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new snow tires

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 91AK250, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    so i've been needing snow tires for my '98 expedition 4x4 since it started snowing the first few days of november. it had almost brand new Bridgstone Duler A/T which are a great summer tires but not very good in winter tires on the ice rink roads we have.

    in the last 2 weeks its been involded in a wreck(rearended a undercover cop) and went in the ditch. so i knew it was time! i just have been money tight. i got a nice bonus at work for x-mas so i was able to.

    i bought 4 studded firestone winterforce 265/70 16's for $470 mounted and balanced out the door! AWSOME price compared to the others i was looking at. now that damn truck is GLUED to the road...almost cant get it to spin/slide and it actuly stops now!

    i have not run firestone winter tires in along time so this is my first set in many years...i hope to get atleast 5 seasons out of them as they will only be run in the winter.

    if your looking for a great, cheap snow tire...take a close look at the firestone winterforce!

  2. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    this was the ditch dive from last week...
  3. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Glad to hear your happy with your purchase, are you alright from the accident?
  4. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    i was not driving it, the other half was. but yeah no injurys pretty minor just tweeked the bumper.
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    only complant i have heard from cust when i was installing was thay are real soft . like soft flexing / soft sidewalls . and when i was mounting them i would agre thay are thin.

    but yep thay bit good and studs helped.
  6. PlowboyVT

    PlowboyVT Member
    from VT
    Messages: 67

    Your Excursion is going to miss pulling it out.

    Sure is a good feeling being glued to the road.
  7. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    The tires are great in the snow , i had them a few yrs ago on the wifes car but wore out way to fast. I didnt stud though.
  8. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    They are a popular tire around here. I haven't heard anything bad about them. If I can get some extra cash I want to get a set for my wife's Yukon.
  9. onsight

    onsight Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    I put a set on my wifes 08 taurus x awd - that really made a huge difference.