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New Tyres For A Fiesta Metal?

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Hello,

The time has come to replace my front tyres on my Fiesta Metal. I've had the original on since new and the car has done 19,000 miles of spirited driving so not bad...

I currently have stock Bridgestone Potenzas (205/40/R17) all around. Can't complain about handing and they have lasted a long time. I also like the kerb saver rim around them.

What do people recommend replacing them with? I've noticed that that Ford are putting the Potenza RE050A on the new Fiesta ST so I would like to go with these since they are the same size as my existing tyres. Problem is they seem very hard to come by. I've spoken to Protyre and there is a long waiting list for them. Maybe everyone who brought the ST when it first came out is now needing new front tyres... So should I wait or is there a better option?

Scott

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The "new" brigdestone Tunanza mayby, same thing in denmark where I live.Even same price here :)

I will try them next time unless, my wallet is fat then I´ll get some R888´s

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sorry can't really help but have one question, what's a Fiesta Metal or what makes it a Fiesta Metal? I've seen it mentioned in people's profile models but have no idea what it is :huh:

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I've ordered a pair of those Bridgestones which I'll be changing soon, just got to 12000 miles but I'm planning to change them when the current front tyres get down to about 3mm. I ordered them from my local Ford dealer who sourced them from some tyre retailer they use, and the price was around what they go for online. I'd ask at your dealer or other local garages and see if they can get the tyres for you.

Or you could do what others have been doing and go for a different tyre, the latest Continentals are a good choice I think. The Bridgestones are fine though, and I think any other tyres that are supposed to be more grippy will probably not last as long.

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I got continue sport contact 5 for mine they are far better than the Bridgestone ones that come as standard on the ST.

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I just had a quick look on tyrereviews.co.uk and as suspected the Continentals score better in just about every aspect, except tyre wear. I'm just guessing here but could this be because they have a softer compound than the Bridgestones? That would explain the better grip and faster wearing out. Here are the links:

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Bridgestone/Potenza-RE050A.htm

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Continental/Sport-Contact-5.htm

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So the general consensus is that the factory fitted tyres aren't necessarily the best? Should I go for the Continental Contact Sport 5 then or wait for the Potenza RE050A to arrive in stock? I can wait but if the Continentals really are better then I might as well go with them.

It's such a sweet handling car that I don't want to risk making any changes that could affect the handling.

Can get these for £114.12 each fitted at my local Protyre:

https://www.protyre.co.uk/buy/Continental-SportContact-5-car-tyres-205-40-17-84V-2054017VCOSPT5XL?search=%2fm%2ftyres%2fcarsearch%2fMW61HHE

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Best to stay on the road though, no point having long lasting if you're in a ditch!

Very true lol.

And I'd go for the Continentals if they're available, they seem to be the better tyre from what most people are saying.

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Very true lol.

And I'd go for the Continentals if they're available, they seem to be the better tyre from what most people are saying.

Ok. Does it not matter having Continentals on the front, Bridgestones on the rear then?

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As long as you have the same tyres on one axle you'll be ok.

Before you buy any (regardless of brand) try www.camskill.com, I often find these are cheaper delivered & paying for separate fitting than most high street places.

Just had a look and your tyres are £78 a corner.

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^ As Martin said, there's no problem having different brand tyres front and back. The only time this isn't true is if you had winter tyres at the front and summer tyres at the back, so as long as all 4 tyres are the same type (winter, summer etc) you'll be ok.

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