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OT--Tires

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Jiles

12-06-2013 08:33:16
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Over the last several years, I have bought several Cars/Trucks, for personal use.

Some had Michelin Tires.

I just bought an Infiniti FX35 and the salesman pointed out that it had the original Michelin factory installed tires.

From my previous experience with Michelin tires, I told the salesman that I disliked Michelin tires because I never had a set that didn't leak air!

We checked the tire pressure and sure enough TWO were 3 pounds low on air.

I bought the Infiniti and I have to add air to these two tires about every two weeks.

Like I told the salesman, I have had many different brands of tires that didn't leak but never had a set of Michelins that didn't leak.

Anyone else have this problem.

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fixerupper

12-07-2013 14:20:15
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
The only time my Michelins lose air is when they have a nail in them. Jim



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Pops1532

12-07-2013 14:10:49
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
I've had Michelins on steel wheels on multiple cars and trucks that wouldn't lose air for years.
EVERY car I've had with alloy wheels I've had problems with losing air pressure...no matter what brand the tires were.



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T in NE

12-07-2013 12:24:03
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
3 pounds low every 2 weeks? That's pretty good around here. When they grade the roads you're sometimes lucky if you don't lose 30 pounds by noon.



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Royse

12-06-2013 19:44:20
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
Worst tires I've ever owned.

Took a brand new truck back to the dealer 6 times
before they could get the vibration out of them.
At 3 months (under 2K miles) one of them blew out.
Warranty was not worth the paper it was written on.



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wd45man

12-06-2013 20:15:36
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Royse, 12-06-2013 19:44:20  
I worked in a tire shop for several years that sold Michelin tires, the field rep for Michelin flat out stated many times that Michelin did not make a bad tire while he was looking at several that had broken belts.



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Johnny Meloy

12-06-2013 18:28:24
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
I have worked at a Michelin tire plant for over 25 years. Have built Michelin , uniroyal and BF Goodrich tires all at the plant during that time. The Michelin brand tires have a tighter spec and different material content than the other brands. Hope you are not loosing air on any I built.



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larry g from tenn

12-06-2013 11:54:59
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
Michelins are by far my favorite tire. No more problem of loosing air than others.



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Mike M

12-06-2013 09:57:08
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
I atribute leaking air to aluminum rims more so then tires theirselves.

I had a set of michelins came on a 1996 dodge truck (steel rims) and never wore them out and they held air fine. I pulled them off the truck because of no traction but they still had about the minimum tread depth left and worn evenly. Ever other brand I put on after those worn funny and quick. I never have stepped up money wise and bought more michelins.

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Jiles

12-06-2013 10:13:54
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Mike M, 12-06-2013 09:57:08  
From my experience, a high mileage rated tire is made of "harder" rubber and will not grip as well as a regular tire.

I have took off perfectly good ----high mileage rated tires, because of poor traction.
For me, traction is more important then attaining high mileage.



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tractor300

12-06-2013 09:56:04
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
Might be the rims and not the tires. A lot of the aluminum rims do not hold air real good without a bead sealer applied.



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Dick2

12-06-2013 09:55:01
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
I had Michelins years ago and was not satisfied with them. Costco kept on selling them and I was told that the ones that they were selling later were made to Costco specs.

I put on a set of Costco Michelins rated for 80,000 miles. I had 76,000 on them when I replaced them at Costco for a new set; they would have made 80K easy, but didn't want to push my luck driving the freeways around here. Now I only drive that vehicle about 4,000 miles in a year so this set should last a long time.

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danmcdonald

12-06-2013 09:43:09
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
I like Michelin's on my sports cars good handling and ride. Don't have problems losing air but don't get that many miles out of them.



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Pair-a-dice farm

12-06-2013 09:15:12
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
I've only had one set that I remember and they were on a 2005 Dodge 1500 4x4. I didn't have any problems other than they were completely worn out at 28K miles. I just figured they were cheapies to get it off the assembly line. The best pickup tires I've had were Coopers.



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Dieseltech

12-06-2013 09:06:10
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
Bought a 1 ton single wheel four door cab, eight foot box Dodge in 2004 with Michelin tires. Got 106,000 miles out of the tires, and yes it has the same brand on it now. No trouble at all with the first set.



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Jiles

12-06-2013 09:41:59
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Dieseltech, 12-06-2013 09:06:10  
I am not referring to the high mileage achieved, I am talking about loosing air pressure.



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colekicker

12-06-2013 08:40:40
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
No, probably been the best set of tires I've ever had.



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Bill(Wis)

12-06-2013 08:35:13
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 Re: OT--Tires in reply to Jiles, 12-06-2013 08:33:16  
No.



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