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Ford Edge chrome clad wheels and walmart tires (A terrible combination)

The chrome clad wheels gather up dirt and become unbalanced. Then add the cheap Goodyear walmart branded Viva 3 tires to the mix and you will never get them to balance no matter how hard you try. Spend the money on GOOD tires an get a smooth quiet ride with safety to boot.
Ford Edge Chrome clad wheels and defective Goodyear Viva 3 tires

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front end hum/noise


The hum could be being generated by the tires. I would move the rear tires to the front (as they are a different brand) and see if the hum is exactly the same at the same speed.

High speed hum can also be generated from the design of some types of brake rotors but I doubt that is the issue in this case.

From what you have described I would not have thought the problem would be wheel bearings so I am surprised that was the diagnosis before a more careful investigation was carried out. I would have tested the tires first. (I would not have put the old wheel bearings back in either after they had been changed).

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{: ) Check for excessive wear on any of the tires on the vehicle and then verify that all the tires are the same size, brand, and same model. It is also important to check and make sure the tire pressure is properly adjusted per the sticker on the door. The following examples listed below could cause this condition:
1. 2 tires on the vehicle are Goodyear P245/75R16 and the other 2 tires are Firestone P245/75R16
2. 2 Tires on the vehicle are brand new and the other two tires have excessive wear.
3. 2 Tires on the vehicle are Goodyear Wrangler SRA 265/70R17 and 2 tires are Goodyear Wrangler HP 265/70R17 (Same brand/different models)
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If the vehicle has the standard factory 16 inch wheels fitted you will need to purchase tires in the size: 225/50R/16. There are many brands and designs/models of tire available in that size. ( The size of tire currently fitted to your car is written on the sidewall of the tire).

There are many cheap and nasty tires on the market so go for a reputable brand and select a premium performance tire. Many cheap tires are poorly built and cannot be properly balanced so you will get a vibration through your steering wheel that any amount of tire re-balancing cannot correct. Often the cheap tires also offer very poor levels of grip and generate a lot of road noise when driving.

Always buy the very best tires you can afford.

Goodyear Eagle GT (all season tire) would be a sound selection and prices are reasonable.

Bridgestone RE 960 AS (all season tire) would also be a good selection.

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I would buy your car, Those prices are from the Lexus Dealership that are pretty much charging you the LEXUS name. 1 Option would be is to go to a "Toyota" dealership & I bet the repairs would be at least 25% off of that was quoted to you. Those repairs aren't that tough for a mechanic. I bet if get a couple qoutes from different mechanics, you can have those engine repairs done for $500 MAX, & that is on the high end. As for Tires, I just went to Walmart & bought a brand new set for $290, these 80,000 mile GOODYEAR VIVA 2, along w/ lifetime balance & warranty for all 4 tires. I have 198k on my 99ES300 & drives like I just drove it off the lot.

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