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Time for tires

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. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Apparently you can adjust the tire size using Forscan to select predetermined sizes. This was mentioned some time ago by jmr061 I believe. That will allow the other OEM programmed modules, such as ABS, to get the correct info for their operation.

    Peter
     
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    Good to know. Seeing as it is still new and under warranty, I don't want to get creative and risk bricking something. Now, once the warranty expires...

    Next time I am feeling particularly masochistic (I really hate going to the the dealers) and decide to take it in, I'll have them set it. The tire size I used is an OEM stock size so there should be a preset for them.
     
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    My 2017 Explorer Limited is close to 30.000 miles and my tread is down to 4/32. So I have to change probably tires next year.

    Can someone recommend a better alternative to the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2? Which tire is best in class for a large SUV? I also just bought Blizzarks for the winter. So snow/cold weather performance is secondary for me.
     
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    Picked up a set of Defenders during the 1/1 Costco online deal. 25% off!
     
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    Cooper Discoverer SRX tires Question

    Has anyone tried the newer Cooper Discoverer SRX tires on the 5th gen Explorer?

    I've got 2 tires near now on wear bars and I had put Michelin Premier LTX tires on it last time. Only got 40K out of these 2 - I didn't rotate frequently enough.

    Anyway shopping for the new ones - thinking about sticking with the michelin's but also looking at pirelli scorpion verde. And looking into the new coopers since they are now made in America

    I see a number of reviews that are slightly negative and a number of comments on noise. I found the hankooks noisy so I'm curious.

    Thank you
     
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    Bump - so nobody on this forum has tired these tires? They've been out for a while now
     
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    Stick with Michelin, but this time get the Defender LTX M/S tires. They are quiet, grip very well in wet weather and have much better tread life than the Premier LTX tires.
     
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    These are the ones I have on my Ex. Been through a few snow and ice storms since December and they performed very well.
     
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    I read an article recently that had the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 rated as the best Winter tire, even compared against the Michelin.
    You can read some of the customer reviews here; https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Cooper&tireModel=Discoverer+SRX
    Another member asked the same question in the "Time for Tires" thread and did not receive a reply.

    Peter
     
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    I have another model Coopers on another SUV and I am extremely pleased with them. Very good traction and wear. I was looking at the SRX as well for their V-speed rating. Michelins are overpriced marketing hoopla in my opinion--a good tire, but not worth the $$$ they ask. Unfortunately, we are kinda stuck with an oddball size unless you want to go up or down a couple of sizes. 275/45R20 becomes much cheaper tires as they are also used on F-150s.

    ANY TIRE, when not rotated and kept properly inflated, will wear out more quickly on a large heavy "FWD-biased" vehicle.
     
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    The Michelin Defenders are about $21 more per tire for the 20" size than the Coopers. I'd say for $84 more total go with the Michelins. They are more of a truck tire so i think they'll have similar tread life to the LTX M/S2 tires that everyone seems to rave about. I have the Defenders and they're quiet and provide a comfortable ride, though steering response is a little muted compared to the Hankooks.
     
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    I currently have the Coopers on my 2015 Limited. They are noisy. The tread is fine and I've rotated every 5000
     
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    Just got my explorer sport last August so sill on stock tires but when I need tires I plan on getting BFGoorich Advantage TA Sport Lt tires, I had them on my 2011 GMC Sierra with 20" wheels and they were the best all season tires in snow that I have had yet.
     
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    I was giving that a think. I like the way the premier's handle though. and Supposedly I'd get another 20K out of them if I could get rotating them more often.

    I did read them but some are vague and many are for different vehicles - so I wanted to see what other explorer owners are on now.

    OH I blame myself mostly. Meanwhile I will say that often the michelin tire does perform well if not better and often has a quite presence. But I always shop around. I don't run them on my daily driver pontiac - because for the cost I can get that performance out of another cheaper tire.

    ALso I notice more and more of the new SUV/CUV uses this size tire - it's the tire size on the new jag and landrovers for example.

    I'll look that up too thank you.
     
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    Sooo I usually only mess with the electronics of vehicles and dont know much of anything on mechanical type stuff. Its time for new tires and I never was happy with the OEM tires I have with how I drove and the surfaces I drive on. I am looking for more of a off road type tire that will handle better with some mud but also decent with pavement. Nothing too major but something beefier. Any suggestions would be great!! I have a 2015 explorer base model 4wd. I cant think of the tire size at the moment but will add that when I can get to the vehicle.
     
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    Your thread was merged with this existing one found using the 'Search' feature. You may also be interested in; All Terrain Tires
    I'm guessing your tires are 245/60R18.

    Peter
     
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    FIgured I'd update this.

    So today I finally melted the plastic for new tires. If you would have told me 10 years ago I'd pay over 1000 dollars for 4 tires I'd have thought you were crazy.

    anyway - Went with MIchelin Defender LTX this time - over the Premiers. SInce I didn't get good wear out of the premiers and the Defenders get better ratings. under 7 miles with them and I can say they are a touch louder- I will check again when they get some wear on them as it's not a fair test.

    But I do have a decibel meter. when I say a touch louder I mean 1.5-1.9 Db louder. Not much in the scheme of things - I bet I'll be the only one that notices.

    When I get some wear on them I'll report back. SO far though steering is a touch more sluggish than the Premier I sort of expected that with the tread - and I bet I take a light MPG hit. Again though until I put say 50 miles on them I don't think it's a fair test case. Need to get a bit of wear off the top before you are really on the tires.

    At least for most common car tires.

    More importantly - Discount tire 227 per - with 2 rebates. Now they claim I might not get them both. But 10% from discount tire and 70 dollars from michelin. so we will see. that's 177 dollars back supposedly.
     
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    I believe several members have noted that.

    Peter
     

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