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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. pup5581

    pup5581 Active Member

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    idk how many miles are on yours..but my car only has 19K and the rears are getting pretty far down there and they are a bit noisy ect.

    Light rain the other night didn't feel safe on highway at all
     
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    How many times have you rotated them? Do you use the front to back and back to front or the crossover method? It would seem strange to see the rears wear down considering the vehicle is basically FWD. Has the alignment been checked?
    I can't comment much on the Hankooks from personal experience. I had them removed from my 2011 Explorer the day I picked it up. I have them on my MKT and find them very quiet. I use dedicated Winter tires so the Hankooks won't have many miles on them by the time my 3 year lease is up. Only about 4400 miles base on last Summer's mileage of 1456 mi.

    Peter
     
  4. pup5581

    pup5581 Active Member

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    I got the alignment sheet from the dealer. The front tires have good tread...backs not really. I have only had the truck 1.5 weeks now
     
  5. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Perhaps the previous owner had them on the front and moved them to the back. If he/she did a lot of quick starts it might explain the wear. I think the dealer should be able to pull up the past service records.

    Peter
     
  6. pup5581

    pup5581 Active Member

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    Ya when i go in this week i will ask. Before me it was a ford rep car in Michigan. But with the rears not great...will have to replace soon. I don't mind as i am not a fan of these tires at all :)
     
  7. Sgt1411

    Sgt1411 Elite Explorer

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  8. KevinJace

    KevinJace New Member

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    Now that I've got just over 5,000 miles on my Explorer, I think I can offer some input.

    Having picked up the car in November, I decided to keep the regular Hankook tires on it. New York wasn't really hit with snow through December and January, but it made a frequent appearance through February and early March. To my surprise, the Hankooks handled beautifully on thick snow. I read all of these negative opinions about how the traction is so poor in snow, and even not too good in rain, but didn't find this to be the case.

    From my experience to this point, they're great tires for the Explorer. They're soft, smooth, quiet and handle well in poor conditions. I'll see what they're like when they're much more worn, but at the 5,000 mile mark they're still going strong.
     
  9. pup5581

    pup5581 Active Member

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    I kind of wish i got a chance to review them when new..but i got them with 19k miles so thats where my review starts unfortunatly
     
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    I got my 2015 Explorer Limited in late Jan and had plenty of snow in northern NJ (same weather as Westchester, generally). The Hankooks performed fine. I didn't do any long trips but it had no problems in slush and climbing short steep hills that populate my area. My driveway has an incline and is often icy due to lack of sun. Many a vistor's car has encountered trouble but the Explorer was fine - didn't even use snow mode.
     
  11. PhilPDX

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    Thanks for the feedback and Nitto recommendation. The thing is, it's not JUST about saving money. I believe I saw that some of the 2015 Explorers have 245/50R20 tires on them (at least it said so in a brochure I saw). And I am comparing the exact same tire (Michelin Latitude Tour HP), just different sizes of it (I'm not sure I have a preference on size). So I was just trying to find out if anyone has had any experience with 245/50R20 or 265/50R20 size tires on their Explorers, and if they do, what their experience is, especially if they also have experience with 255/50R20. I also have dedicated winter wheels and tires (Bridgestone Blizzak 245/60R18 on black Rage R20 wheels).
     
  12. jrgoffin

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    I would concur with that as well. Mine did fine in some deep snow (10"+) this winter, both with and without Snow mode. It was actually a pleasant surprise considering all the negative reviews, and for now, I have no interest in searching for any new tires until these wear down. I still wish the Goodyear Fortera Triple-Tred was available in this size, but I'm sure these will be fine for several years at least.
     
  13. pup5581

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    Does anyone have the Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia tires?
     
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    I have a set of brand new Pirelli Scorpion 255/50R20 that will be installed on Wednesday in place of the Bridge stone Blizzak 245/60R18. (Along with brand new RTX Allure 20" mags)

    They seem to be reviewed in the top 3 along with Michelin.

    I will give some feedback on how they handle. As far as longevity goes we'll have to wait to tell but tread is warrantied for 65 000
     
  15. briteboy

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    New replacement tires on 2011 XLT

    Just wanted to let everyone know a couple of things.

    1. I got 66,500 out of the OEM tires on the 2011 Ex. Thought that was outstanding, and could have probably gone another 4-6,000, but...

    2. Firestone was having a sale. Buy 3, get one free. Put a full set of Destination LE2's on today, and what a difference! Smoother, and you can't even hear them at highway speeds, much less in the city.

    Everyone has their favorites, but these are worth looking into. Got great reviews on Tire Rack.

    I replaced the OEM's with the same size: 245/60/18. Thought about going a little narrower, but decided against it at the last minute.

    Just my $.02
     
  16. cwescapexlt4x4

    cwescapexlt4x4 Explorin' the Desert SW Elite Explorer

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    why did you consider going more narrow?
     
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    Bridgestone Dueler Tire

    I have 55,000 miles and time for tire replacement. After researching different tires reviews I found that Bridgestone Dueler tires have good quality. Any experience with either Dueler H/L Alenza Plus 800AA or Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia 640 AA?
     
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    I'm running the Alenza's on my Touareg. I plan on putting them on the Ex. (18's). Excellent wear and performance thus far. 800 wear rating, and 80,000 mi. warranty.
     
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    I have the Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia on my Nissan Murano. Nice, quiet, smooth riding tire. Also gave me good traction this winter. They are supposed to increase gas mileage, I'll let you be the judge of that, but I'm pleased with the tire. They are much better than the Goodyear Eagle tire that came on the car.
     
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    I was happy with my Bridgestone dueler MT i had on my 92:thumbsup:
     
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