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Old 06-17-2015, 08:46 AM   #85
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What is meant by "higher rating"

Look at the page below from the Michelin website. Of course I'm not interested in "retreadibility" but the fuel efficiency rating is higher on the XZA2!

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I'm curious why you went with the XZA2 and not the XZA3
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I'm curious why you went with the XZA2 and not the XZA3
Good question.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:09 AM   #88
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I just got 6 tires installed yesterday with the FMCA Michelin Advantage for my GMC and the savings was pretty good. I saved around $400 on 6 tires. Mine are only 225/75R16s so they are not large but they are LRE.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:28 AM   #89
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I'm curious why you went with the XZA2 and not the XZA3

Not Joe, but I have the same 295/80 steer tires. The XZA3 is not built in this size.


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Got my new front tires installed yesterday!

Through FMCA, the two Michelin XZA2 29580R22.5 cost me a total of $1544.18, including local sales tax. Mounting the two new tires and moving one of the old tires to the rear, with new valve stems, was $129.00.

I hope I made the right choice, only time will tell! Thanks again to all of you for your comments and suggestions!
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That's a good decision, Joe. You won't be sorry. Thanks for letting us know. \ken
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high price does not always signal quality

we used the FMCA/Michelin plan [together with a lot of money] to replace steers and drives. aside from big name tire shop leaving my rims filthy, i later found that the drives were the wrong size - enough to throw off my speedometer. the steers were so far out of round that they could not be balanced to remove the intermittent road thump. goodbye Michelin - and FMCA failed me again
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Superior Tire in Portland OR says they have far fewer problems with Michelins as far as running true and balance.
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we used the FMCA/Michelin plan [together with a lot of money] to replace steers and drives. aside from big name tire shop leaving my rims filthy, i later found that the drives were the wrong size - enough to throw off my speedometer. the steers were so far out of round that they could not be balanced to remove the intermittent road thump. goodbye Michelin - and FMCA failed me again
I'm courious. What did the tire store say when you showed them that the size on the invoice wasn't the size they installed?
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I'm courious. What did the tire store say when you showed them that the size on the invoice wasn't the size they installed?

This was not a disconnect between the invoice and the install. it was between the install and the coach specification
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we used the FMCA/Michelin plan [together with a lot of money] to replace steers and drives. aside from big name tire shop leaving my rims filthy, i later found that the drives were the wrong size - enough to throw off my speedometer. the steers were so far out of round that they could not be balanced to remove the intermittent road thump. goodbye Michelin - and FMCA failed me again

How is this a fail by FMCA? So much wrong with this. It sounds like you found a shop that didn't do a good job. Did you specify the tire size? If so what are they going to do about getting the correct tires on for you. I'm on my second set of Michelins and I'm extremely happy with them. Sorry you have had issues but it certainly isn't FMCA's fault.
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Sorry but I disagree with you about your problem being the fault of FMCA.

How in the world could FMCA be at fault because they weren't there?

How could FMCA be at fault for you getting the wrong size tire, they weren't there?

How could FMCA be at fault because the tires were in your opinion were out of round?

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It just doesn't cease to read these posts with people throwing Michelin, Camping World, FMCA under the bus because they had an unfortunate experience. I'm sure they don't post the things like they do here after they change to a different product or service and have a bad experience.


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