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    Cooper SRX truck tires

    Just wanted to update this thread with alternative tire choices. Continental just came out with a few good options. #1. Continental Terrain Contact H/T- This is Continentals answer to the Defender LTX. https://www.continentaltire.com/product/terraincontact-ht-22560-r-17-99h #2...
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    2018 Lincoln Navigator L 3.5 liter Ecoboost (F150) startup noise on idle

    You should see when the dealership prints out the warranty history. When the entire history is printed out which includes invoices and notes...etc...it looks like a 2-3 inch thick book. The vehicle has been to 3 different dealerships and spent probably 5 months in the shop. Im at the...
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    2018 Lincoln Navigator L 3.5 liter Ecoboost (F150) startup noise on idle

    Just a note...I have a feeling this is turbo wastegate rattle, but both turbos were replaced over the summer. Thus Im not certain. If you type in ecoboost wastegate rattle on Youtube lots of good examples which sound like this noise...
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    2018 Lincoln Navigator L 3.5 liter Ecoboost (F150) startup noise on idle

    Hello, On the first start of the day...cold start...I am hearing this racket. After about a minute or so the noise goes away...anyone have any thoughts on this? On further starts this noise is not present. I guess you have to wait until the vehicle is totally cold...3+ hours...to get this...
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    Can a Roadforce Balance tell if tire or wheel is bad?

    Well, I had ordered 4 Continental LX25 tires on the Mavis website. My local dealer tried to bait&switch me. They called me up the day of the installation and said the LX25 had been discontinued. Told him to forget it, he lied and I put a 1 star review on Google. Their regional manager tried...
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    Continental truck tire line blowing doors off Michelin Defender LTX

    There was nothing wrong with the T-rated Defender LTX I bought in 2018 and ran to 75000 miles before changing them out. The only flaw was the ride was on the stiffer side. In snow, the Defender LTXs were a champ. I put the Defenders into extreme situations with a 2 wheel drive Suburban truck...
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    Continental truck tire line blowing doors off Michelin Defender LTX

    Consumer Reports. I have been following their reports closely and I know in the past for the Michelin Defender LTX they had gotten 75000 miles out of the Defenders. The old Continental LX20 used to get 65000 miles. It looks like the one to beat is the TerrainContact. Treadlife matters...
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    Continental truck tire line blowing doors off Michelin Defender LTX

    Continental has returned fire on Michelin! Terraincontact and LX25 line!!!
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    Continental TrueContact Tour T vs H - Help me decide

    Its true. In theory a lower rated speed tire will be more comfortable, better in snow and longer lasting but it depends on the tire itself. These Defender LTX had a stiff ride although they were S rated for example.
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    Recent experience with a Michelin Defender

    I drove a set of Defender LTX to 75000 miles before changing them out. When I changed them they were right on the wear bars and too dangerous to drive in the rain. Overall a great tire except I judged the tire to be a little stiff for my tastes. Just my personal opinion. In general...softer...
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    Can a Roadforce Balance tell if tire or wheel is bad?

    The dealership did spend a lot of time on this issue. They even replaced some parts which should not have been replaced like the driveshaft and right front axle...interestingly thats where I heard the most rumble from. Im going to do that side to side switch of the tires just to make sure...
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    Can a Roadforce Balance tell if tire or wheel is bad?

    I was on my way to the tire store, but then I decided that I have a full size spare and decided to just do it in my driveway. First, I test drove the vehicle on the interstate at 70mph. I noted the right front seemed to rumble the most. While I was driving I felt the dash on the right side...
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    Can a Roadforce Balance tell if tire or wheel is bad?

    I can describe it as a deep low rumble. Its a fast rumble at 300 beats a minute. I cant feel it in the seat or in the wheel. It took place after the tires were replaced. The rumble sounds just like when I open a rear window at highway speed. Its coming from the front.
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    Can a Roadforce Balance tell if tire or wheel is bad?

    It starts vibrating and rumbleing at 60mph...gets most intense at 70 and is smooth past 80. Dealer replaced driveshaft and right front axle....still vibrates. The tires are newish with just a few thousand on them. They have literally been Roadforce balanced 3 times.
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