I have these same tires on my DTS, but not the LT version. I've never had trouble accelerating or maintaining speed on snow.
When it rains heavily in the summer, I also never felt a loss of traction. The ABS never engages braking on a wet road.
The tires can get a bit noisy above 70 MPH...
The main problem is that the filter media tears. However, this wouldn't cause an engine to seize up.
You'll only know about the tearing problem by visiting this forum. Of all the 820S filters being used, less than 1% get cut open and "analyzed".
Ford is not going to spend money "beefing" up...
A few weeks ago, I noticed my engine would "stumble" in drive when waiting at a stop light. It would do this a few times, but no check engine light came on.
Eventually, I connected my scan tool and found out cylinder 5 had 20 misfires.
I changed all sparkplugs 20K miles ago with OEM Double...
Pick out your car on RockAuto. Then click the orange RSS button next to your engine size. Youll be redirected to another page.
On the top right of that new page theres a "Love A Bargan" title. Click the blue HTML button next to it, and that'll show you a list of all the clearance car parts.
Hey! These are my tires!
I now have 30K miles on the tires. I don't have a newer picture of them, but the areas which were "peeling" here, have rounded themselves off.
So far the tires have been good with no abnormal wear. But I understand your frustration about having perfect tires. For...