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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 02/15/20 03:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a set of Michelins waiting to install when my 15 DRW came in. At 200 miles the 6 NEXEN's were removed and sold on CL for $650 first call.

The Michelins only made it to 40k but the tire warranty gave me around $600 to spend on any tires I wanted. They had just came out with the updated Michelin so I went with them and at 32k they are around 1/2 worn.

Other than the one set I have gotten AWESOME mileage out of Michelins and NO sidewall cracking!

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I have driven from az to wash state solo in December two times and very poor road conditions and did not spin a tire one time. Gmc Acada had the worst tires ever in snow and bought defenders for the 2nd trip for the time were were home on the 2nd trip I mentioned earlier and wow what a difference..

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larry barnhart wrote:

I have driven from az to wash state solo in December two times and very poor road conditions and did not spin a tire one time. Gmc Acada had the worst tires ever in snow and bought defenders for the 2nd trip for the time were were home on the 2nd trip I mentioned earlier and wow what a difference..

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Larry I think the moral of the story is ya gets what ya pay for!

Like being in the trades we bought the best tools and I am sure you have many as I do from years past!

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Buy cheap and learn then buy quality. Chevman

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I usually buy cheap for my car cause I tend to flatten 'em on pot holes.

I buy quality on the motor home cause I DO NOT WANT A FLAT.


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I would swag the Firestone has an older design casing than the Michilen tires. I just took off a set of Discount house brand tires, put on Cooper AT3's and yes, after 8000 miles, I can say I too have gained an MPG. So the case design can make up a difference. Many manufactures like Cooper, Michelin have one case design, but put different tread and rubber compounds on them to work in different situations better.

I do believe what the OP is saying, as this has happened to me other times in the past too.

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Took these pics last night at 32k. Truck tows at FULL RAWR of 9,750# and a bit more for at least 1/3 of those miles.

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ken56 wrote:

Of course they were the 10 ply E1 load rating they went on a 2500HD GMC. I have yet to tow the trailer with them but I have had Defenders before on my 1500 before I upgraded both truck and trailer but I am confident they will be quite stable while towing. I never had a compliant with the Firestones sidewall stability either so I am not trash talking them, I just like the Defenders better for the better traction and stopping grip. Just my opinion but reading testimonials like this may help out some people in deciding.


Thanks for the report. I'm in need of tires on my truck and have been leaning towards the Michelins but it's good to hear real world experience. I have Defenders on my Yukon and like them, but they're not Load Range E, which is what will go on the Ram.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Took these pics last night at 32k. Truck tows at FULL RAWR of 9,750# and a bit more for at least 1/3 of those miles.

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Hey Cummins, you better stay off those curbs....lol


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cross21114 wrote:

Sorry, I gota say it. I've never had to replace the tires on my TV.


Heck, I've never even had a TV with tires on it. But I'm sure I wouldn't have worn them out if it did have tires. Had one once that sat on a cart with wheels, but I wouldn't call them tires really, more like casters...
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