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Re: tire life?
At 12:15 AM 9/11/99 -0400, OorQue@aol.com wrote:
>Two weeks ago, I ran over a piece of strap steel at 70mph and blew out the
>right rear tire on my father's '91 100. As he bought them (Michelin MXV)
>from Costco, I took the car there to buy another one. To my surprise, they
>claimed it was only 25 percent worn despite the fact that it had covered
>Now, I realize that tire wear isn't linear (even if the tire manufacturer's
>warranties pretend that is), but this struck me as pretty impressive ... mind
>you, since Michelins don't stick to the ground very well, the fact that they
>last forever should not necessarily considered a plus. ;^)
I had almost 100K on a set of Michelins on my '77 Peej PU when I traded it
for a load of lumber several years ago. 'Course, I wouldn't consider any
kind of Peej a "road vehicle".