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Old 10-27-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Firestone Tire Q's

Anyone running the Firestone FR710 235/60/17 on their Vue. I was going to get the Duellers off before winter. My first choice was going to be the Destination LE, but they cannot seem to get them in stock. The FR710 is a bit cheaper, but not quite as aggresive. I'm in MI, so decent snow traction is important. Any other recommends would be welcome. Thanks all.

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Old 10-28-2010, 12:08 PM   #2
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After countless hours of research, I ended up purchasing four Hankook Ventus AS RH07 tires for the wife's 2008 XR. I would look into them before you make your final decision. FWIW, the 235/60R17 tire sidewalls are imprinted with "Made in South Korea"...

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:55 PM   #3
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My first choice was going to be the Destination LE, but they cannot seem to get them in stock.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:56 PM   #4
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

I'd spend the extra money and get a better tire.

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Old 10-28-2010, 04:30 PM   #5
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In MI i would just go out and get a set of winter rims and tires.Maybe check a local yard. I found a steal on Craigslist for a set of winter tires almost new for $125set ,I got three extra rims from a friend that works at a Saturn dealer(well,just changed the name) for free,and 75 on ebay for one.But that was for the 17 in aluminum.Try Ebay and Amazon for steel rims too..i'm sure you can get them fairly cheap. If switching tires back and forth would be cheaper than the extra set,that may be the way to go..i would just hate to hear in a few months that this vehicle was totaled in a winter related accident..youtube has alot of snow tire videos explaining the benefits of winter tires.

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:06 AM   #6
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Update. I decided to go with the Firestone Fr 710. I must say, I am very impressed with this tire so far. Snow handling as well as dry and wet are great. Ride is great and very quiet. We have about 1500 miles on them, and very pleased. Now lets see if they last.

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Old 01-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #7
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When I replaced my OEM Firestone LEs, I almost went with the FR710. However, when I looked into the reviews in more detail I found that while drivers gave them good ratings when new, their performance was reported to degrade significantly after 25-50% treadwear. Since I had no real issues with the LEs, I replaced them with the same. Note that I'm in Memphis, so snow is only a momentary concern.

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