Who's getting winters?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by Removed, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Removed

    Removed Guest

    Anyone going to run a separate set of winter wheels? I've been checking eBay and Craigslist for some 16" Fiesta/old Focus rims. My plan is to get some nice aluminum ones and plastidip them so they hold up to the salt/dirt/etc. (don't like steelies if I can avoid it).

    Also, what is everyone doing for tires? I have heard good things about the Blizzaks.
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  3. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Michelin IceX2 or 3 rated pretty good I had a set of Blizzaks on my RSX and was not impressed as I was with the IceX2's I had on my 2011 Mustang GT. I have a set of Nokian Hakkapeliita R Snow tires I have from my FRS that I will mount on my stock rims for this winter see how it goes finding a set of light weight summer tires and rims come next spring.. love my Hakka's nothing but a 2 foot snow bank could stop my and great control in the slushy wet stuff :) only winter tire I would not consider is a Firestone Winter force and they are WAY too noisy and not the great in the snow....
  4. aborbs87

    aborbs87 Active Member

    To save some cash right away, I am gunna throw some winter tires on the stock wheels. I have never ran winter specific tires so I'd love to hear some info on what others run.
  5. WRC Fan

    WRC Fan Administrator Staff Member

    If you get any appreciable amounts of snow where you live, dedicated snows will change your life.
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  6. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    Northern Virginia used to get snow, but the weather patterns have changed so much that I just don't see the point.
  7. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    I'm looking to get a dedicated full set of tires and wheels for here in Connecticut. My town is real hilly! Having a rough time because the car isn't on the streets yet and not sure if a set of 15" wheels will work w/ the larger brakes on the FiST.
  8. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Winter Tires make driving in snow a lot more safe and FUN You not only can go better you can stop and turn better too...
  9. CharlesWA

    CharlesWA New Member

    Probably a little tall but I've got a set of Continental ExtremeWinterContacts in 205/55R16 from last season mounted on some Focus wheels ready to go.
  10. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Maybe not unless you mean they might not fit or rub .. Isn't taller and narrow better for snow traction than wide and phat tires ??
  11. xorpheous

    xorpheous Member

    This is a good question! I know the 15" rims won't fit over my SVTF rotors, but will they fit on the FiST? I already have 15s with snows mounted. It would be nice not to have to get a new winter set.
  12. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    I heartily agree!
  13. Audrey

    Audrey Member

    I have a spare set of SES wheels and plan to keep them for my winters.
  14. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Would love to get an extra set of SES wheels, but cost is a bit high.
  15. Ataru

    Ataru Member

    MOST 15s won't fit over SVTF front calipers, but some do. Rota Slipstreams and OZ Superlegerras are just two that do.

    Since the FiST rotors up front are smaller than the SVTF front rotors, I think finding 15" wheels that will fit the FiST will be much easier.

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  16. Removed

    Removed Guest

    15" steelies will fit the ST, considering the spare tire is one.
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  17. Audrey

    Audrey Member

    I hunted on craigslist. I live nearish to Portland, OR. I found a set for $400 with tires (less than 1000 miles on them) and sensors in the San Francisco area. So Telero bought them for me as a Christmas gift and a friend that lives in San Jose picked them up. He drove home to OR for a holiday and delivered them to us then. It was a great deal and we were lucky to find it! They are typically expensive, and it took 2 years to find some at a price we were willing to pay!
  18. timo

    timo New Member

  19. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Great deal! wish I could find something like that, but I'll probably just get some aftermarket wheels for the winter.
  20. Fiat slayer

    Fiat slayer Member

    I paln on getting blizzaks for mine
  21. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    I read the ST supplement and plan on mounting 195/45-16 winter tires on the 16x6.5 SVT Contour wheels that are on my Fiesta now.

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