: life of OEM Michelins (please don't move)



malcolm
08-06-07, 04:12 PM
Has anyone worn out a set of the OEM Michelins on their 05 STS yet? I am curious what milage you got out of them. I am in a lease with about a year and a half with 31K miles and will propbably need to replace. I was thinking of replacing sooner than later to at lease get to enjoy riding on them before I turn the car in.

Dear Moderator, If you want to move this to the tire section you might as well delete it :rant2:since things over there don't get any responses.

Jesda
08-07-07, 06:49 AM
The problem is that when tires come close to being due, they wear even faster.

jgrade
08-07-07, 11:05 AM
Frankly the OEM sucks and should be replaced out of the showroom. I would suspect that they would need to be replaced before your lease is over. You are 1 1/2 years into a lease that I assume is at least 3 years and 36k. Even if you got 45k out of the finance guy, I would assume you will be FAR over your millage at lease end. I make this point, because the OEM should last the life of the lease based or "typical" driving.

RedGalant2k1
08-07-07, 11:49 AM
I've seen most STS's replacing tires between 30,000-40,000 miles.

Bikedude
08-07-07, 03:20 PM
Then I guess mine will be toast pretty soon at 1/4 mile high speed increments. 14.5@98mph. Corsa, stock. Blizzaks comming soon!!

Curious George
08-07-07, 03:34 PM
What type of OE Michelins? I got 26,000 enthusiastically-driven miles out of my OE Michelin Pilot Sports (1SG + PHP). I cannot comment on the Michelin Energy (or whatnot) tires installed on "normal" STSs.

ssstealth
08-07-07, 10:07 PM
I just replaced the factory Pirelliis at 26,000 miles... Gee I sure do miss the days when I would go 125,000 miles on Michelin XH4's on my Fleetwood!

z06bigbird
08-07-07, 11:50 PM
I just replaced the factory Pirelliis at 26,000 miles... Gee I sure do miss the days when I would go 125,000 miles on Michelin XH4's on my Fleetwood!

125,000??? What you been smoking???

z06bigbird
08-07-07, 11:54 PM
There is a library of good tire reviews on Discount Tire and Tire Rack. For most brands, most sizes. You can filter down to type of car involved, miles driven, etc. Plus the consumers rate each tire up to 5 stars. Very useful. NTB used to do the same thing, but without any breakdown of traction, noise level, hydroplaning, etc.

Look at those first 2 sites before making a purchase of tires. Very helpful. It is also interesting to note that some of the highest priced tires (over $300 each) don't seem to be worth a dime.

ssstealth
08-08-07, 01:16 AM
YES!!! 125,000 miles. The XH4 had an 80,000 mile tread life warranty. Naturally Michelin quit making that tire about 1999. I bought my first set of them for my 1981 Fleetwood. When I sold that and bought the 1994 Fleetwood I swapped the tires onto that and kept going. When they finally wore out I bought another set from various warehouses because they had been discontinued. Just like anything else, if it works, quit making it.

Here is one for sale that has to be 8 years old...
http://toronto.craigslist.org/pts/388964650.html

coati
08-08-07, 03:59 AM
The rears are almost ready to be replaced at less than 23K miles(and I don't even do burnouts).
The fronts are doing much better.
I have a full set of Goodyear ResponsEdge 255/45/18's waiting in the wings.
Ready to go in anytime soon for the upcoming rainy season!
Hopefully they'll perform, ride & wear better than the stock OEM Michelins.

malcolm
08-08-07, 09:48 AM
What type of OE Michelins? I got 26,000 enthusiastically-driven miles out of my OE Michelin Pilot Sports (1SG + PHP). I cannot comment on the Michelin Energy (or whatnot) tires installed on "normal" STSs.
Michelin Pilot MXM4 were the OEM tires and they stink. No wet traction at all

RedGalant2k1
08-08-07, 10:53 PM
125,000??? What you been smoking???

That many miles on a set of tires is not unheard of, rare, but not unheard of. The tires treadlife is an average, and properly maintained you could get well more than its rated treadlife.

Force-1
08-08-07, 10:58 PM
Michelin Pilot MXM4 were the OEM tires and they stink. No wet traction at all

:yeah:

I replaced my MXM4s before they had 2,000 miles on them.

shaf
08-13-07, 09:37 AM
:yeah:

I replaced my MXM4s before they had 2,000 miles on them.

I agree... What did you replace them with and what size. Did you eliminate the stagered sizes?

Force-1
08-14-07, 08:07 PM
I agree... What did you replace them with and what size. Did you eliminate the stagered sizes?

I replaced them with Kumho Ecsta ASX, and kept the staggered size (OEM 18").