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Old 03-19-2016, 12:21 PM   #1
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Tires - Toyo vs. Michelin

I currently have Toyos on my 40 footer and due to age, they need to be replaced. I know about FMCA Michelin program, but when checking out the dealer I was told the date on the tires are from mid 2015. I know that can't be good and thinking I need to rethink going away from the Toyo dealer that has fresh tires and multiple locations to help if I have a problem.
We know the price is much higher, but are Michelin's that much better considering the dates on the tires, the lack of service centers, and the price differential?
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:02 PM   #2
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They way I understand dates tire manufacturers don't make them but a few times a year so it would be had to get a perfect date tire. I had goodyears put on today with a date in sept. 2015 and that the best warehouse had.
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Six months or so would be my max target age date for a new set of tires.
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I currently have Toyos on my 40 footer and due to age, they need to be replaced. I know about FMCA Michelin program, but when checking out the dealer I was told the date on the tires are from mid 2015. I know that can't be good and thinking I need to rethink going away from the Toyo dealer that has fresh tires and multiple locations to help if I have a problem.
We know the price is much higher, but are Michelin's that much better considering the dates on the tires, the lack of service centers, and the price differential?
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Before you make a "tire brand decision" I suggest you Google "Michelin sidewall cracks".
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:59 PM   #5
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I had Michelins put on yesterday and they had a date code of 0316
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Before you make a "tire brand decision" I suggest you Google "Michelin sidewall cracks".
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Thank goodness the Michelin XPS Ribs weren't on the recalled list. No problems with my Michelins on the trailer.
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Just had new Toyo tires put on our coach. I paid $512 per tire out the door for 295/R80, 22.5. That included mount, balance, tax, old tire disposal fee, etc. turn key. Too much savings to pass up. Very happy with reviews, ride, etc.
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Just had new Toyo tires put on our coach. I paid $512 per tire out the door for 295/R80, 22.5. That included mount, balance, tax, old tire disposal fee, etc. turn key. Too much savings to pass up. Very happy with reviews, ride, etc.

Good deal I paid $670.00 with new valve stems and beads for g670 same size.
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Go with the best deal. As noted, they will age out before the tread is gone.
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My Michelin's are 3 years old without cracks.
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275/70/22.5 G670's last September $524.30 per tire out the door. That included mount, balance(Equal), tax, old tire disposal fee, etc.

Had 10 years 4 months on replaced G670's. Cost averaged $304.43 a year
10 years 4 months NO Cracks.
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When checking on prices, also check the FMCA program on the BF Goodrich ST230 tire. Made by Michelin, so the program provides a good savings on these too.

Toyo's have a good rep. Check the tire being considered for speed ratings, as some Toyo's have a limited speed rating. (Many do not, just a caution to ask/check.)

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The only way I got Michelin's (295-80-22.5) again, was because the old ones gave me 100,000 miles, 10 years and no cracks. Check your date like Ranger Smith & mel s did, Toyo's are probably good tires, like continental, good years, and most of the rest. The secret to a lasting tire is maintenance. Air, weather, cleanliness, balance, etc. and your driving habits. You can't afford to be a qawker when driving, our roads aren't that clean and sorry to say, the trash we see on the road sides tells us we aren't either. And that's my 2 cts.
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I see 2 post talking about they had there tires 10 years, well so did I g670's no cracks looked good boom $7,000 worth of damage 3 months in the shop and not right yet but that's another story never again rolling the dice.
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