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Need Advice on Tires for Flex 2014

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#1 OFFLINE   Jennifer Cassar

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 10:46 AM

I have a 2014 Flex with 41,000 miles and I need to change my tires due to an alignment issue with uneven wear. I currently have Hankook Optimo. My Ford dealership offers Goodyear or Hankook. I want to know your opinion. As for weather, snow, ice not an issue.



#2 OFFLINE   GrySql


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

More info on your Flex will help, is it AWD, EcoBoost, tire/wheel size, etc.


If you liked what was on the Flex, that may be something to think about. :)

#3 OFFLINE   swt


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 06:17 PM

I have 2009 Flex limited AWD.    3 tire sets so far.       1st:    OEM Hankook -Optima:    30K miles;   Dry:  good performance  Wet:  Avg   performance   Snow:  poor     Noise:  good       Cornering/handling: avg  Ride: good.   Would not try them again.

2nd:    Pirelli Scorpion Verde (Lt truck load rated)     30K miles;   Dry;  excellent       Wet:  excellent.  Snow:  Good.    Noise: poor     Corner/Handling;  very good.    Ride:  below avg (stiff/firm due to truck rating)   Better tire but noisy and harsh/stiff ride.  wouldn;t buy.

3rd:   Goodyear assurance triple tread .  looks like another 30K tire.    Dry:  excellent   Wet:  poor (hydroplane)  Snow:  very poor, almost scary, like snow hydroplanning;   Handling; excellent dry,   Ride:  excellent,    Noise:  good,   Best of 3 tires dry road,  worst on wet and snow/ice (I need to get them off for the winter, that bad);  yet on my old 2002 merc sable  and my Dad;s 2009 Fusion these tires are excellent all the way around?  


So;  I need a set again  maybe Michelin ???   anyone have any idea';s for good wet road and snow/ice  All Season on a Flex??  The Pirelli above was great for winter, but noisy and harsh on bumps.        one thing I see is ,  don;t expect more than 30K  on any tires on a flex,  it is a heavy vehicle.  I rotate every other oil change at 5K intervals,  when I was commuting (Hwy miles)    I did 7,500 oil and tire rotation.   I rotate on this vehicle because front tire wear, although even,  is faster than the rear.    

#4 OFFLINE   mmsstar


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 03:51 PM

My '11 SE FWD just turned 100K, on the 2nd set of the Hankook Optimos. First set went just over 50K, Second set will do a little better.

Edited by mmsstar, 02 January 2016 - 03:52 PM.

#5 OFFLINE   nocody


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 01:18 AM

Michelin is a decent tire yet a bit pricey.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:55 AM

What happen to the price of tires it has gone through the roof seems I can't get out with out spending at least 1000

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