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Lincoln LS, Tires, Coupe
#1 of 18 Lincoln LS Tire wear
Oct 08, 2007 (4:18 pm)
I have a 2000 Lincoln LS with about 75,000 miles.
I am on my 4th set of tires. The first last about 35000, the second about 10000 Firehawks, the third about 14,000. I have a set of snow tires as well. I do mostly city driving and I am average driver (no speeding or fast starts. When I pull into my garage, I frequently smell rubber. Any ideas? I love the car but the tire wear is disturbing.
#2 of 18 Re: Lincoln LS Tire wear [john204]
Oct 09, 2007 (7:03 am)
Get a 4-wheel alignment & ask the shop to record what the settings were prior to adjustment. Potholes & such can really tear things up.
I've used up 3 sets of tires & the set I've got on now has lots of life left in it -- 122K miles.
Oct 14, 2007 (10:13 pm)
Anybody know what my PSI should be?
I've got a '00 LS V8.. Never really found exactly what the PSI should be as I bought my baby used at 38K in '03. Now it's sitting at 85K.
Any insight much appreciated!
#4 of 18 Re: '00 LS PSI? [keystone2k9]
Oct 15, 2007 (4:25 am)
It's on the tag in the driver's side door jamb. The factory recommendation is 30, but most people run 32-36 (or even as high as 40) depending on tires and personal preference. If you have Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires you should run at least 34 to prevent premature wear on the center strip. As long as you're not getting more wear on the shoulders then they're not overinflated.
#5 of 18 Re: '00 LS PSI? [akirby]
Oct 15, 2007 (11:02 am)
My tires just say "Continental"
#6 of 18 Re: '00 LS PSI? [keystone2k9]
Oct 21, 2007 (8:48 am)
It's in the very very fine print around the inside edge of the tire, next to the rim. About 8 inches to the left of "CONTINENTAL". My P215/60R16 state max inflation 44 PSI, I usually run them 38 to 40 cold..Hope this helps..!!
#7 of 18 Re: Lincoln LS Tire wear [john204]
Jul 27, 2008 (7:59 pm)
I believe that I have fixed my problem. $2600 later. The ball joints, one bearing and the front sway bars were off. The car's alignment would change when there was weight put on it. No rubber smell anymore. The steering is back to orginial and hopefully the tires will go to a normal life
#8 of 18 lincoln ls wheels and tires
Mar 13, 2009 (6:33 pm)
im looking for 20x8.5 wheels for my lincoln however the tires that fit without raising the car and keeping at factory height are low profile tires 225/35/20 which i dont want my question is one how much of a difference would it make if i put a bigger tire and secondly having a tire that small what would my ride quality be?
Mar 13, 2009 (6:55 pm)
i have 20X8.5 with 245/35 R20. No rubbing and they fit awesome. The ride is not much different then the stock set up.
#10 of 18 Re: [jokersmith]
Mar 13, 2009 (7:05 pm)
i was told that i have to be careful with railroads, bumps etc how much of a concern do you have?