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    Posted: 26 Feb 2009 at 3:33pm
I discovered  a screw in one of tyres yesterday, still at correct pressure although sensors advised to check tyre pressures. When I visited the local tyre man he said not possible to repair as screw was too near to the edge of the tyre (just my luck!).
The tyres I have fitted to the standard rims are Goodtear Wranglers 235/55 R17 - no where seams to stock them and even Ford reckon they have to order them in at £260 each!
Has anyone else experienced problems getting this size and is this really the price?Ouch
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I had the same problem, the day after picking up my Kuga.  I initially took it to Kwik-Fit who took one look and said I needed a new tyre at £260.  I then took it to Central Tyres who advised that they could do a specialist repair, which would take a couple of days for around £35.  It turned out that the screw hadn't gone all the way through and they repaired it for £20.
 
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Had exact same thing - screw too close to the outer edge to repair, so had to go for a new one.
 
Mine is fitted with Continental ContiPremiumContact (on 18's) and was quoted £220+vat. As it is such a new tyre (the bloke thought, but wasn't sure, it was developed specially for the Kuga), he said that's why it's so dear - give it a year or so and the price would come down. However, fortunately (for me) as I'm "in the trade" I got it for £165. Still a bit steep though...Shocked
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I have tried everywhere for the tyres, no where seems to have them. Even Goodyear have not got them. Lots of websites list them but no one has them. Ford's themselves have not been very helpful, effectively washing their hands of the problem, when I asked them how they can sell a car with tyres that cannot be replaced!
For anyone running standard wheels on a Titanium with Goodyear Wrangler tyres, don't get a puncture or have to replace your tyre!
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Have you checked Central Tyres to see if they can repair it?  The screw in my tyre was on the curve of the tyre wall and they repaired it OK.  They seemed to think that they could repair pretty much anything.  It may be worth a phone call.
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Oh boy, I've got the Goodyears too and I had the scare with the slow puncture
 
When I thought I might have to replace the tyre, I got a quote from Bathwick Tyres for £180+vat and I thought that was bad! Perhaps we should all avoid any off roading until these tyres are readily available as it probably increases the risk of picking up any damage from sharp objects etc. Confused
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I also have Continental ContiPremiumContact rubber on 18"ers 235/50R18s.
I was told that this tyre is also fitted to BMW X3 so the tyre should be readily available!
 
Best get a can of tyre weld and keep your fingers crossed.
 
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Ah ha! These guys seem to have them.
Hope this helps.
 
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Sorry, forgot to mention that they are selling them at £162!!! Clap
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Thank you all for your suggestions. Central tyres could not repair the tyre. Hopefully I should get a tyre tomorrow - direct from Goodyear. They were very helpful, unlike Ford.
 
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I had exactly the same issue with the nail in the tyre, I have the R18's but....I went for a different make tyre and paid £93!!!!!!!


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Hi Chase,
Great news, but how did you manage to get in-touch with Goodyear?
And if you don't mind me asking, how much did they charge?
Will the tyre be delivered to you or a fitter?

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I found Good year details on the net. When I phoned them and spoke to their technical department they transferred me to the sales team. The immediate answer I got was that the tyres were on back order (with plenty of orders waiting!), but the lady I spoke to was going to find out more info. I told her that my car was effectively off the road, she said she would see if she could find a tyre. When she phoned me back she said that she had located one, but said that I had to get my local HiQ dealer to contact her. They did, the tyre was delivered first thing the next day and was fitted for £169. Smile
 

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Thanks for the info' Chase. 
That's very impressive service and quite reassuring. I will keep the info' (in the glove box) for future reference if required (on holiday for example).
You can now get back to happy motoring.
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Well after 27000 miles it is getting near the time that the Kuga needs a new set of tyres.
 
Swapping the fronts/backs at 17K seems to have prolonged the spend, but will now need four in one hit - ouch!!!
 
Phoned around to get a quote on the Conti PremiumContact2 tyres that are on it at the moment - thoughts being that they lasted well and they have come back arounf £212 a corner - BIG ouch!!!!
 
I replaced one within a month of having the car at a cost of £150, which I thought was alot then (should have got four more....)
 
So, anyone have any thoughts on the next set of boots for the car?
 
Been offered Dunlops at around £150 each which is better, just worried about changing from what I have...
 
Also, anyone have any good/cheap places to get tyres from..?
 
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Hi Cornish.
 
What size wheels are you on?
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I have the 18" ones from the add-on pack - 235 50 R18 97V

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Hi Cornish.  Interested to find out what your opinion is of the 4x4 Conti's?  read a post recently that was just a tad negative.       Michelin seems to get good reviews with more ticks in boxes than most, but then again are these totally unbiased opinions.
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To be honest  I drive the car like a normal vehicle and not a 4x4.
 
They have lasted well (27K) and the dealer says that there is still 4mm on them, but they seem to be getting close to the wear maks so will get them checked by ATS this week.  Not really had a problem with them, although there is one corner on my way into work that I get the traction light lit when I hit it at speed in the wet.
 
The noise is pretty good, but not been in any other Kuga to compare but to me they are quiet.
 
Only reason for the look is that it slid in the snow yesterday which scared me a little as I had no control and it just slid down a hill towards a wall/main road.  Thought it was the tyres but after an hour on a deep snow covered Airfield at lunchtime I think it was me pressing the clutch, hitting the brakes as it performed really well in the ice/snow.  Had a nice long safe 'play' just to see what the car did and it was really good and I didn't get stuck.  Much better than the guy in his 3Series BM that was also 'playing', lucky he had a spade with him.....
 
As I said, not buying them because they are the best I have ever had, just going for more of the same as they have lasted well.
 
Been offered Dunlop Sp01's but read some Really bad reviews...
 
 
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