Winter Tires/ Wheel's

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by Mikeygti, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Didn't want to hog the page up with pics don't the pics if clicked on take you to the full size pics ??
     
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  3. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Yea but the full size pics are still so small.
     
  4. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I see what you mean I just viewed them on my phone and they are tiny
     
  5. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    They are large images for me when click, but I'm not using a phone.

    Thanks for posting up!

    Rod, have you noticed much difference in braking since going to the 15" setup? I guess it might be hard to separate the change in braking from the wheel/tire size, versus... the change in tread / rubber.
     
  6. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Braking is still awesome ... But the blizzaks are noisy compared to the summer tires though as stated they do ride softer ..
     
  7. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    My tire shop said the blizzard would be great in the snow but because they are so soft they won't last more than 2 winters.
     
  8. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I'm ok with that if they work
    In the snow and wear out I'll get new ones and maybe betterer ones lol
     
  9. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Was considering blizzaks just because of the limitations in 17" winter tires available.... I hate the stock wheels for being 17s. Pain.

    I can't imagine the fun it must be finding tires to fit those ridiculous "donk" style rides.
     
  10. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    got my Pirelli winter tires mounted on SVT wheels.
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  11. Smokin

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  12. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    LOL my son did that to his wheels and it looks ok but he has access to good grade powder coating and says if you don't like it we can just sandblast it and coat it again hehe
     
  13. FiestaST

    FiestaST Active Member

    I was thinking about cheap black steelies for winter. The one I found has a recommended tire size of 205/55-15. Will that work with this car in winter?
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013
  14. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    We got 1.5" of wet/slushy snow the other morning and I had to attempt to drive to work on the summer tires. It wasn't fun. Dug out a set of 16" Focus wheels with old Blizzaks and installed them. Much better in the slush! Back to the factory 17" wheels until the next batch of winter weather strikes.
     
  15. FiestaST

    FiestaST Active Member

    Haha I'm waiting to wake up to snow to. It's getting cold here in NY 35 degrees this morning. I know the tires are not supposed to be driven under 40 degrees but they felt fine so far. Lucky for me I kept my old honda civic on the road just in case.
     
  16. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    It's already snowed here so figured when I picked her up from the dealer better just have them throw them on (Ford threw on steelies for free) Tires are some no name company tigerpaw, but hey they're winters, and they were free.. 185/60/R15

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  17. brian

    brian Member

    Tiger paw used to be oem on gm pickups. I believe they're owned by uniroyal.
     
  18. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    These fit in your FiST? Kewl!
     
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    Put my winters on yesterday - 16" Pirelli performance snows with 16x7 Sparco wheels:
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    Ride is softer, but not squishy.
     
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  20. Bluto

    Bluto Member

    Thanks for the photo looks great! Will definitely consider those wheels if I go to 16's, they would work well on my black car. The slightly softer ride you mentioned in the other thread would be good for everyday driving too (for me), lots of rough roads where I live.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2013
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    If you don't need chains, going to a 195/50 16 would give you even more sidewall and a slightly better ride.

    You could probably get away with 205/50 16's but I imagine that's pushing it.
     

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