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posted May 02, 2000 07:51 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I just purchased new 2001 Explorer Sport 2WD 2 door. It has Firestone Wilderness HT P235/75R15 OWL all-season tires (the base tires).

The 2001 Explorer Sport 2 WD has the same suspension and tires as the 4 WD (base vehicles) so both trucks have the same stance.

The truck does have a little stiff ride. Is there another tire which can give me a little softer ride without compromising the handling too much. I am not planning to go off road or pull any trailer. Just using it to commute to work.

I would appreciate any help.


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Bill G.
posted May 02, 2000 10:39 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
First, I'd check your pressure to see if the tires are properly inflated. Look in your manual, not on the tire! Those Firestones are not known for a harsh ride. If the psi is correct and the ride is too stiff, you might consider a softer set of shocks, or possibly adjustble ones, which you could soften for highway use. Consider though that SUV's are designed to have a stiff ride which gives them the versatility that makes them popular. If you want a soft ride, you might be better off trading the Explorer in for a car, rather than spending $$ trying to engineer it to ride like one.

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