Originally Posted by Beginner
ROBERT SUNRUS, your tires are Speed Rated at 110T or a Speed Rating of 118 MPH according to the web site noted above.
Why are you wasting your money on those tires or do you drive the unhooked tow vehicles a 100 MPH?
There are tires available with a Speed Rating of K ( 68 MPH) and L (75 MPH) which according to your arguments would serve you just fine and are probably cheaper.
Hi, Beginner. I understand where you are coming from, but heres my explaination.
(1.) I bought my Lincoln with 16,800 miles on it while it was three years old. My Lincoln originally came with Continentals on it.
(2.) Further investigating, I discovered that the Continentals that were on my Lincoln were recall replacements. Continental had separation issues.
(3.) I was getting ready for another trip, when I noticed the Continentals had cracks on the sidewall. The Continental factory rep was there that day, but was wishy washy when it came time for him to decide if they would warranty my tires.
(4.) I have always preferred Michellins and Goodyear tires; I bought the correct tires for my Lincoln in Goodyear because I didn't like the tread design on the same size Michellin. Price wasn't the issue. I bought the best our dealer had in Goodyear.
(5.) The Goodyear tires were the same specs as the Continentals and specs by Ford. I don't know for a fact that my Lincoln will go over 100 MPH due to electronic governor. I have driven it up to 80MPH and that is the fastest I plan to go, but never while towing my trailer. This is my everday car.
(6.) Like wise with my trailer; I tow it with the tires it came with. I Didn't like the looks of two of my Marathons, so I replaced them with two new Marathons. I haven't had any flats or separations yet so I will continue to tow them at 65/65. [65 lbs cold / 65 MPH]