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Old 09-16-2009, 10:50 AM
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Time to buy tires

Im shopping for tires, oh joy. I had good luck with Cooper Discoverer ATR's on a previous SUV. Has anyone tried these on an Expy?
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:00 AM
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I had bought a set of Goodyear Silent Armour back in February

awesome tires. suggest you give them a nod in your shopping.
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Whatever you do, do not buy the Continental Conti-tracs that came with the 17" rims. Horrible tires.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:53 PM
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I have Bridgestone Dueler Revos on my F250. I love these tire but the are beefy off road design and Im affraid the extra rotational drag of the heavier tire will kill the gas mileage on the Expy. It probably effects my mileage on the diesel as well but not as much.
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:22 PM
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I love my Procomp AT extremes, and with buy 3 get 1 free from 4wheelparts...mine have 19K miles, still look brand new. They are sweet!!!!
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I've always been surprised at the hate of the stock Continentals. I was also surprised they came on the Expedition with the "off road" package.

I've got 55,000 miles on mine and aside from some wear at the tread edges they're fine. Sure not off-road tires but I've never been stuck in the snow (we get 12 feet annually here, just not all at once) or failed to extract the boat from the ramp.

I had a couple of sets of Bridgestone AT Dueler REVOs on my Explorer. Put Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenzas on the last time and they're very nice. My daughter has the Explorer over in PA at her college. Probably put them on the Expedition as well this fall.

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I've always been surprised at the hate of the stock Continentals. I was also surprised they came on the Expedition with the "off road" package.
I've only had 1 pair in my entire life.

brand new 1998 F-150 4x4 with them

went out muddin' in Texas. so basically a little dirt and mud. no rocks.


came back home and chunks of rubber were missing. Ford refused to Warranty since they had been used in a offroad application. If a tire can do that with such light use, I'll never use that brand ever again
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Tire Rack has the specs, including weight and diameter. AND they have reviews. Sometimes you get one guy with 50k on a tire, and the next guy is done at 25k, but you do see trends for some tires--Contis and some Bridgstones.

Also, regarding the Revo in particular, and tires for this size vehicle in general: Many of these tires come in a P rating and LT rating. Depending on your driving, the P might work, and give better ride and mpg. If you need the tougher tire, the LT will work.

Considering Revo's for my ride, just need to find a way to convince the wife the brand new tires on it are no good. Good luck, there are millions to choose from.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:35 PM
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Im shopping for tires, oh joy. I had good luck with Cooper Discoverer ATR's on a previous SUV. Has anyone tried these on an Expy?
FWIW, Consumer Reports (I know, I know, spare me the "they are Commies" observations) rated that tire about middle of the road, so to speak. Fair on wet braking, ice, ride, rolling resistance and wear, good or better on all else. These were 265 70 x 17s, priced at $118.

So, a decent tire, all the better if you can get a deal.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:53 AM
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I highly recommend the Cooper ATR's. I have them on my '07, I took the contis off early because I couldn't get up my driveway in the winter. I thought that I would get some more tire noise but they are actually quieter than the stock contis. BUY COOPER!

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I have coopers on all of our work trucks and on my half ton GMC and I have always had good luck with them and we are putting on about 40k a year gravel and highway with some nasty winter roads. I have also heard Yokohama geolanders do pretty good for the guys running the oil fields north of here and I know they are mostly ran on gravel.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:06 PM
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I called the local tire shop today. He gave me a price of $180 each mounted and balanced for the Cooper ATR's 275/55-20. Pretty sure Im going with them. Like I said I've had them before on a smaller SUV and was happy with them.
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i have the pirelli scorpion atr's on my 03 expedition(2006 20" rims). no problems in the last two winters yet, and pretty inexpensive last time i bough them.
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Check out eBay. I bought four brand new (still had the little nubs on them) Pirelli scorpions mounted on OEM wheels (with the pressure sensors) from a Lincoln dealer that was closing up for less than the tires only price on line.

They were take offs from a new truck.
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Check out eBay. I bought four brand new (still had the little nubs on them) Pirelli scorpions mounted on OEM wheels (with the pressure sensors) from a Lincoln dealer that was closing up for less than the tires only price on line.

They were take offs from a new truck.
X2 I have been trying to sell my 18 inch wheels and Michelin tires on Ebay, less then 10K miles and cant get a buyer, if interested I can send pics.

Moderator, not trying to hijack the thread just making a point that there are some wheel and tire packages for sale including mine on Ebay
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