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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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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....
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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 ??
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
I heartily agree!
 

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

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

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

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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 NoIkian 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....
I paln on getting blizzaks for mine
 

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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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