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#1 OFFLINE   fordman

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:14 PM

I just took the Flex in for an oil change/tire rotation at my friendly Ford dealer with 8k miles on the odometer and my front tires are down to 6/32s compared to 9/32s on the rear. How long are these things supposed to last? I doubt I'll get much more than 30k. That's ridiculous for a tire that cost $180 apiece!

#2 OFFLINE   jgira12

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:12 PM

I just took the Flex in for an oil change/tire rotation at my friendly Ford dealer with 8k miles on the odometer and my front tires are down to 6/32s compared to 9/32s on the rear. How long are these things supposed to last? I doubt I'll get much more than 30k. That's ridiculous for a tire that cost $180 apiece!


If the wear is even then you are getting the best you can get out of the tires based on the compound used...sounds like they are a soft compound, usually for low noise, but wear suffers as a result. harder rubber wears way better, but gives a harsher ride and is noisier. Go to the Tirerack website and look up the specs for your tire, then read the reviews. Tirerack probably has that tire listed under Ford Flex as a factory tire. You will find in the reviews by others that they may have found the same condition. Best of luck!

Edited by jgira12, 05 January 2009 - 07:13 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   Flex able

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:51 AM

Good luck is right- I had a Mazda CX-7 that went through a set of Bridgestone performance tires in 20000 miles. Imagine my surprise when the service manager presented me an estimate of $1050 to replace them! I had to shop alot to find a deal at $700. They don't tell you this stuff up front. I do have to say the tires were great while they lasted.

#4 OFFLINE   Mr. Sparky

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:38 AM

I've never had set of OEM tires make it past 35K. The tires on my 96 Mark VIII lasted 20k!

#5 OFFLINE   Tennessee Flexin'

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 02:31 PM

I am already down to 7/32 on the rear and 5/32 on the front after 8k miles. I doubt they will make it to 12k miles. Any suggestions on a replacement tire?






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