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Ed1943
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Post by Ed1943 »

Afternoon all from a sunny Cornwall,
My 2022 Puma ST Line 155 mhev Vignale is fitted with 215/50/18 V XL Continental tyres. Question is, because they are hybrids are all fitted with XL (extra load) tyres as the overall standard weight is only around 1350 kgs. I'm asking as my local tyre supplier is unable to obtain any premium XL tyres at present. I've managed to obtain a pair thro' MyTires but they are coming from Germany. Cheers.

Smartguy67
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Post by Smartguy67 »

Have you worn them out already.

I usually use Asda Tyres. Book online, fit at a local depot.
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2015 Kuga Titanium 2.0 150 Manual, Retro Fitted Sync3 with 3.4 software, F12 maps.
MrT
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Post by MrT »

My wife has managed to wear out a front tyre in 12,000 miles. The car (Puma Titanium 155, red) was fitted with Goodyear Efficient Grip 2s from new. Bought a replacement on line at a keen price from Tyresavings.com. Delivered to local dealer for fitting very swiftly.
Smartguy67
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Post by Smartguy67 »

I was interested to know what Ed1943 got from his as we have the same on ours. Continental reckon these are a special compound which will last as long as a normal tyre that comes with more tread. The Contis come with less than 6mm. I am not convinced. The 215/50/18 isn't even listed in their product range although is available. We won't be putting them back on should they wear out before we move the car on.

I put some pirelli scorpion verde all seasons on my Kuga and the fronts have done 25,000 miles and are not anywhere near changing yet. Rears have about 15,000 and look new. The car is good on tyres and mine are not XL.
2024 Ford Puma 1.0 Vignale 155PS DCT, Grey Matter

2015 Kuga Titanium 2.0 150 Manual, Retro Fitted Sync3 with 3.4 software, F12 maps.
Rays1
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Post by Rays1 »

The better the grip performance of a tyre, the softer the compound is likely to be. The softer the tyre the quicker it will wear. It is a compromise between grip and wear unfortunately. Check the specification before you buy.
Smartguy67
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Post by Smartguy67 »

Dunlop Sport have been one of the best tyres I have had for grip.
2024 Ford Puma 1.0 Vignale 155PS DCT, Grey Matter

2015 Kuga Titanium 2.0 150 Manual, Retro Fitted Sync3 with 3.4 software, F12 maps.
Pawprint66
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Post by Pawprint66 »

Just for info, we've got 21,700 miles on our ST.

It's just turned 13 months old.

It's got the Conti Sport Contact 7's on it and I'm very pleased with the tyre performance.

I'll measure the tread depth later front and back to see what meat is left on them.

I'm not too sure what tread depth they were when new.

Overall though, they seem an excellent tyre.

Would certainly fit them again.
2020 Puma ST - Line X First Edition - 125 mHEV - Race Red - (Released back into the wild)
2023 Puma ST - Frozen White - Driver Assistance Pack & Powered Tailgate - Machined Magnetite Wheels
Pawprint66
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Pawprint66 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 6:45 am Just for info, we've got 21,700 miles on our ST.

It's just turned 13 months old.

It's got the Conti Sport Contact 7's on it and I'm very pleased with the tyre performance.

I'll measure the tread depth later front and back to see what meat is left on them.

I'm not too sure what tread depth they were when new.

Overall though, they seem an excellent tyre.

Would certainly fit them again.
*UPDATE*

4.5mm tread remaining on the fronts and 6.00mm on the rears.
2020 Puma ST - Line X First Edition - 125 mHEV - Race Red - (Released back into the wild)
2023 Puma ST - Frozen White - Driver Assistance Pack & Powered Tailgate - Machined Magnetite Wheels
Ed1943
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Post by Ed1943 »

Hello again from another sunny day in Cornwall,
In reply to Smartguy67 i've only had the car for 4 weeks but assume the tyres are original fitment and at present just over 24,000 miles. Are your Continentals on the Puma XL? Have had Continentals on other cars and not found a problem. From the replies it doesn't seem all Puma hybrids have extra load tyres.
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Ron240
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Post by Ron240 »

Pawprint66 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 8:15 am
Pawprint66 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 6:45 am Just for info, we've got 21,700 miles on our ST.

It's just turned 13 months old.

It's got the Conti Sport Contact 7's on it and I'm very pleased with the tyre performance.

I'll measure the tread depth later front and back to see what meat is left on them.

I'm not too sure what tread depth they were when new.

Overall though, they seem an excellent tyre.

Would certainly fit them again.
*UPDATE*

4.5mm tread remaining on the fronts and 6.00mm on the rears.
I have Continental Sport Contact 7 on my ST and the tread depth from the factory was 7mm.
Assuming yours were the same, then for the rears to only wear 1mm in 21,700 miles is amazing!
My car has done just under 2000 gently driven miles from new, and having just checked right now the tread depth is still 7mm all round. :)
At this same mileage driven in the same way one of my previous cars fitted with Continental Sport Contact 6 had already worn 2mm. :shock: I believe it was a special compound made for the car.
Last edited by Ron240 on Sat May 11, 2024 12:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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