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Old 25-04-2019, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default Continental tyre life

Hi all,

If you bought your Mondeo new and it was fitted with Continental Contisport Connect tyres and which you have now replaced, would you drop a post telling me what distance you got from them?

I guess that anyone who has fitted this tyre to a Mondeo and worn them out would have the same information, so a post from you will be welcome.

My interest is that it is looking as though I'll get only 35,000 km out the tyres on our car and this is only 77% of the distance I got on our previously owned MA Mondeo where we used Bridgestone and Dunlop tyres (Potenzas and SP Sport 01s)

With advance thanks for any responses.

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Old 25-04-2019, 04:23 PM   #2
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front tyre wear is a real issue with these cars, get alignment and get them to track -+0
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Old 25-04-2019, 09:51 PM   #3
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front tyre wear is a real issue with these cars, get alignment and get them to track -+0
Thanks.

Pretty sure there is nothing wrong with the alignment because the wear is even across the tread to within fractions of a mm and the car tracks truly on level pavement.

I'm just wondering if Continentals tend to sacrifice wear in favour of roadholding.

I can say that I'm not happy about the tyre noise which is bordering on being objectionable on most surfaces except smooth recently laid bitumen.

Thanks for the advice.

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Old 26-04-2019, 03:08 AM   #4
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I got 25,000kms before I replaced my front set.

Now at 44,000kms, tyres are getting noisy. I've seen some factory Mondeos with Eagle F1 A2s, so I'm thinking I might try putting 4x Eagle F1 A5s on them next and see how they go.
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I've already answered this question in another thread but can't remember the thread nor the k's driven, I think it were 35K l.
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I've already answered this question in another thread but can't remember the thread nor the k's driven, I think it were 35K l.
Was it this one?

https://fordforums.com.au/showthread...14#post6181114
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Old 27-04-2019, 07:04 PM   #7
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I got 27,000km from my first set of fronts.
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Old 27-04-2019, 10:41 PM   #8
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What's the tread wear number on these out of curiosity?
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Old 17-05-2019, 09:32 AM   #9
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I am looking to replace my original continentals which have done 31k.

Not sure what I am going to go with next as the range is a little limited in the 235/40R 19 size. I doubt I will find anything that is going to last much longer than the ones I have now.

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Thanks.

Pretty sure there is nothing wrong with the alignment because the wear is even across the tread to within fractions of a mm and the car tracks truly on level pavement.

I'm just wondering if Continentals tend to sacrifice wear in favour of roadholding.

I can say that I'm not happy about the tyre noise which is bordering on being objectionable on most surfaces except smooth recently laid bitumen.

Thanks for the advice.

Regards
My wifes previous car (Kia Cerato) had these tyres from new and they were terribly noisy. More noise in fact than the all terrains on my Landcruiser.
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30k here... titanium with 19’s. Put Falken 510’s on this time.
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