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#1 OFFLINE   macbwt

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 12:31 PM

I installed a set of Michelin Premier LTX (v) rated tires in mid February 2017.  No I am 10 weeks into the use of these tire and I will state I love them as far as performance on the road and in the wet weather.  Plus they are very quiet tires with a great ride quality.

 

Here is the rub.    The tires from the factory have 9/32nds tread.   I have ran 11K miles on them in 10 wks.   They are now down to 5/32nds of tread in the front and less than 8/32nds on the rears.

 

What does this mean.  For me the tires will be completely worn down to less than 2/32nds by about August in just 6 months or so.

 

The tires are warrantied for 60K miles and I will be lucky to get 25-30K miles out of them.


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#2 OFFLINE   IWRBB

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:30 PM

Pretty sure we have those same tires on our Edge for the last year or so.  I'll see if I can find my tread depth measuring thingy tonight and see what type of wear we've seen so far. 


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#3 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 12:35 AM

In the past I used Michelin's and found that they used soft rubber that wore quickly (20k) and then it when into a hard rubber. I was told by the local dealer that they did this to make the tires smooth and quiet when new. They were 60k rated tires and I replaced them in the 30k's due to the noise and hard ride. Never bought Michelin's since.

There are also many cases of fast wear reported on Amazon's owner reviews.
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:51 AM

I installed a set of Michelin Premier LTX (v) rated tires in mid February 2017.  No I am 10 weeks into the use of these tire and I will state I love them as far as performance on the road and in the wet weather.  Plus they are very quiet tires with a great ride quality.

 

Here is the rub.    The tires from the factory have 9/32nds tread.   I have ran 11K miles on them in 10 wks.   They are now down to 5/32nds of tread in the front and less than 8/32nds on the rears.

 

What does this mean.  For me the tires will be completely worn down to less than 2/32nds by about August in just 6 months or so.

 

The tires are warrantied for 60K miles and I will be lucky to get 25-30K miles out of them.

 

When you use the warranty see if they will give you a credit towards the higher wear rated Michelins.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

Same thing happened when I had a set of Goodyear Forteras on my Explorer.  Wore out at about 30k miles.  Goodyear store gave me a pro-rate on a new set of Wrangler Radials.  I'd ask for a pro-rated price on a new set of something else (assuming you go to the same tire store.)  You probably will have to stay with a Michelin tire, tho. 


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 12:06 PM

Not sure if it's climate or roads or the way we drive but we never get more than 25K out of passenger car tires and 35K from crossover tires.

 

Personally I would not want to drive on tires with rubber so hard they last 60K or 80K.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:06 PM

OK, I plan to actually measure the depth tonight.  The tires should be close to 9K miles already and have not been rotated yet.

 

I'll figure the exact mileage and post up tread depths for both front and rear.  If I can't find my tread depth gauge, I'll break out the caliper and get it that way.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:16 AM

So I couldn't find my tread depth gauge, so I used the part on my caliper that you can extend like a depth gauge.

 

It was hard to get a repeatable reading, but it looked like 0.21" up front and 0.225" in back after 10,000 miles.  That's puts the front right at 7/32".  

 

TireRack shows the starting tread depth as 8.5/32" (not 9 as max stated above).  So in approx 10K miles, our tires have worn 1.5/32".  If they are done at 3/32, then prorating it out, they should last for 5.5/1.5*10000=36,700 miles.

 

I'm guessing the rubber will harden slightly over time which will help, and the wear rate will also drop some simply due to shorter tread blocks/less squirm.  I'm going to say 40K should not be a problem.  If I get 40K on a set of tires- I'm OK with that.  I'd not be happy if they are done at 25K or 30K as Mac is thinking.

 

If they are warrantied for 60K, I'll just get a new set and take the warranty reimbursement.  Love them for traction, noise, handling and ride.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:24 AM

Update:   The Michelin Premier LTX tires I installed have slowed the wear down despite the miles.  It seems the compound is harder below the first 3/32nds of wear.   They have been hanging on at about 5/32nds and yet the traction and ride are still good in dry and wet conditions.  Interesting  results as I have not seen a tire wear quickly then slow down like this before.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 01:55 PM

My experience with long-life Michelin's was super quiet and super smooth for the first 20k. Then they get into the hard rubber (to give you the extended milage) and they got loud and hard. It got so bad I had new tires put on. I see whete others on Amazon has seen the same thing, most complain of rapid wear. I decided long ago not to go with Michelin's again. Happy with Bridgestone's however.
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 08:12 AM

Another factor could also be your alignment. 


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:14 PM

I don't know about Mac's tires, but on mine, it happened on all four of mine with on month. It's the tires.

Several on Amazon have had the same problem with low milage and going hard.
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:08 AM

I just picked up a full set of mint 2015 Mustang GT 18" wheels that I plan to put on my 2011 Limited. Being an old school car guy, I hate those crap aluminum clad wheels. I've purchased the correct lug nuts, hub rings and sensors and plan to get a new set of tires and make these my summer rims.  

 

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That brings me to tires

 

I bought the Edge as a CPO with 40K miles on the clock and they delivered it with 4 new Michelin Lattitude Tour HP's P245/60R18.  I've now got 71K, and they still have plenty of tread left.  I'm thinking they'll make 60K miles easily.  The tires have been rotated every 5K miles (with each oil change)

 

My question is why wouldn't I buy another set of these?  Yes, they are more pricy, but they're still quiet with no wear issues.  Does anyone have a better recommendation?  

 



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:49 AM

Never had an issue with the Latitude tour HPs.   I had 2 sets on our 2008 Edge and they were great.   Sometimes you do get what you pay for.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:18 PM

https://blog.tirerac...lin-premier-ltx


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:00 PM

thanks for the compare link.  Interesting, it's from Oct of 2015 and says:

 

The new Michelin Premier LTX is now replacing the Latitude Tour HP in the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category.  

 

But I still see them for sale on Tirerack, so the Tour HP's are still available



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:06 PM

Wonder what the manufacturing date is on those HPs.



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:00 PM

good question, but hard to believe they'd have been on the shelf at Tirerack for more than 2 years?


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 04:48 PM

I have heard of instances where 5 year old tires have been heavily discounted and sold, yes, from tire rack. 5 years old! Tire life is around 7 years under optimal conditions.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:42 PM

well, if I go that route, I'll make sure they tell me the date code before purchase!


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