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

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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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not here...i think it might only be quebec where it's mandatory.
 

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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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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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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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Posted via FF Mobile We both know what Manitoba winters are like! Outside of the city your dealing with snow and some icy highways and in the city the streets turn into a polished sheet of ice at every light. After having a set on my last car I'll never go without them again. Main reason is safety, but also your all-seasons last longer and road salt wont eat away your nice summer rims.

I live close to the US border so I'm getting mine from tirerack.com and picking them up at Connies parcel depot in Walhalla so i dont have to pay the crazy shipping charges to Canada. Total cost $700 including the 15" steel rims. If you find them for the same price or cheaper locally, let me know! I'll do the same.
 

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I live close to the US border so I'm getting mine from tirerack.com and picking them up at Connies parcel depot in Walhalla so i dont have to pay the crazy shipping charges to Canada. Total cost $700 including the 15" steel rims.
that's what i was thinking of doing...well worth the trip!

which winter tires are you getting? also, if my titanium is going to have 17" rims...can the winter tires be smaller rims as long as the tire circumference is the same? is it cheaper to get 15" or 16"?
 

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Posted via FF Mobile I have 17's aswell. If you select a 2012 Focus you'll see the 15" set as an option. speedo shouldnt be out because the overall circumfrence is very close. 15's are cheaper, but mainly you get alot more options. I chose the General Altimax cause consumer reports gave it a really good review ( 2nd overall). At $73 a piece its cheaper than anything you'll find out here.
 

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You also have to buy rims on top of that...it adds up :/
 

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Here in Newfoundland, only a fool would drive without winter tires during winter! I understand the inland areas of Canada usually get even more snow than we do, so I'd say you're better off investing in some winter tires.
 

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that's what i was thinking of doing...well worth the trip!

which winter tires are you getting? also, if my titanium is going to have 17" rims...can the winter tires be smaller rims as long as the tire circumference is the same? is it cheaper to get 15" or 16"?
Winter tires in Winnepeg? YES.

Just the wicked cold temps you guys experience is alone reason enough for investing in snow tires. As mentioned before, all seasons will not be effective once the temperature drops below a certain point.

It is generally recommended that you drop down one size - so that's 16" for you.
 

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You also have to buy rims on top of that...it adds up :/
$700.00 includes the rims, tires, balancing and shipping from tirerack. All you have to do is swap off your all-seasons. I know after buying a car the last thing you want to do is drop more cash, for me its a safety thing and I'm not running my black 17" rims in my profile pic in the winter.

I'll keep you posted if I find anything cheaper.
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$700.00 includes the rims, tires, balancing and shipping from tirerack. All you have to do is swap off your all-seasons. I know after buying a car the last thing you want to do is drop more cash, for me its a safety thing and I'm not running my black 17" rims in my profile pic in the winter.

I'll keep you posted if I find anything cheaper.
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you're just going with the black basic steel rims, correct?
 

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Yup, good 'ol black steelies. I don't use hub caps cause its one more place for ice/snow to build up and throw your wheel balance off. Posted via FF Mobile
 
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