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Old 03-28-2023, 06:52 PM   #1
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tire question

Its time to replace my perfectly good looking Michelins 255x80x22.5 because they are 10 years old and original equipment, way past the best before date!!
The tire dealers here in Vancouver want $6500.00 out the door in cnd. funds. Ironically the us. tire dealers, (Les Shwab) want the exact same amount. $6500.00 in us. funds! with current rate of exchange that gives Canadians a 35% price advantage to shop at home! The dealer also said For $4800 out the door he recommends Toyos, but closest size is 265x75x22.5. he guarantees they would fit. what are ya'll's thoughts on Toyo vs Micheline? For those that have made the switch, any regrets? are the Michelins really worth that much more?
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Old 03-28-2023, 07:09 PM   #2
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I replaced the original Michelin 255x80x22.5 with Toyo 265x75x22.5 from Les Schwab in 2012. I replaced those Toyo's with new Toyo's from Les Schwab in 2021. I highly recommend them.
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Old 03-28-2023, 07:17 PM   #3
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After just purchasing tires for our 18 LA you are lucky to have traveled that long period of time. We used the FMCA program which is for members and can saved at least with front tires being 365 being over 1200$ each a hundred plus each. We have owned Newmar's since 97 and have used the FMCA program 4 times purchasing Michelin tires. If a member of FMCA contact them on this program. If not a member worth joining to save hundreds of dollars and in our case over 1400$ with a purchase of 8 for almost 10K.
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Old 03-28-2023, 09:43 PM   #4
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I purchased a new set of Michelins in January of 2023 using the Michelin Advantage program through my FMCA membership. Michelins certainly aren’t the cheapest option, but I’ve tried many brands over the years and I keep coming back to Michelin. In my experience, they offer the best ride, the quietest ride, and the best overall performance in changing conditions. For me, they’re worth the extra cost. Your experience may be different; I’m just giving you my opinion.
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Toyos are fine. I put about 30k miles on a set on our last rig. I would inquire about rim width to make sure that wider tire is ok…
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Another note, you can potentially get Michelins for less money if your take advantage of a discount program like Michelin Advantage. I did this through FMCA. My tires are larger than yours, and my price was much less than the price quoted above.
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