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New car wrong tires! #4711543
03/30/18 01:17 PM
03/30/18 01:17 PM
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I bought a new ok used 6,000 miles 2017 Lincoln MKZ I love the car it has a 400 HP 3.0 V6 and several packages like Sport, Nav, luxury etc. The issue I have is the tires! Although excellent Michelin super high performance tires "Super Sport somethings" this I feel is just the wrong tire for this car. For one thing I live in the Northeast Massachusetts to be exact and it's still quite cold here often below 40 and super HP tires are like useless below 40F and downright dangerous in any kind of snow! We had a dusting the other day and wow! It was not easy getting home. Not to mention the ride suffers from running a summer type tire. This car should have come with a high performance all season tires.

Sorry to vent!

Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Camprunner] #4711551
03/30/18 01:25 PM
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Looks like you'll have to have a 2nd set of cold weather tires/wheels for that car. My 350 hp '99 Camaro came with summer style tires...then again I drive it no more than 200 miles during the winter. If I did, I'd probably have all seasons on there.

Tires are something that could have been negotiated at time of purchase...unless you bought it from a private party. This is especially critical for performance cars. I would think most new Vettes today come with summer tires on them. It's up to the buyer to work out something different.


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Camprunner] #4711553
03/30/18 01:30 PM
03/30/18 01:30 PM
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You bought high performance vehicle with summer tires.
What is wrong with this?

And yes summer tires are not supposed to be used on the snow or below 35-45F.

Maybe that is why it was being sold? Previous owner decided that car sucks in winter.

Krzys

Last edited by krzyss; 03/30/18 01:32 PM.
Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: krzyss] #4711558
03/30/18 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: krzyss
You bought high performance vehicle

L O L

OP, buy a new set of tires and pop the Michelins on Craigslist. Someone would pick them up in a day or two.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: rooflessVW] #4711560
03/30/18 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: krzyss
You bought high performance vehicle

L O L

OP, buy a new set of tires and pop the Michelins on Craigslist. Someone would pick them up in a day or two.


Ya know that's a great idea!

Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Camprunner] #4711561
03/30/18 01:40 PM
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In northern Europe itīs allmost unthinkable not to switch between summer and proper winter tires as the seasons change. If you produce an accident in Germany in the winter on the wrong tires no insurance covers your mishap. Just not serious to have a high powered car and ride summer tires in the winter.

Motorsen

Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Camprunner] #4711563
03/30/18 01:42 PM
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It is maybe a high performance type vehicle "marketing".


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf
Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Camprunner] #4711564
03/30/18 01:42 PM
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Some of these "rant posts" are becoming downright bizarre.......

Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Camprunner] #4711570
03/30/18 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: Camprunner
This car should have come with a high performance all season tires.


You'll be glad it has these tires in the summer. For winter, get a set of winter tires -- it IS very dangerous to drive the car in the snow with high performance tires.

Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Camprunner] #4711574
03/30/18 01:51 PM
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People who can afford cars that need super sport tires can afford dedicated snows...

Simple as that.

AS tires are a compromise that others may be unwilling to make.

You could swap yours out and get decent money for the PSS which are an excellent tire...

Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Camprunner] #4711580
03/30/18 01:57 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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I have never heard of summer and winter tires. Can't drive them below 40f?


02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Camprunner] #4711586
03/30/18 02:03 PM
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You can afford to buy a Lincoln?.
You can afford to buy the proper winter tires for it as well.
If you can't, you couldn't really afford the Lincoln in the first place.

Claud.

Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Camprunner] #4711590
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More fun in summer on winter tires - can you say "slideways" laugh


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: 69GTX] #4711591
03/30/18 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: 69GTX
Looks like you'll have to have a 2nd set of cold weather tires/wheels for that car. My 350 hp '99 Camaro came with summer style tires...then again I drive it no more than 200 miles during the winter. If I did, I'd probably have all seasons on there.

Tires are something that could have been negotiated at time of purchase...unless you bought it from a private party. This is especially critical for performance cars. I would think most new Vettes today come with summer tires on them. It's up to the buyer to work out something different.


some salesman say we cant change what came with the car (BSBSBS). when we bought a camry they had cars with 3 different tires, we drove all 3 said this brand is much quieter, woman salesman wanting to make a sale said sit down here and have some coffee- and we watched a tech change the tires outside the showroom. neat. 20 min.


These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year
Re: New car wrong tires! [Re: Chris142] #4711594
03/30/18 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
I have never heard of summer and winter tires. Can't drive them below 40f?



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