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Firestone Tires on national backorder

Fluteman

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Yesterday, I was calling around trying to find the best price on two Firestone Destination M/T in 285/70/R17's to replace my two worn front tires. Everyone I spoke to had zero in stock, and most of them told me they were on national backorder with no estimated ship date. WTF My back tires are the same, and they have 1/2+ good tread on them, but I can't find a matching set to put on them. So now, instead of spending $450 on two tires, I'm spending $800 on four new Dunlop Fierce Attidude's in the same size. :smiley_boos: Guess I'll have two extras in good shape if something happens with the new ones.

Sorry about the rant, just had to get it off my chest. Carry on!
 

Jackalope

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Do ya rotate them buddy? Also replace the shocks in the truck. Excessive front wear is a sure sign of bad shocks. So add another $450 to that bill. Been there done that.
 

Fluteman

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I was in need of a front end allignment as well as I had a slow leak in the right front. It was my own fault for not getting either fixed, but an expensive lesson to learn...
 

Fluteman

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Got my new tires this weekend. Pretty happy with them. Anyway, I'm gonna sell the two good tires but I don't know how much I should try to get out of them. Brand new they were $225 a piece and they have better than 50% tread left. Would $250 for the pair be to much to ask?
 

rgecko23

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Trust me, im ready to trade someone my 20's for the 18's on the sports. Tires are damn cheaper and more of a selection...The 20's look cool but the rubber costs too much...and the 20's I had on my f150 seen plenty of mud in their time brother....