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View Poll Results: What is your favorite tire brand?
BFGoodrich 172 14.30%
Bridgestone 60 4.99%
Dunlop 39 3.24%
Pirelli 162 13.47%
Yokohama 120 9.98%
Michelin 90 7.48%
Kumho 126 10.47%
Falken 113 9.39%
Toyo 94 7.81%
Goodyear 93 7.73%
Nitto 23 1.91%
General 15 1.25%
Firestone 12 1.00%
Other (Please List) 84 6.98%
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Old 10-07-2005, 11:59 AM   #151
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I don't have a favorite brand, but will post my opinion on two different tires that I've tried out on a 2002 SVT focus:

1. Stock Contis
2. Goodyear Eagle F1

I've ordered the BFG KD NT and may post an opinion someday, if I have any meaningful to report.

IMO, the dry grip on the stock Conti's was better than the F1's. Although it was a small difference, it was enough to notice. BTW, this was back to back testing at Buttonwillow. Back to back tests weren't done at Laguna Seca, Sears and Thunderhill although both tires were driven on those tracks. No problems occurred with either brand and there wasn't unusual or excessive wear.

For around town driving, the dry grip for both tires is good enough.

Wet traction is another story. The F1's are far better.

Wear and longevity on both was almost identicle. Both tires saw the same amount of track time and mileage and ended up lasting the same amount of mileage.

The tire noise on the Contis was initially greater than the F1's. It wasn't much, but enough to notice. This was also done back to back on the streets on a few occasions. Over time though, the F1's became noisier with wear, even though the wear pattern was normal.
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:30 PM   #152
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:32 PM   #153
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i thought it was pirelli because i had the p-zero nero and i was able to take this certian curve at 40 and get a little squeal but now i am runing toyo proxes 4 and i took the curve at 60 no squeal at all 2 weeks and i have not been able too get the tires too break.
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:30 PM   #154
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falken st615 hands down. they're worth every penny
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:40 PM   #155
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I ran coopers and liked the traction and feel, but the milage was the pits for me... 16,000 is all I got on them. Next?

I am buying new tires next week.
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I don't have a favorite brand, but will post my opinion on two different tires that I've tried out on a 2002 SVT focus:

1. Stock Contis
2. Goodyear Eagle F1

I've ordered the BFG KD NT and may post an opinion someday, if I have any meaningful to report.

IMO, the dry grip on the stock Conti's was better than the F1's. Although it was a small difference, it was enough to notice. BTW, this was back to back testing at Buttonwillow. Back to back tests weren't done at Laguna Seca, Sears and Thunderhill although both tires were driven on those tracks. No problems occurred with either brand and there wasn't unusual or excessive wear.

For around town driving, the dry grip for both tires is good enough.

Wet traction is another story. The F1's are far better.

Wear and longevity on both was almost identicle. Both tires saw the same amount of track time and mileage and ended up lasting the same amount of mileage.

The tire noise on the Contis was initially greater than the F1's. It wasn't much, but enough to notice. This was also done back to back on the streets on a few occasions. Over time though, the F1's became noisier with wear, even though the wear pattern was normal.
My initial impression of the BFG KD NT is that they are a bit noisier than both the Contis and the F1's. Since I've only been driving them on the streets, I have no opinion regarding the BFG's traction (all three are adequate). I'll post an opinion on the traction if I take the Focus to the track.
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Old 10-11-2005, 08:47 PM   #157
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Yokohama for me......i'm runnin the AVS ES100's on mine.
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I like coopers. I guess I get it from my grandpa who used to work there. I plan to get some zeons when these ware out or I get the money.
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I'm about to get a new set of Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S for my SVT. The stock contis are practically done for after 16K miles.

Pirelli P-Zero Nero got a 400 treadwear rating, A for traction, and A for temperature. As for Z rated tires, I think W rated is more than enough for the street.

The Pirelli P-Zero Nero got a very good rating overall on tirerack. I have also considered Kuhmo Ecsta ASX and Nitto NT NeoGer ZR. I have used Bridgestone Potenza RE750, but I have reconsidered using those after using RE730 which was somewhat noisy, but excellent traction and wear on a AWD car.
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I have them and love them. You won't be disapointed.
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