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Old 05-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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What different tire manufacturers have the Focus with 18 " come with ??


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Old 05-30-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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What different tire manufacturers have the Focus with 18 " come with ??
The Ti comes with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 summer ultra high performance tires (that are also green-x rated for lower rolling resistance).

The ST comes with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 ultra high performance tires
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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The Ti comes with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 summer ultra high performance tires (that are also green-x rated for lower rolling resistance).

The ST comes with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 ultra high performance tires
And the strange thing is the Ti tires cost about $90 more per tire than the ST tires.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:31 PM   #4
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And the strange thing is the Ti tires cost about $90 more per tire than the ST tires.
The LRR tires cost more, plus they are slightly harder with a higher tread wear rating. The ST tires are meant for maximum performance where as the Pilot Sports are a bit less aggressive, although they also don't work well when the temperatures drop below 40F.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:57 AM   #5
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LRR are hazardous. Your insurance rates should go up for putting tires with the same stickiness as cardboard on your 3000+lb automobile.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:23 AM   #6
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LRR are hazardous. Your insurance rates should go up for putting tires with the same stickiness as cardboard on your 3000+lb automobile.
There's a difference between the lowest rolling resistance tires that don't grip worth a damn and the pilot sport 3s in that just because it's nominally a lower rolling resistance tire doesn't mean the grip goes away. They grip the road just fine according to people with the Ti with handling package. Although the Goodyears are even stickier they also wear out faster.
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I never had a single issue with my Michelin Pilot Sport summer tires, even in heavy rain they tracked perfectly with no loss of traction and on warm, dry days they stuck like glue. Living in NC here haven't had the opportunity to test them in snow since it hasn't snowed enough over the past 2 years.

However I did recently replace them (due to wear) and put Perelli P-Zero All-weather tires on and they seem to handle close to the summer tires. Granted I'm not pulling a G or anything like that, but they do on the twisties for me.
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LRR are hazardous. Your insurance rates should go up for putting tires with the same stickiness as cardboard on your 3000+lb automobile.
Besides, they're LRR summer tires. I think it's great that they can optimize the compound for LRR in temperatures above freezing. I've never had any issues with them not having enough grip.
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LRR are hazardous. Your insurance rates should go up for putting tires with the same stickiness as cardboard on your 3000+lb automobile.
That sounds like a lot of BS. My Michelin's grip better than the all-seasons I had on my Mazda 3. Maybe you should try them??
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:47 AM   #10
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The wife let me have (lol) the car today to take it in for Ford updates to abs, etc. The tires on it are Falken Euro winter H5439 M&S 235/40 R18-95V, does anyone else have these ?? What is 95V????

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