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According to my trucks build date it is just over 4 years old. The side walls on the tires look like they are 20 years old with lots of cracks. The last set of Michelin tires I had on a Cummins lasted for 9 years and had over 70k miles. These have 36k miles and will never see the miles or time I had on the old truck. Needless to say they will be replaced with something else.


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Maybe they put on old tires. What are the dates on the tires?

My Michelins have always served we well both on my motorhome and my car.


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Not all Michelins, or any other brand, are created equal. Maybe this time around you were provided a tire from a different quality line.


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This can't be, I saw on the T.V. how the Michelin man saved that small town from the evil gas pump..[emoticon]. Seriously tho, are you using Armor All or anything like that on your tires? I had a Cavalier with Michelin tires and they held up fine right up to when I decided to Armor All them and it cracked the snot out of the side walls.

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Michelin has always been my 2ND choice. They have been very good to me in the past. However I have been seeing more and more complaints about sidewall cracks.

Probably lowered the standards to compete with the Chinese!! [emoticon]


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dreeder wrote:

This can't be, I saw on the T.V. how the Michelin man saved that small town from the evil gas pump..[emoticon]. Seriously tho, are you using Armor All or anything like that on your tires? I had a Cavalier with Michelin tires and they held up fine right up to when I decided to Armor All them and it cracked the snot out of the side walls.


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Armor All is nasty stuff on rubber. I had a similar experience with the stuff and will never use it again.


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CKNEK wrote:

dreeder wrote:

This can't be, I saw on the T.V. how the Michelin man saved that small town from the evil gas pump..[emoticon]. Seriously tho, are you using Armor All or anything like that on your tires? I had a Cavalier with Michelin tires and they held up fine right up to when I decided to Armor All them and it cracked the snot out of the side walls.


X2

Armor All is nasty stuff on rubber. I had a similar experience with the stuff and will never use it again.


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arizal wrote:

CKNEK wrote:

dreeder wrote:

This can't be, I saw on the T.V. how the Michelin man saved that small town from the evil gas pump..[emoticon]. Seriously tho, are you using Armor All or anything like that on your tires? I had a Cavalier with Michelin tires and they held up fine right up to when I decided to Armor All them and it cracked the snot out of the side walls.


X2

Armor All is nasty stuff on rubber. I had a similar experience with the stuff and will never use it again.


X3


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Michelins are still my #1 on 'cars' but for my trucks, no more. They
changed their formulation (IMHO) somewhere in the late 90's to early
2000's. Used to last a long time for me till around then.

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We just bought 6 Michelin LTX M/S2. I was told this is a new model and just over one year on the market. Hope we have better luck than the pictures.
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