Summer tires in the rain - Page 2 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus ST > Focus ST

Focus ST The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the MK3 2013-Current Focus ST.

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2014, 03:32 PM   #11
Anthony2816
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Fan#: 116150
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
What I Drive: 2013 Tangerine Scream ST w/ST3 pack

Posts: 131
FF Reputation: 1 Anthony2816 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
Perhaps you bought the wrong car if you need someone else to tell you what the limit of adhesion is.
Shrug. It seems silly to not take advantage of the experience of others.
Anthony2816 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-11-2014, 04:39 PM   #12
boombots
Focus Enthusiast
 
boombots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Fan#: 130266
Location: Charlotte, NC
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium Hatch

Posts: 206
FF Reputation: 1 boombots Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mac.mogul View Post
Buying a Focus ST and 3 Focus Titaniums without any knowledge of what a summer tire is...
I know what you mean there but still kind of harsh, that is why these forums exist, to share info. I had zero experience with summer tires. I really didn't know that was what my car had until after I had bought it. I assumed they were all seasons. Ask me about all terrains or mud terrains and I can talk there.
__________________
2012 Titanium Hatch- Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat

Mods: K&N Typhoon, ST exhaust, SCT tune by Tom

-Vince
boombots is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 04:48 PM   #13
FoFoTi
Focus Enthusiast
 
FoFoTi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 119990
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2014 hatch

Posts: 243
FF Reputation: 1 FoFoTi Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
My stock tires grip real well, wet or dry (maybe not so good if its cold cold (below freezing)
__________________
2014 Titanium hatch, DCT, handling package, blue candy
FoFoTi is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 06:04 PM   #14
mittencuh
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Fan#: 120274
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
What I Drive: 2013 Titanium hatch 5 speed

Posts: 89
FF Reputation: 1 mittencuh Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
This video (start at like the 3:00 mark to see summer tires in the rain) helps a lot.
mittencuh is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 07:58 PM   #15
Anthony2816
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Fan#: 116150
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
What I Drive: 2013 Tangerine Scream ST w/ST3 pack

Posts: 131
FF Reputation: 1 Anthony2816 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mittencuh View Post
This video (start at like the 3:00 mark to see summer tires in the rain) helps a lot.
Thanks, that was a good video...it certainly explains why Ford says I no longer have a car that I can use to visit my Tahoe home in winter!
Anthony2816 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 08:16 PM   #16
suss6052
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 12,165
FF Reputation: 23 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthony2816 View Post
Thanks, that was a good video...it certainly explains why Ford says I no longer have a car that I can use to visit my Tahoe home in winter!
Winter tires would help then, but it doesn't replace awd + winter tires when things get tricky.
__________________
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 05:23 PM   #17
TheXential
Focus Rookie
 
TheXential's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Fan#: 128666
Location: Lexington, KY
What I Drive: 2014 Tuxedo Black ST

Posts: 18
FF Reputation: 1 TheXential Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I've had no problems in the rain about 50*. Wish I could afford a decent set of winter tires or all-seasons, difficult to drive this thing in the snow especially since its my first manual.
TheXential is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 06:32 AM   #18
Anthony2816
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Fan#: 116150
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
What I Drive: 2013 Tangerine Scream ST w/ST3 pack

Posts: 131
FF Reputation: 1 Anthony2816 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheXential View Post
I've had no problems in the rain about 50*. Wish I could afford a decent set of winter tires or all-seasons, difficult to drive this thing in the snow especially since its my first manual.
And as I understand it there's not enough tire clearance to allow chains. I'd have to check the manual to see if that includes cables.
Anthony2816 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 09:00 AM   #19
hEaT
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20699
Location: Boston, MA
What I Drive: 2013 Oxford White Focus ST

Posts: 1,372
FF Reputation: 11 hEaT Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by boombots View Post
I know what you mean there but still kind of harsh, that is why these forums exist, to share info. I had zero experience with summer tires. I really didn't know that was what my car had until after I had bought it. I assumed they were all seasons. Ask me about all terrains or mud terrains and I can talk there.
Dealership/salesman at fault there as well. Even when I picked up my car I told the salesman I wouldn't be picking it up if the roads were snowy (my snow rubber was at the house, car purchased in January) and he was baffled. I've seen two STs this week, both still on the OEM rubber and temps haven't exceeded freezing here all week. We're getting "near whiteout" conditions now.
__________________
ZETEC Crew #49

Quote:
Originally posted by DrkKnight614
......hmm if that works then if i put a spinner on my butt hole and rip one will i be able to run faster. ...idiots
hEaT is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 11:54 AM   #20
suss6052
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 12,165
FF Reputation: 23 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheXential View Post
I've had no problems in the rain about 50*. Wish I could afford a decent set of winter tires or all-seasons, difficult to drive this thing in the snow especially since its my first manual.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthony2816 View Post
And as I understand it there's not enough tire clearance to allow chains. I'd have to check the manual to see if that includes cables.
The only allowable size for using chains is the 16" wheel listed in the suppliment manual. You should at a minimum be running a set of all seasons if not dedicated winter tires under 50f as the compounds in summer tires get hard and don't have the grip that winter tires do in those conditions.
__________________
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 10:58 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

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 Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. 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.