View Full Version : Truck Tire Wear

06-09-2015, 05:17 AM
Has anyone had trouble with tire wear on their trucks? I replaced a set of Michelins after 14k miles and the new ones are a third gone in about 12k miles. Tire dealer said the Goodyear Assurance may last longer but not quite as smooth of ride. Wondering what others are finding.

06-09-2015, 05:19 AM
I just clicked over 15K with my factory Michelins, still look like new.

06-09-2015, 06:03 AM
I did not have good luck with Michelins on my 2009 RAM 2500. Only got 12k out of a 70000 mile tire. Front tires wore faster than rear.

Capt Kidd
06-09-2015, 06:31 AM
I'm running Toyos on my Dodge 1ton mega cab and have to rotate front to rear every 10,000 miles or so to even out the wear. I get about 35,000 miles before I have to get new ones.

06-09-2015, 07:33 AM
I had terrible wear on my last set of Michelins after 35K miles on 70k mile tires. Took them to my tire guy. He looked at them and instructed me to call Michelin customer service and open a case. Took the case number back to him, measured tread depth and call the numbers back to Michelin. They offered a replacement set for 1/3 the price I'd paid for the first set. I accepted that only because my tire guy said he has not seen many problems with the tire I had. Have 8k miles on them now and wear looks normal. Time will tell. I do feel like Michelin was more than fair in handling this matter. Jim

06-09-2015, 08:30 AM
Since I do a lot of off road I have Goodyears and they've given us good service.

06-09-2015, 09:33 AM
Those RAMs must not like Michelins. My F350 with OEM Michelin 20" tires has 29,000 miles and the tires look good for another 20,000 or more. Have always gotten very good mileage on Michelins on my trucks and wife's cars and SUVs (also Ford products).

06-09-2015, 10:17 AM
I have just shy of 40k on my Michelins and am almost at the wear bar....not sure what other ture to try.

06-09-2015, 10:53 AM
I have Michelins on my F250 with 20 inch rims and will get about 30,000 miles out of them. That is about what I got out of the first set of Michelins and about that out of the OEMs.

06-09-2015, 01:02 PM
I have noticed wear on the rears, because of toe weight of the fiver.

06-09-2015, 01:20 PM
We have the original tires to the truck. I think they are General Tires. just over 15K miles and tires still look good. I do need to have them rotated though.

06-09-2015, 01:34 PM
I got 50K on my factory Michelins. They were not yet at their wear bars but replaced them in the fall before snow weather. Probably gave up 5 to 10 thousand miles. Put another set in. Just rotated them this weekend....all looked good after 10 thousand miles or so.

06-09-2015, 04:58 PM
I have 35K on my tires and about 20K was pulling the Montana. They still have a lot of wear left. You can look at them at the Central Plains Rally.

06-10-2015, 01:27 AM
I have about 38K on mine and they are at the end of their life. Had an 02 F250 that had Goodyears that I got 92K on them told the tire guy I wanted the same make and model and he laughed. If they made them that good they wouldn't sell replacements and go out of business.

06-10-2015, 03:03 AM
The General's that came on my F350 could get me stuck in wet grass, so they came off and BFG's went on. Coming up on 30,000 miles and they still look new. I have rotated them 3 times.

I ran Michelins on a couple previous trucks. They rode good but even pulling 7,000 pound construction trailers I never could get much life out of them.

06-10-2015, 03:28 AM
you have a problem.

06-10-2015, 05:42 AM
Just bought new Michelen's, however prev BFG's had 65k on them. Had steady performance with Michelen's in the past and went back. Tire sizes are 17's. Not sure if 18's or 20's perform equally as 17's.
Could that make any diff?

06-10-2015, 02:08 PM
I got well over 50K on my original equipment BFG's. So what did I replace them with? No brainer,,,BFG's!

06-11-2015, 08:26 AM
Sounds like your truck might be dog tracking, you will need to do a 4 wheel, 2 axel alignment. the camper will accelerate the wear if the rear axel is out of alignment by trying to pull the truck straight and the tires will take the punishment. IMHO

06-11-2015, 08:49 AM
I've got over 10K on our Michelin and just had them rotated and they look better than normal. I try real hard to rotate the tires every 6K, but was in Alabama and there wasn't a Discount Tire around so waited till I got back to Texas to have it done.

06-11-2015, 11:57 AM
Just ordered new Michelin LTX M/S 2 LT265/70R17/E tires to replace my original Bridgestone Duravis tires with 73K on them. Hope I made the right decision. Going for a little smoother ride.

06-12-2015, 03:03 AM
The tire wear has been very uniform. At 46k miles, I am almost 1/3 through my third set of tires. Now, we do live on a mountain with gravel roads. My BIL has also had severe wear on his Michelins. And, with worn tires, My drive is so steep that it is difficult to get up if there is low tread. I will talk to my tire guys about alignment, but they seemed to think Michelins wear faster than some others. Thanks for the replies.

06-12-2015, 08:21 AM
Try XPS Michelin tires. Expensive but worth it.I have ran that tire on 2 different trucks and get good miage. I use traction tires.(4x4)

06-17-2015, 06:58 AM
Ron, I might suggest you look at a set of Bridgestone Duravis R500 tires.

Might read the reviews in the link provided.



The other tire I would consider is a Toyo Open Country H/T with Tough Duty. That tire is designed for high torque diesel P/U's towing heavy trailers. That will be another option when I re-tire.



06-17-2015, 09:57 AM
Have had good luck with Cooper HT tires. Had one set of Michelin's did not like the ride or wear.

06-17-2015, 02:36 PM
I like the ride of the Michelins, but will definitely look at some of the suggested brands next year.

06-17-2015, 02:56 PM
Nothing wrong with Michelens Ron and all I got around here are gravel and steep roads so not sure why that could be an issue. BFG's are also good. The warranty is 70k miles and I rotate them every other oil change. Good luck.

06-19-2015, 09:55 AM
Just removed the original Continentals with 40K on them and they were at the wear bars. An employee at my local independent tire shop had a buddy who remoced his original Michelins and rims and installed a lift kit and big ol'mudders. Why do poeple do that to a nearly new truck? Anyway, I bought the Michelins for $300.00 and paid the shop $20.00 each to swap them off the truck,mount, balance, and replace.They supposedly have 4500 miles on them. They look good. We'll see how they look after 40,000 miles.

wereon them and they

10-29-2015, 07:04 PM
Well, Michelin is picking up almost half of the cost of four new tires. I guess that Michelin has seen their 70k tires wear quicker than that. Their new tires are 50k mileage tires. Will have new Michelin Defenders tomorrow.

10-30-2015, 10:52 AM
quote:Originally posted by rames14

Well, Michelin is picking up almost half of the cost of four new tires. I guess that Michelin has seen their 70k tires wear quicker than that. Their new tires are 50k mileage tires. Will have new Michelin Defenders tomorrow.

I liked my adjuster better. As posted on 6/9/15 in this thread they paid 2/3rds the cost of my replacement and that was after 35K miles. The new tires in June were still 70K mile tires. Jim

10-30-2015, 04:45 PM
48K on my Michelins and nowhere near the wear bar, replaced them with the identical because they were 6 years old.

10-30-2015, 08:06 PM
I had the best luck with Firestone Transforce on the Ram. Never ran Michelin but Goodyear and General prior to the Firestones. Generals seem to wear fastest of the three brands.

10-31-2015, 03:23 AM
Im not so lucky with my Firestone Transforce on my Ram. 29,500 miles and almost to the wear bars. Maybe 5,000 miles left.

10-31-2015, 07:34 AM
On my second set of Michelin LT265 70R18s....LTX A/S 2. Original set lasted 45,700 miles and still had tread to go at 45,700 milesbut it was November last year and we were headed to the Keys over Christmas - with our previous RV. The second set now has about 26,000 miles on them and they are wearing evenly and are at 9/32 right now. I am a satisfied Michelin customer!

11-01-2015, 04:41 AM
I'll be lucky to have the OEM Firestone Transforce AT last 15k. They have 50% wear at 6700 miles.

11-02-2015, 09:43 AM
Good info. I'm also getting fewer miles on my Michelins. My M/S 2's have about 32k on them, and may get another 8k out of them. I've gotten 60k out of this series of tires previously. Very disappointed! When we get back from our next trip, I'll check with my dealer about credit for replacements

11-07-2015, 03:21 AM
We run Michelin tires on our truck and fiver. We check air pressure before every trip. We also check tire temps while on the road with infrared heat gun....especially when in AZ during the summer. Have never had a failure. Wear is uniform and usually end up replacing due to age versus tire wear. Just replaced tires on my personal vehicle (Acura MDX) from Hankook to Michelin, what a huge difference in the ride. We are very satisfied Michelin customers.

11-07-2015, 02:01 PM
Just another opinion, Michelin's on current and previous F-250. Got great mileage out of them on both. 40,000 plus.