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Tyre's fr my ford focus - what type and price ?

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Found 10th Apr 2010
Hi,
just been told I need a couple of tyre's for my ford focus st. I don't really know alot about cars so was wondering if someone can give me a bit of advice as not sure what price I should be looking at - phoned one place so far and been quoted(all prices include vat and fitting and are per tyre) my tyre size is - 215/45 zr 17
Kendo £56.40, kuhmo £70, pirellies £90
Any advice would be really helpfull
cheers
Mmachine78
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Camskill (google it) is about the cheapest on the internet but then you'll have to take them to a garage and get them fitted. Usually about £10 per tyre.

There are sites such as blackcircles and etyres who will come around to your home or work an being the tyres and fit them there and then.

Hope that helps!
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You don't know a lot about cars but you have a ford focus ST? Oh the irony.
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What tyres are on there now, its best to have 4 matching ones
I don't think tyres for £10 each will be of good enough quality for an ST,you are probably better off with some better performance tyres,as someone else said look at what brand you have on there now.
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flowers172;8331487

I don't think tyres for £10 each will be of good enough quality for an ST



Ha ha funny its £10 each to fit per tyre.
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Is it an ST170 or a newer ST? Not that it makes a difference to the tyres, just it seems daft that someone that knows so little would be driving a new ST. The ST170 was muck by the way.

Dont buy Kendo's - they are a poor choice in terms of performance.

Kumho you might do ok with as a budget tyre, but look at Hankook's also. Avon's and Falken FK452's are also not too bad.

Pirelli's are obviously a premium and your paying for no more than a name. There are better performing tyres out there for a fraction of the price

Camskill are generally the cheapest online supplier - I have used them a few times with no bother at all, but as someone says you will need a local fitter to fit them for you

I'd reckon youd be looking at £70-£90 per tyre fitted for something decent at that size.
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lumoruk;8331462

You don't know a lot about cars but you have a ford focus ST? Oh the … You don't know a lot about cars but you have a ford focus ST? Oh the irony.



You don't know alot about being funny but you tried a joke? Oh the irony ;-)
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whatsThePoint;8331473

What tyres are on there now, its best to have 4 matching ones



They are continentals I believe!
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Mmachine78
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I have a st 170!
Thanks for the replys, It gives me a start.
I will have a look online and some local fitters and see what I can find.
Cheers
Mmachine78
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whatsThePoint;8331473

What tyres are on there now, its best to have 4 matching ones



Nonsense

As long as they are all the correct size and rating for the car you will be fine

That said you may be better replacing both tyres on the same axle at once to prevent any issues with differing tread depths
go to black circles, put in your tyre size choose a local fitting centre, it will give you a selection with customer reviews and whether they are budget, performance etc. Good prices and good service.

blackcircles.com/?gc…PnA
Maxxiss is a very good tyre i have them on my car and they grip very well and great in the wet, dont go for very cheap tyres they can sometimes be lethal especially in the wet
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dimebars;8331682

NonsenseAs long as they are all the correct size and rating for the car … NonsenseAs long as they are all the correct size and rating for the car you will be fineThat said you may be better replacing both tyres on the same axle at once to prevent any issues with differing tread depths



LOL find me one link that says mixed tyres is better than matching :w00t:
i can see why your called dimebars now :whistling:
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juiceblaster;8331711

go to black circles, put in your tyre size choose a local fitting centre, … go to black circles, put in your tyre size choose a local fitting centre, it will give you a selection with customer reviews and whether they are budget, performance etc. Good prices and good service.http://www.blackcircles.com/?gclid=CMyA6P-P_KACFcOX2AodGhoPnA



Thanks for the link. I will have a look.
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Mmachine78
whatsThePoint;8331766

LOL find me one link that says mixed tyres is better than matching



You said you need 4 matching tyres which is untrue


whatsThePoint;8331473

its best to have 4 matching ones

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deanos;8331773

You said you need 4 matching tyres which is untrue



where do i say you need 4 matching?
you even quote me saying "its best to have 4 matching" the meaning of best isn't the same as need
Tyre manufacturers design tyres with a set of 4 fitted, they don't allow for the different characteristics of different brands being mixed, so your car will always be better with the same brand on each wheel
our tyre size is 225/45/17 and have used kumho many times with no probs, they aren't as quiet as the continentals we used to buy but they last a lot longer, no diff on handling and grip if thats any help.
whatsThePoint;8331473

What tyres are on there now, its best to have 4 matching ones



dimebars;8331682

Nonsenseyre As long as they are all the correct size and rating for the … Nonsenseyre As long as they are all the correct size and rating for the car you will be fineThat said you may be better replacing both tyres on the same axle at once to prevent any issues with differing tread depths



Dimbars... your quote is nonsense...... It is best to have a full set of the same brand, to ensure you have the same level of grip at each corner in any conditions...... different brands perform different in certain conditions...

For the average driver, a matching pair on the front and pair on the rear will be fine...

The dont want to be running a different tread patten on each tyre........this can cause some serious upset..
Going back to the OP's question,

Im currently running a new pair of Michelins Pilot sports, 235/45/17, They cost more, but last so much longer than the budget range, plus the grip in the dry and wet is good..

Take a look at tyrereviews.co.uk/

Rick
I had kuhmos and hated them, too noisy

I'd also reccomend the falken 452s
not too pricey
great grip in wet conditions.
I'm getting another set when I need new ones

I got them at blackcircles, great service.
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