Last post on Oct 01, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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Ford Focus, Wheels, Tires, Sedan
Jul 03, 2008 (9:34 am)
I have been racing cars for about 17 years. The reason that you would consider using nitrogen, is because it is more stable then regular air. It doesn't expand or contract when heated or cooled like air. The harder the tire, the less friction. The less friction the better your over all mileage. Now if the tire gets to hard you might start to loose a little traction in some situations, but this would be under extreme driving conditions. So with nitrogen, you can run the air pressures in your tire SLIGHTLY higher because as the tire warms up under driving conditions the air is not going to expand and over inflate the tire. Conversely, when the tire cools in the winter or cool mornings, the tire will not be under inflated when you start out. We are talking a couple 3lbs (with air) here for a street vehicle. On my racecar, it is more like 7 to 9 lbs. in a longer run (with air) Oh and neither Nitrogen or air should be "seeping" thru the tire. if the tire is getting low. you have a bead leak, or a hole. GET IT FIXED.
#5 of 7 Replacement tires for Focus...
May 26, 2009 (1:30 pm)
I have a 125K on my 01 Focus wagon and have not been satisfied running BF Goodrich Touring T/As. Admittedly, I have only had all for wheels aligned twice since buying this car new. This may have resulted in uneven wear and noticeable tire noise.
I am now thinking about going with a pair of Michelin-X Radials, which will go on the rear as required by the retailer, while running the two good remaining Goodrich T/As on the front.
I will probably keep the Focus for at least two years as I have maintained it well and it is in good running order. Any feedback on tire replacement experiences good and bad from Focus owners will be appreciated.
#6 of 7 TPMS sensors on snow tires
Oct 01, 2009 (8:51 am)
Im planning to get some studless snow tires for the winter. My 2008 Ford Focus has TPMS sensors installed. If I don't get them on my snow tires, then the light will be all winter correct?
The sensors alone range from $25-$35 a piece. I'd figure I'd save a few $$$ and check my tire pressure manually.