Last post on Aug 04, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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Ford Freestyle, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#141 of 160 Re: Firestone verse Mastercraft by Cooper tires are great! [volfangary]
Jan 26, 2009 (7:48 pm)
Based on the recommendations/reviews at Tiremax, I'm considernig the Michel Primacy MXV4 tires for both my Freestyle LTD and Five Hundred AWD LTD.
#142 of 160 Re: Firestone verse Mastercraft by Cooper tires are great! [volfangary]
Jan 26, 2009 (8:42 pm)
For 17" wheels, and no worries about snow/ice, I'd get the Latitude 225/65-17 size -- click here, which is a better size than the 215/65-17 size that came on 17" wheels. Its closer in size to the 18" wheel/tires that come on Limited models.
For 18" wheels on Limited models, Barnstormer's choice is a good one.
Actually, if you don't have to worry about ice/snow, you could go with whatever the cheapest tire is you can find that still has a 44 psi max sidewall pressure and TR speed rating.
#143 of 160 Firestone tire sale
Jan 29, 2009 (4:59 am)
Hi folks, Firestone has 35% off their tires......Bridgestone Turanza Serenity? Anybody have any luck with those? $100/piece.......I could get Firestone FR710 for under $350 installed!...My "stock" Conti's are down to about 6/32 - 7/32 so I am just thinking.......
#144 of 160 Re: Firestone tire sale [01taurussel]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 29, 2009 (1:44 pm)
It seems like tires are always on sale these days.
Discount Tire has a short deal for $70 off 4 Michelins. (link)
Continental is doing a $75 rebate deal.
BJs is doing $60 off Michelins if you have one in your area.
The 35% Firestone deal looks pretty hot, if you find a model you like.
The Tire Rack has customer reviews (and some tires on sale too, but their current offerings seem to be pricey high performance tires).
#145 of 160 Re: Firestone tire sale [steve_]
Jan 29, 2009 (3:44 pm)
Fr710's arent really listed on TireRack......The Serenity reviews are kind of "Varied", individuals here seem to be knowledgeable........I have to get my CVT flushed on Saturday ($300.00), so the tires might wait for if the Firestones are OK, they are worth it! Wife has the final say
#146 of 160 Re: Firestone tire sale [01taurussel]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 29, 2009 (5:49 pm)
Well, if you have to, you can wait about 40 days until the next round of tire sales.
#147 of 160 Re: Firestone tire sale [steve_]
Jan 29, 2009 (6:06 pm)
yes...I have a coolant leak as well - hopefully that doesn't cost me an arm leg and my wife! No idea......
#148 of 160 Short wear on original Conti's
Feb 27, 2009 (5:18 am)
at 30m miles I was being advised to replace. Now at 35m it is a must. Any solid recommendations out there for replacements?
#149 of 160 Re: Firestone verse Mastercraft by Cooper tires are great! [coldcranker]
Feb 27, 2009 (9:50 am)
Hi, i see you are still obsessed with the T rating and 44lbs max pressure. The only thing Ford specifies is either 215/65/17 or 225/60/18. There are no specs for speed rating or max pressure. Since the max speed of the Freestyle is a governed 110, any tire with at least an S rating is fine. I, and several others, are now using a 225/65/17 with excellent results. The 215/65/17 is a little too small for the size and weight of the vehicle. The Serenities are very quiet, but much heavier leading to more unsprung weight.
#150 of 160 Re: Firestone verse Mastercraft by Cooper tires are great! [coldcranker]
Feb 28, 2009 (9:32 am)
Wouldn't the 225 size be bigger in diameter and cause your speedometer to be inaccurate? 28" diameter vs 28.5" diameter?