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Ford To Goodyear: Get 'Wrangler' Off The Bronco's Tires

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Hahahaha...just funny to me that something that trivial strikes such a chord with Ford.

https://www.motor1.com/news/434165/ford-bronco-goodyear-wrangler-tires/amp/



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They ought to put Firestone tires on 'em. Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone used to go "rough camping" together in modified Ford cars. Firestone tires (Gum-dipped) were factory equipment on new Fords for decades. At one time, new Fords came with Ford-branded tires. Ford may have actually made them. Ford once owned tracts of timber, mines, rubber plantations, glass factories , power plants, cotton acreage, ore ships... Henry was his own raw materials supplier.
 

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They ought to put Firestone tires on 'em. Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone used to go "rough camping" together in modified Ford cars. Firestone tires (Gum-dipped) were factory equipment on new Fords for decades. At one time, new Fords came with Ford-branded tires. Ford may have actually made them. Ford once owned tracts of timber, mines, rubber plantations, glass factories , power plants, cotton acreage, ore ships... Henry was his own raw materials supplier.
after the whole explorer/firestone controversy i dont think ford wants to ever be associated with firestone again; or vice versa
 

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after the whole explorer/firestone controversy i dont think ford wants to ever be associated with firestone again; or vice versa
... because some people can't drive, and never check their tire pressure/condition ... and so many lawyers and politicians SUCK.
 

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... because some people can't drive, and never check their tire pressure/condition ... and so many lawyers and politicians SUCK.
Firestone Wilderness AT tires sucked too.
I had them on a 97 Ranger 4x4. At 30K miles, they were all cracked in between the tread blocks so I replaced them. 6mo later the recall came out, but you still had to have the tires to get replacements, so I was out of luck.


I actually chuckled when I heard the new Bronco would be coming with Goodyear Wrangler tires. I don't blame Ford for insisting on this and I'm sure Goodyear is more than happy to make the change to be the supplier.
 

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... because some people can't drive, and never check their tire pressure/condition ... and so many lawyers and politicians SUCK.
If memory serves me correctly, I think one of Firestone's daughter or granddaughter married into the Ford family. The "Exploder" experience did put a strain on the relationship but I think the Bridgestone merger killed it off!

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I could tell you, but....
Of course, some at Ford could point to it and say the Bronco was "all over the Wrangler" in every category and not be wrong.
 

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... because some people can't drive, and never check their tire pressure/condition ... and so many lawyers and politicians SUCK.
People always say that until they need a lawyer or politician to do something.
But yes, red tape and gov regulations tend to swamp things up
 

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lol, Jeep even hides easter eggs on the Bronco!
Lmao.. if this isnt the biggest slap in the face to Ford I don’t know what is. Even funnier... what if the engineers didn’t realize the name on the tire until the reveal Hahahaha.. CEO of Ford.. “ uhm guys... just watched the vid reveal.. think we have a problem! “
 

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