Tire Recommendations - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires

Wheels & Tires The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2008, 10:34 PM   #1
.....NObama.....
 
Sonicbluezx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 8674
Location: Gastonia, NC
What I Drive: 05 Sonic Blue ZX3

Posts: 1,875
Points 11,956, Level 71
Points: 11,956, Level: 71 Points: 11,956, Level: 71 Points: 11,956, Level: 71
Level Up 77% Completed
Level up: 77% Level up: 77% Level up: 77%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 18 Sonicbluezx3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (9)
Tire Recommendations

I've gone through 2 sets of BFG G-Force Sport tires and I absolutely love them! The only thing I would change is the treadwear...I can only get about 25,000 miles out of them, and the last 7,000 miles it's not fun driving in the rain at all.

These tires are expensive to be changing every 25,000 miles in my opinion. I want to keep the level of dry handling (I like going around corners fast and driving fast on the highway) but I want to have something that's going to last longer. Anyone have any recommendations? I was looking at the Yokohama Avid series tires. If anyone has had those, how were they? Sadly I'll probably end up going with the BFG's again, but if I could find a tire that will last longer and give me just about the same dry traction and steering response, I'd go with it. Thanks for any help!


Sonicbluezx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-04-2008, 11:37 PM   #2
Focus Addict
 
cdsilver02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Fan#: 16192
Location: Topeka, KS
What I Drive: PWSC 2002 CD Silver SVT

Posts: 941
Points 2,666, Level 31
Points: 2,666, Level: 31 Points: 2,666, Level: 31 Points: 2,666, Level: 31
Level Up 44% Completed
Level up: 44% Level up: 44% Level up: 44%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 29 cdsilver02 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (9)
For a good Summer/so so rain is any Z rated Bridgestone Potenza. I bought a set used off of a Lexus and I love them, but I think I am going to go with something super sticky and barley DOT. I will just have to becareful, and not drive the SVT on rainy days.
__________________
CD Silver '02 SVTF : #612 of 4788, 1 of 513
POWERWORKsED!!!
FocusFest '08 Winner Best of Show and Fastest Forced Inducted
ROTM August '12

Midwest crew #2 Boosted Crew #127
cdsilver02 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2008, 09:09 AM   #3
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fan#: 34204
Location: Cleveland, OH, IN
What I Drive: 2006 ZX3 Liquid Grey

Posts: 2,590
Points 5,927, Level 49
Points: 5,927, Level: 49 Points: 5,927, Level: 49 Points: 5,927, Level: 49
Level Up 89% Completed
Level up: 89% Level up: 89% Level up: 89%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 17 wickedgreyzx3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Potenza RE-01's
Kumho SPT
Hoosier A6/H6
__________________
Modifying cars is retarded. Buy a bike instead.
wickedgreyzx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2008, 02:28 PM   #4
Focus Enthusiast
 
eventerke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Fan#: 41299
Location: NC
What I Drive: 2002 Pitch Black SVT

Posts: 431
FF Reputation: 3 eventerke Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wickedgreyzx3 View Post
Potenza RE-01's
Kumho SPT
Hoosier A6/H6
Umm - you're recommending he buy Hoosier R-compounds

I can't give you a treadwear report yet, but I've been driving on new Sumitomo HTR-ZIII's as my DD tires, and I've been pretty happy with them. They were highly rated in a recent Tire Rack shootout.
They are pretty wide for the stated size, so with my lowering and 42mm offset wheels, the rear fenders needed a little rolling to stop rubbing over bumps.
eventerke is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2008, 06:55 PM   #5
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fan#: 34204
Location: Cleveland, OH, IN
What I Drive: 2006 ZX3 Liquid Grey

Posts: 2,590
Points 5,927, Level 49
Points: 5,927, Level: 49 Points: 5,927, Level: 49 Points: 5,927, Level: 49
Level Up 89% Completed
Level up: 89% Level up: 89% Level up: 89%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 17 wickedgreyzx3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Quote:
Originally Posted by eventerke View Post
Umm - you're recommending he buy Hoosier R-compounds

\
They are DOT legal. I don't see why not.
__________________
Modifying cars is retarded. Buy a bike instead.
wickedgreyzx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2008, 07:19 PM   #6
Focus Enthusiast
 
eventerke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Fan#: 41299
Location: NC
What I Drive: 2002 Pitch Black SVT

Posts: 431
FF Reputation: 3 eventerke Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wickedgreyzx3 View Post
They are DOT legal. I don't see why not.
Because "DOT legal" is just a ruse to make them OK for certain racing series that require DOT legal tires.

They are race compounds, with treadwear around 40, I think. You'd be lucky to get 5k miles out of them, and would kill yourself in the first rainstorm (unless one is the rain-pattern/compound race tire, which would last about 100miles on dry pavement).
eventerke is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2008, 07:27 PM   #7
Jetsetter
 
SkyPilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Fan#: 22350
Location: Rochester, NY
What I Drive: 2012 YB SE HB, 2011 Edge SEL

Posts: 6,315
Points 14,596, Level 78
Points: 14,596, Level: 78 Points: 14,596, Level: 78 Points: 14,596, Level: 78
Level Up 37% Completed
Level up: 37% Level up: 37% Level up: 37%
Forum Activity 11%
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
FF Reputation: 45 SkyPilot Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (18)
25,000 mi is about right for thoes tires, unfortunally performance tires wont last long, ive been a fan of cooper tires, i like the grip of my new zpt's, but no treadwear report yet, they only have about 300 miles on them, but they do ride nice.

the kumho ASX is a good tire for all reason, if you dont want them then go with the bfg's again, my $.02 but everyone will have their own opinion on this one.
__________________
ZETEC Crew #26 SR #20 YELLOW BLAZE OWNERS GROUP#4
Moderator Pilot, 12 SE HB ╠╬╝, 2011 Ford Edge SEL AWD
Ford Focus Discussions, Ford Focus Marketplace, Ford Focus Tech Discussions, Movies & Music Fanatics, Regional Forums
SkyPilot is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2008, 03:24 PM   #8
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 141 Geezer Excellent Standing Member Geezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by eventerke View Post
Because "DOT legal" is just a ruse to make them OK for certain racing series that require DOT legal tires.

They are race compounds, with treadwear around 40, I think. You'd be lucky to get 5k miles out of them, and would kill yourself in the first rainstorm (unless one is the rain-pattern/compound race tire, which would last about 100miles on dry pavement).


You'll be VERY lucky to get 500 to 1K miles from them on the street. That assumes you started with full tread and not shaved ones. An average set of Hoosier auto cross tires lasts less than 100 to 200 miles under competition conditions and that's being generous. Rocks easily embed in them (extremely soft tread compounds) and eventually cut them to pieces in street use.

If your looking for longevity and mileage look at all-season tires which have a harder compound than summer tires. You do give up some performance for this trade off.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2008, 08:51 AM   #9
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Fan#: 28831
Location: Detroit
What I Drive: 04 SVTF XR4ti

Posts: 71
FF Reputation: 1 my8950 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I've got Nitto NeoGens on my SVT, its only got 38k on it though, and these tires only about 4k. I've had Nittos on many cars, and they've all proven to be quite a well rounded tire. I'd recommend them, or buy them again if I was in the market.
my8950 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2008, 06:22 PM   #10
.....NObama.....
 
Sonicbluezx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 8674
Location: Gastonia, NC
What I Drive: 05 Sonic Blue ZX3

Posts: 1,875
Points 11,956, Level 71
Points: 11,956, Level: 71 Points: 11,956, Level: 71 Points: 11,956, Level: 71
Level Up 77% Completed
Level up: 77% Level up: 77% Level up: 77%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 18 Sonicbluezx3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (9)
How is the treadwear on Nittos? I mean what is the rating, obviously you haven't had them long enough to tell.
Sonicbluezx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Focus Competition Tires: Info, Links, and Reviews Oni Wheels & Tires 16 04-22-2008 09:46 PM
TIRE TROUBLES!!! what you need to know!!! dispense05 Wheels & Tires 10 06-07-2007 09:13 AM
All Weather Tire Recommendations cblackstone Wheels & Tires 5 08-31-2004 02:36 PM
I need tire recommendations Infra3sv Wheels & Tires 2 08-11-2004 12:42 PM
Ford Focus Wheel & Tire Information hotfocus Wheels & Tires 0 10-24-2003 12:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

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 Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1