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03-10-2013 10:13 AM
1badgmc
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Originally Posted by Seriously Focused View Post
What was the $318 tire, a Pirelli ?? Good sheet !
Michelin
03-10-2013 09:38 AM
Seriously Focused
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Originally Posted by 1badgmc View Post
I ran over something about a month ago that took out my left rear tire. It wasn't a blowout. It took about 15 miles before it was done for, but it still sucked. The jack does suck, but I was pleased to find a full-size spare and not a donut. Thankfully I bought the TireCare warranty so I didn't have to shell out the $318 for the new tire. I also guess I should have paid more attention to the tires when I bought the car as I was shocked to find they only have a 20,000 mile warranty and I already have 16,000 miles on the car. I definitely won't be putting these Michelins back on when it's time to replace them in a few short months.
What was the $318 tire, a Pirelli ?? Good sheet !
03-10-2013 03:53 AM
Elizabeth I guess I expect MORE from a tire.
Like my last cars tires..
One of the stock tire had four large nails in one. worn down outside, but sticking up inside when i replaced it. that tire never leaked air.
One of the nails was a thick spike sticking up two inches inside the tire. All four were completly through the tread into the inside.
And I drove that car (Contour SVT) at its maximum rated speed way more than once or twice on that tire full of nails... (it was the passenger rear, I never rotated tires.. I guess drifting around corners may have pick up the nails..
BF Goodrich Z rated babies... That car never had a flat tire.
Like i said, I expect more from a tire.
I would guess the wrap around bands are just weak on these OEM tires. so a hit breaks them and then nothing else in there to stop a failure.
Higher tire air pressures would help stop that happening.
(some might think lower would be better.. Nope, higher keeps the tire intact when it hits something. What take the brunt of the hit your tire was taking internally... is your suspension.)
03-09-2013 07:18 PM
Superlifted06FX4 I said f it and swapped on the Goodyear Eagle GTs off my Cougar when I got my Focus. I love the handling and the warranty. But I don't see a problem with the Contitracs. My moms Taurus had them and they lasted 80k with no problems.
03-09-2013 10:18 AM
flyboyike
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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
Can't be that popular of a tire since hardly anyone carries it in stock. The OP said it had to be ordered out because one could not be found locally. Same for me when I needed it replaced, 5 local tire shops did not carry it, ford had to order one for me.

If I still have this car in a year, it will not be getting replacement continentals.

Even in the link you posted, it only has a 6.7 out of 10 score. Not that great.
Maybe an area thing, because tire stores in the Daytona area carry Contis fine. That being said, I will probably replace them with something else also, due to them being fairly noisy. Then again, I had the same issue with the P6s on my 2006 ZX3.
03-08-2013 12:26 PM
1badgmc
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Originally Posted by oritpro View Post
$318 for a new tire? Ouch! I paid $170 and I thought that was steep, but it was cheaper than buying four new tires.
Yeah. Crazy. I've admittedly touched triple digit speeds a few times in this car, but I have no need for a Z-rated tire. I don't think my Focus is in any danger of pushing the limits that far. The next set of tires won't be coming from the dealer and they won't be Z-rated.
03-08-2013 12:03 PM
dragonpalm
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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
Can't be that popular of a tire since hardly anyone carries it in stock. The OP said it had to be ordered out because one could not be found locally. Same for me when I needed it replaced, 5 local tire shops did not carry it, ford had to order one for me.

If I still have this car in a year, it will not be getting replacement continentals.

Even in the link you posted, it only has a 6.7 out of 10 score. Not that great.
Sometimes OEM tires have to be ordered because shops usually don't sell OEM. However, the dealer should have them in stock. Different dealers = different results I guess.

Tire Rack rated it 7.05/10 and gave it 2nd place compared to Bridgestone Turanza Serenity (Grand Touring All-Season),
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring (Grand Touring All-Season) and Michelin Primacy MXM4 (Grand Touring All-Season). Users rated it 6.7/10 out of 971 reviews, which seems pretty popular to me.

My point is it's a popular OEM tire that's not terrible or substandard, like the linked post implied. It's certainly not the best tire but it's a good OEM tire.
03-08-2013 11:40 AM
Some Guy From NY
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Originally Posted by dragonpalm View Post
Please don't incite fear and paranoia like that. All tires will blow if people run over rocks or curbs in certain situations or at high speeds.

Let me just say that our Continental ContiPro Contact tires are a popular OEM tire for many manufactures including Volkswagen, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Mini, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and GM, just to name a few. They're a German company and one of the largest tire manufactures in the world. It is thoroughly reviewed http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ontiProContact

My previous Scion had Bridgestones and my Mazda had Dunlops, both of which blew out when I accidentally ran over rocks on the road at highway speeds. My point is, any tire can fail in certain damage situations.


Can't be that popular of a tire since hardly anyone carries it in stock. The OP said it had to be ordered out because one could not be found locally. Same for me when I needed it replaced, 5 local tire shops did not carry it, ford had to order one for me.

If I still have this car in a year, it will not be getting replacement continentals.

Even in the link you posted, it only has a 6.7 out of 10 score. Not that great.
03-08-2013 11:24 AM
dragonpalm
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
Great that no damage other than tire blew.
I want to say though, this is the second tire which has failed from a hit.
(the other was hitting a curb.
Makes it clear to me these tires are not too strong.
So everyone be aware these things are happening.
I have never heard of tires failing like this for one car... really.
So Ford should start keeping track of this problem.
Seriously. even though it is only two blown tires. It still matters as (like I wrote) it is a rare issue, and a serious one.
AKA Firestone...??

(and I personally will be careful about it myself, realizing some of these tires are fragile)
Your opinion may vary.
Please don't incite fear and paranoia like that. Any tire can blow if people run over rocks or curbs in certain situations or at high speeds.

Let me just say that our Continental ContiPro Contact tires are a popular OEM tire for many manufactures including Volkswagen, Mercedes, BMW, Mini, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and GM, just to name a few. They're a German company and one of the largest tire manufactures in the world. It is thoroughly reviewed http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ontiProContact

My previous Scion had Bridgestones and my Mazda had Dunlops, both of which blew out when I accidentally ran over rocks on the road at highway speeds. My point is, any tire can fail in certain damage situations.
03-08-2013 10:54 AM
oritpro
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Originally Posted by 1badgmc View Post
I ran over something about a month ago that took out my left rear tire. It wasn't a blowout. It took about 15 miles before it was done for, but it still sucked. The jack does suck, but I was pleased to find a full-size spare and not a donut. Thankfully I bought the TireCare warranty so I didn't have to shell out the $318 for the new tire. I also guess I should have paid more attention to the tires when I bought the car as I was shocked to find they only have a 20,000 mile warranty and I already have 16,000 miles on the car. I definitely won't be putting these Michelins back on when it's time to replace them in a few short months.
$318 for a new tire? Ouch! I paid $170 and I thought that was steep, but it was cheaper than buying four new tires.
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