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Time for new tires. Firestone/Bridgestone choices

I'm at 50,4xx miles and I'm at 3/32 all around. I have the standard 18s with the Michelin Lattitudes. I've been pretty happy with them. Turn in isn't spectacular but they've been predictable and reasonably comfortable. Despite a previous post on tramlining, my previous car, a 14 Mustang GT tramlined like a champ with its stock Pirellis. These tires have been NOTHING like that. That being said, I'm a cheapskate as I drive 35k+ miles a year and will be putting these on my Firestone card. So I'm trying to chose between the Destination LE2s, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopias, and.......the Firestone Firehawk AS. The Firehaks are listed as an option on tirerack, even though they are not stated to be suv/truck tires. I think tirerack's system wont let you pick tires that don't meant the weight/sidewall requirements of your vehicle if you search that way (which I did). I wouldn't mine a bit of sportier handling as long as the tirewear tradeoff isn't too bad. My head says go with the Bridgestones as they should last the longest (60,000 rated) but I just worry they'll numb up the driving experience. We have Destination LE2's on my wife's '15 Yukon XL and they've not been remarkable in any way.

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My '15 MKC just rolled 24,000 miles. However, at the last oil change in January they noted the tread at only 4/32 on all four tires with only 22,900 miles on the car and the line "they need replaced" It came with the 19" Michelin Latitude Tour HP. To say the least I was surprised, Wasn't expecting to have to change tires before lease turn in (Dec 17) I looked on Tire Rack as well. I'm thinking Hankook or General's I hate to say it, but I'm turning it in, I want to do this as inexpensively as possible. It annoys me to buy tires and then give it back, so I'll be buying these this month or next so I can get a little use out of them -

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