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Very Concerned
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posted August 10, 2000 07:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Very Concerned     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Do you have those Firestone "Violent Death" tires on YOUR Ford Explorer or other vehicle? They are Firestone Wilderness AT, ATX, or ATX II.

However, the "Violent Death" models must be verified by checking on the INSIDE of the tire for the serial number, which will be preceded by the prefix "VD-- XXXXX" This information was provided by an unhappy Firestone dealer here in the St. Louis area.

Last year, our new '99 Ford Explorer had an unexplainably severe tire blowout with less than 200 miles usage. Fortunately, it was a rear tire and we were able to leave the interstate safely and await AAA auto service.
I checked yesterday to find they are marked "VDH1 xxxx, s/n xxx"

Now we know why!

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Miss Tweetums
posted August 11, 2000 12:26 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I did have the Firestone ATX model. As of
today I am the proud owner of a brand new
set, (5 counting the spart tire) of Michelin
LTX M/S. I absolutely love these tires.
My Explorer is so happy to have met them.!!!!
I feel much safer. But always plan to keep
a check on the air pressure and keep them

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Miss Tweetums
posted August 11, 2000 12:27 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
ooops. I meant to say spare tire. LOL

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posted September 01, 2000 10:11 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
You might read the entire message at

Puts a little different light on the situation

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posted September 06, 2000 04:34 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Infoman's link provided definite light on the subject. These companies ad budgets are going to be HUGE for a while. Good job, guys!

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