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Excursions New Tires
May 14th, 2010 under Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Finally decided it was time to get new tires on the Excursion. I probably could have gone another 5,000 miles, maybe even 10,000 but why push it, plus they were getting cupped. I was quite happy with the Cooper Leon LTZ. They rolled nice and they lasted a long time. I think I got exactly 50,000 miles out of them. Not bad for a tire thats on a 8,000 lb vehicle.

As a replacement I decided to move away from all terrain profile and into a highway terrain since 99.95% of my driving is on pavement. Plus the highway terrain would be a lot quiter and smoother and possibly squeak out a little more MPG. I decided to go with the Nitto Dura Grappler since they have been getting good reviews and were designed for diesel trucks that tow. Here is a comparison of the new and the old.

At 30,000 miles on the Coopers, I damaged one of the tread blocks and I had to replace that tire. I decided to keeps its replacement since it only had 20,000 miles on it and keep it as an extra just in case. This is why I have one of the old ones to compare.


Long Time No Posting
May 14th, 2010 under Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

I have been in a period of transitions so I have been laying low for a wire letting the dust settle. In that time I decided to take a break from blogging also. I think this has been the longest I have gone without posting since I started five years ago. Hopefully I will get back in the habit of posting frequently and catch up on whats been going on the last two months.