Hey all, as you may have heard from some of my previous postings, I'm verry dissapointed in the tires that came with my Focus. Since I got an SE with the sfe package it came with a set of continental Contitouring Contacts on 16 inch rims. (plain steel ones[bawling]) These tires have just been awful from the start, they ride harsh, vibrate constantly over anything except fresh pavement, and whenever it rains I'm lucky to get home without hitting a tree. The hydroplaning is just unbelievable on these guys. So with winter coming up I decided that they had to go; rain is bad enough I cant imagine these things on ice or snow. I'm getting a set of Michelin Primacy MXV4's put on tomorrow sometime.They're V-rated! Yes they're all seasons not winter, but I live in Delaware so snow isn't all too bad here. I've been planning this for a while, but in the last week the Contis began to bloat at the sidewalls and some even have little cave-in dents. At only 4000 miles this is completely unacceptable, oh well. I'll post pictures of the new ones tomorrow and I'd love to hear what other people are switching to if anything for the winter season. Also, if anyone has had similar experiences with the SFE-spec Contis.