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#141115 Hello, And Where Are The Jacking Points

Posted by harweyko on 22 August 2011 - 04:20 PM

the red ones are originally proposed by Ford, I sometimes use also blue ones, but really as short term solution...
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#124597 Your Fiesta

Posted by harweyko on 27 April 2011 - 05:59 PM

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#107733 17" Zs Wheels Rubbish On Snow And Ice

Posted by harweyko on 26 December 2010 - 10:18 AM

to be honest, I really don`t understand why you people do not buy real winter tires. I do not want to hear bla bla because it is not needed for 10 days of snow in a year. If I want to drive safely and get wherever I`m going to I will invest 300€ into tyres. If I`m using winter ones I`m saving summer tyres so at the end I`m not loosing anything (maybe just price of steelies and storage place), I`m just getting more safety during whole year. With my winter tyres I`m not having a problem to drive through Alps in 10 centimeters of new snow, or even on icy road it is not such a problem as with summer tyres where it is impossible to steer and brake. Winter tyres are much better when in is below 4°C than summer tyres even on little bit wet road. Just compare below 2 tyre threads and imagine what will handle better in snow...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCyiBoTxCao&feature=related - also one really good comparison video

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#102296 Winter Tyres

Posted by harweyko on 26 October 2010 - 09:18 PM

When you want to buy wheels (alloy or steel) you`ll need 4x108 (4 holes, 108 is in milimetre - it is diameter of circle "running though" the centers of all 4 holes, there are also wheels with 4x100 and 4x98 so look carefully what you`re buying ;) ),
inner/centre circle should be 63,4mm,
for 15 inch wheel you need ET 47.5 (offset in milimetres, also 42 will be OK, but check with your insurance company if it is ok in your country),
and wheel should be 6 inches wide.

Tyre as you mentioned 195/50 R15.

Speedo should not be affected that much (when speedo reads 60mph on 16" your actual speed will be 59.5mph on 15")

The most noticeable difference between summer and winter tire is on fresh snow, summer tire is just sliding, winter tire has best conditions for its work, both to accelerate and brake. On wet road it is 50/50, on dry road is summer tire much better also if it is around zero (Celsius degrees = 32F), under this temperature just winter tires. (tested personally in last 7 years of my fast daily driving where year conditions vary from +30C to -30C (86F - -22F))