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I just put bridgstone deuler revo 2's on my escape, they have good traction and r quieter than the conti's.
I wouldn't b afraid of general grabbers or bf goodrich... anything but continentals...
 

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agreed, I'm a lifetime firestone. Plus what type of tire are you looking for? If it's all terrain then I highly recommend the Firestone Destination A/T, Goodyear Wrangler A/T both get great reviews, both quite ..
 

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...anything round and black. :hyst: :lol: :D

Seriously, when I had my 07, I swapped the Contitracs @ 800 mi. I bought Destination ATs, and never looked back. It was a great upgrade. The Dest ATs get great reviews. Don't be concerned about noise/ride -- you won't even know they are ATs.
 

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What kind of driving do you do with the Escape?

I am really enjoying the Michelin Latitue's that came stock on our Escape.

Other good options are:

Goodyear Assurance Tripple Tread [best true all season tire I've seen]

Destination A/T's [best light duty All Terrain Tire]
 

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I just purchased Firestone Destination LEs last week. They replaced Goodyear Forteras with Silent Armor (not triple treads). So far I like them. Their best quality is the ride. The handling on the Forteras was slightly better and there was less road noise but the Destinations soak up the bumps much better and they are fairly quiet. When I put the Forteras on, my mileage dropped a very noticeable 2-3 mpg on average. I was hoping my gas mileage would improve a little with the Destinations but so far it hasn't.

The Forteras were better in the snow when they were new. They also looked much better. They had a nifty ribbed sidewall and a treatment that made them remain a dark black for much longer (after a cleaning) than other tires I've owned. My big problems with the G.Y.'s were the tread life and the cost. They have a 70k mile rating but mine lasted only 37-38k. Not good for a tire that cost me $180 ea (at the time). I probably should have gone back to G.Y. and gotten new ones at a pro-rated price but I wanted to try something different.
 

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What kind of driving do you do? I live in Florida, do not off road so my driving conditions are paved roads that are dry or wet but never icy/snowed upon. Therefore I picked a nice summer street tire, General Grabber UHPs. Very good dry traction, little wear after 20,000 miles and excellent wet traction. Cheap too, I believe $92 shipped. They are rated M+S but no one on tirerack.com had driven them in the snow, I doubt they are any good in it. I had Goodyear Wrangler SR-As as standard and would not recommend them. I hear lots of good things about Destination A/T for all terrain tires, great tires at a reasonable price (check tire rack's ratings, I found them to be helpful).
 

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+1 for Firestone Destination A/T, I had a set on my Jeep Cherokee and loved them, they stuck like glue even when the weather got bad, and had a good on road ride, Plus they are rated #2 in their category with all but one excellent on tirerack.com I replaced the crappy Contitrac's on the Escape with a set of Destination A/T tires a week after we bought it.
 

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Let me say that i am VERY picky about the skins on my cars/trucks.

I have ALWAYS been very disappointed by stock tires from the factory... until now. The Michelin tires that came stock on my Escape are awesome. I've only put 500kms on my Escape so far but I've been in deep snow, sticky wet mud, and highway driving.
I'm very satisified with these tires, but have a feeling they will wear quickly. Time will tell.
 

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I agree, the Michelin's I have on my Escape at work (lucky me eh?) -(oops I said "eh", sorry, Canadian) :lol: are great. I had "Conky-tracs" on my 06' and hated them. They got loud at around 20,000 kms.
 

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"Conky Tracs" makes me think of Bubbles and his puppet, Conky. Sorry about the Trailer Park Boys reference for the Americans but that connection made me laugh. I'll never be able to look at my ConkyProContacts on the Mercedes the same way again!

"Hello...operator....I don't have the use of my fingers"
 

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What you guys think about Hankook tires? It looks like I might get the Firestone Destination A/T. I want something more quite and smoother. I get alot of vibrations from the conti tracs.
 

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Mine came with Michelins. After 10k miles, (all highway) I know when it's time to replace them I'll get the same thing.
 

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US MARINER 1 said:
What you guys think about Hankook tires? It looks like I might get the Firestone Destination A/T. I want something more quite and smoother. I get alot of vibrations from the conti tracs.
I'm a fan of their tires, at least for cars and minivans. I've had 2 different sets of Hankook snow tires, both good (although my Dynapro RW07 snow tires on my van are a bit rough riding, but unstoppable in snow and ice) and Hankook Optimo all seasons on my last car. Good tires, good price point.
 

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I got the Firestone Destination LE's a few weeks ago. They are all season with a very cushy ride compared to the Conti's and even Goodyear Fortera's w/ Silent Armor (non-triple tread). The big trade off is handling. Turn in is noticeably less sharp. They are OK in the snow but the GY's were better... at least when new. My big issue with the GY's was the tread life. They lasted under 40k miles...
 

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I have the Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds on my Cavalier and they are hands down the best tires I have ever owned. At 3 1/2 years and 36,000 miles they still grip like velcro, are AWESOME in snow and rain, and are quiet. They aren't cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for. Our Escape came with the Michelin Latitude Touring tires and they are great in rain and on dry roads...they ABSOLUTELY SUCK in snow! I had more issues with fishtailing and losing traction than I could shake a stick at. Unacceptable for a 4WD vehicle. My Cavalier went like a banshee in the same conditions because of the tires. When the Michelins wear out, I am either going with the Fortera TripleTred or Wrangler SilentArmor, both seem to have great reviews and both are severe snow rated.
 
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