Federal Formoza FD1

Dry Grip 74%
Wet Grip 57%
Road Feedback 48%
Handling 51%
Wear 57%
Comfort 60%
Buy again 35%

Federal Formoza FD1 Reviews (newest first) - Page 1

Given 38% while driving a Toyota MK3 MR2 Roaster (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 600 spirited miles
Unstable at highway speed and especially during higher speed cornering. Never lost grip wet or dry, though it felt like the tire itself was made of gooey mush. It was as if some suspension part had come loose. It hadn't. Will never buy again. Swapped them out before 1000 miles. Fortunately was able to get credit toward new meat.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 15, 2016   
Given 73% while driving a Jaguar xf premium luxury (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 3,000 average miles
These tyre were fiited on the car when I bought it, so not my choice, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well the car handled and road noise was minimal.

Can't comment on wear as they came off after less than 3000 miles to be swapped for winter rubber, but they've been put in the loft and will definately be going back on next summer. Certainly there is no noticeable wear on them yet and they look like brand new tyres still.

Having looked up the price of them, I was expecting them to be truely arwful but was actually quite impressed.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 22, 2014   
Given 49% while driving a Volkswagen (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
Could not believe how quick the tread wore out on these and will never go for this brand again....also pretty noisy.
1 - tyre reviewed on May 19, 2014   
Given 59% while driving a Peugeot 206 1.6 xt (195/55 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 333 easy going miles
I accidentaly run over a buss curb in 50km/h so my right front tyre blow its steel cords, so they are sticking out on that tyre 10mm by 20mm. Law says its illegal so I have to change that but there was no tyre in that size anymore, discontinued tyre. So I have to go and get two new ones.
8kg tyre rubber weight, 330aaa rubber for that size, ranges from 230-340aaa in the sizes
0 - tyre reviewed on January 5, 2014   
Given 37% while driving a Honda Fit (Jazz) (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 28,000 average miles
Fighting like hell to get 28,000 miles out of this tire on a Honda fit.
this tire is virtually a scam, at 20,000 I had a tire separate so bad it was unrunable.Had to buy another Formoza, Schawab only gave me 25%. Now at 28,000 I have steel cords showing on two more tires and the 3rd old tire has a band separating. (shakes at 60 mph) but still trying to get every short changed scammed dollar out of these tires.

Spend Your cash on a better tire...like Yokohama or something don't buy these.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 7, 2013   
Given 21% while driving a Renault Clio III 1.2 55kW (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 5,000 average miles
These are the worst tyres I have ever bought, £52 a corner and I have worn them out in 5000 miles, my Continental PC2's lasted me 15k. These Federals are dangerous in the wet even when new with very little grip and in the dry still questionable levels of grip.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 2, 2012   
Given 59% while driving a Toyota Avensis (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 0 average miles
0 - tyre reviewed on May 29, 2012   
Given 54% while driving a Suzuki Swift 1.3l 2007 (185/60 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 10,000 spirited miles
The wear on these tyres has been minimal over 10,000 miles suggesting a hard rubber compound that gives reasonable performance in the dry. In the wet, the feedback is good, but unfortunately the tyres are telling you that they have minimal grip which translates to significant understeer at relatively low speeds. I would not want to brake hard in the wet and always drive defensively to avoid the possibility. They have M+S stamped on them which used to mean Mud & Snow when I was a lad. I'm not sure what it means now but whilst the tyres are ok on fresh snow their performance in slush or on ice is poor. As a budget tyre for driving around in the dry they are fine but any hint of wet weather requires a large adjustment in expectation and speed.
0 - tyre reviewed on February 18, 2011   
Given 66% while driving a Honda CRX Si (195/65 R14) on mostly country roads for 30,000 spirited miles
So I have these on a crx si with a zc swap, exhaust, lightweight flywheel, racing clutch, and an intake, the cars def. Not slow, with that said these tires handle everything I throw at them with this car, I drive tons of miles per day for work in very mountainous conditions, they handle well in dry and wet, not too Much noise that I can tell, I havnt even rotated them yet so the wear is a bit uneven, the fronts still have about 60% tread and the rears have 80%, with 30k hard miles on them. I wouldn't reccomend for someone looking for a higher performance tyre, but I'd deffinately reccomend for someone looking for a decent reliable tyre.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 6, 2010