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Old 10-19-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default What tires did your Milan/Fusion/Zephyr/MKZ come w/ when new?

My 2007 Milan has the 17" Michelins on it, original tires (and rims) to the vehicle.

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Old 10-19-2009, 04:17 PM   #2
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Goodyear Eagle RS-A P225/45R18.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:17 AM   #3
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I guess in my original post, I should have asked if you were also satisified with the performance on the factory equipped tires... so feel free to post any likes/dislikes about the original tires that had come on your vehicle.

Also, were the vehicles just equipped with any tires pulled from the tire stacks (ie: brand), or was there a certain tire that was installed on all Fusions, all Milans and all MKZ's as they went down the production line?

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18 inch goodyear eagles and yes very happy with them!!
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OEM 18" Goodyear Eagle RS. One of the poorest tires I've ever driven on in the rain. Horrible, horrible.

They were taken off last fall, ran snows thru the winter and then sold them this spring - replaced them with General Exclaim UHPs. Night and day difference in both wet and dry traction/feel.

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I'm not 100% but I think all SE's came with the same 16" wheels and Continental Conti-trac garbage boots. They are fine for normal people, old people, people who don't care what they have on their wheels. I'll make due until I buy new wheels.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:32 PM   #8
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Conti Pro-Contact's from the factory for me. I know because I had a blow out a while ago and my Uncle (who owns the tire shop HURRAY for discounts!!!) found a Ford protective tape on the inside of the wheel.(the body tape new cars come with)
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:06 PM   #9
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[quote author=Cobra Jet link=topic=158924.msg3377747#msg3377747 date=1256041045]
Also, were the vehicles just equipped with any tires pulled from the tire stacks (ie: brand), or was there a certain tire that was installed on all Fusions, all Milans and all MKZ's as they went down the production line?
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Ford, and most other OEMs, don't just "pull tires of the stacks". Each tire is custom tuned by Ford and matched to the suspension. The Michelin on your car is not the same as a Michelin on another car, even if it looks the same. Even the replacement Michelin you buy at Costco isn't the same as the OE tire unless you specify the exact DOT code.

On top of the engineering, safety, inventory control and other logistical issues involved with using only one tire, Ford also gets bigger discounts writing contracts to last through the full lifetime production of a model.
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[quote author=Lone Wolff link=topic=158924.msg3378574#msg3378574 date=1256075606]
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225/50R17
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These.....and they have 49k on them with little wear even with being lowered.
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