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Disappointing 4WD performance on snow.

Discussion in '4th Gen - 2018 - present' started by jastevenson, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. JExpedition07

    JExpedition07 That One Member Supporting Member

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    The tire companies sell Ford and the other automakers their bottom barrel lines and low quality stock. This keeps the prices down for the automaker. It’s created a situation where the good quality stock goes out to us consumers who buy new tires direct from the tire maker and the automakers like Ford pretty much get the leftover scraps lol. They could buy better tires if they wanted though, but that cuts into margins.
     
  2. carymccarr

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    What’s “low quality stock”?


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  3. JExpedition07

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    Generally OEM tires that come on your ride are not the same quality as if you go buy tires from the same company yourself. It’s a cheaper tire. Or at least that’s the sentiment a lot of people hold these days.
     
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    I can tell you that the factory 20" Toyos aren't all that great, either. They certainly can get you out and home again in the snow, but it's not what I would consider am enjoyable experience. I'll be flipping them out for a set of Conti Terrain Contacts shortly.
     
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    Wow that’s nuts. Are they graded differently? What marking/number etc on the tires indicate that?


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    are you saying that if we replace our tires with an exact “oem” tire , the tire we purchase as customer to replace it has physically different properties / is technically different than the identical “looking” factory provided tire?

    i find this hard to believe - if someone has a flat and purchases a single supposedly identical tire - if the tire wasn’t 100% identical in structure & material, there would be serious safety concerns with a single tire replacement - especially when considering rubber compound & related traction issues with “unmatched” tires -

    any additional info to help back up this claim?
     
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    I agree with others. The OEM tires are garbage.
     
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    My wifes Navigator came with Hankooks as well,..... Identical tire as Expedition on 22's.
     
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    The Hanooks get good reviews.
     
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    I put BFG all-terrain KO2's on my 18 Expy as soon as I picked it up and have had no problems in deep snow or heavy rain.
    Great tires and not too noisy.
     
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