Blew out sidewall and peeled tread 60 mph with ambient temperature of about 95 degrees. . Last March, before the media attention to the problem, I had vowed to never have another Firestone tire on my vehicles. D The mark of D denotes your tire's load range, or ply rating. The tire was purchased in July 2012 and was just over 2 years old.
Fortunately there was no fuel leakage. The first one was in August of 1999 in Ohio on a warm, but not hot day. Fortunately, it was one of the rear duel tires and not a front tire. I replaced all tires on truck. We were driving along and boom it went. Look over our inventory to find the right wheel lug nuts for your vehicle. Please pursue this with vigor.
We were driving and got a terrible shimmy and the vehicle became difficult to drive. This was before the recall on the Explorer and the tires were not the same types as the current recall. Had this been a front tire the potential for damage and injury would have significantly increased. I again managed to get it off the road and got it changed. Letters further along in the alphabet represent stronger tires that can sustain higher inflation pressures. Tires were all properly inflated 2 days before trip.
I was able to control the vehicle and get it safely stopped. Then pick the best tire size for your 1997 Ford F-350. We were travelling 65 mph on the 91 freeway toll road when my left rear tire tread completely separated from the casing causing my vehicle to swerve and jump and causing significant damage to my vehicle, including damaging the fuel fill line. I am disgusted with Firestone tires. Lug nuts are sturdy and can handle the elements, debris, and tire and wheel changes. Look for your trim level below to get a color-coded explanation of your tire size. Tire dot is bfw8 0211 0712.
But I have never had good luck with Firestone tires. The other was in March of 1999 on a cool day in Indiana. I had the national 500's that were recalled years ago I was towing my 16,500 trailer when this happened and did not want to take a chance. They allowed a replacement value. A load range of D means that the tire has a ply rating of 8. The dealer deflated the tire out of safety concerns. Firestone wouldn't give me a new tire on this one.
I shudder to think what might have happened if one of the blowouts had been a front tire on this 14,000 pound vehicle. The tire did not deflate so there was no puncture or other externally caused damage to the tire or vehicle. Tires had like new rubber on all wheels. Tires with higher inflation pressures can carry heavier loads. Suddenly, boom, another rear duel tire went.
O'Reilly Auto Parts has a selection of quality steel and aluminum wheel lug nuts for most makes and models. I was towing my rv at the time. A wheel lug nut is a component that helps secure a wheel to its hub. Failed tire was part of a set of duals. . .
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