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Old 10-31-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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Tire help plz!

I am pretty sure I will be able to get my new wheels come spring, maybe sooner. But, I have since learned that my tire selection (Toyo Proxie 4) has a problem with noise. I have also learned that the 'summer performance' tires are intended largely for dry surfaces. I need input plz on a tire (205/50/16) that performs well in the summer, but is also good on wet/rainy/flooded (as in hydroplaning potential) surfaces. It should be usable to ~40 degrees. A 'cool' looking tread pattern is a plus but not the primary consideration. I currently have the Pirilli P6 which I have no complaints with, but I also have no way to compare it to another tire type or brand. Oh! these are intended for the street only. My Focus is lowered 1.5" with a -1.3 camber in the rear.
Tire should be able to go 20K miles at a minimum before replacement is warrented.
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I like the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 tire. it is treadwear 280 and is very good in wet weather. for hydroplaning, i don't know, i never have, but then again, i don't go over big puddles!! but wet traction is VERY good!! there expensive, but worth it!!
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Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3. OK. its on the list. But there only $56 each at Tirerack and marked as a closeout. Its also a 'run flat' if I am reading this correctly. I thought I had read somewhere that you were not supposed to put 'run flats' on the Focus.
Nice looking tread pattern.
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Potenza RE-960 Pole Positions or the RE-### Sports
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I think the Potenza RE-960 Pole Positions have been replace by the Potenza RE050A Pole Position?
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Hankook K106....I run them on my svt and my sister runs them on her 05 zx3....great tire with excellent wear and even works halfway decent in the snow!
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What do you all think of Yokohama S. drive? Or Yokohama in general?

Oh! I should have mentioned... My budget is ~$120 per tire
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Hankook K106....I run them on my svt and my sister runs them on her 05 zx3....great tire with excellent wear and even works halfway decent in the snow!
Hmm. Tirerack no longer shows these tires mrfatride. What were they replace with if you know?
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Bridgestone Potenza g019 grid is the replacement for My Potenza g009, a considerable upgrade IMO. Very low road noise, respectable treadwear, good on wet roads...and they look cool too!
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Check out the BfGoodrich G-force super sport A/S. I have them on my car. They do awesome in the dry and handle extremely well. And I read you like wet ability too. Well up here in Seattle last night we had an absolute downpour for about a half hour. I mean insane rain. I was on the freeway going around 60MPH through this. Hit a few big puddles, ran behind some semis and other cars and the tires never hydroplaned and never pulled a lot going through those puddles. Really just swept the rain out from under it and went right through no problem. Felt really safe.
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