Discussion in 'All Things Technical' started by Greyscale, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Greyscale

    Greyscale 2011 Focus 1.6 Ecoboost Estate Titanium X

    Hi all

    I'm going to need 4 new tyres. Previously I've chosen Goodyear Eagle F1's but as far as I can tell they've changed the tread pattern. I'm currently running Toyo Proxes which have good grip but don't seem to have lasted that long. In addition I'm only doing 5000mls per year and it's a non-turbo.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on mid range tyres?


  2. Jwrx

    Jwrx Active Member

    I'd stick with the toyo's they're cheap at the mo as they've changed the tread pattern and selling off the old style ones £120 a pair I paid
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  4. Greyscale

    Greyscale 2011 Focus 1.6 Ecoboost Estate Titanium X

    Surprised that all the top brands score low in fuel efficiency. Wondered if anyone has tried the Uniroyal Rainsport3 or Dunlop Sportmaxx RT?
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  5. boy racer

    boy racer Active Member

    Hi bud, I've got the Dunlop Maxx RT on mine, well pleased with 'em!
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  6. Tim

    Tim LADS Sponsor

    We've sold a lot of the rainsport3's lately and have heard nothing but excellent feedback, fantastic wet tyre and a great all-rounder
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  7. Graphite

    Graphite 23rd June 2016 - Vote LEAVE EU!

    Not gonna happen bud...

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  8. Greyscale

    Greyscale 2011 Focus 1.6 Ecoboost Estate Titanium X

    Thought as much. Not really bothered about road noise but looking for something good all-year round that isn't gonna cost 100 quid a corner.
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  9. Jwrx

    Jwrx Active Member

    Have you seen my eBay link mate?
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  10. thatscoobyrocks

    thatscoobyrocks Well-Known Member

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  11. Greyscale

    Greyscale 2011 Focus 1.6 Ecoboost Estate Titanium X

    One more question. A lot of the tyres I'm seeing are Extra Load. Anyone running these on their car? Seen references to them needing different tyre pressures to standard load?
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  12. Greyscale

    Greyscale 2011 Focus 1.6 Ecoboost Estate Titanium X

    Now sorted. Went for Uniroyal Rainsport 3's in std load. £57 each from Tyreleader and arrived in 2 days. First impressions having travelled over the A62 to Huddersfield today in poor weather are good. Plenty of cornering grip and feels sharper turning in than the old Toyos.

    4 free Toyo Proxes available for track day use - See for sale section.
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  13. S16VEB

    S16VEB Member

    I put Conti Sport Contact 5 on mine, if I'm honest I'm really not happy with them. I have the same tyres on my Audi company car and they feel great, but on the Subaru there just seems to be hardly any feed back at all.
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  14. ProdriveWagon

    ProdriveWagon 3rd Scoob = an ej20 engined Hatch

    Avon ZV5s on mine had Avon ZZ3 before that

    That's a good price for that quality of tyre tho. Well done
  15. AshWebster

    AshWebster New Member

    quick heads up toyos are about £50 a tyre on demontweeks (for 17s)
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  16. Obey 1

    Obey 1 Well-Known Member

    just paid £228 for 4 18s toyos delivered from demon :cool:
  17. cuprajake

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  18. cuprajake

    cuprajake Guest

    Only 8 quid like haha
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  19. buggygx

    buggygx Member

    I think I paid around the £280 delivered mark for a full set of 18" Avon ZV5s. Superb tyre and brilliant performance in both dry/wet conditions.
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