USA: Bridgestone/Firestone Clarification Statement Regarding Use of Firestone Tires on 2002 Ford Explorer
The following is a Bridgestone/Firestone clarification statement regarding use of Firestone tires on 2002 Ford Explorers: When the 2002 Ford Explorer launches domestically it will be available in three tire sizes. As of today, Firestone will supply 100 percent of the P245/70R16 and P255/70R16 sizes. The third tire, the P235/70R16 will be provided 50 percent by Michelin and 50 percent by Firestone. Based on those breakdowns, when the vehicle launches Michelin will supply 30 percent of the total domestic line. However, a few weeks ago, Ford announced plans to allow its customers to choose between Firestone and other tire brands. Based on that, those numbers may not hold.
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