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JohnnyO

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Got new tires today. Firestone Destination A/T's. Should be much better in the snow than the Goodyears it came with. Not a whole lot of selection when it comes to 245/65-17's.

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The Firestone's had good reviews on TireRack.com so I went with them.
 



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Sams01XplrSprt

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looks great keep up good work
 






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So far I can report that they are pretty quiet for an A/T. Only got 25k out of the OE Goodyear Forteras, which was actually fine because they were horrible at braking in the snow even when new.
 






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Everyone is buying new tires! They look great. I had them on my previous Mariner. They were excellent.
 






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Only thing, gas mileage seems to be down. I know all-seasons have less rolling resistance than all-terrains, that have less rolling resistance than mud-terrains. I dunno, I'll keep an eye on it.
 






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Yep -- I lost 1 MPG as well -- going from OEM Contis to the Destination ATs (on my previous Mariner). It was well worth it to me. Conti-craps were the worst tires I've ever ridden on. I replaced them at 800 miles.
 






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Ya, the Continentals that came new on my wife's Taurus were crap too. Treadlife was pretty good but wet and snow traction was awful.
 






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The Conti's on my '04 F150 were the suck. The ones on my Dad's '04 F150 keep flat-spotting when they sit and take dozens of miles to un-flatspot, for him, that means never. The Conti's on my 2004 Taurus were horrid- loud, and traction was terrible.

I wish Ford would stop using those tires. Everyone that has means to swap them, does. One major weakness of Ford IMHO...
 






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The Conti's on my 2004 Taurus were horrid- loud, and traction was terrible.
Yokohama Avid TRZ's are the shiznit for the Taurus. Trust me on that if you need tires, although I have Blizzaks for the winter. Dead quiet, awesome in rain, and wear like iron.
 






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I had these same tires on my Ex and they do very good in the snow, ice, rain, mud. I had less than 8,000 miles on mine and when I swapped my 20's on, I noticed all 4 had cracked sidewalls. Took them back, dealer gave me 4 brand new Bridgestone Dueler AT revo's and then I just sold them last week.(never drove on them) Other problem I had with the Firestones was I could never get them balanced. They replaced 2 tires because they were bad, but still didnt' really help. Great looking tires with great traction, but I just had a bad experience with them.
 






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Got new tires today. Firestone Destination A/T's. Should be much better in the snow than the Goodyears it came with. Not a whole lot of selection when it comes to 245/65-17's.
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The Firestone's had good reviews on TireRack.com so I went with them.
White letters out, bold choice! :D
 






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Everything looks better with white letters. :D
 






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