Tires on 2012 Titanium 18" - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-29-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
Robert1966
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Fan#: 93842
Location: Toronto, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium Sonic Blue

Posts: 31
FF Reputation: 1 Robert1966 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Tires on 2012 Titanium 18"

I'm thinking about purchasing a Focus in the Titanium model with the 18" tires, however, I checked on the Michelin website and it stated that the Pilot Sport 3 that come with the vehicle have a lifespan of around 30,000 km. So my question is would I be able to get the dealer to flip these tires for a high-performance all season tire? Any thoughts?


Robert1966 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
wilsonfocus86
Focus Addict
 
wilsonfocus86's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Fan#: 23099
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
What I Drive: 14 Fusion 2.0

Posts: 1,156
FF Reputation: 3 wilsonfocus86 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
As long as you don't drive like a nutter, I'm sure you can prolong the life of the "lifespan". I'm at 5000 mi and they still look brand new, (because I don't drive wild and crazy). To answer your question, that is something you would just have to straight up ask the dealer and find out. My grandpa wanted different wheels on his Flex way back when, and because 'he knew the dealer', they swapped them out. Now he's riding on 20" "chrome" bahah. Best of luck!
__________________
"If in doubt.. Flat out." - Colin McRae
wilsonfocus86 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
Robert1966
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Fan#: 93842
Location: Toronto, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium Sonic Blue

Posts: 31
FF Reputation: 1 Robert1966 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks for the tip! See, I'm gonna have to buy winter tires as the Pilot's are pretty useless in the snow. As I'll be leasing the car for 4 years the last thing I want to do is have to buy a new set to replace the factory tires. However, I figure that by using the winters 5 months of the year it should prolong the lifespan of the Pilot's.
Robert1966 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
SydneyRoo
Focus Enthusiast
 
SydneyRoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 86671
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Titanium Blue Candy

Posts: 421
Points 1,434, Level 21
Points: 1,434, Level: 21 Points: 1,434, Level: 21 Points: 1,434, Level: 21
Level Up 34% Completed
Level up: 34% Level up: 34% Level up: 34%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 SydneyRoo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
You're also in Toronto. You shouldn't be using the PS3s for at least 4-5 months of the year anyway. They are absolutely awful in the cold/snow and that's even written on a sticker in the door jamb stating such.
If you split the tire life between winters & summers you should be okay for them to last over your 4 yr lease.
__________________
2012 Blue Candy Titanium!
Former 03 Vibe, 96 Sunfire, 90 Prelude, 87 Civic
SydneyRoo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
ChibanaChosin
Focus Rookie
 
ChibanaChosin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95407
Location: Lansing, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black Focus Titanium

Posts: 20
FF Reputation: 1 ChibanaChosin Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
After using my PS3s from May 24th to about mid-November (and I drive about 33,000 miles a year in this car), the PS3s still looked brand new. Even the guy at Discount Tire said that when I asked them to check them as they were installing the winter wheels and tires last fall. Of course, 80% or so of my driving is just cruising on the expressway, which is probably pretty easy on tires. I do go fast on expressway ramps, which I've read can chew them up pretty well. I would just stick with the PS3s and look at replacing them with something else when they wear, if you wish.

I must say that they are the best tires I've ever owned on any vehicle. They were exceptional in the dry and every bit as good in very heavy rain. I love them. I am now the lucky owner of two sets of PS3s, since my first 2012 Focus was totaled while wearing the winter wheels and tires. My new 2012, also with the THP, came with 18" wheels and PS3s, so I now have two sets. Once I finally go through both, I'll have to find something else, because I won't want to spend $273 each on them. I'll miss 'em, though.
__________________
http://www.mattharrell.net/personal/cars.html
2009 Mazda RX-8 Sparkling Black Mica
2012 Focus Titanium Hatchback Tuxedo Black
ChibanaChosin is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2012, 07:19 PM   #6
pasta
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Fan#: 62350
Location: queens, NY
What I Drive: 2003 eap svt

Posts: 2,200
Points 9,675, Level 66
Points: 9,675, Level: 66 Points: 9,675, Level: 66 Points: 9,675, Level: 66
Level Up 7% Completed
Level up: 7% Level up: 7% Level up: 7%
Forum Activity 54%
Activity: 54% Activity: 54% Activity: 54%
FF Reputation: 5 pasta Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (40)
just ask dealer cant hurt
pasta is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #7
warneej
BodyKits=PantiesDrop
 
warneej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20372
Location: Bradenton, FL
What I Drive: 04 ZX3 D23E-10SES Sedan-12 Ti Hatch

Posts: 13,167
Points 32,226, Level 100
Points: 32,226, Level: 100 Points: 32,226, Level: 100 Points: 32,226, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 201 warneej Excellent Standing Member warneej Excellent Standing Member warneej Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
All season tires are terrible. Use these as they are amazing and have a dedicated set of winter tires. Done.
__________________
Disciple of the "Push harder, suck less" school of autocross.

173.4whp
gump
crew #6
warneej is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2012, 12:13 AM   #8
DrkKnight614
GO Green
 
DrkKnight614's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 14522
Location: Long Island, NY, United States
What I Drive: 2003 2.0L Grabber Green Zx3

Posts: 11,144
Points 25,851, Level 96
Points: 25,851, Level: 96 Points: 25,851, Level: 96 Points: 25,851, Level: 96
Level Up 51% Completed
Level up: 51% Level up: 51% Level up: 51%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 47 DrkKnight614 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Posted via FF Mobile If I lived in toronto ir anywhere that far north, I would without a doubt have winter tires. Keep the pilots, get a winter wheel and tire set. And yea, using both should prolong the life of both sets.
DrkKnight614 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #9
Doug81
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85686
Location: Vidalia, GA
What I Drive: 2012 Candy Red Ti Sedan

Posts: 254
FF Reputation: 1 Doug81 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'm at a little over 16,000 miles and my PS3's almost gone. I'll be buying tires within about 2 weeks to replace them.
Doug81 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2012, 09:51 AM   #10
BiggerBoat
Focus Addict
 
BiggerBoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85913
Location: MAUMEE, OH
What I Drive: 2012 Red Candy Titanium Hatch

Posts: 712
FF Reputation: 3 BiggerBoat Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Since it sounds like you will just be turning in the car at the end of the lease, it might be hard to justify buying a whole second set of wheels/tires. But, I think that is the only good way to deal with a Toronto winter. That is, even with an all-season tire, I'm skeptical of how well and 18"s are is going to do in winter on a small car. Personally, I would never buy a Focus with the 18"'s (in a winter climate) unless I planned to do the seasonal wheel/tie change. Ford says its a summer tire...I would call it a summer wheel also.
BiggerBoat is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:50 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat