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Old 10-24-2012, 11:23 PM   #85
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Here is what Michelin says about cracks in the sidewall:
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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"
We haven't seen any pictures of the OP's tires, nor do we have the report from the dealer to go by. Until we see some backup data that supports his claims we really have nothing to go by other than the OP's continued complaints.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:35 PM   #86
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Here is what Michelin says about cracks in the sidewall:
We haven't seen any pictures of the OP's tires, nor do we have the report from the dealer to go by. Until we see some backup data that supports his claims we really have nothing to go by other than the OP's continued complaints.
I don't really believe the OP expects any action on our part about his problem. He was posting to share his experience, which is valuable information to some of us.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:45 PM   #87
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If the cracks are any deeper than 2/32" (1/16") the tire should be replaced immediately"
And we know that Michelin won't replace them.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #88
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To sum it up.... Michleins are junk. Any cracking or checking in a tire is totally unacceptable.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:10 PM   #89
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After working in tire stores over the years, it has been my experience that Michelin(brand name only) is the Yugo of tires.
BFG (a Michelin brand) is much better. I avoid them if at all possible. The warranty service stinks, BFG uses the same process but is much easier.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:52 PM   #90
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It's like Levi changing their rivets to plastic and expecting them to last just as long because of their name.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #91
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Levi's are overpriced pos junk too ..
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My brother-in-law got 8 years out of his 22.5 Michellins before they started to crack. They had no unusal wear and still had a lot of tread at 50000 miles. He was happy with his Michellins. I had replaced two sets of GoodYear 22.5 tires on the front of my motor home, each failing at 20000 miles with a tread separation, yet there are those that get fantastic life out of GoodYears.

You have two companies who both have occasional issues and who have set up firewalls that the public can't penetrate with complaints. They'll continue on treating people poorly untill their business drops off and then they'll cry that they're suffering for no apparent reason.

Both of these companies are also asking astronomical prices for their tires. I bought two new GoodYears two years ago for $325.00 (cash and carry). Two years later the best price I can find for the same tire is $525.00 (cash and carry). I'm told that the increasse in oil is the cause of the higher price. So apparently the GoodYears they are selling now have two more BARRELS of oil in them. They should never check or crack.

This is EXACTLY what is wrong with this Country...... American made products by American manufacturers are just out to squeeze the American citizen out of every penny they can, but they still have a motto of buy American.

Sorry...I finally gave up on GoodYear and Michellin with their high prices and poor service. I replaced my front tires last month with Hankooks. They're a great tire for 2/3rds the price of the GY or Michellin.

People need to wise up, buy American when you can and from whom you can trust and get customer service. I will go out of my way though to do my part to boycott all GoodYear products. Even if you buy a new car, tell them you want some other brand than GoodYear or Michellin. We need to send a message that were all tired of getting the shaft. Social Media has been great for outing some of these companies and we need to continue to build on doing that.


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Michelin has a good reputation and they rely on that revenue to off-set the small loss of revenue from poor customer service. The 8 year old Goodyear G670 tires I took off did not have any checking at all.

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How many miles on your G670's ? What was the installed price ?

Would you buy them again ?
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Those are the tires that came on mine with 15k and 8 years. I put Toyo tires on.
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Do any of the tire manufacturers state in their warranty policy that their tires MUST be covered when not being driven?? If covering tires is so important and they don't -- Why?

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Michelin does not give to much information out at all regarding care, because it can be used against them. They are most likely advised to say very little to nothing. To use "weather realted, not covered under warranty" frequently as a means to escape any sort of litigation or liability.

I will be gathering photos and video to post up of my Michelin XZA tires.
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Use Aerospace 303 (SPF 40)on your tires and keep them covered and they should hold up longer no matter what the brand.
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Michelin does not give to much information out at all regarding care, because it can be used against them.
I found this without too much trouble.

www.michelinrvtires.com/assets/pdf/RV_Brochure_June2009.pdf
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