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Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by gsueagle2424, July 17, 2013.

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Which to choose?

Poll closed November 15, 2017.
  1. EXTREMECONTACT DWS 06

    25.0%
  2. PREMIER LTX

    50.0%
  3. SCORPION VERDE ALL SEASON PLUS

    25.0%
  1. mrnextel

    mrnextel Member

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    Anyone else have more ideas?
     
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  3. pingbling23

    pingbling23 Active Member

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    After 2 years and over 20K miles, I would recommend these tires to anyone. Im so glad 182RG was wrong about the tire, ofcourse he did have factory non plus with the old tread on a different suv. After 2 winters, my wife says she hasn't felt the tires lose traction yet. They seem to be wearing well and no noticeable road noise to speak of. now any claims of better fuel mileage would be wrong with our experience. she has stayed steady at 20 mpg.
     
  4. VinceL

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    We ended up getting a set of Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season PLUS tires to replace the OEM Hankooks. The scopions ride very nicely and are much quieter than the OEM tires were but all is not awesome in tireland. The main problem for the new tires is the fact that they have much worse grip than the originals. They howl in turns with little provocation and the engine easily overwhelms them when you put your foot into it at a stop. We got them based on reviews for winter traction and then had a warm winter! Overall, I preferred the original tires for handling and traction alone. With any luck the new tires will last another 35,000 miles to get us to the end of our extended warranty on the Ex and we can finally dump the thing. That should be about a year and half to two years from now and we find ourselves already getting excited at the prospects of getting out of this Ford and into something worthwhile.
     
  5. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    5+ months between posts.:) Glad to see you're still around Vince.:thumbsup:

    Peter
     
  6. VinceL

    VinceL Well-Known Member

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    Peter my man, how have you been? I try not to think about the Explorer anymore, lol. I have basically washed my hands of it and my contact with it is limited to when we go somewhere together we end up driving it for convenience but she gets to worry about the rest. Worked out well so far. The thing has almost 89,000 trouble prone miles on it as of right now and by either the end of year six or 125,000 miles it is gone!

    I hope you are well and your Lincoln is treating you well.
     
  7. Halwg

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    Tires are a very personal thing, and you will never get a consensus. But I had the Michelins on my'14, and they are also on my '16. They are just very good tires. If I had to pay for them myself I probably wouldn't get them, but id you have the $$$, then don't hesitate to put them on the EX.
     
  8. Mildot

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    Do these come in P245 55R 18 size?
    And wheres a good source? can they be sourced through your FORD dealer?

    Thanks
     
  9. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    According to tirerack.com they do not come in that size. They do have 245/40ZR18 and 255/55ZR18. The latter would be the one to chose between the two sizes.

    Peter
     
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    Thanks bud, did a "quick" tire comparison and the difference in the dia is about .4", so the P255 would be very close. I"m guessing I wouldn't have any issues going up to the P255. The reviews sound great and the "price is right" compared to the Goodyear RSA'a or the Firestone Firehawk GT's.
     
  11. mrnextel

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    This is going to make some crazy, Michelin is offering 50% on my tread-wear warranty and i have to stay with the Michelin/BFGoodrich Line of products.

    Im going extreme here and going to install the BFGoodrich All Terrain Ko2's. http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire-selector/name/all-terrain-t-a-ko2-tires#
     
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    Just a "heads up" troops, my dealer told me that Continental is coming out with a $65 pre paid credit/rebate for March 15th? That should cover some of the cost of the alignment, :) Cheers
     
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    I've had those on a BMW 5 series and a Volvo XC70. Excellent tires, though the heavy Volvo ate through them in about 20,000 miles.
     
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    Nice that the new DWS06 comes in 255/50-20. That has been a big limiting factor, so glad there are more tires in this size hitting the market. Continental makes a great tire - have the Extreme Contact DW on my '03 Cobra and love them, so I wouldn't hesitate to seriously consider these when the time comes.
     
  15. Jimmy-B

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    Had the Yokohama Parada Spec-X installed a couple of months ago as the OEM Hankooks had very little life left and we were in line for some snow. 64k on the Hankooks, which is pretty good.

    I shopped around a little and in the end the Yokohamas were such a good deal the choice was made for me. If they wear more quickly than the Hankooks I'm not overly concerned.

    Initial impressions are that they're a little quieter, but that could just be me imagining things.

    J
     
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    I live in south Georgia so I have no need for winter tires. Famous last words.

    Michelin baby for the highway. Been using them for 20 years now on 5 vehicles and will till I die.
     
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    I ripped a hole in the sidewall of the original Hankooks at 37,000...ugh...Well, since it's basically AWD and the tires only had another 13k or so left. I didn't want to buy a new one only shave it down only to replace the whole set in the fall so I got a whole new set just a little earlier than I planned.

    Being 200 miles out of town and riding on the stupid doughnut tire so I really didn't shop around. $1071 for a new set of four Michelin Premier LTX 255/50/20s. No complaints on the price of the new tires but I hate that Ford has gone to a doughnut tire for the Explorer platform. I've had Explorers with full sized spares for nearly 20 years and never needed to use the spare but when I had to it was the stupid toy tires...

    I've always had Michelin LTX M/S tires on my Explorers and have gotten over 100,000 on every set so I'm basically a Michelin guy. I'm not expecting 100,000 miles but I'm hoping to get more than 50k.

    The Michelin's are definately quieter than the Hankooks and do seem to handle better but I really haven't done anything but Interstate driving. But, I expected that. What I didn't expect is that the gas mileage is better. I was north of 20 mpg at 75 where the pervious tires were slightly less at those speeds. So far I'm happy with the new tires.
     
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    Glad to here the Michelin LTX's have been good to you. I'm looking at the Micchelin Defender LTX M/S which I believe replaced the LTX M/S. TireRack reviews look to be quite good for the new ones. Anyone else have any opinions on this tire?

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  19. Alex_D

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    I almost went for the Pirelli Scorpion Verde, but after reading some of the comments, I decided to go for the Michelin Premier LTX instead. I believe they're cheaper too.
     
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    Can anybody chime in on a set of Toyo Proxes STII?

    I had a set on a car and they were excellent.
     
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