Re: Fed Up With Goodyear Wranglers
Went from orginal Firestones ATX, to Michelin LTX M/S that finally
wore out. I just put on a set of Goodyear Fortera Silent Armor tires
On Sat, 05 Nov 2005 15:34:59 -0800, "rvfulltime (was xenman)"
>A few years ago, in replacing the original Firestone Wilderness AT tires
>the local Ford dealer installed Goodyear Wranglers. For the first 10,000
>miles they were fine. But then I started hearing a noise that sounded like
>the front wheel bearings were going out. The dealer said "nope, it's the
>tires". We rotated the front to back, and the noise went away for a few
>months and came back. Then my brother-in-law put a nail through a rear
>tire. I bought a new matching tire, took the spare off, and put both unused
>tires on the front and the used tire on as a spare. The noise went away
>for a few months and came back. Frankly I wish I had kept the Firestones,
>particularly since most of my driving is in cooler climates (west coast).
>I'm fed up with these Goodyear Wranglers and I'm about to buy some new
>ones at Discount Tires. Why Discount Tires? I travel a lot through out the
>west and they seem to be located all over the west and I've had good
>experiences with them on their road hazard warranties. That makes me
>a happy and loyal customer.
>So... What tires do you recommend for a 2000 Explorer XLT? Any ones
>Thanks in advance. No e-mail please.