Ford Focus MK2 1.8 TDCI Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Ford Focus MK2 1.8 TDCI
Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 (50) 87% 82% 83% 82% 80% 83% 76% 82% 238,744
Michelin Primacy 3 (149) 86% 81% 78% 77% 68% 81% 68% 77% 2,193,473

Ford Focus MK2 1.8 TDCI Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 given 97% (225-40-18-W)
Driving on mostly country roads for 5000 average miles
Got a good deal so had a set of 4 fitted to Focus 1.8tdci replacing Michelin ps4.
Now I have travelled about 5k miles on these Dunlops and I cannot fault them. Usually country roads and town driving.
Dry Grip is there always from starting from cold to warm, Michelin was the same in the dry.
Wet grip I slowly started to push the car a bit more to find out what I would get from these Dunlops and I was amazed they were brilliant I never slid had any twitches on the steering gave me a lot more confidence in the wet, I had none in the Michelin in the wet they were dreadful and slid easily under acceleration (sorry Michelin but they felt more plastic than rubber in the wet)
The Dunlops don't give any road noise as I can hear but I am driving a diesel so that may drowned it out if there is any, same with the Michelin.
Comfort is excellent easy to live with and being 40 series that is a big plus as some cheaper brands are like riding on wood,
All in all I have tried a lot of different brands on different cars and these Dunlops are up there with the best Pirellis I have had, I find them better than Michelin and Conti which I have had on this car and I would recommend them to anyone with a similar family hatchback, my friend has the same tyre on an s-type jaguar and loves them too.
Cost wise I suppose it all depends on what deals are available at the time but we know all top quality brands are going to be of similar cost.
Mileage I have done 5k and they still look like new so I am happy I got just over 9k from the Michelin on the front of the car I have a suspicion these will do better by looking at how much tread is left after 5k.
Would I buy again? Yes without hesitation, I would only be tempted away if I got Pirelli at a similar cost I got these for £300 all in for four.
tyre reviewed on 2019-09-15 13:06:36
Writing about the Michelin Primacy 3 given 77% (205-55-16-V)
Driving on mostly motorways for 20000 average miles
Good set of tyres in general, pricey but you get what you pay for.

Got 20K out of the fronts and 30K out of the rears.

Besides the price only negative is handling when there's a bit of slush or snow. Lateral grip isn't as good as expected, when on a slight hill with the handbrake on the car started sliding with the camber of the road, using the brake pedal stopped the crabbing.

Was going to try cross climates next but opted for bridgestone weather control due to the lower cost.
tyre reviewed on 2018-10-08 14:25:51
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