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Old 03-31-2018, 02:09 PM   #1
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Firestone FS591 Opinion's please.....

Just went yesterday to talk over new tire's for my Coach. I have ran the XZA2 Energy's for 50k and they are 10 year's old this year. They still look new......but the time is here.......
He said if I was not going to stay with the Michelin's, his next choice would be the Firestone FS591's......they look like a nice tire......and I am wanting to try something different this time around..... https://commercial.firestone.com/en/.../product/fs591
Any thought's on these tire's .........?
295/80/22.5 16 ply.
Thank you in advance.........
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Here is the link to the previous 26 threads about these tires.....

https://www.google.com/search?q=fs59...=10&gws_rd=ssl

This way you will have almost everything at one time rather than waiting for replies to dribble in.
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Firestone is now a Bridgestone brand and that's a top tier manufacturer. Odds are the Firestone is the same tire as its Bridgstone counterpart, i.e. same factory but labeled Firestone. I don't know that for a fact, but it's a common practice for models and sizes that are not high volume sellers, and 295/80R22.5 is not a widely used one. Pretty much a motorhome-only tire size.
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Firestone is now a Bridgestone brand and that's a top tier manufacturer.
By the way, Bridgestone merged with Firestone in 1988.
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Firestone is now a Bridgestone brand and that's a top tier manufacturer. Odds are the Firestone is the same tire as its Bridgstone counterpart, i.e. same factory but labeled Firestone. I don't know that for a fact, but it's a common practice for models and sizes that are not high volume sellers, and 295/80R22.5 is not a widely used one. Pretty much a motorhome-only tire size.
Hi Gary, he told me that Firestone lists their tire as 295/80r/22.5 but is the same physical size as the Michelin 275/80r/22.5......?
I was wanting to go with a tire size that was popular and can be easily found when and if needed. I am going to have to do some more homework........
Do you have and suggestion's for a more popular tire to replace my 275/70r/22.5 I have now?
He also told me that is the size Walmart runs on their drive's and trailer's.......?
Just check the specs on the Michelin 275/80r/22.5 vs the Firestone 295/80r/22.5 load range H........same specs. so I guess what he told me is true. He is second generation of a big Goodyear tire shop here in my town........
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Just went yesterday to talk over new I have ran the XZA2 Energy's for 50k and they are 10 year's old this year. They still look new......but the time is here.......

He said if I was not going to stay with the Michelin's, his next choice would be the Firestone FS591's......they look like a nice tire......and I am wanting to try something different this time around.....

Thank you in advance.........

10 years? What did they do to deserve desertion?
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10 years? What did they do to deserve desertion?
10 year's old is the magic number for me......what is your's?
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[QUOTE=palehorse89;4113696]Hi Gary, he told me that Firestone lists their tire as 295/80r/22.5 but is the same physical size as the Michelin 275/80r/22.5......?

Not true. 10.8" vs 11.6" width. 8.7" vs 9.3" sidewall height. 39.8" vs 41.1" overall height. 507 vs 491 revs per mile. Google tire size calculator.

https://tiresize.com/comparison/
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Hi Gary, he told me that Firestone lists their tire as 295/80r/22.5 but is the same physical size as the Michelin 275/80r/22.5......?

Not true. 10.8" vs 11.6" width. 8.7" vs 9.3" sidewall height. 39.8" vs 41.1" overall height. 507 vs 491 revs per mile. Google tire size calculator.

https://tiresize.com/comparison/
You did not read my post correctly(Post #5)..........you need to compare these two
https://commercial.firestone.com/en/...e_index=233755

https://www.michelinrvtires.com/tire...-line-energy-z

Load range H.........They are really close
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10 year's old is the magic number for me......what is your's?


I wanted to know why Michelin tires are no longer acceptable, especially after10 years
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I wanted to know why Michelin tires are no longer acceptable, especially after10 years

I love that brand, But my wallet can't take it.
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I love that brand, But my wallet can't take it.


Over 10 years, the difference in amortization is chump change!
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I wanted to know why Michelin tires are no longer acceptable, especially after10 years


When I ran fleet, we did 8 years, lots of blowouts and failures after 10 years, didnít matter if it was a cap or virgin

We also had very good luck with hankooks, especially on boater axles without shocks, they carry a one of the highest load rating in a 22.5 too
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I bought six Firestone FS591 tires 15 months and 15,000 miles ago. Zero problems. Smooth ride and handle fine. Would buy again.

Replaced Michelin with cracked sidewalks.
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