Tire/wheel experts...

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by RDgolfer, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    I have spent mucho cashola...I want a tire and wheel combination that is all season, quiet, and quiet, and durable....Right now, Motegi mr125 with Michelin Pilot AS Sport from Tire Rack....humming and machine gunning....Is it the wheels, balance, alignment, or wheel bearings? Btw....the oem Bridgestones we're way out of whack with road force above 22 lbs...Flat spot on tires? I thought I would ride through it to see if it got better, but it hasn't....yuck...ridiculous
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  3. timboslice

    timboslice Active Member

    You mean Pilot Sport A/S 3s? You're the first person that I've heard not love them. I had their predecessor, A/S 2, on my Mazda3 and thought they were great. Are you sure you want all seasons and not a dedicated summer tire?

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  4. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Yeah, I have issues since installing the Motegi mr 125 with the Michelin Pilot A/S Sports from Tire Rack...very annoying, but I am dealing with it for now...I love my FiST, but the noise I am enduring is unacceptable...I am ready to uninstall everything that is connected to the tires, suspension, struts, wheels...if I won the lottery, I would build a FiST...1000 hp awd nasty bitch...
  5. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Along with the wheel bearings...money pit...but what am I going to do? It has to be sorted or I am going to blow a gasket...and who really cares but me and my wallet...hopefully tears turn into smiles...f**k me
  6. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    If bought from tirerack call them and tell them your situation. I hear the Goodyear F1s are the next best tires.
  7. quiznos

    quiznos Member

    Unfortunately tirerack doesn't always have the best storage principles... I've seen for car tires under four truck tires before. Makes mounting a pain in the ass too sometimes.
  8. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    I have had an epiphany....I am going to buy local and keep my vendors on the hook if it goes south...it is a giant pain in the ass to ship and receive from a west coast internet vendor...never mind you have to prove there is a problem in the first place...I would rather drive back to the shop I bought me wares from and look em in the face and say "Fix It"! I hope what I am saying and the problems I have encountered are not lost on the rest of owners on this forum
  9. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    FWIW, I have the Pilot Sport A/S 3s on my Fiesta and they had a tendency to howl on certain kinds of brushed concrete for the first 5-10,000 miles. I have 20k on them now and the noise has gone away.
  10. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Humming and machine gunning....this could be a product of a bad wheel bearing translating onto the tire/tires to create a compound noise...back to OEM wheels and tires tomorrow for comparison

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