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Member Since 12 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 11 2015 09:16 PM

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In Topic: No Rear End Grip On Tyres In The Wet. Dangerous!

07 November 2015 - 08:05 PM

Guys be aware that the figures your looking at are only a very small insight to the complete testing tyres go through and all the gradings are done by the manufacturer. I've run continental, Dunlop and hankook on my old focus st and now with my current titanium X I've run continental and Michelin with both giving fantastic grip but the Michelin currently giving a better mileage return. Depending on what you want to pay for and whether grip or mileage is a factor, with my experience in the trade I would say grip would be 1.pirelli 2.goodyear 3.conti/mich 4.dunlop and mileage 1.mich 2.dunlop 3.conti/Goodyear 4.pirelli. Can't comment on Bridgestone as don't have many customers running them on mid to high performance cars.

Some of the cheaper brands work well on different cars with different driving styles, I ran a pair of 13 inch budget Mohawks on a 1.2 fiesta for 13000 hard miles and when I sold the car they still had life on them so perhaps would of done 15k+, and one of my customers has an old Honda Civic running 14 inch Mohawks and he's had 30k out of the fronts. When it comes to grip you have to understand that they are cheaper for a reason so you can't expect an autogrip budget to work as well as a premium brand.

I hope this helps anyone and that your local tyre dealers can give you enough advice to get you the tyre you need for your personal driving style and usage.

In Topic: Mk3 Focus Titanium - Zetec S Body Kit

01 October 2015 - 08:03 PM

If you remove it then u will need some more of the fixing tape that seals the line to the main bumper.

In Topic: First Impressions And Mods - Focus Mk3 Zetec S 1.6 Ecoboost 180

30 September 2015 - 08:15 PM

Off topic, your Titanium X looks really nice with the sports styling pack like the ZS, you get best of both worlds I guess. Did you get a good deal or tempted to get an ST for that price?

I bought mine brand new 3 years ago, had a st225 mountuned to 279 but after having to commute further I needed something that would do more than 27mpg on a good day, so the 182 titanium x was the compromise and the kit was put on in July this year to freshen up the look.

Seen a nice steering wheel I want but it's like £470 at the moe and I can't spend money on my this car like I did my focus MP3 mondeo st200 and the focus st225

In Topic: Zetec S 180

30 September 2015 - 08:08 PM

Spend out the money u saved and buy the zetec s styling kit

In Topic: Mk3 Focus Titanium - Zetec S Body Kit

30 September 2015 - 08:05 PM

There talking crap u just remove the plastic pieces from the bottom, drill some holes for the fixing points using the markers provided with the skirt and fit on, took me about 10 mins to drill and fit it on with the help of another pair of hands.