In alt.autos.ford.focus jt <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I have a 2004 ZX5 Premium. ONe of the aluminum rims is slightly bent,
> not enough to loose air but enough so I get some thumppin/rumbling road
> noise. A couple of the local tire shops have said the can acutally fix
> the rim and charge $50 which is much better than $200 for a new wheel.
> Anyone done this? Is this just BS or can they actually streighten it.
No, luckily not. I'd check out ebay for a wheel in good shape.
> Once fixed I want to get rid of the P6s and am leaning to Bridgestone
Full ack, never drove any tires as noisy as Pirelli P6000, was
almost glad as they were gone. Have Continental "Premium Contact
2" or so now. Seems like a new car, no more noise and superior
handling in any situation.
> Potenza G009 or the Toyo Proxes 4. From reading reviews soudns like the
> Toyo is better in every area except snow traction so am leaning that
> way. I want confort, low noise and good handling in wet weather, Anyone
> have either of these on a Focus and can comment?
Have snow tires on steel wheels in addition, Continental "Winter
Contact" or so. Great traction on snow. IMHO all season tires
just don't cut it. Randomly remember Toyo, pretty cheap but
really worse on wet roads, a major concern if it's raining ever
second day in your area...
Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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