Michellin tires


Old 11-26-13, 09:02 PM
Roeboat109's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 502
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Michellin tires

Are they worth their price?
Sponsored Links
Old 11-27-13, 03:11 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 6 Votes on 6 Posts
Sure, but I like Cooper better for their price and performance. I guess you get what you pay for, and if you can catch Michelin on with their rebates, it makes it easier to swallow.
Old 11-27-13, 03:42 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,635
Received 312 Votes on 278 Posts
Michellin makes great tires but IMO they aren't worth the extra cost ...... but a good sale could change my mind It might help to tell us what type of tires/vehicle you have in mind.
Old 11-27-13, 04:47 AM
the_tow_guy's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SW Fla USA
Posts: 11,991
Received 55 Votes on 45 Posts
I tried a pair of Michelins on the front of the wrecker a few years back and was not impressed. No better wear than the tires I can get for much less. Running Coopers on the rear this year with good service so far.
Old 11-27-13, 06:01 AM
CasualJoe's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 10,651
Received 86 Votes on 76 Posts
I also like Michelins, but have never bought one as a replacement tire. I like BF Goodrich as replacements on F-150 pickup, they are owned by Michelin.
Old 11-27-13, 06:09 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada (near The Motor City)
Posts: 684
Received 10 Votes on 7 Posts

Michellin tires

Are they worth their price?

Yes, they are. Be sure to get the tire model that suits your needs.

Long wearing, quiet, good traction ... pick the 2 that are most important, you can't get all 3. Tire construction is a compromise, a performance tire will not wear well nor will a 100,000 mile tire corner & stick like a performance tire

If Michelin weren't worth their price they wouldn't be the example that all other manufacturers hold as their reference ... and have for decades. The pinacle brand that other manufacturers strive to emulate.

Michelin isn't perfect but it is top of the heap.
Like the car companies advertizing that their "new model matches Honda in most categories" ... I'll still take the Honda because it is top of the heap and has been for decades.

Check the reviews on tirerack for good feedback on tires.

You are asking us for an "opinion". Facts are preferable to opinion.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion .. but not their own facts
Old 11-27-13, 06:39 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,130
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I haven had a chance to do some comparison since I have put Michelins on my vehicles since about 1980. Put them on to replace the old rags and just drive them.

My current Jimmy SUV(4WD) had the GM factory stuff and they went about 30-35,000 miles and replaced them with Michelins (LTX M?S). I put on another set at about 110,000 miles and looked at them now at 175,000 miles will consider another set at about 180,000 miles. I always bought in pairs and switched from front to back every 10,000 miles since it is free at the place where I bought them. - My wife's 2000 Blazer SUV (almost a twin) has a similar history, but only has 145,000 miles. Mostly city, freeway driving with some long highway, usually in 2W high, 4W high and couple of times a year to 4W low to makes sure it works or to pull out a boat at a tough launch.

Old 11-27-13, 08:50 PM
ukrbyk's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA/ Pacific NW
Posts: 3,590
Received 11 Votes on 8 Posts
Everyone loves Micheline. I can't stand them. I find them hydroplaning too much in deep water at high speeds. I'll vouch for Duellers and Yokohamas.
Old 11-28-13, 05:16 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,635
Received 312 Votes on 278 Posts
You shouldn't be driving at high speed in deep water :NO NO NO:

The tread design has a lot to do with how well the tire does in the rain. That said, I had 2 broncos with the same size/brand/type tires. The 1st one would hydroplane [almost on cue] on one particular hwy at 60 mph during heavy rain fall. I don't remember my 2nd Bronco ever hydroplaning even though they had identical tires.
Old 12-20-13, 03:00 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Central Indiana
Posts: 922
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
One word of warning buy them from a Michelin dealer not a big box store. They are not the same tires. This is experience talking.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: