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post #1 of 8 Old 10-24-2006, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Firestone Firehawk Tires -Not a concern?

I am about to order my wife an 07 Compass Limited but I am concerned about the Firestone Firehawks that come standard with the Limited and thier abilities in rain and or snow.

These tires recieve deplorable ratings on Tirerack.com and was wondering if anyone can comment on thier experience.

Link: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... es&place=0
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-25-2006, 03:55 AM
 
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Yikes, those tires are c**p. Those are terrible.... I'd definitely recommend replacing those tires as soon as you get the Compass. What I'm saying is don't let some rubber stop you from buying a Compass.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-25-2006, 03:56 AM
 
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p.s. I believe these are the tires on my Compass (Sport, 17" rims):
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... Touring+02

They're also pretty poor tires. They're better, but not real great. I've already thought of replacing them with Nokian WR's.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-25-2006, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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The only problem is the fact that who ever purchases a Compass Limited is stuck with those tires since NO brand tire maker makes a 215/55-18 tire to replace the Firehawks!!
When replacing tires you have to maintain close to the overall diameter, and who wants to start spending a few grand on new wheels and tires for a brand new vehicle?

I want to purchase this vehicle for my wife who commutes on the highway to work. The fact that this vehicle is fuel efficient, 4x4, and seems somewhat safe is the reason I want to consider this vehicle but Im not going to feel too good knowing that her tires SUCK...especially in rain or snow.

What is Jeep thinking?
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-25-2006, 04:38 AM
 
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...What is Jeep thinking?
Um, it's cheap to put those tires on the Compass???
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-25-2006, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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It just dont make sense to me... they provide 18" wheels and then skimp out on the tires?
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-26-2006, 11:35 PM
 
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Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Interestingly the Jeep Compass Brochure shows a jeep limited with 18" standard wheels with the Outline White Letter GoodYear Wrangler SR-A tires...odd indeed that you can only get the firestone firehawks. Glad you pointed that out.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-27-2006, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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What is more interesting about that picture in the brochure of the 18" compass rims is the fact that Goodyear only makes 18" SR-A tires in 265 widths...and there is no way those tires in that picture are that wide plus the fact that you cannot get a 265 wide tire on a 7" wide rim.
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