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Re: How would this happen? (archive)

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Posted by dbruce on September 13, 2000 at 10:39:11:

In Reply to: How would this happen? posted by dmkozak on September 13, 2000 at 09:33:33:

Since the tire is original equipment on the Ford surprise that they are the trucks that are having the most problem with the tire. If 9 out of 10 cars with the defective tires are Ford Explorers and the tire has a .1 percent chance of tread separation, it could be quite a while till someone in a different type of vehicle experiences the problem.

Any blow out on a high end sports car is good way to die. If I am running 70 or 80 and I loose a tire, low center of gravity or not, I may flip.

The Bridgestone tires are the only ones I have heard blow out on this board. Give or take 3 of them have gone, doesn't inspire confidenced.

While you may have heard the headlines, you, apparently, did not learn the details. Simply, do you know that all reported deaths from the recent Firestone tire tread separation problems occured in Ford Explorers? Do you know the only vehicles which flipped were Ford Explorers? Unless you are in a Ford Explorer, what is your worry. (And, if you are in a Ford Explorer, be prepared to flip in any "non-normal" driving manuever.)

P.S. Is it too much to ask that people learn details before posting "rumors"?

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