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Old 01-20-2014, 09:46 PM   #1
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Crazed side walls

My TV has Michelin LTX AT2 tires about 3 1/2 yrs old. I really like the tires but the sidewalls of all 4 are craised ( small cracks all over the surface but none that show depth. They have about 33000 on them tread is about 40% left.
Does anyone know if the sidewall condition is an issue?
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My TV has Michelin LTX AT2 tires about 3 1/2 yrs old. I really like the tires but the sidewalls of all 4 are craised ( small cracks all over the surface but none that show depth. They have about 33000 on them tread is about 40% left.
Does anyone know if the sidewall condition is an issue?

Yes....even though I love the Michelin tires, they are very susceptible to the suns rays on vehicles that aren't driven enough. I have a 2010 Ford van in my company with only 27000 miles on it with the same problem. The tire dealer said that he's give me a credit on new ones but not enough.
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My TV has Michelin LTX AT2 tires about 3 1/2 yrs old. I really like the tires but the sidewalls of all 4 are craised ( small cracks all over the surface but none that show depth. They have about 33000 on them tread is about 40% left.
Does anyone know if the sidewall condition is an issue?
Michelin published a wallet card that showed the crazing and how deep the cracks could be before it was considered dangerous. Somehow I misplaced all of them. But here's what they now publish:
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"If the cracks are less than 1/32" deep the tire is fine to run. Between 1/32" and 2/32" the tire is suspect and should be examined by your Michelin dealer. If the cracks are any deeper than 2/32" (1/16") the tire should be replaced immediately"
This is the same as the card showed and stated so it hasn't changed. If it's just surface crazing then it's not a problem. Any tire needs to be run to keep the oils moving to the surface. Our OEM Michelins went over 8 years and still hadn't reached the 2/32" point. But I did replace them anyway.
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Yes....even though I love the Michelin tires, they are very susceptible to the suns rays on vehicles that aren't driven enough.
As is any tire, not just Michelins.
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