Re: [MBZ] Yet another reason to buy Michelin tires

2015-07-27 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Hmm, I would have used a different subject line, Yet another reason NOT to but General tires... I've been avoiding Michelin tires for fifteen years, haven't ever tried General tires, only one slipped belt. Continental and Sumitomo have worked ok so far. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Yet another reason to buy Michelin tires

2015-07-27 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Unfortunately I think tire quality can vary significantly between sizes, as well as manufacturer date, so (insert brand name here) tires with the same model name can perform at opposite ends of the quality spectrum, if they are different sizes, made on different days, made by different plants,

Re: [MBZ] Yet another reason to buy Michelin tires

2015-07-27 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Why have you been avoiding Michelins? On parts cars I have seen Michelins that have to be at least 20 years old that still hold air if that counts for anything. Sent from my iPhone On Jul 27, 2015, at 7:15 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hmm, I would have used a

Re: [MBZ] Yet another reason to buy Michelin tires

2015-07-27 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I have had good luck with Michelins, the Sams and Costco varieties --R On 7/27/15 8:15 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Hmm, I would have used a different subject line, Yet another reason NOT to but General tires... I've been avoiding Michelin tires for fifteen years, haven't ever tried

Re: [MBZ] Yet another reason to buy Michelin tires

2015-07-27 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
On July 27, 2015 at 8:15 AM Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hmm, I would have used a different subject line, Yet another reason NOT to but General tires... I've been avoiding Michelin tires for fifteen years, haven't ever tried General tires, only one slipped

Re: [MBZ] Yet another reason to buy Michelin tires

2015-07-27 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Unfortunately I think tire quality can vary significantly between sizes, as well as manufacturer date, so (insert brand name here) tires with the same model name can perform at opposite ends of the quality spectrum, if they are different sizes, made on different days, made by different plants,

Re: [MBZ] Yet another reason to buy Michelin tires

2015-07-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Another thing to consider is if the tire is a big box store rebrand of a tire, like a Michelin or Goodrich. I never had issues with bad belts in tires until I bought brand name tires from a big box retailer. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 27, 2015, at 8:59 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Yet another reason to buy Michelin tires

2015-07-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I had a set of general tires on my 2500 duramax for the last few years, probably still had at least half or more of tread left, very even wear. For the last maybe 5k or more miles I have had an annoying vibration that I could not balance out. One tire had a little bit of slipped belt. In the