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Old 07-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Screeching tires.

Well, it just hasn't happened. One of the selling points of this car for me is that you can have a heckuva lot of fun driving it without breaking any speed limits, and to that end, I've gone around a lot of very sharp right-angle turns at the prevailing limit (25, 35, etc.)

As far as I understand it, you get tickets for (1) breaking the speed limit, or (2) breaking traction (i.e. "screech".)

The Cool Thing: I've noticed that during these mind-boggling turns, not only has the ST refused to let go of the road, but there's been absolutely not a single tire screech in the process.

Now, given that even with going with similarly-spec'ed Costco Bridgestones, I'd have to pay a thousand big ones to replace the tires, I'm really happy to find that per above lack-of-sound, I'm not wearing out my tires with my sub-speed-limit joy.

What a great car.


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Old 07-25-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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Have you got the back end to come out on you yet? If not then what a joy that is just letting off the gas and it straightens right up this car is so balanced its crazy
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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Have you got the back end to come out on you yet?
That's my point...no, amazingly, I haven't...and given (1) it's been so much fun without that, and (2) the price of these tires, WOW! What a deal.

So far I've had to be contented with the dashboard telling me that when I drive around town sedately I get 26+ mpg, and when I drive around as noted above I'm only getting 23 mpg...but not wasting very expensive tread.

I just could not be any happier with this car other than the dozen negatives I managed to come up with in this thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=320904&page=2
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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Well, it just hasn't happened. One of the selling points of this car for me is that you can have a heckuva lot of fun driving it without breaking any speed limits, and to that end, I've gone around a lot of very sharp right-angle turns at the prevailing limit (25, 35, etc.)

As far as I understand it, you get tickets for (1) breaking the speed limit, or (2) breaking traction (i.e. "screech".)

The Cool Thing: I've noticed that during these mind-boggling turns, not only has the ST refused to let go of the road, but there's been absolutely not a single tire screech in the process.

Now, given that even with going with similarly-spec'ed Costco Bridgestones, I'd have to pay a thousand big ones to replace the tires, I'm really happy to find that per above lack-of-sound, I'm not wearing out my tires with my sub-speed-limit joy.

What a great car.
Let's be realistic, these are summer tires. They are effective 6 months out of the year depending on your climate so they should be extremely grippy. :)
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:07 PM   #5
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Let's be realistic, these are summer tires. They are effective 6 months out of the year depending on your climate so they should be extremely grippy. :)
Santa Cruz, California. 40/60F in January; 53/75F in July.

Not sure how I'm going to get up to our Tahoe house in the winter, though, since my wife just got a Focus Titanium with the suspension upgrade/similar tires.
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thats stability control for you.

same thing on my hyundai rental car. I've been punishing it in the off ramps, but havent even heard one peep, nor had to make any steering correction.

so, maybe turn the stability off and try it again (in a safe location like a parking lot) and let us know how it goes.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:45 AM   #7
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Not to sound too much of a skinflint, but I'll let someone else try it and report back. Like I said, given their price, I like that they don't screech off tread unnecessarily.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:21 PM   #8
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I agree. It's amazing the way it's stuck to the road. Every time my Subaru-Outback-conditioned reflexes yammer in my head "OMG you went into that turn too fast" the car just looks back at me and says "what's your problem?" It's almost scary how much more competent the car is than I am.
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Well, it just hasn't happened. One of the selling points of this car for me is that you can have a heckuva lot of fun driving it without breaking any speed limits, and to that end, I've gone around a lot of very sharp right-angle turns at the prevailing limit (25, 35, etc.)

As far as I understand it, you get tickets for (1) breaking the speed limit, or (2) breaking traction (i.e. "screech".)

The Cool Thing: I've noticed that during these mind-boggling turns, not only has the ST refused to let go of the road, but there's been absolutely not a single tire screech in the process.

Now, given that even with going with similarly-spec'ed Costco Bridgestones, I'd have to pay a thousand big ones to replace the tires, I'm really happy to find that per above lack-of-sound, I'm not wearing out my tires with my sub-speed-limit joy.

What a great car.
It's really very simple.
Some tires are quiet whereas others are noisy.

Be careful: Pushing the car without knowing it's limits is asking for trouble.
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It's really very simple.
Some tires are quiet whereas others are noisy.
Ah, but the key is the reason they're quiet: No loss of traction.
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I hear you. It's already making me nervous that I have no experience with any sort of skidding in this ST. Gonna be fun if it ever does break free on a tight turn.
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