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Bob Mahon
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« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2014, 10:56:48 am »

The XPS Rib 225/75R16 (LRE) tires are made in Germany (date code 4712) and 7 were installed yesterday. On the 46 mile return home, I was able to form a preliminary opinion, which is favorable. The Ribs are definitely quieter (not that the original were very noisy) and the ride seems to have improved somewhat. Tracking is at least as good and perhaps slightly better.

NOTE: The XPS Rib 225/75R16 (LRE) are summer tires and as we have never driven our unit in snow or mud, I don't forsee any issues. They are, however, rated better in rain, which we see frequently.

Evidently, the XPS Rib tires are slightly larger as they are listed as 706 revs per mile vs. the 710 revs per mile for the original LT225 75R16 tires.

So far, so good.

Carry on, regardless..................
"In God we trust" to save our country and bring our troops safely home.
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« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2014, 07:08:10 pm »

I just had my 2007 Michelins replaced with Firestone Transforce HT tires upon the recommendation from the tire shop.  Granted I only drove about 3 miles from the tire place at a max of 50mph but the handling and ride are incredibly improved! And I had no complaints before! Now it's like it's on rails. And they're quieter.  Very pleased so far.
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