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Old 09-25-2012, 05:32 PM   #11
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Ok I've installed them this is how they look. They're really bright and pure white color the camera just changes it and makes it look bluish green.. atleast you'll get the idea of how they look.









I have the extreme contact DWS the all season tire and I love them they handle great, rain traction is awesome. would not get any other all season tire but them. And a lot less noise than stock on the highway

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:41 PM   #12
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Just in time thread, trying to figure out what to replace my ps3's with as well. I like the Mich PSS with 30k warranty but still not decided yet. Will be shopping around and checking this thread in the mean time. Maybe 2wks to go on the ps3's ...they made it 24k miles so not to bad.

One thing I am looking for in making my decision is I really like the way the ps3's have the so called "rim protector" where the tire sticks out farther then the rim. Nice to have but mostly I like the look it gives on the rim. Hoping to find this on my replacement tire. Also love the handling of the ps3's so looking to match the performance as well. No need for all season since summer tires are good all year where I'm at.
That's also the result of putting a wider tire on the rim... not really a feature. I put wider tires on my Mazdaspeed 3 when I had it and ended up having the same "feature"

I believe the Titanium is running 235 width tire on a 7.5 or 8in width rim, probably 8in since 225 was pushing it on the 7.5in my Mazdaspeed 3 had stock.

So, just get the same size tires and you *should* still have that wider tire than rim. Falkens tend to run a bit small though I've noticed so that might be a different story if you look at them.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:53 PM   #13
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:53 PM   #14
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thanks.. I live in FL so its always summer, but I was looking at touring tires cause of tread, noise and comfort.. I mean the car only has 160hp so im not looking to spend $300 each on tires that barley make it 25k miles.. Dont get me wrong I love the stock tires but they get shot quickly.. Have had Michelin's for a few years now and I dont think they make any cheap quality tires.. My dad has Falkens on his 2010 Fusion Sport and i'm not a fan (not like the stock goodyears were any better).. Thanks
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thanks.. I live in FL so its always summer, but I was looking at touring tires cause of tread, noise and comfort.. I mean the car only has 160hp so im not looking to spend $300 each on tires that barley make it 25k miles.. Dont get me wrong I love the stock tires but they get shot quickly.. Have had Michelin's for a few years now and I dont think they make any cheap quality tires.. My dad has Falkens on his 2010 Fusion Sport and i'm not a fan (not like the stock goodyears were any better).. Thanks
Jay, I work for Goodyear, so here's my take on it...

I put the 18s on my SE, and I went with our Dunlop Fierce Instinct ZR tire. It's average as far as road noise. Probably not any better than the Michelins, but it's half the price and has a 30k treadlife warranty. I have been happy with them.

Another alternative is our brand new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2. It's a great new tire, and it's aimed towards the Euro sports car market, so the tire handles well, and rides well also. You will be looking at over $200 a tire, but it's a high end tire. Also, I don't know how soon you need them, but until Sept 30, there is an $80 rebate on a set of 4, and if you buy them on a GY card, it doubles to $160. I don't know what part of FL you are in, but if you are near St.Augustine, I can give you a great deal on them if you want to come to my store.

Also, there most definitely IS a feature called rim protector. Tires that feature this have a heavy oversized lip that sticks out right at the bead area of the rim to protect the rim from curb rash. It doesn't have anything to do with the width of the tire.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:14 AM   #16
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Jay, I work for Goodyear, so here's my take on it...

I put the 18s on my SE, and I went with our Dunlop Fierce Instinct ZR tire. It's average as far as road noise. Probably not any better than the Michelins, but it's half the price and has a 30k treadlife warranty. I have been happy with them.

Another alternative is our brand new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2. It's a great new tire, and it's aimed towards the Euro sports car market, so the tire handles well, and rides well also. You will be looking at over $200 a tire, but it's a high end tire. Also, I don't know how soon you need them, but until Sept 30, there is an $80 rebate on a set of 4, and if you buy them on a GY card, it doubles to $160. I don't know what part of FL you are in, but if you are near St.Augustine, I can give you a great deal on them if you want to come to my store.

Also, there most definitely IS a feature called rim protector. Tires that feature this have a heavy oversized lip that sticks out right at the bead area of the rim to protect the rim from curb rash. It doesn't have anything to do with the width of the tire.
Thanks, that's a little far. I'm in West Palm.. I noticed a few people say something about the rim protector, but in my case it hasn't protected
anything lol.. I'm gonna take a look at the two tires you recommended tho, thanks Jay
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This is what I'm using next time. Used these on my 2009 GT500 in place of the factory Goodyear Eagles.

Conti ExtremeContactDW

They rode better, were quieter, handled rain better, and lasted far longer. It has a softer sidewall than the Goodyears, but a few PSI extra made up for it.

Will buy again for the Focus.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #18
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The Conti DW's are a great tire, I have them on my racecar and had a set on my Cooper.

On the Focus right now I have the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP II's and they are one of the best tires I've had on a car to date. I would really give them a good look.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #19
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[QUOTE=Elizabeth;4372642]The Tire Rack has that ability to see what other's say about tires.. It is probably the ONLY realistic set of statistics available to decide with.
Since the ratings on noise, wear, traction rain snow dry etc all come from actual users, or tests..
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Great advice to check into reviews and consumer ratings ... Tire Rack is a great place and they have a large selection with great pricing!

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theres 2 versions, the extremecontact DWS, and the DW
the DWS is all season, the DW is max performance summer.
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For the ExtremeContact there is the DW and the DWS. The DWS are the all season high performance tires. The DW are the summer rubber.

Both are rated high on TireRack. I haven't had all season tires in a few years. In Tucson, I only ran summers, and in Michigan I have winter wheels for the terrible months.
Looks like a popular choice and thanks for clarifying the difference in DW and DWS.

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That's also the result of putting a wider tire on the rim... not really a feature. I put wider tires on my Mazdaspeed 3 when I had it and ended up having the same "feature"

I believe the Titanium is running 235 width tire on a 7.5 or 8in width rim, probably 8in since 225 was pushing it on the 7.5in my Mazdaspeed 3 had stock.

So, just get the same size tires and you *should* still have that wider tire than rim. Falkens tend to run a bit small though I've noticed so that might be a different story if you look at them.
The oem 18's are 235 40 18 PS3's and they definitely stick out more than other manufactures tire of the same size. It must be a manufactured feature and not the effect of putting on larger tires which would inheretly give the same feature.
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Jay, I work for Goodyear, so here's my take on it...

Also, there most definitely IS a feature called rim protector. Tires that feature this have a heavy oversized lip that sticks out right at the bead area of the rim to protect the rim from curb rash. It doesn't have anything to do with the width of the tire.
Thanks for clarifying the rim protector "feature" even though it doesn't protect the rim that much it could help. But IMO it gives a nicer look to the sidewall and probably performs better with the "roll effect".

After my preliminary research into this I am definitely leaning towards the Mich Pilot Super Sports for my replacement. Found them for $212 each at my favorite local tire place ... favorite because of price and they give "Free RoadHazard, Free lifetime rotations, and Free valve stems". Also they have multiple stores in my area so it makes it easy to get service...

http://www.americastire.com/dtcs/fin...fcb=*&sw=false

They come with a 30K mi warranty and should handle as well or "better" then the PS3's with a much better tread life. This alone is good enough reason to get them but after reading the customer reviews and test drive reviews they look like the one to get. Here is a great little video comparing them with a few other quality performance tires, just scroll down the page for the video ...

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....nium&tab=Tests

And if you click on the "reviews" on that page you can here first hand how good they are. Anyway still looking around and taking suggestions. Also will see if I can find the PSS's any cheaper since the tire place will match the lowest estimate I can find.
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Check discounttiredirect.com, they typically have pretty good prices and free shipping so any place that matches should give you that exact price.
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