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What is your favorite tire brand?

What is your favorite Fiesta ST tire brand?

  • BFGoodrich

    Votes: 26 10.8%
  • Bridgestone

    Votes: 36 15.0%
  • Dunlap

    Votes: 6 2.5%
  • Pirelli

    Votes: 11 4.6%
  • Yokohama

    Votes: 14 5.8%
  • Michelin

    Votes: 82 34.2%
  • Kumho

    Votes: 6 2.5%
  • Falken

    Votes: 7 2.9%
  • Toyo

    Votes: 9 3.8%
  • Goodyear

    Votes: 8 3.3%
  • Nitto

    Votes: 6 2.5%
  • General

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • Firestone

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Hankook

    Votes: 18 7.5%
  • Uniroyal

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sumitumo

    Votes: 2 0.8%
  • Hoosier

    Votes: 4 1.7%

  • Total voters
    240

neeqness

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broken in? if that means a nice mountain road at speed yes but while spinning the tires out of corners is fun, but it really slows you down and the CHP looks down on it.
No, I meant have you driven them conservatively for the first 500 - 1000 miles. This helps remove that outer protective coating that makes them slicker than usual initially.

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While I am a big fan of Michelin tires for my bike and use them exclusively on it...it's been awhile since I've used Michelin on any of my cars so otherwise I may not be as familiar with their more recent lineup.

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ya i rode and wrenched on bikes my whole life but i lost my hearing in one ear so i lose it on certain right hand turns so that was the end of it. i can ride around town or stop and go on PCH but who wants to do that. ya good tires are a must on a motorcycle. i always laugh at guys that say i had to lay it down, B.S. you lost it bro, man up.
 
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Was running Falken and having trouble with grip in the wet. Put the Michelin Pilot Sports on a month ago and they have completely changed the way the car handles. I no longer have to worry about losing traction off the line and they hold a line in the wet superbly.
 

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ya they say it never rains in southern california which is true for the most part, so it must be the oil on the roads from the old cars that never rust. when it does rain it lifts all that oil and makes for some slick roads. and to add to that 70% of the accidents are hit and run in L.A. welcome to the melting pot.
 

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ya i rode and wrenched on bikes my whole life but i lost my hearing in one ear so i lose it on certain right hand turns so that was the end of it. i can ride around town or stop and go on PCH but who wants to do that. ya good tires are a must on a motorcycle. i always laugh at guys that say i had to lay it down, B.S. you lost it bro, man up.
I wear ear plugs. Never had Michelin for cars either but love the Pilot Road 4 on the m'cycle. While I want *max* grip on two wheels, my priorities are a little different on four. Getting around in the Winter is a must. Once I wear out the Summer and Winter rubbers, I'll be looking to return to a set of all-seasons. Regarding all-season tires, tread pattern is king. The uglier the pattern, the more effective it is for Winter. All these pretty tread patterns with the curvy wavy lines and long center-line grooves perform terribly in snow. Great in water, but the "ugly" patterns do well enough there too.

By the way, while I've never cared to use the "lay it down" phrase either, I think the whole matter is a fake controversy. When other riders have used that phrase with me, I've never interpreted it in a way as to "blame" something or someone else. It's simply a way of communicating that a wreck occurred without serious injury or impact for the rider. I agree that as riders, whatever happens, we cannot afford to be preoccupied with blame. Regardless of "who's right" or "who's wrong" we are always the looser. With a good pair of eyes, ears, forethought and a brain, just about all crash situations can be avoided. We have to ride with the mentality that all wrecks are "always" our fault. [like]
 

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i try to use ''r'' compound tires when i can on the front, helps in the marbles in the corners and the oil in the lights. you really have to watch whats on the roads here in so cal because they take the road money and put it in their pensions and their B.S. committee's that pay $100,000 a year for 12-2 hour meeting's. alot of these people are the one's that lost the election that get the appointed posts, they are all in the same brotherhood that keep it on the lowdown. same soup different salt and pepper. sorry i got off subject. alot of the H.D. guys still run tubes because of spokes and i have to admit i have too, for thousands of miles. but even with tire sealant your asking for it, with a front flat. i used to ride 70 mph then. i'd be 80 now in the #3 lane on the freeway and some chick 3 feet off my ass, mad as hell for going too slow. i'm too old to heal now. now i got a little hot rod that does not make alot of noise, cop's don't notice, will leave just about anything behind in the twisties bikes included. well most of them anyway.
 

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Yip. Far left or far right. I very rarely deal with middle lanes. It's unusual but have had people ride too close too. But I'm riding almost on the white line. So as long as they're not in a truck (which is virtually never) there's usually room to avoid rear-ending me. Car or m'cycle if someone is in more of a "hurry" than I am, it's no skin off my back to just lane change and let them around. Not one of those people that like to pretend they own public roadways unto themselves. If I'm in the left lane with no one in front of me, I try to lane change before they have to slow down.
 
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#89
Always got Kumho Ecsta sport. I found them strong and hardy, with eccellent results on tarmac...[wink]
I used them in FiST stock measures
 

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I have pilot sports, but here in so cal they don't like the hot roads much. spin easy and wear out pretty quick the rears are ok. the fronts spin so much. I got some 200 TW's in 215 40 17 for $40 each, they are 2014's so maybe they hardened up a little and might last a little longer, but $40? who cares
 
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#92
I used to say Bridgestone RE71 is my favorite tire. I just swapped over to Dunlop Direzza ZIII and I now have a new favorite tire.
 
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Not up to speed on this thread but Primewell Valera Sport A/S, does anyone have experience with these. Was looking around at tires and am pricing out some Firestone Firehawks, saw a firestone dealer had some Primewell Valera Sport AS tires for dirt cheap,$58 a pop in our size and speed rating. Not expecting performance, but if they behave how I expect an AS tire to behave and are relatively soft I’d be willing to throw down on a cheap set while I save for a decent set of tires/wheels down the line.

So anyone had these on there FiST or even prior cars?


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