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Old 01-20-2008, 10:59 AM
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I have deadly tires!

I was reading online about my tires i have on my truck and i was reading reports of over 300,000 people having problems, alot of people died, injuries, blow outs the tire is a firestone steeltek LT265/75R-16 load E A/T. I dont know if it is safe to go wheelin offroad, airing dow, and then filling them back up and then ride on the parkway? Im getting a lift kit in the next few months or so, with some new tires, so what should i do with these, is it a ticking time bomb with these tires?
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:03 AM
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Never heard of any issues with the steeltex, just wilderness. Maybe though.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:09 AM
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I'm guessing some of that is simply a function of how many millions of these tires are on the road today. More tires in use= more accidents.
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I have dealt with this issue many times working in a tire shop. IMPO I think the tire is an ok tire it just needs to be run about 5-10 lbs of air pressure about manufacturers recomendations (Fords) but not more then 80lbs of air total.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:21 PM
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the Firestone Steeltex A/T is one of the best tires built for durabilty and traction for as many miles as it gets,if Firestone still had some avalible i would take a semi load right now but they are forever gone.the new Firestone Transforce A/T is a different story..this is going off of our experience with them.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:40 PM
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whats up with the transforce? Thats what I'm running.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:25 PM
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the Transforce is a allright tire and it's realy only bad point is they wear out fast.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:20 PM
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Hmm, I'll have to pay close attention to that. 15k miles, and no noticeable wear yet.
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steeltex = good
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actualy to tell if you have deadly tires you will need to look at the dot # on your tires and then compair it with the tires that have had problems. allot of the time all the tires that come with a certain tread pattern arent bad. just specific batches of them identified by the dot number.
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