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blt2ski

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Posted: 05/11/21 04:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As jimlin points out. Depending upon the what type of driving you do, mileage will vary! My tire dealer tells me due to city driving, loads I carry etc, I and other landscape contractors get 20-30% less miles than ave person. If you do ALL freeway miles, you get an additional 20-30% vs ave.
Cummins12v from his comments, along with a few others on here do MANY miles non stop. I on the other hand, stop and go every .25-.5 miles. Every stop and go, turn I make, the tires skid to a stop, spin upon take off, fronts skid sideways turning.....granted NONE of our Asset's can feel this skidding etc, but it occurs. So I get less miles than the ave person.
Meanwhile not doing that work any more, I drive a van around Puget sound doing marine sales and parts delivery. My last van, an MB Sprinter, I put close to 80,000 using Firstone HT tires. How many of you have complained about 30-40k miles only?!?!??
One person earlier said GY SRA tires were good....got a set with new to me used GM 1500 in February. On hard dry surfaces, they work well. Rain wetted, slush, black ice, I've never had a tire that slips and spins as much as these POS tires. I've had GYs before. Mostly Uni-Steel versions. No complaints!
Mileage, traction ability can and will vary depending upon what and how you drive, where you drive etc. What works for me, may not for you, vice versa.

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Went thru the same quandary with my original Goodyear tires on a 2014 Titan. Right at 30,000 miles on them but the date code was late 2013. Figured that if the new set lasts 6-7 years, why not go ahead and replace? Found some Bridgestone Duelers on sales at Discount Tire and have not looked back. The ride is smoother and quieter and now no worries. It's not like I'm going to wear this set out either!! At 11-12 MPG around town, 9-10 towing and gas at $3.00 a gallon; I'm not going too far anytime soon!


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Currently running OEM Goodyear tires on my 2500. Thought this year would be the time to change them out. Talked to the tire guy about new tires, he told me the tires are good and to keep driving - almost 70K miles on the truck. No reason to change if good tread and regular driving, even if not a lot of driving. The last few years the truck only gets 5-7K per year.

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

grizz272 wrote:

Every set of Michelin tires I had were junk! I will not run Michelin on anything i own. Blows outs, flat tires for no reason, unable to balance or keep a balance they were all junk. As far as I am concerned stay as far away from Michelin as possible.

Strange how different users have different results.

Michelin is the best tires I have ever owned. Years of trouble free service, high mileage, excellent performance in all conditions.
I put them on and just drive. Minus 35C or plus 35C, dosen't matter, they just go and go and go. Current set has over 70,000 miles and still performing like a champ.
I won't buy anything but Michelin. They run circles around every other brand I have ever owned.

Possibly you just had one of those isolated bad experiences.


I agree with your comments on Michelin tires, Bob. I have always had very good experiences with them as well.

I actually just had a set of new Michelin LTX AT2 tires put on my truck this past Tuesday at Costco and the difference between them and the stock Generals that were on the truck is amazing; much smoother and no more vibration at highway speeds! They are also super quiet, which is great for an all terrain tire.

I would have gone with the MS2's or Defenders, but unfortunately Michelin doesn't make either in LT235/80R17 which is what my dually takes. I was going to go with LT245/75R17's which are made in those models, but I was getting flack from tire shops about mounting them on the 6" wide rims on my Ram (they're supposed to be mounted on 6 1/2" rims) so I stuck with the stock size tires.


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Oh goody, another tire thread. The only way it could be better is if they're on an EV.

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I had 5 year old LTX Michelins and the left driver on my old truck blew out and did $2,000 damage to the truck. Not a fan of Michelin tires due to the fact I could only get average over three sets on the old truck of 32,000 miles on them. New truck came with Transforce and not a real fan of them either.
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These Michelin blowouts??? Did they get diagnosed to determine if they were caused by the tire or Road Hazard???????


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GDS-3950BH wrote:

Oh goody, another tire thread. The only way it could be better is if they're on an EV.


EV's don't have tires - isn't there petroleum products in tires? EV's are green, therefore no petroleum or anything that could harm the environment...

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Thermoguy wrote:

GDS-3950BH wrote:

Oh goody, another tire thread. The only way it could be better is if they're on an EV.


EV's don't have tires - isn't there petroleum products in tires? EV's are green, therefore no petroleum or anything that could harm the environment...


GREEN? HA, furthest from the truth.

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Can depend a lot on the environment. Hot dry climate vs cooler damper climate, whether the vehicle is garaged or not etc.


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