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FTE Small - Exploder tires?
Re: FTE Small - Exploder tires?
Re: FTE Small - Exploder tires?
FTE Small - Explorer Spare Tire Fill Tube?
Re: FTE Small - Exploder tires?
Re: FTE Small - Exploder tires?
Re: FTE Small - Exploder tires?

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 15:10:40 EST
From: Bakend AOL.COM
Subject: FTE Small - Exploder tires?

I just got back from Sears and I am not happy. We took my wife's 95 Explorer
in to get new tires and I was told I could not have the LT type tires. The
tires on it now are P2358R15 Goodyear Wrangler RT\S. Anyone have any idea
why the heavier duty tire would be a problem on this vehicle and not on a
pickup? Seems to me the Explorer is heavier and should require a heavy duty
tire. We do take the vehicle off road to get to the cabin up in the mountains
and I feel Sears was being unreasonable just to sell me a higher priced-lower
rated tire. Warranty is not an issue, as the vehicle is out of the warranty
period.
Any suggestions for tires that anyone is or has run on their Explorer is
greatly appreciated.
Thanks
D Baken
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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 15:17:10 -0600
From: Jordan
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Exploder tires?

At 03:10 PM 2/14/99 EST, you wrote:
>I just got back from Sears and I am not happy. We took my wife's 95 Explorer
>in to get new tires and I was told I could not have the LT type tires. The
>tires on it now are P2358R15 Goodyear Wrangler RT\S. Anyone have any idea
>why the heavier duty tire would be a problem on this vehicle and not on a
>pickup? Seems to me the Explorer is heavier and should require a heavy duty
>tire. We do take the vehicle off road to get to the cabin up in the mountains
>and I feel Sears was being unreasonable just to sell me a higher priced-lower
>rated tire. Warranty is not an issue, as the vehicle is out of the warranty
>period.
>Any suggestions for tires that anyone is or has run on their Explorer is
>greatly appreciated.
>Thanks
>D Baken
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When I was looking at new tires, I went to Discount Tire, they seemed
perfectly happy to put on LT tires if I had wanted them.
-Jordan
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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 16:14:59 -0600
From: Mike Fisher
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Exploder tires?

I don't know what their problem was at Sears, either. I have
31x10.5R15LT's on my Mountaineer. NTB didn't have any qualms about
putting them on. It sounds like someone at Sears is being anal, possibly
about something they don't even understand.

Mike Fisher
'97 AWD Mountaineer
K&N/Borla

Jordan wrote:
>
> At 03:10 PM 2/14/99 EST, you wrote:
> > I just got back from Sears and I am not happy. We took my wife's 95 Explorer
> >in to get new tires and I was told I could not have the LT type tires. The
> >tires on it now are P2358R15 Goodyear Wrangler RT\S. Anyone have any idea
> >why the heavier duty tire would be a problem on this vehicle and not on a
> >pickup? Seems to me the Explorer is heavier and should require a heavy duty
> >tire. We do take the vehicle off road to get to the cabin up in the mountains
> >and I feel Sears was being unreasonable just to sell me a higher priced-lower
> >rated tire. Warranty is not an issue, as the vehicle is out of the warranty
> >period.
> >Any suggestions for tires that anyone is or has run on their Explorer is
> >greatly appreciated.
> >Thanks
> >D Baken
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>
> When I was looking at new tires, I went to Discount Tire, they seemed
> perfectly happy to put on LT tires if I had wanted them.
> -Jordan
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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 20:21:49 -0500
From: Geoffrey Hoffman
Subject: FTE Small - Explorer Spare Tire Fill Tube?

I saw a thing a while ago that you can hook up to the valve stem on the
spare in an explorer, so you can fill it up and check its pressure without
having to drop the tire everytime. anyone know where one can get something
like this?

thanks for your time...
+-----------------------------------------------------------+
Geoffrey Hoffman http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pobox.com/~hoffy/
ICQ: 10113556 hoffy ford-trucks.com
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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 23:40:25 EST
From: Ding060297 AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Exploder tires?

d baken: I have a 96 explorer with the awd and i just put on all new
wrangler P235/75/15 there the newest tire out the ones with the two aqua
channels built in and they have some serious meat...There either the ats or
the rts i can't recall at the moment..I love the tires more than any other
tire i've ever had on a suv they handle great without all that squealing
around turns they are great when you hit the big puddles and i've been in some
slippery snow several times this year and they have impressed me more each
time i'd recommend them to anyone....They are also a very heavy duty tire..You
won't be pushing them to there limits by any means...If you can bring back the
sears tires do it...Find a goodyear dealer and ask for them they run about
$113 each but are well worth the $$$$$$ (saftey first) and i also use mine
off roading several times a year and they do the job very
well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....ding
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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 23:46:59 EST
From: Bakend AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Exploder tires?

In a message dated 2/14/99 9:41:46 PM Mountain Standard Time,
Ding060297 AOL.COM writes:

> They are also a very heavy duty tire..You
> won't be pushing them to there limits by any means...If you can bring back
> the
> sears tires do it...Find a goodyear dealer and ask for them they run about
> $113 each but are well worth the $$$$$$ (saftey first) and i also use mine
> off roading several times a year and they do the job very
> well!!
Thanks Ding! And no I didn't buy the tires from the jerk at Sears! I will get
the tires I want and those you have sound like what I want. Thanks for the
info!
Dennis Baken
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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 00:28:37 -0500
From: "Anthony Rifici"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Exploder tires?

Odd, NTB (if you mean National Tire and Battery) is owned by Sears.



>I don't know what their problem was at Sears, either. I have
>31x10.5R15LT's on my Mountaineer. NTB didn't have any qualms about
>putting them on. It sounds like someone at Sears is being anal, possibly
>about something they don't even understand.
>
>Mike Fisher
>'97 AWD Mountaineer
>K&N/Borla
>
>Jordan wrote:
>>
>> At 03:10 PM 2/14/99 EST, you wrote:
>> > I just got back from Sears and I am not happy. We took my wife's
95 Explorer
>> >in to get new tires and I was told I could not have the LT type tires.
The
>> >tires on it now are P2358R15 Goodyear Wrangler RT\S. Anyone have any
idea
>> >why the heavier duty tire would be a problem on this vehicle and not on
a
>> >pickup? Seems to me the Explorer is heavier and should require a heavy
duty
>> >tire. We do take the vehicle off road to get to the cabin up in the
mountains
>> >and I feel Sears was being unreasonable just to sell me a higher
priced-lower
>> >rated tire. Warranty is not an issue, as the vehicle is out of the
warranty
>> >period.
>> >Any suggestions for tires that anyone is or has run on their Explorer is
>> >greatly appreciated.
>> >Thanks
>> >D Baken
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>>
>> When I was looking at new tires, I went to Discount Tire, they seemed
>> perfectly happy to put on LT tires if I had wanted them.
>> -Jordan
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