2013 Ford Focus ST Long Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: The Autocross Effect

December 20, 2012

2013 Ford Focus ST

Noticed that there is a bit more tire chunking in the aftermath of Kurt's autocross day with our 2013 Ford Focus ST than originally thought. If you look closely at this particular chunk, you can see the tire's steel and nylon carcass poking through. This tire is currently on the left rear, swapped from the front post-autocross.

Honestly, this isn't all that shocking. Autocrossing is very hard on tires, especially when said tires are unshaved and designed for the street.

Needless to say, we'll be ordering two new tires for the Focus ST ASAP.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 5,066 miles

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