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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. Michael Lopour

    Michael Lopour Active Member

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    I think it's wise to think of tire life more like a new car warranty - there's not just a mileage limit, there's an expiration date. The compounds break down over time, after 5-6 years you might be ok and you might not. If you don't drive a lot of miles every year it's really not worth paying extra for a tire that claims a long tread warranty.
    How Old - and Dangerous - Are Your Tires? | Edmunds
     
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    That may apply to my Winter Bridgestones. Bought them in Oct. 2014 and they have been used on my 2014 MK and my current 2017. They have accumulated 10,613 km or 6600 miles and will be going on again at the end of Oct. Never wear out the OEM tires during my leases.:)

    Peter
     
  4. LedZeppelin

    LedZeppelin New Member

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    I'd like some input from anyone in the northeast that may possibly have a FWD Explorer (mine's a 2013 XLT). I need tires, and was looking at the BFG Advantage T/A Sport from reading the thread here, but most if not all are 4WD Explorers. This is my only vehicle right now and need an aggressive tire (snow tires are not an option unfortunately, don't have any where to store them).
    I was also considering Mastercraft Courser. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
  5. ptjones

    ptjones New Member

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    Have 2013 Explorer Limited with 2L ECOBoost and got best MPG's with OEM tires and they worked fine. Put Ecopia BridgeStones on thinking they would improve MPG's, they didn't and cost more.

    Paul
     
  6. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    My dealer stores my Winter and OEM tires for $40. Many dealers here will store them. Since the front and rear tires should be the same, I don't think it matters which tires you get. Remember, the 5th gen Explorer is front wheel drive biased. The tire you mentioned seems to have a very good overall rating.

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  7. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The member is looking for a more aggressive tire for Winter driving. The OEM, unfortunately, is not that tire.

    Peter
     
  8. goochman

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    Just got 60K out of BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/L ALENZA PLUS XL (sorry for all caps, copied from my Tire Rack order).

    I just ordered another set in advance of Winter. I have a 4WD Explorer but these tires have worked great for us regardless of weather conditions.
     
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    KayGee Well-Known Member

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    You may want to explore an "all weather" tire as they are a combination all season/winter tire suitable for year round use. No need to have multiple sets of tires for summer and winter use. Many perform as well as, or even better than, some dedicated snow tires.
     

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