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Old 02-14-2006, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
4.0L
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Tire wear

What kind of tire wear are you getting with your Explorer? I just
replaced the OEM P235/70-16 Michelin Cross Terrains on my 2002 Explorer
and I got 42k miles out of them. They were just approaching the wear
indicators. Amazingly, the tires never had to be re-balanced for the
entire 42k miles and ran true and vibration-free at any speed. All I
did was make sure the tire pressures were correct and rotate them once
in a while. I had no problem buying the same exact tire again.

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Old 02-14-2006, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tire wear

I got about 53K on our original set before being replaced with more
Cross Terrains. Sounds like I had the same maintenance and experience
as you. Probably could have been driven another few thousand before
hitting the wear indicators.

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Old 02-14-2006, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tire wear

My experience has been that Goodyears were garbage and lasted less than 20K
Pittsburgh miles but Michelins on the same vehicle went over 50K.
Interestingly, the Firestones that got recalled were like new at 25K when
they got recalled. The Goodrich tires on my 2003 Mountaineer (the other
tires were on a '99 Explorer) only last 25000 miles. I am approaching 50K
(on my second set) and will get Michelins this time, even though they are
much more expensive.

"4.0L" <dstaffor@calpoly.edu> wrote in message
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> What kind of tire wear are you getting with your Explorer? I just
> replaced the OEM P235/70-16 Michelin Cross Terrains on my 2002 Explorer
> and I got 42k miles out of them. They were just approaching the wear
> indicators. Amazingly, the tires never had to be re-balanced for the
> entire 42k miles and ran true and vibration-free at any speed. All I
> did was make sure the tire pressures were correct and rotate them once
> in a while. I had no problem buying the same exact tire again.
>
> 4.0L
>



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Old 02-14-2006, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Tire wear

I have 22K on BFgoodrich AtKO's starting tread depth 16 tread depth now 13

Says alot for BFG's , Whenever I buy a vehicle part of the bargin is getting
rid of the Goodyears in exchange for BFG ATKO

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Old 02-15-2006, 05:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Tire wear

So far, I got 41K on the factory goodyears, with 6-8K still to go on our '02
EB. Also they have never needed to be rebalanced either, just about 3
rotations.
wth

"4.0L" <dstaffor@calpoly.edu> wrote in message
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> What kind of tire wear are you getting with your Explorer? I just
> replaced the OEM P235/70-16 Michelin Cross Terrains on my 2002 Explorer
> and I got 42k miles out of them. They were just approaching the wear
> indicators. Amazingly, the tires never had to be re-balanced for the
> entire 42k miles and ran true and vibration-free at any speed. All I
> did was make sure the tire pressures were correct and rotate them once
> in a while. I had no problem buying the same exact tire again.
>
> 4.0L
>



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Old 02-15-2006, 06:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Tire wear

Are you sure you have GOODYEAR and not GOODRICH? I don't think Ford used
Goodyears on the '02s or since. And if you have 41K on Goodrich, wow, you're
doing great. You probably live in a mild climate with not too many hills.
Tires here (Pittsburgh) get torn up all the time.

"wth" <HATESSPAM@mchsi.com> wrote in message
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> So far, I got 41K on the factory goodyears, with 6-8K still to go on our
> '02 EB. Also they have never needed to be rebalanced either, just about 3
> rotations.
> wth
>
> "4.0L" <dstaffor@calpoly.edu> wrote in message
> news:1139938346.255049.84820@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> What kind of tire wear are you getting with your Explorer? I just
>> replaced the OEM P235/70-16 Michelin Cross Terrains on my 2002 Explorer
>> and I got 42k miles out of them. They were just approaching the wear
>> indicators. Amazingly, the tires never had to be re-balanced for the
>> entire 42k miles and ran true and vibration-free at any speed. All I
>> did was make sure the tire pressures were correct and rotate them once
>> in a while. I had no problem buying the same exact tire again.
>>
>> 4.0L
>>

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Old 02-15-2006, 07:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Tire wear

I have 23K on my '05 and the BFG tires are doing well. Don't have a
tread depth gauge, but they look less than half worn. I've gotten
excellent performance from Michelin LTX M/S in the past, over 60K. By
the way, Goodrich is a division of Michelin and I know Michelin has a
lot to say about their operation.

On Wed, 15 Feb 2006 08:43:39 -0500, "D.D. Pallmer"
<ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Are you sure you have GOODYEAR and not GOODRICH? I don't think Ford used
>Goodyears on the '02s or since. And if you have 41K on Goodrich, wow, you're
>doing great. You probably live in a mild climate with not too many hills.
>Tires here (Pittsburgh) get torn up all the time.
>
>"wth" <HATESSPAM@mchsi.com> wrote in message
>news:G_EIf.557742$084.436861@attbi_s22...
>> So far, I got 41K on the factory goodyears, with 6-8K still to go on our
>> '02 EB. Also they have never needed to be rebalanced either, just about 3
>> rotations.
>> wth
>>
>> "4.0L" <dstaffor@calpoly.edu> wrote in message
>> news:1139938346.255049.84820@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>> What kind of tire wear are you getting with your Explorer? I just
>>> replaced the OEM P235/70-16 Michelin Cross Terrains on my 2002 Explorer
>>> and I got 42k miles out of them. They were just approaching the wear
>>> indicators. Amazingly, the tires never had to be re-balanced for the
>>> entire 42k miles and ran true and vibration-free at any speed. All I
>>> did was make sure the tire pressures were correct and rotate them once
>>> in a while. I had no problem buying the same exact tire again.
>>>
>>> 4.0L
>>>

>>
>>

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Old 02-15-2006, 12:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Tire wear


"4.0L" <dstaffor@calpoly.edu> wrote in message
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> What kind of tire wear are you getting with your Explorer? I just
> replaced the OEM P235/70-16 Michelin Cross Terrains on my 2002 Explorer
> and I got 42k miles out of them. They were just approaching the wear
> indicators. Amazingly, the tires never had to be re-balanced for the
> entire 42k miles and ran true and vibration-free at any speed. All I
> did was make sure the tire pressures were correct and rotate them once
> in a while. I had no problem buying the same exact tire again.
>
> 4.0L
>


My Michelin LTX's look like they will go well over 50K.


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Old 02-15-2006, 12:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Tire wear

my LTXs went over 65K and still had tread left when I got new ones.

The tires were 'cupping'. Not sure what the cause was. It drove OK, but
had road noise due to cupping.

I replaced shocks (still had originals) and had alignment.

Fortunately, Sears gave me a pretty good credit, so I purchased the same new
LTXtires.

2000 Limited 5.0 2WD
73K miles
most power options
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"4.0L" <dstaffor@calpoly.edu> wrote in message
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> What kind of tire wear are you getting with your Explorer? I just
> replaced the OEM P235/70-16 Michelin Cross Terrains on my 2002 Explorer
> and I got 42k miles out of them. They were just approaching the wear
> indicators. Amazingly, the tires never had to be re-balanced for the
> entire 42k miles and ran true and vibration-free at any speed. All I
> did was make sure the tire pressures were correct and rotate them once
> in a while. I had no problem buying the same exact tire again.
>
> 4.0L
>


My Michelin LTX's look like they will go well over 50K.



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