In your May 28 edition, an article states that, according to John Rintamaki of Ford Motor Co., the 2.9 million Firestone and 2.9 million Goodyear tires "...were made to the exact same specifications..."
I understand that the Firestone tire's temperature rating is "C" and Goodyear's are rated "B." This in itself means the tires meet different performance levels. These tires cannot be made to the exact specifications, if this is correct.
Therefore, why is the media not looking at the obvious facts? I understand this is a Ford statement, but statements such as this should be challenged. I look to your magazine as having expertise related to the tire industry, unlike other media, and this expertise should be reflected.
—Stephen Holmes, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.