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mrempp 12-09-2012 12:08 AM

All season tire suggestion
 
Just picked up my ST this afternoon, and living in Kansas i knew the summer tires weren't going to work. Possibly at some point i will have two sets of wheels/tires, but for now i'm going the all season route. Dealer said i could swap them with whatever tires and just pay/credit the difference. So i'm looking for suggestions. Bridgestone pole position, Continental ExtremeContac, something else? Help me out here.

gerryyy 12-09-2012 06:44 AM

I believe the correct answer would be a second set of rims and tires. Downsize to a smaller size and beat the snow. Also by getting a second set of rims you save wear and tear on your expensive ST rims. Go to tirerack.com and poke around a bit or give them a call tomorrow to speak with one of their techs. Last thing, be prepared for a dash light to be on if you don't want to spring for an extra set TPMS sensors. No harm will be done but it's government interference at it's best.

RonMaiden 12-09-2012 09:42 AM

I have the Conti Extreme Contact and so far so good and the dry grip is quite surprising for an all-season and solid wet weather manners too. Can't say much about snow traction since the Focus hasn't seen any yet.

The rim protector works well too as I found out when i had to dodge a driver and tagged a curb and no damage resulted.
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misfire 12-09-2012 09:47 AM

I can vouch for the conti-extreme contacts. I put a set on my wife's Mazda 3. The best contacts to get are the ones I got. The DWS. Dry, wet, snow.


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mainest 12-09-2012 10:22 AM

Gerryyy is right, depending on what your "winter" is like. For the interim, I agree with Ron and misfire. The DWS are excellent all around tires, wet weather performance is outstanding! My only "complaint" is they aren't particularly long lived.
I currently have 17" Cooper Zeon RS3-A on my SVT, and have been very happy with their overall performance. That said, my 16" Michelin x-ice xi2s are going on tomorrow.
Good luck.

RonMaiden 12-09-2012 10:32 AM

The DWS at least does have a 50k mile treadwear warranty but I'm still hoping to see alot of miles from them.

matmatician 12-09-2012 12:08 PM

A lot of folks swear by the DWS's, but I got some yokohama YK580's and have been pretty thoroughly pleased with them. Living near seattle, I can definitely vouch for their performance in the Rain. Snow, though... Not so sure yet, as I haven't encountered any this year.

mrempp 12-09-2012 02:25 PM

Probably go with the DWS's. Had them on an old acura tl and i thought they did well. Thanks for the input. One day i will get serious and buy a set of winter wheels/tires, but for now some all seasons will suffice. just driving around today in the 30 degree weather the goodyears just cant grip the cold pavement.

scott7278 12-09-2012 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by mrempp (Post 4490631)
Probably go with the DWS's. Had them on an old acura tl and i thought they did well. Thanks for the input. One day i will get serious and buy a set of winter wheels/tires, but for now some all seasons will suffice. just driving around today in the 30 degree weather the goodyears just cant grip the cold pavement.

I am still running the stock Contis, but will be upgrading to DWS when I can. I had Goodyear Eagles on my old car and had some harrowing moments in the snow...pretty sure I gripped the steering wheel so hard that I left permanent impressions of my hands.

SkyPilot 12-09-2012 05:10 PM

Moved to: Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension


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