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#1 OFFLINE   Big Red

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:41 PM

Looking to buy a Flex before moving to Colorado and studded snow tires are a plus for winter driving. Will the Limited w/ 19" wheels have enough room?

#2 OFFLINE   hoseclamp

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:52 PM

Looking to buy a Flex before moving to Colorado and studded snow tires are a plus for winter driving. Will the Limited w/ 19" wheels have enough room?


Good luck finding a 235/55-19 studded winter, none anywhere. You can do a 235/60-18 studded winter with a 18" wheel and options increase 100 fold for tire choices. I'm using Pirelli Ice/snows on 19" wheels, working great, excellent tire, much better than expected.

#3 OFFLINE   JRS

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:29 AM

Not sure about studded tires - but

http://blogs.edmunds...egon-bound.html

talks about chains & clearances..

The manual says you can only use chains with the 17" wheels that come on the SE.

SNOW TIRES AND CABLES/CHAINS

WARNING: Snow tires must be the same size, load index, speed
rating as those originally provided by Ford. Use of any tire or
wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and
performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of
loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
Additionally, the use of non-recommended tires and wheels could
cause steering, suspension, axle or transfer case/power transfer unit
failure.

The tires on your vehicle have all-weather treads to provide traction in
rain and snow. However, in some climates, you may need to use snow
tires and cables . If you need to use cables, it is recommended that steel
wheels (of the same size and specifications) be used, as cables may chip
aluminum wheels.

Follow these guidelines when using snow tires and chains:

• Use only SAE class “S” cables or equivalent on the front axle for
P235/60R17 equipped vehicles. SAE class “S” chains or other
conventional link chains may cause damage to the vehicles wheel
house and/or body. Use of optional spike type traction devices or
equivalent is also acceptable.

• Do not install tire chains, cables, or optional traction devices on the rear
tires. This could cause damage to the vehicle’s wheel house or body.

• Do not use tire chains, cables, or optional traction devices with
optional P235/60R18, P235/55R19 or 255/45R20 tires.

Edited by JRS, 16 July 2009 - 10:33 AM.


#4 OFFLINE   lambdapro

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:08 PM

I have an extra set of 17" SE wheels tires TPMS cheap. ($400) You can swing down to Dallas on your way to Colorado. ;-)
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#5 OFFLINE   Harlangto

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:36 AM

Unless you are moving to the deepest part of the mountains in Colorado, save your money.......
studded tires are a waste, excessively noisy and are destructive to the roadways

buy some really good ice/snow tires

#6 OFFLINE   Big Red

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 12:37 PM

Unless you are moving to the deepest part of the mountains in Colorado, save your money.......
studded tires are a waste, excessively noisy and are destructive to the roadways

buy some really good ice/snow tires



#7 OFFLINE   Big Red

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 12:43 PM

THanks for the feedback and ideas. I have my Flex! looks like the one pictured in the forum header. I plan on gooing the snow tire route as it is in keeping with the manual. And I wont have spedo problems. Next step is to sell the house and move to Colorado. And install a trailer hitch.

#8 OFFLINE   travnjo

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:01 AM

I live in Lake Arrowhead, CA and have a 2009 Ford Flex AWD with 235/55R19. I had to get new tires after only 7000 miles due to our mountain roads. The Flex is not doing too good in winter. I slid last year while driving 20 MPH & again this year with the new tires. Does anyone know if I can use Spiders or Sport Trak devices on my car? Otherwise I am house bound all winter while my husband has the F350! Thanks for any suggestions!

#9 OFFLINE   cuervoman

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:02 AM

I live in Lake Arrowhead, CA and have a 2009 Ford Flex AWD with 235/55R19. I had to get new tires after only 7000 miles due to our mountain roads. The Flex is not doing too good in winter. I slid last year while driving 20 MPH & again this year with the new tires. Does anyone know if I can use Spiders or Sport Trak devices on my car? Otherwise I am house bound all winter while my husband has the F350! Thanks for any suggestions!

I would recommend winter tires. They make a HUGE difference. I used to live in San Diego and Idyllwild. Did not need them there. Now, it Nebraska? You bet ya! On my Flex and the wife's Infiniti G37X. A must in the winter.






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