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Sadly took my 20"s off this week (which I love), and installed these 18" Fast Wheels with Toyo GSi5’s ... All set to battle our Canadian icy and snowy winter season!

Had Toyo's on my MKX for 4 seasons and still looked new, great tires, highly recommended.

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What are the tire specs that you put on the 18"? What did you do for the tire pressure sensors?

I'm thinking going from 19" to 17" with 60. Anyone think that'll work? :confused: Tirerack got them in their website...
 

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The tires are 235/50R18, coming off the stock 255/45R20's, which I belive is the stock size if you get the car with 18"'s. Obviously does not drive the same, there's 1.5" less rubber touching the surface, but still drives and handles great.

I did not get the TPMS plugs, didn't want to spend the extra $$ per corner, I'm fine with staring at the warning light all winter, it' s a stupid system anyways, doesn't tell you which tire is low, it just warns there's low tire pressure, you need to figure out which one is causing the alert!
 

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TPMS is a federally mandated system. Bypassing it simply exposes you and potentially everyone around you to the consequences of a low/flat tire. Acknowledged that the MKC TPMS does not indicate which tire is low, these systems have saved me more than once from riding on a low pressure or slowly leaking tire or cold snap that brings all tires below spec. It only takes an extra 2 minutes with a digital pressure gauge to identify the problem tire. Personally, it is a safety system I won't do without.
 

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Shirtmkc, so this mean you have two sets of rims n'est-ce pas? We just ordered Nokian 19" allweather tires and on a wait list for them (maybe next week). We are looking forward to not having to store extra tires and rims.
 

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Shirtmkc, so this mean you have two sets of rims n'est-ce pas? We just ordered Nokian 19" allweather tires and on a wait list for them (maybe next week). We are looking forward to not having to store extra tires and rims.
Yup, 2 sets of tires and rims. A costly investment, however the 20" mags are much too nice to get ruined from all the winter road salt, not to mention the price of 20" dedicated winter are astronomical. Straight winter tires are a legal requirement here.
 

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Our Nokian all weather tires have the snow flake symbol so they are officially winter tires. I know we can't travel into the interior of BC without winter tires and we will comply with the Nokians. We are tired of having two sets of tires and these all weather versus all season may fill the bill. The weak link appears to be that all weather wear out quicker than usual.
 

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We got our 19" Nokian all weather tires put on on Monday. My husband finds they aren't causing too much difference in how the car feels compared to having the all season tires on other than he feels more grip on the roads. They aren't too noisy at all. Here is an article from today's Globe and Mail about the all weather tires that is interesting. All-weather tires now affordable, last longer | Toronto Star
 

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My MKC came with the 255/40R20 all seasons. I just purchased Nokean winter tires 235/55R18 along with the rims as my tire dealer could not find basic 20" rims. I've been trying to find out which type of TPMS system is on this car - direct or indirect. I've received 2 different answers from different dealers. I was assuming the direct system and I did not purchase the TPMS sensors for the tires. I was expecting the indicator on the dashboard to be lit up but it is not so I got to thinking that maybe the indirect system is used on this vehicle? I also contacted Lincoln customer service and they are telling me that because I put 18" rims on for the winter tires that this will affect my warranty as the manual specifically says to install winter tires of the same rim size only! I've never heard of this before. Are they feeding me a load of bull?
 

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Well I've had the winter tires (without the tire pressure sensors) on the car since Oct. 30 and still the low pressure warning light on the dash has not turned on. I've had the car to the local Ford dealer twice (no Lincoln dealer here) and they have done all kinds of tests, talked with the Lincoln tech guys but still cannot figure out why the dashboard light is not on. Supposedly they have tested all the components and everything is OK. Now Lincoln is telling them to wait until spring when I put the all seasons (with the tire pressure sensors) back on and then it will be easier to determine where/what the problem is. Has anyone else had an issue with the light NOT coming on when using tires with no sensors?
 

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I stored my 20"s right at the dealer, and had them install 18" Michelin snow tires along with TPMS.... a worthwhile safety investment in my books.
I got pleasantly surprised today....a knock at our front door...answer the door and there is a nice gentleman delivering a wonderful gift basket full of goodies, and the coolest mug in it's centre, curtesy Ford Lincoln (Holiday Ford Lincoln) in Peterborough....that was very thoughtful and a very sweet gesture. There's a jar of Italian stuffed olives, a pack of roasted almonds, some pack of speciality coffee, a bunch of Godiva chocolates , oranges, a wall candle ornament, and a whole lot more...I mean this was a pretty large basket!!!! Nice touch indeed!
Thank you Holiday Ford for the appreciated holiday cheer lol
 

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I stored my 20"s right at the dealer, and had them install 18" Michelin snow tires along with TPMS.... a worthwhile safety investment in my books.
I got pleasantly surprised today....a knock at our front door...answer the door and there is a nice gentleman delivering a wonderful gift basket full of goodies, and the coolest mug in it's centre, curtesy Ford Lincoln (Holiday Ford Lincoln) in Peterborough....that was very thoughtful and a very sweet gesture. There's a jar of Italian stuffed olives, a pack of roasted almonds, some pack of speciality coffee, a bunch of Godiva chocolates , oranges, a wall candle ornament, and a whole lot more...I mean this was a pretty large basket!!!! Nice touch indeed!
Thank you Holiday Ford for the appreciated holiday cheer lol
Guess tires and pressure are important to you Canadians. How bad is your driving conditions and it sounds like some of you are mandated to have snow tires?

Candy you do sound special LOL. getting all these goodies..was it a Lincoln mug?
 

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5.0 Candy you sure do have a great Lincoln dealer! The dealer I bought from in Barrie doesn't even bother to keep in touch unless I contact them first...not really impressed with them at all.

I would never drive without winter tires and this time around I got the tires studded as well. We tend to get a lot of snow and freezing rain and I have a 25 km drive to work as I live out in the country. Combine that with a steep, uphill 125 foot driveway from the road to my garage and nothing works better than studded, winter tires on an AWD vehicle.

This winter has been crazy warm...it is 14 C (57 F) here today and no snow on the ground.
 

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5.0 Candy you sure do have a great Lincoln dealer! The dealer I bought from in Barrie doesn't even bother to keep in touch unless I contact them first...not really impressed with them at all.

I would never drive without winter tires and this time around I got the tires studded as well. We tend to get a lot of snow and freezing rain and I have a 25 km drive to work as I live out in the country. Combine that with a steep, uphill 125 foot driveway from the road to my garage and nothing works better than studded, winter tires on an AWD vehicle.

This winter has been crazy warm...it is 14 C (57 F) here today and no snow on the ground.
Wow. Glad I don't live where you do :smile. Does your MKC get "damaged" or taken any beating physically from all that?

Yes unbelievably warm, literally in the 70s here in the NY area. I've had enough, the novelty of the warm weather is wearing off. I need to ski now. Have to head out west..
 

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Yes the car will take a beating, especially driving in the winter with all the salt on the road, rocks and pebbles kicked up by the trucks, etc. There really isn't anything that can be done about it.

What a day with the high winds. The electricity is out everywhere. I'm not supposed to get it back until 5 pm tomorrow. Fortunately I have a whole house stand by generator. My street is in the dark. I feel sorry for people that were going to cook turkey today.
 
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