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Old 04-16-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Looking for tire opinions

Hi everyone,

I am looking for new tires for my '09 Focus SES 5spd sedan, size 205/50/R16.

I live in Northern Minnesota so there are lots of beautiful highways to drive on, and I commute throughout the city daily but I *need* good snow/ice performance in winter.

I have just come back from the tire guy, and I have been given three options...Goodyear Assurance Fuelmax, Toyo ProxesPlus, and Cooper CS4.

I love a good ride in summer/good weather, but when the snow falls I still have to get to work and all...I am especially wondering how they do on ice.

Thank you all very much!


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Old 04-16-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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I'd suggest simply getting a set of dedicated summer or all-seasons and a dedicated set of winter tires. You'll have far better results on both sets than trying to get a compromised set for both seasons.
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another moorhead guy!?!?! where you been when me n riley (Focus ZTSRS) meet up?
i'm from fargo
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Welcome too FF fellow FM focu fanatic... Plain and simple... MICHELIN PILOT EXALTO's... I have a set and I LOVE the tires
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Whoa?? Alot of peeps right in my backyard!!! There are alot of Focii around here so I shoulda figured ;)

Anyways THANK YOU for the info...I have decided upon the Goodyears...I will not be able to get them for a couple weeks, but I think they are the best option for summer/winter tradeoff.

Money is too tight for two sets of tires this season...maybe next year :)

THANK YOU all again!!! I'll wave at every Focus I see from now on.
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Hey man pm me your full name and me and Caleb can add you on Facebook? Maybe meet up sometime and what not. Me and Caleb are always working on our cars
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My car is the only one in Fargo/Moorhead that I am aware of that has Mach's, also an Oznium.com and hoon sticker. Riley has the fswerks stickers, etc. hopefully see ya around! what's your car look like?
I need some new tires too, been looking on CL to see if we can find another deal as good as rileys. probably never will again, but I can hope. (4 near brand new michelins for 60 bucks)
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I may have seen you...I have a "sleeper"...my car is stock, silver, sedan. The only mods I have are a k&n and copper plugs, but for the miles I put on I don't have time to be under the hood, just behind it!
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