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7DMACH1
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From: PHILA. PA.
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posted 02-08-2002 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a reminder. If you haven't had your Firestone Wilderness AT tires replaced yet, it EXPIRES 3/31/02. Get them done soon!!!
R A Y

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 02-08-2002 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ray, my wifes Exploder got new one 2 weeks before we switched to Studded tires so they are still new. she had 35,000 miles on them

Hey while your here, is there any bullitens on 01 Focus gas tank gauges ? mine only shows 7/8 full and when I fill it and I am not going as far on a tank full either.Also the gauge doesn't move until i restart it (Its cold up here so i leave it running while filling Thanks

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-08-2002 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by AKBOSSMAN:
Also the gauge doesn't move until i restart it (Its cold up here so i leave it running while filling Thanks

Pam's Probe does that, too. Well, it will actually creep back up as you drive it, but it takes a while.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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67stang
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posted 02-08-2002 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Firehawk ATX's don't count!!! And the one wilderness AT don't count either

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7DMACH1
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posted 02-08-2002 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TTT

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MLariviere
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posted 02-08-2002 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had mine done last fall. It was a good deal,too! I left the dealer with Michelin XC A/T's!

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FISHTAIL
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From: Waldorf MD USA
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posted 02-09-2002 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FISHTAIL   Click Here to Email FISHTAIL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't worry to much if you don't get it taken care of in time. The most recient recall isn't a saftey issue. Otherwise there would be no experation date. The recall is for customer satisfaction only. Firestone has such a bad rap these days that ford decided they would pull them from all their SUV's. Though, you'd probably be surprised at the number of chevy owners and nissan owners we get into work asking for free replacement tires. No sir, sorry, this is a ford recall ONLY. The joys of working at a tire dealer....heh. But, they actually are pretty decient tires, and unless you have some serious dry rot, or signs of possible tread seperation(which I doubt, unless you have a VD in the DOT code, which was covered under the original recall last year) you should be fine. Just make sure you keep enough air in them. But as far as ford has made us aware, this is NOT a saftey recall. So don't freak if you can't meet the deadline.

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-FISHTAIL
92GT "The Ghetto Sled"
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Mike65
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posted 02-09-2002 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ray I know I work for a For ddealer her in NJ I got mine done on my Ranger when firestone was recalling them I got 70,000 miles from my original ones & just got the ones eplaced on Robins Explorer Sport, her original tires lasted 75,000 miles. Thanks anyway for the info. BTW this is the Ford recall not Firestone.

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Mike & Robin
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7DMACH1
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posted 02-09-2002 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fishtail, I don't think it's very smart telling people not to worry about a recall. Yes it's true that there are very few of these bad tires out there but I wouldn't be able to sleep if I told someone not to worry and something happened. Ford didn't spend 13 million because there wasn't really a problem. I don't think you gave such good advice. The reason they put an expiration date on them is becasue Ford surveyed customers that said they would wait until their tire wore out before they would get them replaced. That's why the put a time limit on them so people wouldn't be so stupid and wait. I can't believe the value some people put on their lives. RAY

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THE CAPRI IS FOR SALE IN THE CLASSIFIED SECTION RAY . 70 MACH 1 351C NOW 408 STROKER 4SPD.
86 MERCURY CAPRI 5.0 RUNS 12.86 @107 1.65 60 ft.
2001 LINCOLN LS V8 1997 MUSTANG
http://www.geocities.com/slariviere/7DMach1.html

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MLariviere
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posted 02-09-2002 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree,Ray. I couldn't wait to shed those things. There was a very noticable improvement on our Explorer,especially in crosswinds. Now it doesn't change lanes.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-10-2002 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, last summer when we went to that car show in Fitchburg I couldn't believe how bad that Explorer was floating all over the road. I'm glad you guys ditched the Firestones.

I used to like Firestores, now I'd only use them for a rolling chassis.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

MCA Member # 47773

Speak softly, but carry a BFH!

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