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Ford returns to Bridgestone/Firestone Tires?

2018 ford ecosport tires?

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#21 OFFLINE   Bob Rosadini

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

But he hired football jesus Jim Harbaugh! [/sarcasm]

 

 

LOL.....All the right moves, show me da money.....

But you guys forget.  Silicon Valley loves the guy.  And everyone in Detroit is tripping over themselves to to trump the other guy in the race to electrify and take us out of the driver's seat.

 

As I've said before- perhaps in due time and at a measured pace, but IMO in the foreseeable future the only winners will be the lawyers.  It amazes me how Bill Ford could have been so correct in landing Big Al from Boeing and gets it so wrong with this guy.

 

Read "Once Upon a Car".  If you're a Ford guy, you will feel good about Bill Ford's mission to land Mulaly and Farley.









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#22 ONLINE   jpd80

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:06 PM

We have to separate perception form reality, the push for automation is not coming from car owner and buyers,

it's all being lead by as you say, Silicon valley and Wall Street and all the feel good to encourage investment...

 

If you want a real behind the scenes look at Ford leading up to and after Mulally's arrival at Ford,

Bryce Hoffman's American Icon should be required reading....



#23 OFFLINE   blazerdude20

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:32 AM

Bridgestone is the premium tire for firestone. We have a set on our explorer and they are so much better than the previous Michelins.

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#24 OFFLINE   rperez817

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:43 AM

2018 U.S. market EcoSport uses Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tires. It is a grand touring all season tire with low rolling resistance.

 

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#25 OFFLINE   kyle

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

I'll just say that the issue with certain Firestone light truck tires from that era are real. I found a super clean 2000 Excursion a few years back with only 52,000 miles on it. Naturally I couldn't pass that one up. It still had the original Load Range D Firestones on it, they even had some tread left. I figured I'd run them that summer and get new tires that fall.

Well, one blew out on the way home from the dealership that night. I figured it was a fluke and stuck an extra tire off a superduty I had laying around on it. Then a couple months later coming home from family vacation, the right rear blew out while my wife was doing 75 on the interstate. She nearly lost it and I had to grab the wheel from the passenger seat to avoid rolling.

I put a new set of coopers on it as soon as we got home. While researching tires for it I found out there was a recall on those Load Range D Firestones they were using on the 2000 model year truck for the same tread separation issue the explorers were experiencing. I've never had tires just come apart like that.

 

Did you get any help with the recall towards your new tires 

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How many years ago was "a few years back?"  Reason why I ask is on a 2000 model truck those tires are way to old (unless you tell me it was in 2005). I personally would never drive on original tires any where near 10 years old-not sure when you had your issue though. 



#26 OFFLINE   Sevensecondsuv

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

 
Did you get any help with the recall towards your new tires 
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How many years ago was "a few years back?"  Reason why I ask is on a 2000 model truck those tires are way to old (unless you tell me it was in 2005). I personally would never drive on original tires any where near 10 years old-not sure when you had your issue though. 


This was in 2015. I grabbed a set of load range E Cooper Discoverer H/T for $450 to my door and installed them myself. Banging down Ford's door for recall $ wouldn't have been worth my time.








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