Last post on Jan 18, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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#19 of 28 Re: 2008 EDGE [connie1617]
Oct 23, 2008 (5:39 pm)
I haven't seen or heard of any personally but yes, there was a bad batch of Chinese valve stems. Ford uses them as do many aftermarket tire shops.
#20 of 28 Re: 2008 EDGE [akirby]
by steve_ HOST
Oct 23, 2008 (7:23 pm)
Here's a blurb about them:
"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has opened a preliminary evaluation of China-made tire valves in more than a million 2007 Ford vehicles, including the Edge, F-150, Fusion, Mustang and Lincoln MKX, after receiving 37 complaints from consumers."
China-Made Tires Valves in 2007 Ford Vehicles Under Federal Investigation (Inside Line)
#21 of 28 Re: 2008 EDGE [steve_]
Oct 24, 2008 (6:19 am)
But it's not just Ford - many aftermarket tire shops use them also.
#23 of 28 2007 Ford Edge Tire Replacement Question
Feb 21, 2009 (10:16 pm)
I am looking to replace those crappy Hancook stock tires on my 2007 Edge. From what I have found out I can put 235 R 65 in 17" or 18" to be in line with what they recomment. I want to put something like scorpions on there or hopefully something cheaper but with similiar looks without changing wheels right now. Anyone got any suggestions?
#24 of 28 Re: SNOW CABLES ON AWD 18" WHEELS [bdyment]
Sep 02, 2009 (4:42 pm)
To resurrect the snow cables / chains issue from above - can someone tell me what snow chain/cable restrictions exist for the 2010 Edge, for the various wheel/tire sizes? Has the clearance issue for larger wheels/tires been corrected?
Even with AWD we have chain laws that go into effect in the Sierra, and I will not buy a vehicle that cannot have chains or cables mounted. (I guess another question is - if there are still clearance issues, does Ford offer a solution that would meet chain law requirements?)
#25 of 28 Re: 2008 EDGE [akirby]
Jul 15, 2010 (7:19 pm)
Just had a bad valve cause a flat tire on Highway drive. 35,000 miles 2007 Edge
#27 of 28 Tire cables/chains
Jan 18, 2011 (8:49 am)
Hi, all. I was thinking about purchasing a used Edge AWD with about 79K on it. Haven't actually seen it yet, just thinking about it. We know we DO want AWD/ 4WD in something. I was just wondering how the AWD system in the Edge works. And as for the tire cables to provide extra traction, years ago there was a company that made a product called "Z-Chains" which were actually cables rather than chains. Now this was quite some time ago that I saw this, and I'm wondering if this or another company out there still has this product. Is the Edge's AWD system a 'full time" thing, or does it activate when it's needed? Thanks for your help and have a wonderful day!
#28 of 28 Re: Tire cables/chains [shopdog97]
Jan 18, 2011 (12:05 pm)
It activates the rear wheel torque whenever wheelspin is detected on the front wheels OR if it anticipates that wheel slip might occur based on steering angle, throttle position and yaw sensors. E.g if you're accelerating around a curve or if you nail the throttle from a stop.