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pasusan wrote:

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dodge guy wrote:

I would take a hard pass on any Michelin tire.

Look for an E rated tire in another name brand. I had Generals on my Excursion and was very happy with them.


What happened with Michelin? On these forums they are usually considered one of the best brands.
Yeah - Michelins are our go to tire now - and we have been buying tires for a looooong time.

Same here. Been using Michelin for over 30 years on my trucks and my wife's various cars and SUVs and never any problem with any of them. And great mileage from them also.

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Check Costco and Discount Tire. Looks like Michelin may have a rebate going.


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BB_TX wrote:

pasusan wrote:

Tvov wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

I would take a hard pass on any Michelin tire.

Look for an E rated tire in another name brand. I had Generals on my Excursion and was very happy with them.


What happened with Michelin? On these forums they are usually considered one of the best brands.
Yeah - Michelins are our go to tire now - and we have been buying tires for a looooong time.

Same here. Been using Michelin for over 30 years on my trucks and my wife's various cars and SUVs and never any problem with any of them. And great mileage from them also.


Yep same here.

Oh well, data point of 1 that had bad luck.


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Mike134 wrote:

BB_TX wrote:

pasusan wrote:

Tvov wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

I would take a hard pass on any Michelin tire.

Look for an E rated tire in another name brand. I had Generals on my Excursion and was very happy with them.


What happened with Michelin? On these forums they are usually considered one of the best brands.
Yeah - Michelins are our go to tire now - and we have been buying tires for a looooong time.

Same here. Been using Michelin for over 30 years on my trucks and my wife's various cars and SUVs and never any problem with any of them. And great mileage from them also.


Yep same here.

Oh well, data point of 1 that had bad luck.



Michelin is so great it's hard to believe any other tire manufacturers can stay in business. I've had them before and the only difference between ride, longevity, and durability between them and many others is the inflated price you pay for the name, but it's your money so spend away.

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"And it is amazing how many "tire salesmen" have no idea about what they sell."
I ask them not to talk until I ask for a price out the door...they are usually wrong.


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I can legitimately claim near one million miles on Michelin's. I have used BFG's, General's along with a few others. Michelin hands down netted at least 20% more miles. ONE set only made it to 40k on my DRW, next set has 55k with lots of tread left.

Only reason one may not get good mileage with Michelin's is they are simply hard on tires and usually over inflate the rears and under inflate the fronts.

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I agree the tire guy was confused or mixing up some terminology with sales talk. Needs more tire technical training.

I always direct the salesman to the exact tire I want. Only thing to discuss is price.


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Tire Size
LT275/70R18 Single Tire - the OEM 20's have similar ratings.
35 psi 2070 lbs
40 psi 2270 lbs
45 psi 2470 lbs
50 psi 2680 lbs (C) 115
55 psi 2840 lbs
60 psi 3020 lbs
65 psi 3195 lbs (D) 121
70 psi 3360 lbs
75 psi 3530 lbs
80 psi 3640 lbs (E) 125
95 psi 3970 lbs (F) 128


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valhalla360 wrote:

The ABCD... is an old system based on how many nylon plies the tire is made from...


I'd have to go back and look to verify, but I don't think that the OEM 245/75R16 tires off Dad's 1989 Chevy C2500 Scottsdale have an LT designation or an ABCDE load range rating. They just say "10 ply rating."

So ply rating was how it started. Then at some point in the 80's or 90's they must have adopted the LT-ABCDE system. Later on they started this load index/speed rating deal. Now pickup truck tires have ALL THREE which makes it confusing. IF you're not up on the legacy nomenclature you and the customer are talking two different languages.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

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Mike134 wrote:

BB_TX wrote:

pasusan wrote:

Tvov wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

I would take a hard pass on any Michelin tire.

Look for an E rated tire in another name brand. I had Generals on my Excursion and was very happy with them.


What happened with Michelin? On these forums they are usually considered one of the best brands.
Yeah - Michelins are our go to tire now - and we have been buying tires for a looooong time.

Same here. Been using Michelin for over 30 years on my trucks and my wife's various cars and SUVs and never any problem with any of them. And great mileage from them also.


Yep same here.

Every one I have had and have seen is dry rotted and cracked after 3 years, so much so I wouldn’t trust them. And I sure wouldn’t spend the money on one.
Oh well, data point of 1 that had bad luck.



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