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Old 03-30-2015, 10:29 AM   #29
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I wish my three year old Michelin's looked liked that. It'd make me feel more premium. I don't have deep cracks that make me worry, but mine developed weather checking (tons of small little cracks) after a year.

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Old 03-30-2015, 10:54 AM   #30
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I suspect that Michelin has not fixed the crack problem yet.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:20 AM   #31
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No where in my post do I mention Michelin Tires....and the only bad thing I hear about the Michelin are cracks in the side wall?
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I know that you said nothing about Michelin tires...but the OP did.

IMO, "cracks in the side wall" is a reason enough to warrant tire replacement.

BTW, because Michelin paid over 75% of the total cost of my 6 replacement tires, it is apparent to me that Michelin Customer Care agreed that all of my then 3 1/2 year old sidewall cracked Michelin tires needed to be replaced.

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Old 03-30-2015, 02:06 PM   #32
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Son in law put Samson tires on their tractor (duals), after spring summer and fall work the wear is not measurable. They then put a pair on school bus camper steer wheels-one tire needs 2 oz the other no weight. They then put full set on Kenworth hwy tractor-half needed little weight half no balance weights needed. I blew a chinese tire on my 5th wheel and put a pair on with no problems. They weighed about 5 lbs a tires more than the same size tire coming off. So within the family and over 5 years of use-no failures from Samson tires and it IS nice to run round tires.
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:31 PM   #33
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I know that you said nothing about Michelin tires...but the OP did.

IMO, "cracks in the side wall" is a reason enough to warrant tire replacement.

BTW, because Michelin paid over 75% of the total cost of my 6 replacement tires, it is apparent to me that Michelin Customer Care agreed that all of my then 3 1/2 year old sidewall cracked Michelin tires needed to be replaced.

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Yep, been runnin them for many years on my Trucks and Trailers Transporting Heavy Equipment and recently on my Coach...Never had an issue, but, I see people on here having issues with a lot of things that I don't, I must be lucky
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Do you cover your tires while in the sun?
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:21 AM   #35
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Ahhh, nothing like a tire question to get the opinions rolling. An always guaranteed thread that stirs the pot. Almost as good as the diesel vs. gas debate but not quite but a bit better than a MPG question, lol!
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Yep! It's right up there with the old "Flat Tow vs. Dolly" debate!
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Do you cover your tires while in the sun?
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I do cover my RV tires.... (but only when the RV is parked).
If I cover them when I'm going to travel on a sunny day the covers wear out real fast... (if they don't fly off).

BTW, I've never covered a car tire in the 58 years I've driven cars.
(I guess RV tires are "special" that way)!

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Do you cover your tires while in the sun?
I don't cover any Tires and we live where the Sun is considered EXTREME!
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Yep! It's right up there with the old "Flat Tow vs. Dolly" debate!
Do people use Chinese tires on their tow dollies?
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I'm in the south Dallas / Fort Worth for a month and getting ready for new tires - anyone know a good dealer in the area ??? I'm going the off brand (Samson , Hurcules) route. I owned a auto garage and then Marina for many years and found the big names meant Money not so much Quality.
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Interesting report on CBS (News) This Morning about the investigation into Michelin tires on tractor trailers and tire failures and blow outs. Part of the problem is truck tires are rated at 75 mph and many states have speed limits that allow over that.
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Do people use Chinese tires on their tow dollies?
You better not! One of those things could blowout for no reason, sending your toad careening over the embankment into a feed lot, startling the cattle, causing a sudden and massive release of methane gas, which could explode, taking out an entire freeway interchange!

I know it has happened. My wife's hairdresser's husband's favorite bartender's nephew's astrologist said she read about that happening on the internet!
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