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Old 02-18-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Information from sources within Firestone have confirmed that the company will reinstate its relationship with Ford by providing OE fitment tires for the number one selling truck in the U.S., the F-150. Both Firestone and Ford plan on expanding to other models in Fords lineup, but for now will focus primarily on the F-150 utilizing Firestones popular Destination and Dueler series of tires. The plan is set for a summer 2012 launch to coincide with the release of Firestone's new Destination LE2 truck/suv tire.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:50 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:03 AM   #3
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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Im the source. Just attended a national sales conference where the announcement was made. the post is basically a synopsis of the announcement video we watched.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #5
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Oh geeze, the most failing historical tire with the least reliable car. Just put some on my Ford Explorer and make sure you take out a big life insurance policy. All neatly combines with MS sync so you have to reboot all the time : ))) Firestone also had a major Fail in the 70s where many highway police killed due to tread separation. People have short memories
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
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Imagine that, a crude pickup truck with a carpeted bed masquerading as some kind of family vehicle is unstable?

The 90s ushered in the fantastically profitable concept that people needed some kind of "rugged" utility vehicle to haul their offspring to and fro, when in actuality all they really needed was a regular family car.

The problem with this paradigm shift was that people who were inexperienced with driving such ill handling and unforgiving vehicles were not always prepared when things went awry. A tire blowout in a Ford Tarus of the same era would possibly land you on the side of the road, or maybe in the ditch if you really panicked and got on the brake pedal too hard, but more than likely you'd still be shiny side up. The same can't always said for the top heavy SUVs of the day.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #7
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Ford Explorer had the headlines...but I had a 2k Altima SE with Firestones that were part of the same recall.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:37 PM   #8
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I'm not about to roll over and just believe this rumor.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:44 PM   #9
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Bahahahaha.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #10
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Ford Explorer had the headlines...but I had a 2k Altima SE with Firestones that were part of the same recall.
would have to be a different recall. the explorer came with destination LE's which is a specific truck and SUV tire. they dont make those for altimas
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Oh geeze, the most failing historical tire with the least reliable car. Just put some on my Ford Explorer and make sure you take out a big life insurance policy. All neatly combines with MS sync so you have to reboot all the time : ))) Firestone also had a major Fail in the 70s where many highway police killed due to tread separation. People have short memories
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They are all Bridgestones now anyway...right?
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #12
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They are all Bridgestones now anyway...right?
No, they are owned by Bridgestone but the Firestone brand still exists.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:30 AM   #13
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would have to be a different recall. the explorer came with destination LE's which is a specific truck and SUV tire. they dont make those for altimas
Ok...it was a different recall. But it was OE tires coming apart from the same manufacturer at the same time.

Firestone had major issues at that time. The Explorer was just the most visible part.
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Ok...it was a different recall. But it was OE tires coming apart from the same manufacturer at the same time.

Firestone had major issues at that time. The Explorer was just the most visible part.
Many tracks and vehicles including ambulances crashed due to these defective tires. I also owned a Ford explorer with problem tires early on Ford blamed my tires for bumpy and vibrations when driving but would do nothing. Later when recall happened it was only for tires from 1 plant (later all plants) I sold my Ford and told them I would never buy a Ford again. Turns out this was ultimately best wisdom. I buy diesel pickups and avoided lemon 6.0 and 6.4 powerstroke : ) and many other problems Fords. BTW after buying 20+ vehicles personal and business I never bought a Ford again and never regretted it. A better Idea as quality is priority 1
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Firestone still sells tires?
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #16
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Yup. Nothing worth buying though.
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They were owned by Bridgestone when the recall occurred.

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Yup. Nothing worth buying though.
I think the reason the Firestone brand still exists is mainly to sell to people who want to think they're buying a domestic brand of tires. Most of their stuff is very similar to Bridgestone's cheap Fuzion brand of tires, which are ok at a discount price but look ugly as hell
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:21 AM   #18
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I sold my Ford and told them I would never buy a Ford again. Turns out this was ultimately best wisdom. I buy diesel pickups and avoided lemon 6.0 and 6.4 powerstroke : ) and many other problems Fords. BTW after buying 20+ vehicles personal and business I never bought a Ford again and never regretted it.
Get one of those awesome GM 6.5TD's?

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Funny thing is the 6.5 is awesome compared to the 6.2 it replaced. At least in the military versions.
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