Max load sidewall for the tires is 44.
I think Ford sets them a bit high for better fuel mileage.
Might try a set of Continentals next, these types of Michelins tend to
follow grooved concrete too, not a great road feeling.
I have a set of Continental ContiProContact's on my 2014 Escape, and I'm
pretty happy with them (they're also 18" tires, and have ~11K miles on
them). They aren't as quiet as the Firestone Destination LE's I had on my
old Escape, but are definitely quieter and have better traction than the old
Continentals that came on my '02.
I would probably buy another set when these wear out, depending on the
comparative price with an equally rated tire.
It might be worth getting the alignment checked before you shell out
for new tires. I've never found tires to make much difference on high
speed (no more then 20 over the limit) public road driving
characteristics of the type you are talking about. The only time
Another remote possibility is that your sway bar link bushings have
disintegrated or some other bushing is failing.
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