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Old 08-07-2011, 12:33 AM   #1
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will i need to get winter tires (live in Winnipeg, MB, Canada) or are the all-season tires going to be good enough?

also....approx. how much would it be to get winter tires if so? where would be the cheapest?


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Old 08-07-2011, 01:30 AM   #2
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From what I understand, it's mandatory in parts of Canada (if not throughout the country) to have a set of dedicated snow tires.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:46 AM   #3
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not here...i think it might only be quebec where it's mandatory.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:23 AM   #4
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Yeah it's only mandatory in Quebec.

It's always a good plan to run some proper winter tires. They make a world of difference in drivability for sure.. especially in Winterpeg :3
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Definitely get winter tires. All seasons are only good enough in occasional snow and even then, they will not have good control.

For the cheapest you can get, try Craigslist. It is very much a hit and miss but if you have the time and patience, you can find a good deal. I got an almost brand new set worth about $400 for only $75. If you can't find anything, Tire Rack has good prices and you can get them with a second set of rims.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:55 AM   #6
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I would recommend winter tires! Since driving with both all-season and winter, I would choose winter every time!

* I ordered my Titanium with the 18" summer tires, because I have to buy winter tires anyways.
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On dry pavement, the overall performance of an all-season tire steadily declines as the temperature gets colder. The crossover point is about 5 degrees Celsius. Colder than that, a winter tire outperforms an all-season tire. Winter tire performance sharply improves as temperatures fall from 5 degrees to -30 degrees Celsius, while the all-season tire approaches the "not recommended" status.
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If you like your car treat it right get winter shoes for it safty first
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Winter tires are obviously better in cold climates but having said that, traction wise the Focus may be better than the average fwd in slippery winter conditions due to the torque vectoring - I'm looking forward to testing this out.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:16 AM   #10
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Dunno about your area, but in mine if you get winter tires youre just wasting your money. It snows bigtime maybe once a season.

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