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BobsYourUncle

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Posted: 05/10/21 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am a strong believer in the Michelin LTX. I have had them on several vehicles.
I believe they became the Defender series a few years ago.
I did see something where they may not be available in my size for my Dually. That's a shame, I want more of the same when I replace them.

Mine have 114,807K - 71,338 miles on them and starting to get close to the end. Might hit 75000 miles but not a lot more. They are awesome tires. They will be 5 years old May 19th.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

There is NO recommendation for car/pickup tires....that 5-7 yrs is for Trailer tires due to sitting stationary for long periods

If your truck sits...then maybe


Sure there is, you don't hear about it in relation to cars very often because the vast majority of people wear out a set of tires long before they age out.

The opposite is true of trailer tires. Not many people drive daily in stop & go traffic pulling their trailer. It's mostly sit for months then roll smoothly along a rural freeway resulting in negligible tread wear.

If the OP has only 30k miles on a 5yr old set, that's a pretty good indication he doesn't use the truck a lot.


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bob213 wrote:

I had 7 year old Michelins on my truck with only 15,000 miles. Parked in garage at all times when not in use. I had a blowout on I-40 just east of Barstow, CA that did $3500 damage to my rear quarter panel. Not an experience I want to have again. Discount Tire will not fix a tire over 7 years old if it has a nail in it so take that as a guide. I would not go over 7 years without replacing.


I had 2 good looking seven year old Michelin tires explode on my truck several years ago. The truck was technically totalled. I called Michelin to find out what was going on and quality manager for the US told me that nobody in their right mind would keep a tire over 6 years and refused to take any responsibility for the damage. Those were the last Michelin tires that I will ever own.

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poorboy wrote:

I'm sure its been talked about in the past, but I can't find it. I have Good Year tires on my p/u with only 30k miles and lots of tread left, but they are original tires. The sidewalls are clean no cracks or scuffs. Can they last longer or do I need to replace them. I replaced the tires on the TT every 5 years, the last time I used GY endurance. I was thinking about Michelin LTX for the P/U, what do you all use. Thanks in advance for your help.


Sounds like you are making out well. I have the original Firestones that came on my 18 2500 Ram and they are very worn at 30k miles. I'm milking every mile out of them before my July inspection. Guess I have not purchased tires in a while but was shocked to see prices now starting at $300 and going up for my size. Multiple tire shops saying all terrain LT tires 30k is fairly average.

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bob213 wrote:

Discount Tire will not fix a tire over 7 years old if it has a nail in it so take that as a guide.


They also won't re-balance a tire that old. Ask me how I know.
I will likely replace my 7-8 year old truck tires this year because they have aged out.


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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.

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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.

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Just put 6 Continental Terrain Contact AT on my truck and so far I like the ride


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uncle bob wrote:

Strange how different users have different results.

Yeah....my long gone BIL drove the same trucks as I did but he always got worse mpg as I did...or ran his tires on his same GM pickups for 25k-30k miles vs my same GM trucks and tire brands could double his miles per set. However he drove like a bat out of hellz while I'm a conservative driver. He also lived in the city and I've always been rural/highway miles. Makes a difference.
My then new'01 and then '03 both came OEM with Michelin LTX AS. Ran the '01 for 85k miles and sold it. Still good tread left.
Ran the '03 for 115k miles before going to a AT type tread. Those LTX AS had no traction (2wd trucks) in green grass but being a hard rubber tire they lasted a lot of miles.


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I easily got 120k on the 03 up Michelin take offs on my 98 2500 4x4. I made it to 150k on the OE rear tires on my 81 VW PU and drove one flat to air up and decided it was time to replace, still had 3/16" tread.


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