Ford Escort RS2000 2WD Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Ford Escort RS2000 2WD
Mastercraft Avenger GT (1) 80% 50% 70% 80% 80% 80% 90% 76% 2,000
Yokohama Parada Spec 2 (118) 92% 59% 80% 80% 69% 71% 75% 75% 1,456,372
Event GL699 (3) 57% 20% 40% 20% 35% 43% 13% 33% 500

Ford Escort RS2000 2WD Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Yokohama Parada Spec 2 given 86% (195-50-15-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 13000 spirited miles
I've put two sets of these on my '94 escort RS2000 now and think they're a great tyre.
The grip in the dry is amazing, it feels like driving on rails. I've found running a lower tyre pressure increases the grip even further as the stiff side walls can deal with the lower pressure without causing any roll.
Wet grip is not as bad as expected, in fact I would say it's pretty good. Once they've warmed up in the wet they're as good as any mid range tyre on the market BUT they cannot shift standing water very well, so you do have to slow down to prevent aquaplaning. I cirtainly wouldn't say they are dangerous.
Driving in the snow with these on is suprisingly good. The unique chunky tread pattern shifts snow better than any other summer tyre I know and makes you feel quite confident driving in those conditions.
I would say the wear on these tyres is good for the grip you get. I do about 13k hard miles a year which is enough time to turn the fronts into slicks
If you're looking for a slightly harder wearing tyre for a similar price, I would recommend the toyos but you do loose a bit of grip.
tyre reviewed on 2012-01-26 22:00:21
Writing about the Mastercraft Avenger GT given 76% (205-60-13-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 2000 spirited miles
Only tyre I could find with period RWL in a size to fit my weekend driver - 1980 Ford Escort RS2000. Good dry grip and turn in, lacking in grip at speed in the wet but always remains predictable. Given the limitations imposed by remaining with 'period' RWL styling for the car these are on par with any RWL tyre in the same size I have had fitted to this car over the 22 years I have owned it, such as Bridgestone Eager SF330, Yokohama Y352, Road Hugger Radial GT, etc.
tyre reviewed on 2012-04-04 03:11:11
Writing about the Event GL699 given 37% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
These tyres cames on a second hand car I purchased. Although the tread levels are still fine, the tryes are quite simply dangerous in the wet. These tyres have very little on wet ground and struggle to find traction in heavy rain, even when using minimal throttle.
tyre reviewed on 2011-08-18 15:49:46
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