I need a stiff side wall 205/45 16 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
badazz2010focus
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Fan#: 78166
Location: jupiter, FL
What I Drive: 2010 ingot silver 2 dr 5 speed

Posts: 3,981
FF Reputation: 7 badazz2010focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I need a stiff side wall 205/45 16

I live in florida so I dont need a/s tires "all season"they need to be summer performance. I am lowered on stock snowflakes I need something like 205/45 or 215/40 something along those lines. I am leaning towards handling and sportiness not comfort.


badazz2010focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-01-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
SlickWilly
Focus Fanatic
 
SlickWilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 116476
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 2009 Ford Focus SES Sangria Red

Posts: 1,841
FF Reputation: 5 SlickWilly Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Have you tried tire rack? I think a lot of people like the continental extreme contact tires
__________________
'09 SES -FRPP Suspension - Massive Rear Toe Arms - Stalled - NitrousExpress 40HP Wet Shot
SlickWilly is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
Elizabeth
Focus Fanatic
 
Elizabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89280
Location: SouthEast, WI
What I Drive: '12 Yellow Focus SE stick, 17"rims

Posts: 2,701
FF Reputation: 14 Elizabeth Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The tire 'designed' for the Contour SVT, the BF Goodrich KDW had some super stiff sidewalls back when they were for the SVT.
I do not know if they have modified them since.
I owned a SVT Contour for 13 years. Great tires.. Corner like in was on rails.. like crazy, but really noisy tires too.

The second set when I replaced them... suprise one tire had four nails all the way through, one a large spike! Never leaked any air.
TOUGH tires.

Last edited by Elizabeth; 11-01-2013 at 10:36 PM.
Elizabeth is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 10:35 PM   #4
Elizabeth
Focus Fanatic
 
Elizabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89280
Location: SouthEast, WI
What I Drive: '12 Yellow Focus SE stick, 17"rims

Posts: 2,701
FF Reputation: 14 Elizabeth Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlickWilly View Post
Have you tried tire rack? I think a lot of people like the continental extreme contact tires
Conti's have very 'soft' sidewalls in general.
Elizabeth is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2013, 07:35 AM   #5
badazz2010focus
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Fan#: 78166
Location: jupiter, FL
What I Drive: 2010 ingot silver 2 dr 5 speed

Posts: 3,981
FF Reputation: 7 badazz2010focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I can feel the tires roll over whenever I take anything over 40, a little stiffer sidewall would be nice LOL
badazz2010focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #6
Joeywhat
Strichmädchen & Koks
 
Joeywhat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Fan#: 85247
Location: Brighton, MI
What I Drive: 2014 Mustang 3.7L SGM

Posts: 2,632
FF Reputation: 9 Joeywhat Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Try the BFG G-Force Comp 2 tires. Sidewalls are fairly stiff, and they perform well on dry and wet pavement, and do alright against hydroplaning.
__________________
Hatch Nation #29
Joeywhat is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2013, 09:07 AM   #7
justalilslow
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Fan#: 59266
Location: nwa, AR
What I Drive: 05 gutted hatch

Posts: 170
FF Reputation: 3 justalilslow Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
The bridgestone 760 has a side wall almost as stiff as a run flat. Or the RE-11 is even better with a tad stiffer sidewall than the 760.
__________________
05 gutted hatch
M88A1 recovery vehicle
justalilslow is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2013, 12:02 PM   #8
badazz2010focus
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Fan#: 78166
Location: jupiter, FL
What I Drive: 2010 ingot silver 2 dr 5 speed

Posts: 3,981
FF Reputation: 7 badazz2010focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
They look hella soft they have a 160 tread wear yikes and they are "a" "a" lol.
badazz2010focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2013, 01:05 PM   #9
Julian@TireRack.com
FF Affiliate
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102247
Location: South Bend, IN
What I Drive: N/A

Posts: 161
FF Reputation: 2 Julian@TireRack.com Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If you really want to go sticky take a look at the Dunlop Direzza ZII

It's almost the type of tire that you can drive on the street but then take to some track events.



__________________
888-428-8355 ext. 4798
Julian@TireRack.com

Remember to reference Julian/Focus Fanatics in the "previous contacts" field to make sure the forum get's credit!
Julian@TireRack.com is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #10
SlickWilly
Focus Fanatic
 
SlickWilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 116476
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 2009 Ford Focus SES Sangria Red

Posts: 1,841
FF Reputation: 5 SlickWilly Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
BADAZZ: This is what I am running on my SES wheels right now
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

I love them. I know your on my old snowflakes, but have you though about stepping up to a 17?
__________________
'09 SES -FRPP Suspension - Massive Rear Toe Arms - Stalled - NitrousExpress 40HP Wet Shot
SlickWilly is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.