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Old 10-08-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
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what tires do you run? are you happy?

Im looking for a set of tires for my new to me 02 focus sedan.
Putting these on 17x7 ST200 wheels.

Looking for an all-season with a decent tread wear but also something that handles good-

No goodyears!!!!
No Kumhos!!!!

Ive been looking at the following but cant make up my mind and maybe am missing others-

what i have been looking at

-BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S
-Continental ExtremeContact DWS
-Yokohama AVID ENVigor
-Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS
-Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

any input? anything else to look at?

What do you use and how do they perform/last. This is just for a fun lowered daily driver!!!


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Old 10-08-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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I got these last year - http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....el=G-Max+AS-03
Great performance on wet & dry. I only run them in the summer so I cant say how they are in any type of snow
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I loved the potenza's
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #4
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I didn't like the P7's, but just out of curiosity, why are Goodyear's and Kumhos out?
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #5
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I didn't like the P7's, but just out of curiosity, why are Goodyear's and Kumhos out?
I have never liked a single goodyear tire i have owned... and have had a few friends that have not liked the kumhos... however, i have another friend who swears by kumhos
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I know you ask about all-season but these are what I'm running now (Michelin Pilot Super Sport) and I think they are the best set of tires I've ever had on my Focus! They are mounted on the stock 17" rims. They stick great in both wet and dry. I have a separate set of rims with winter tires mounted so these will never see the white stuff. Personally I just don't like all purpose all seasonal tires.


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I've heard nothing but good reviews of the Continental DWS's, but I have the Yokohama YK580's and love them! Really grippy for an all season, and they kicked ASS in the snow last year. Drove over a pass from Eastern Washington in a blizzard on them. I was the only car on the road for a huge majority of the trip, couldn't see 20 feet in front of me. Didn't even use chains. Would I recommend doing that? No. Never. It was terrifying. But they did their job much better than I expected!

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I had a set of ST200's that I ran for two years on all seasons, tried to keep them clean all winter but the salt still ate away at the clear coat. If you want to keep them nice looking I dont know if Id run them all year
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The DWS is probably the best all-around All-season you can get. For the price ($125/tire) in the 205/45R17 size I don't think you would be disappointed one one bit.




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I'm looking to put better tires on my Focus and was looking at getting a set of Continental PureContact's. Anybody tried them? Seem to get good reviews.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....lus+Technology
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