13-2012, 03:55 PM   #151
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Im planning on getting snow tires and wheels next season... the Stock 16's are a little to much foot print in the snow..(215/55-16). I want some steel wheels and skinnier tires for snow
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:00 PM   #152
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Good luck, my Escort was a 4 speed, and I ran Michelin all seasons on it. Like you said, that car never got stuck in the snow. Although I could run faster than that car could go. :-D
yeah, they were dogs w/ only 90hp.. u had do down shift to fourth and sometimes third to get up a big hill on the freeway....yikes!
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:26 PM   #153
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yeah, they were dogs w/ only 90hp.. u had do down shift to fourth and sometimes third to get up a big hill on the freeway....yikes!
It's heavy for a small car, that's probably why they were so good in the snow.. My Focus will go through the snow, it's the constant feeling like it wanted to do a 360 all the time while I was driving that I am not crazy about.

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5x108mm (5x4.25") - that's your bolt pattern.

Search the forum for the thread that has all the wheels that fit from other Fords/Volvos/Jags - some great options for getting a set of used winter rims ($50/ for 4 Windstar alloys for myself vs. $50/steel wheel).
thanks, good info but what about offset and such?
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #155
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It heavy for a small car, that's probably why they were so good in the snow.. My Focus will go through the snow, it's the constant feeling like it wanted to do a 360 all the time while I was driving that I am not crazy about.
heavy!? they , according to my registration, only 2,300 lbs....
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Yeah, I just drove my 02 SE yesterday in the snow, it was pretty fun to slide around in the parking lot, but when it came to road driving, I kept it under 45 on the highway, and still slipped a little. But I've got stock tires and, like I said, this was my first time. Considering, I had a pretty easy time, so don't fret too much, just take it kinda slow.
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5x108mm (5x4.25") - that's your bolt pattern.

Search the forum for the thread that has all the wheels that fit from other Fords/Volvos/Jags - some great options for getting a set of used winter rims ($50/ for 4 Windstar alloys for myself vs. $50/steel wheel).
Even easier he can go back to page 12 where I list them all.
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Stock tires suck and with winter tires It would be ok in the snow...
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Stock tires suck and with winter tires It would be ok in the snow...

With my stock tires it was ok in the snow and with my Blizzaks it is awesome in the snow. BTW my other car is an AWD WRX for comparison.
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With my stock tires it was ok in the snow and with my Blizzaks it is awesome in the snow. BTW my other car is an AWD WRX for comparison.
My last vehicle was a ranger 4x4 fx4 and prime well pa100 tires, they were terrible but handled snow better than these tires.

The snow we just got last nighr was some heavy stuff and turned to bacon fat.
There was a lot of accedents today. So this snow really showed how well this car does In the winter.

Ive driven a lot of vehicles in this weather and same type of snow and this is at the bottom of the list with these tires... Includes a impreza with 35k on all season tires. And my buddys old 96 cwlica with 1mm of tread handled it better and thats not an exageration.
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