Originally Posted by stuhly
My opinion is that Michlean tires are way over priced and over rated. Last set I purchased had to be replaced at 3 years due to sidewall cracking.
I once had a Chevy C30 pickup that spun a rod bearing at 57K miles - so I formed my opinion that Chevy was over-rated and built crap. I now drive a motorhome with a Chevy engine in it.
I don't have a problem with people not liking a brand - I will stick with what works for me. The tires I just replaced were date code 3506, except for the left front, which was 3205 for some reason. The 06 tires all looked great; the 05 tire had major sidewall cracking everywhere there was text, or other raised edges molded into the tire. The coach has just under 17K miles on it, so the tread depth was not an issue - I replaced them due to age.
If you had sidewall cracking at 3 years then I suspect there were issues with those particular tires, rather than with the manufacturer.