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Old 11-17-2013, 11:21 AM
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Premature wear on Michelin tires?

So I had to replace my stock Pirellis on my 2011 f150 at about 23000 miles. I put a set of Michelin LTX M/S2's on it and I have almost 38000 on the truck now so about 15000 on the tires. I had them rotated the other day at Sams club and they measured the tread depth at 8/32's. They start out at 12/32's and that seems to be a lot of tread wear for the mileage, any thoughts??

The size is 275-55/20, maybe it's the P rated on a 6000lb truck. I have a 2011 Lariat Screw Ecoboost long box 4x4.

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Old 11-17-2013, 12:29 PM
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I had 12,000 miles on my 2011 when I traded it in. The 17" Michelins were noticeably worn. It handles like a car and I drove it pretty aggressively (both accelerating and braking) for a truck.
I like the tires they just don't seeem to last
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if they continue to wear like they are (at the same rate) you are on schedule to get 37,500 miles out of your tires when the hit the wear bars (2/32")

what exactly is the nature of your complaint?
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No real complaint but I cannot let my tires wear to 2/32nds because I drive in snow, I usually have to replace at about 4/32nds which will only get me to 30000. I guess I am just disappointed in the wear for a 70,000 mile tire. I could pay much less and get the same wear.

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Old 11-17-2013, 03:08 PM
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if they continue to wear like they are (at the same rate) you are on schedule to get 37,500 miles out of your tires when the hit the wear bars (2/32")

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No real complaint but I cannot let my tires wear to 2/32nds because I drive in snow, I usually have to replace at about 4/32nds which will only get me to 30000. I guess I am just disappointed in the wear for a 70,000 mile tire. I could pay much less and get the same wear.

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I would have a major complaint since Mich's are well known to exceed 60K miles. I purchased a set of Mich's at Sams club for 2004 Expy back in 2006 and they lasted about 35K, never again.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:55 PM
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I did not wear my last set out of the LTX MS/2'sbecause I traded. However, I did have two replaced at about 35k and they prorated the tires towards new ones. Not the best answer - but it helped get me two new tires. The other two still looked pretty good (makes me think I may not have had them rotated properly scheduled). For some reason my 03 Supercrew just ate front tires and brakes.

I am a huge fan of those tires for my needs - but will just have to keep an eye on them. My Expy will definitely get them when ready and I have time to decided for my truck.
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The problem with the 70k wear rating from Michelin is that they probably tested the longevity of their tire, using something with anemic power, like say GM truck w/ 5.3.

Put these tires on something like an EcoBoost and well....... Of course the rubber ain't gonna last.

BTW, the OE Michelin tires on my previous truck ('11, 5.0, 3.55) lasted about 22k the sidewalls were nearly bald on tires used mostly up front and all four were at 2/32 when I upgraded to MS/2's. Drove that truck another 10k on the MS/2's and measured about 8/32.

I had a very heavy foot with that '11, 5.0.
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I hate to say this but, the Hankooks on my truck have 31,500 on them and they still look new. I h ave them rotated every other oil change which comes to about every 12-13K miles.

I may have to find a Hankook dealer and get an appropriate 4x4 tire for my truck when the time comes.
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So I had to replace my stock Pirellis on my 2011 f150 at about 23000 miles. I put a set of Michelin LTX M/S2's on it and I have almost 38000 on the truck now so about 15000 on the tires. I had them rotated the other day at Sams club and they measured the tread depth at 8/32's. They start out at 12/32's and that seems to be a lot of tread wear for the mileage, any thoughts??

The size is 275-55/20, maybe it's the P rated on a 6000lb truck. I have a 2011 Lariat Screw Ecoboost long box 4x4.

Mark
Dang that's a lot of wear for those tires that fast. My Dad has been putting the LTX M/S and M/S 2 on his trucks since the late 90's. One set was at 65,000 when they hit the bars and the last pair I replaced didn't need it yet but were close enough to the bars that I wasn't gonna try and go through winter with them, They had about 63,000 on them when i replaced them. These were both on toyota tundra's with the 4.7 v8. They were LT rated rather than P which might be the difference
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