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#538360 No Rear End Grip On Tyres In The Wet. Dangerous!

Posted by Foci_st3 on 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.

#527896 Zetec S 180

Posted by Foci_st3 on 30 September 2015 - 08:08 PM

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

#520364 Still There Annoying Clunk/knocking😡😡😡

Posted by Foci_st3 on 08 September 2015 - 08:17 AM

Are they pattern parts or original ford, did you fit them yourself or did a garage do the work for you.

#508044 My Titanium X Sport

Posted by Foci_st3 on 01 August 2015 - 06:53 PM

Well after nearly 3 years I finally got the zetec s kit fitted to my car.

Here's my 2012 focus when I bought it

And now

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#499203 Re Attaching Rear Door Weather Seal

Posted by Foci_st3 on 29 June 2015 - 04:47 PM

Went to ford today and the confirmed the interior and door rubbers only have 12 months warranty, they could of done it for me today if I left it with them but decided to do it myself with some clear silicon sealant and masking tape to hold it in place until it's fully dry. Had to do a bit on the drivers door and left rear door aswell.

#294555 New Zetec S Grills

Posted by Foci_st3 on 05 October 2013 - 07:47 AM

Finally got round to buying the zetec s front grills with parking sensors to add to my titanium x.
During the change over

New grills

#287751 Mudflaps

Posted by Foci_st3 on 04 September 2013 - 08:13 PM

Try searching eBay for rally flaps, there made of a good strength rubber material and come in all colours, other option would be to by standard ones and trim down the mould that goes around the side skirt so it matched urs and spray or wrap the visible area white.

#276341 St Spoiler Bargain.

Posted by Foci_st3 on 20 July 2013 - 06:21 PM

Your best to check over on the focus st owners forum as plenty ppl upgrade to the rs spoiler and have st spoiler kicking about. I think the zetec s spoiler is the same anyway.

#269885 'ghosting' After Debadging

Posted by Foci_st3 on 23 June 2013 - 03:53 PM

Get a clay bar and some quick detailer to keep the surface wet or next time ur washing the car water works just as well as the detailer

#264373 2013 Focus Zetec S Pedals

Posted by Foci_st3 on 31 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

I would also think they will fit the mk2.5 aswell, it took me a while to finally find them on eBay but from the layout the only difference is the style of the metal and rubber mold but the actual part that keeps it attached is the same. So far mine are holding up fine but even if they last a year at £8 that's still a money well spent.

#248333 Steering Wheel Not Straight

Posted by Foci_st3 on 01 April 2013 - 09:31 AM

Search online for hunter pro align in your area and take it to them to have the job done properly, don't remove the wheel as the steer ahead angle is off set on the steering rack and could make handling of the car worse.

#223566 19" Snow Flake Alloys Fitment To 1.6Tdci Will They Fit?

Posted by Foci_st3 on 31 December 2012 - 07:26 AM

Look well into the springs and find out if there are specific set for the diesel as the 40mm drop would be quoted from taking off bog standard springs from a petrol zetec, the diesel would have a stronger spring aswell and maybe a lil lower to begin with like the st so when I fitted the eibach I didn't get the drop quoted as it was already 10mm lower than a standard focus.

#223513 19" Snow Flake Alloys Fitment To 1.6Tdci Will They Fit?

Posted by Foci_st3 on 30 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

Oh yeah it's gonna be hard either way, I had a Mondeo st200 and I first put full spax adjustables on it set to full hardness with the stock 17s but when I went to 18s with 2254018 it nearly broke my back had to adjust them to full soft to make it comfy again.

#223479 19" Snow Flake Alloys Fitment To 1.6Tdci Will They Fit?

Posted by Foci_st3 on 30 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

A 225/30r19 would be very uncomfortable and look to thin on the car, 235/30r19 is the way to go for having a bit of comfort still.

#223458 19" Snow Flake Alloys Fitment To 1.6Tdci Will They Fit?

Posted by Foci_st3 on 30 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

Ford eibachs are 30mm from what I saw when I fitted them to my old st, you will need a 235/30r19 tyre which will be the best option as there only -1.5% difference where as a 35 profile is nearly +2.5% difference which is to much.