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Old 02-15-2010, 01:10 PM
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The price of attention must have gone up because my Firestone Destination A/T's suck in snow,wet, hell even dry. I had Sport Kings previously and they were awesome in the snow.
ur the first to think that. Um most tires dont suck on dry pavement unless ur tlking road noise and at that the destination's are quiet.
My firestone destination's have been unstoppable in deepass snow and everything else i've tried... idk what ur tlking about

That and what tire size and truck setup did you have
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The price of attention must have gone up because my Firestone Destination A/T's suck in snow,wet, hell even dry. I had Sport Kings previously and they were awesome in the snow.
Why do they suck on snow? Wet? Dry Pavement?

Traction issues when accelerating/braking on snow and wet? What's the issue on dry?

How many miles on them?

Your truck 4WD?
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:33 PM
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ur the first to think that. Um most tires dont suck on dry pavement unless ur tlking road noise and at that the destination's are quiet.
My firestone destination's have been unstoppable in deepass snow and everything else i've tried... idk what ur tlking about

That and what tire size and truck setup did you have
Give it a little time harley, you'll understand what I'm talking about(presuming your tires are still almost new).
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Why do they suck on snow? Wet? Dry Pavement?

Traction issues when accelerating/braking on snow and wet? What's the issue on dry?

How many miles on them?

Your truck 4WD?
Quiz, my truck is 4x4 (THANK GOD) otherwise I wouldn't be able to move. We got about 1/2" of snow this a.m and what a fun ride !! Wear issues in dry conditions. Approx. 20k miles and they are toast. Ran @32psi and rotated @ 5k miles.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:47 PM
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Quiz, my truck is 4x4 (THANK GOD) otherwise I wouldn't be able to move. We got about 1/2" of snow this a.m and what a fun ride !! Wear issues in dry conditions. Approx. 20k miles and they are toast. Ran @32psi and rotated @ 5k miles.
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Are they worn evenly down to the treadwear indicators? (2/32") If your Destination A/T's are P-Metric (not LT designation), you are the original purchaser, you have kept them properly inflated and rotated, truck is aligned, suspension not jacked up, and there are no other kickers with your vehicle there causing them to wear funky that I don't know about, your Firestone dealer should be able to help. The P-Metric Destination A/T carries a 50K mile supplemental tread wear warranty. No way that they should be toast after 20K miles if everything else is in order.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:55 PM
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Quiz, thanks for the info. Treadwear is extremely even, alignment is within Ford spec. Basically everything is in good running order. Before tires were installed the front end was rebuilt (ball joints, lower control arms, the usual wear items), so this is why I am not too happy. As far as the warranty goes, my burden of proof will be next to impossible. I have owned the vehicle since new (it did have 13 miles on it) and do not beat my stuff because it sucks paying for it (i.e. I'm not a teenager).
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Quiz, thanks for the info. Treadwear is extremely even, alignment is within Ford spec. Basically everything is in good running order. Before tires were installed the front end was rebuilt (ball joints, lower control arms, the usual wear items), so this is why I am not too happy. As far as the warranty goes, my burden of proof will be next to impossible. I have owned the vehicle since new (it did have 13 miles on it) and do not beat my stuff because it sucks paying for it (i.e. I'm not a teenager).
If they are worn evenly down to the wear bars (put a penny in the tread upside down and if you can see the top if Lincoln's head, they're worn that far), take it back to the dealer where you bought the tires...they can probably search back and find your original ticket, where they should have marked a mileage. Current mileage is 20K more, the tires are evenly down to the wear bars....truck is in spec and you have properly maintained everything...sounds like a good case for pro-rated adjustment to me...

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Old 02-28-2010, 02:41 PM
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They aren't to the wear bars vet. I have the orignal sales receipt, problem being the business is no longer in business. I will more than likely wait for BF Goodrich to get over their backorder issue. I just don't want to deal with this problem ever again (I guess you get what you pay for).
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