Originally Posted by Incognito
Wasn't it Firestone that had a problem with their tires separating at the cords?
Are you referring to the ford tire failure fiasco from a few years back? If so, I believe those were separating because of ford's recommended underinflation (28psi) of the tires. If I remember right, the problem was restricted to one model tire on one model vehicle. If you run any tire underinflated it's gonna have problems of some sort...I've never run Firestones so I can't otherwise say anything either way about them.
Goodyears on the other hand, all of the ones I've run in the past have been poorly engineered tires. They hydroplane at low speeds, won't stay round (separation), and don't give any real mileage before wearing out. The last set I had separated to the point where metal shards were hanging out of the inside sidewalls at 21K miles. Yeah they're inexpensive but I got what I paid for! I only run Michelins on all my vehicles now. I've seen 80K plus miles on each one, you have to really try to get 'em to hydroplane and they stay round.