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Old 11-10-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
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What are people using for snows and size

Hi all What are you people using for snow tires and what size of rim can I
use? I have 14 inch escort rims are they okay to use? Thanks Dave.


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Old 11-10-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
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It might help if I put year and car. LOL. Sorry my car is 2003 Focus ZX3 .


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Old 11-10-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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"ledpeddle" <gtscj2002@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
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> It might help if I put year and car. LOL. Sorry my car is 2003 Focus ZX3
> .


On 14 inch rims, you should use 185/70 winter tires to match the diameter of
your present tires. Handling will suffer a little, but traction will be
excellent. I think your Escort rims will fit, but you can easily check one
before buying tires.


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Old 11-11-2005, 02:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: What are people using for snows and size

In alt.autos.ford.focus ledpeddle <gtscj2002@yahoo.ca>:
> Hi all What are you people using for snow tires and what size of rim can I
> use? I have 14 inch escort rims are they okay to use? Thanks Dave.


If they fit and are legal to use on your car, they should be
fine, speedo might need recalibration. Iirc your Ford dealer
should be able to easily reprogram the speedo.

Personally use 15" steel rims, they were original mounted and I
replaced them with alloys for better optics. Got winter tires for
the left over steel rims, "Continental Winter Contact"
195/60-15T. They have amazing snow traction and are pretty silent
and I'd highly recommend them, only downside the limited Vmax of
190km/h.;(

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Old 11-16-2005, 12:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: What are people using for snows and size

Thanks guys for the tire size and info.


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Old 11-18-2005, 08:01   #6 (permalink)
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"ledpeddle" <gtscj2002@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
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> Thanks guys for the tire size and info.

==

Hi Guys I'm also looking at winter tires. I live in Canada and need good
snows for my daughters ZX5. She presently has 205/50 16. The previous posts
were extremely useful. Thanks Guys. I need to buy steel rims so I can go
with 14's or 15's. Most of the driving will be highway at 110k max. Would
you recommend 185/70 14 or 195/60 15. Thanks,
Geoff.


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Old 11-18-2005, 10:01   #7 (permalink)
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In alt.autos.ford.focus GeoffP <Geoff@nospam.com>:

> "ledpeddle" <gtscj2002@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
> news:v4Lef.1882$KP5.262126@news20.bellglobal.com...
>> Thanks guys for the tire size and info.


> Hi Guys I'm also looking at winter tires. I live in Canada and need good
> snows for my daughters ZX5. She presently has 205/50 16. The previous posts
> were extremely useful. Thanks Guys. I need to buy steel rims so I can go
> with 14's or 15's. Most of the driving will be highway at 110k max. Would
> you recommend 185/70 14 or 195/60 15. Thanks,


The difference is minimal, while 185 might be a fraction better
uphill, breaking will be minimal better with 195.

Now take into account the most important concerning ice/snow,
being able to stop your car *controlled*.

I'd check prices in addition, 195/15 are pretty common, so they
might be even cheaper YMMV.

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Old 11-20-2005, 13:01   #8 (permalink)
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"Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
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> In alt.autos.ford.focus GeoffP <Geoff@nospam.com>:
>
>> "ledpeddle" <gtscj2002@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
>> news:v4Lef.1882$KP5.262126@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>> Thanks guys for the tire size and info.

>
>> Hi Guys I'm also looking at winter tires. I live in Canada and need good
>> snows for my daughters ZX5. She presently has 205/50 16. The previous
>> posts
>> were extremely useful. Thanks Guys. I need to buy steel rims so I can go
>> with 14's or 15's. Most of the driving will be highway at 110k max. Would
>> you recommend 185/70 14 or 195/60 15. Thanks,

>
> The difference is minimal, while 185 might be a fraction better
> uphill, breaking will be minimal better with 195.
>
> Now take into account the most important concerning ice/snow,
> being able to stop your car *controlled*.
>
> I'd check prices in addition, 195/15 are pretty common, so they
> might be even cheaper YMMV.
>
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> Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
> mail: echo zvpunry@urvzvat.qr | perl -pe 'y/a-z/n-za-m/'

==
Thanks Michael.
Geoff


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Old 11-20-2005, 15:01   #9 (permalink)
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ledpeddle wrote:
> It might help if I put year and car. LOL. Sorry my car is 2003 Focus ZX3 .
>
>

I am using 15" steel rims and 185/65-15 (Canadian Tire Nordic Icetracs)
which approximate 195/60-15. They are great "bang for buck" tire!

Ron

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Old 11-20-2005, 18:01   #10 (permalink)
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"Freedom55" <"joinertake this out"@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> ledpeddle wrote:
>> It might help if I put year and car. LOL. Sorry my car is 2003 Focus ZX3
>> .

> I am using 15" steel rims and 185/65-15 (Canadian Tire Nordic Icetracs)
> which approximate 195/60-15. They are great "bang for buck" tire!
>
> Ron
>
> --
> And it really doesn't matter if
> I'm wrong I'm right
> Where I belong I'm right
> Where I belong.
>
> Lennon & McCartney

Thanks Ron, I will go to C/T Tomorrow
Geoff


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