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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-02, 03:54 AM
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Question Explorer vs. Mountaineer

Hello all,

I just heard that a jury recently ruled against Ford in an Explorer roll-over case. They supported the claim that the design flaw is in the vehicle, not the tires. My questions are, isn't the Mountaineer built on the same platform as the Explorer? Why haven't I heard about those rolling over? Does both vehicles ride on the same tires?

Can anyone shed any light/


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-02, 06:42 AM
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Hello Mr Davis

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Good question! Is the mountaineer the same size and weight as the explorer?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-02, 07:34 PM
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Good point!! The Mountaineer is the EXACT same SUV, just with a different Front-end treatment. Remove the sheetmetal, and there would be no differences

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-25-02, 03:43 AM
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I think the jury is wrong here.

If it isn't the tires, why then don't the other make tires come apart on the Explorer??

How about all replacement tires that were put on them??

Sure don't hear about those tires failing....

Just my $.02

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