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Smartguy67 wrote: Fri May 10, 2024 11:48 pm Dunlop Sport have been one of the best tyres I have had for grip.
Decent tyres but Dunlop Sport covers many variations of tyres, some way outdated others an average premium tyre, some way behind the latest U UHP tyres for grip , the SportMax RT2 is a decent tyre for the money. But for Grip PS4s GY Supersport or Assy 6’s, latest Conti and Bridgestones all superior to the Dunlops for grip, infact Dunlop desperately need a couple of new version to catch up.

12k from a tyre on a Puma (none proper ST) is very poor, suspect poor pressure monitoring.

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4251 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 12:38 pm
Smartguy67 wrote: Fri May 10, 2024 11:48 pm Dunlop Sport have been one of the best tyres I have had for grip.
Decent tyres but Dunlop Sport covers many variations of tyres, some way outdated others an average premium tyre, some way behind the latest U UHP tyres for grip , the SportMax RT2 is a decent tyre for the money. But for Grip PS4s GY Supersport or Assy 6’s, latest Conti and Bridgestones all superior to the Dunlops for grip, infact Dunlop desperately need a couple of new version to catch up.
Yeah am going back a few years. Not a big lover of factory fit Continentals tbh. They seem to get noisy with age and would sacrifice grip for noise which isn't good on the Puma with their Eco Contact 6.
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Please people... I implore you to consider that when you need replacement tyres you fit All Season tyres (e.g. Michelin CrossClimate or similar) - they're the only type of tyres that are truly safe for year-round driving in the UK.

Conti SportContact, Goodyear EfficientGrip & Dunlop Sport are summer tyres and should never be used in the snow or ice. So essentially you're fitting tyres that become dangerous the moment you get caught out in wintery conditions.

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137699 wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 4:13 pm Please people... I implore you to consider that when you need replacement tyres you fit All Season tyres (e.g. Michelin CrossClimate or similar) - they're the only type of tyres that are truly safe for year-round driving in the UK.

Conti SportContact, Goodyear EfficientGrip & Dunlop Sport are summer tyres and should never be used in the snow or ice. So essentially you're fitting tyres that become dangerous the moment you get caught out in wintery conditions.

Thank you.
No snow ever where I live. Only icy on a night and if it's less than 8 degrees outside I stay indoors making the energy company and their shareholders rich.
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No snow again this year. I've seen thousands of cars around town and on a few long trips and I didn't see one slide off the road due to normal tyres.
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We had some snow a year ago not too bad, but I put the ST into eco mode and drove carefully and left space between me and car in front.
You have to drive to the conditions and if it’s compacted snow your not going to be throwing it around corners or accelerating hard

Always used standard tyres and garage I use has never suggested anything else
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I have all seasons on the Kuga, Pirelli Scorpion Verde. Seen about 10mm of snow in 5 years.
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Anywhere in the UK can get snow in the winter. Just because you haven't had any this year doesn't mean you won't get any next.
You didn't slide off the road with your summer tyres when it did snow - well done you - that still doesn't make it a good idea.
My uncle smoked 60 cigs a day all his life - does that make smoking safe? No. Same with tyres. Summer tyres do not offer proper adhesion in snow - if you find yourself needing to make an emergency manoeuvre in the snow you will quickly find that summer tyres are totally useless.

You can never guarantee you won't need to make an emergency manoeuvre on a journey. And at these moment people can (& do) die. Or get life changing injuries.

All season tyres cost no more than summer tyres. And they work in ALL conditions - so seriously... why not just fit them?
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Have you got snow shoes hanging on the back of the kitchen door, just in case? ;)
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Not even sure if the cross climate Michelins are recommended on the ST for handling all year round

Garage I use decided not to recommend them and to stick with the Michelin pilot sport 4s XL FP as Ford recommends

Thing is in snow I drive carefully slowly and take corners not at speed and drive to the conditions and use eco mode to assist lowering throttle response

I get what the poster is saying but with majority driving on standard tyres some budget with the cost of living crisis, the chances are more that you’ll be wiped out by another car than you on the all weather tyres

Just drive to conditions slow down use higher gears and leave gaps and if it’s very bad don’t go out in it
I can also see those tread patterns wearing out fast or degrading on the ST if I dared fit them at all
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