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Anyone here actually shelled out the big $$$ for these babies? All the test data I've seen at Tire Rack says they're very good, but typically just behind most of their competitors. Any first hand experience here?
 

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They came with our Miata. Pretty good tires, but I'm going with Goodyear F1 GS-D3s next time. Will be putting a set of F1s on the Focus as well.
 

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No reason to spend that much green when you can just buy Falken Azenis...
 

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I work with a guy with a 5er with them. He loves them.
 

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Carrera26 said:
No reason to spend that much green when you can just buy Falken Azenis...
I'd always heard the Falkens were pretty unnerving in the rain - a poor rain-performer wouldn't be such a wise decision here in Washington.

*edit* - I was also looking at the options available from Costco - basically limited to Pilot Sports and BF Goodrich KDs.
 

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Get some Kumho Ecsta MX's if you want maximum grip and still excellent wet traction.

Are you just looking for maximum performance tires? Have you checked out the thread I made?
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=83864

I just don't think you get what you pay for when you buy Michelin street tires. You get a good tire, but they just cost too damn much. Michelin makes excellent motorcycle tires at reasonable prices, though. [;)]

I'm still wanting to hear some feedback on these.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Potenza+RE-01R

If you want excellent wet traction, you're basically looking at more void space. That's the trade off between excellent dry grip and excellent hydroplane resistance. The Goodyear Eagle GS-3s are definitely good tires. I've driven on them in a friend's SVT at a lapping day, and I was fairly impressed with the level of grip they generated in the dry. Of course, they're inherently grippy in the wet, so that may be a good choice (still a little pricey I think).

I personally can't wait to try out the Falkens since I think their sidewall will be stiffer than the Kumho's.
 
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