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Old 06-15-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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front tire life vs rear

With 14k miles, my front tires are almost down to the wear bars..but my rear look like they have 3/4 life left. Tread wear pattern does not look bad..just worn out. I always run around 105-108 lbs in the fronts. Normal driving as near as I can tell.

What is general expectation on Good Michelins ..front vs rear?
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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You got a problem. No way should they be at the wear marks.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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I agree there is some problem there, alignment perhaps, especially if you have not had it aligned at travel weight ...I replaced almost 7 yr old tires at 48k and they had a LOT of tread left ...wear was barely noticeable. I've put 20k on the "new" tires with no noticeable wear.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:58 PM   #4
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We have 45000 on our Michelins 275/R70/22.5 and they have 1/2 quarter in tread depth left.
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We have 45000 on our Michelins 275/R70/22.5 and they have 1/2 quarter in tread depth left.
Is that 1/8" then?

When we changed our Michelins out after 8½ years and about 34,000 miles they had well over ½ tread and probably closer to ¾. They did show some cracking around the lettering but even that wasn't bad and well within Michelins guidelines.
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Sounds like you need to vvisit the front end alignment shop and see waht is going on.

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Have you weighed the coach recently? We just put new tires on at 70,000(slight cracking in sidewalls) penty of tread left and even wear on all tires.
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I have 55k miles on my 305 70R 22.5 tires and 60% of tread remaining. Tire birthday is July 2005.
I had my alignment done at Spectrac in the Phoenix area when front tires were showing abnormal wear patterns. They found rear duals out of alignment. Once corrected and tires rotated problem solved.
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Just had my front tires replaced after 10 year wear still had tread but sides of tires will wear just from making turns.
Rear tires will stay until side walls show cracking, had all tires removed for brake recall showed good wear no cracking on sidewalls.
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My michelins have less than 30,000 miles on them. Mfg date May 04. Plenty of thread but they are beginning to crack. Dealer recommend replacing. I am looking at a Bridgestone R269F. Has anyone ever ran Bridgestone? Would appreciate any reviews of them
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Join FMCA and get Michelins at their price. Stick whats worked best for you since '04. Just my opinion.
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Check this link for Michelin tire guide.
If you follow guide should get at least 10 years of wear on your tires.
If you want tires XRV 235/80R 22.5 LRG tires are $498 each, at Sears you can get them for $455.36 right now for example, look them up. They carry for DP sizes also.
I would not run with anything else on my Newmars but Michelin's.

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The chart is a big help thank you so much for sharing.
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