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Michelin Tires

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Hammertime3, March 24, 2013.

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  1. Hammertime3

    Hammertime3 New Member

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    What can I expect from the Michelin tires on my '13 Exlporer? Seem to ride OK, but what about mileage. Local tire dealer said to look for 50-60K out of them. They get rotated every oil change.

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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    A lot would depend upon how you drive. Usually OEM tires are not built for high mileage but for quietness and comfort to help sell the vehicle they are on. I think 60K may be pushing it. I also rotate the tires twice a year when I change the Winter/All season tires. I insist they only be rotated front to back and not crossed.
    With my current driving, the tire's 'Best Before Date' may arrive before the tread wears down.:D

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    blwnsmoke Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Not sure on the michelins but with the factory tires, I'll have 40,000 on them tomorrow with 5-6mm left on each one. I'll have 53-55,000 miles on them before I change them out.
     
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    I rotate my tires every 5,000 miles. I feel it is even more important to do this on a vehicle such as our Explorers.
     
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    On prior Explores with Michelin tires (Cross Country model), they lasted about 40,000 miles. Great tires, but wet traction went away the last several thousand miles.

    On my 2011 Limited, I go just over 55,000 miles on the Hankooks. Replaced them a little early (maybe could have done another 5,000 miles) but I wanted fresh tread for the pending winter.
     
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    Same here. I'm about 300 miles shy of 40,000 and tires are still holding up incredibly well. I think they'll last to about 55k like blwnsmoke says :thumbsup:
     
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    What brand were your "factory" tires? Mine came from the factory with the Michelins on.
     
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    I have a set of Michelin X-Ice tires (different vehicle) that are on their 7th winter. They have plenty of tread left but their winter performance has considerably dropped. They are probably equivalent to a mid-grade all season tire now.

    I'm going to continue to run them through the summer and replace them before next winter.
     
  10. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The Limiteds come with the Hankooks, the XLT with the Michelin and I forget what the Base model comes with. I think it is Goodyear. If you order the optional 20" wheel then I believe it will come with the Hankook tire as well.

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    ^^ The Sport have the Hankook Optimo h426 I believe as well.
     
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    Not sure what make the optional Sport 265/45ZR20 Summer tire is.

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    My 02 MDX that I am replacing with a 13 Limited on order is on its second set of Michelin Cross Country OE. I have over 150k miles on the MDX and rotated them every oil change. Realistically they should have been changed 10k ago but not wasting the money with a new truck on the way. Overall EXCELLENT tire that I got over 70k a set.
     
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    My 2013 Limited with 20"s came with the Hankook 255/50R20 H426
     
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    I have the Michelin's. I only drive with them in the summer, as I have a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks mounted on 17" rims to run in the winter. Mine have maybe 20k on them. When I put them on for the summer 2 weeks ago, I noticed that they are starting to crack around both the tread and the bead near the wheel.
     
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    Edited.. error in posting.
     
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    traded in my 2011 Ex with 65k plus still had not reached the wear bars had 6mm left that is what was measured at the oil change when I ordered the 2015 I ran 40 psi the whole time better fuel mileage less wear the Michelins were great
     
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    Over the last two years 35% of our city streets have been concreted. No more asphalt. What sort of mileage can I expect. Or, how will this affect the life/usage of tires?
     
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    No concrete highways here that I know of. I'm guessing that concrete may be a bit harder on tire wear than asphalt. Don't know for sure though.

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    peter, just wondering what is the advantage of rotating the tire front to back rather that the recommended cross. i had replace my tire with Michelin and have it rotate in the dealer n the last service. the technician told me that they usually rotate the tire front to back not cross, but i insist to rotate my tires front crossed as per as manual recommended for FWD.
     
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