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jdc1 wrote:

Not all Michelin tires are made in the USA.


They have Plants all around the World. EVERY set I have purchased have been Made In USA.


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A1ARealtorRick wrote:

That does it!! I'm going through my house and my garage and getting rid of EVERYTHING that's NOT made in the USA!! (Do you think the vast empty space will cause a really bad echo when we talk???) [emoticon]

Don't worry about the echo. I would be more concerned about the house imploding because of the vacuum created by removing everything not made in America. [emoticon]

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Just one example of my US Made items I am HAPPY to pay more for! My feet are comfortable from day one!!!

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If you're doing a lot of heavy towing/hauling may want to consider a set of 295/70/18's (vs. 275/70/18). The 295's will net you an extra 800-850 lbs. of tire capacity per axle (vs. the 275's). We installed a set of 295/70/18 Michelin Defender LTX M/S's on our '16 Ram 3500 SRW 4x4. No clearance issues, but our speedo does read about 2 mph slower. Have 15k on them hauling an almost 4k in-bed camper---very pleased with how they ride and wear.

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otrfun wrote:

If you're doing a lot of heavy towing/hauling may want to consider a set of 295/70/18's (vs. 275/70/18). The 295's will net you an extra 800-850 lbs. of tire capacity per axle (vs. the 275's). We installed a set of 295/70/18 Michelin Defender LTX M/S's on our '16 Ram 3500 SRW 4x4. No clearance issues, but our speedo does read about 2 mph slower. Have 15k on them hauling an almost 4k in-bed camper---very pleased with how they ride and wear.


I used to always run larger tires - but I always had manual transmissions and could adjust my driving for the difference in effective gearing. But with an auto tranny (Aisin) I don't want to mess with how the computer controls the shift points.

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Flashman wrote:

But with an auto tranny (Aisin) I don't want to mess with how the computer controls the shift points.


It won't "mess" with anything. Tens of thousands of newer Rams and other brands running around on slightly larger tires. No problem.
If you have a srw, it's got 3.42s, correct? Bigger tires won't help in towing power, although it will be minor with the HO unless you're towing close to or over max rated.

Frankly, they "look" better, IMO, with bigger tires as well.
But you may not need the load capacity of the bigger tires?


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Just for the record, Michelin is a French multinational tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes région of France. They have 69 plants worldwide, with only 15% of them (11) in the United States,

That being said, I am still a big fan of Michelins, and my next tire purchase will indeed be another set of Michelin's.


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that is one of the differences between intelligence and smart...

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jdc1 wrote:

Not all Michelin tires are made in the USA.



Don't start confusing the subject with facts now .


And they are owned by a French company, not our best ally. IMO [emoticon]

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Just put a set of Cooper ATP on my `18 Ram 2500. Longer warranty than Michelin or the other big name brands and about $250 less per set. I've got about 500 miles on them so far (mainly because I'm recovering from shoulder surgery and not working) but I've been happy so far. I drive about 32K miles a year so no matter the brand, I'm gonna be replacing every 2 years or so.

Michelin seems to have a love/hate relationship with drivers


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