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Unread 01-22-2014, 01:53 AM   #16
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I am amazed at the low service that is being posted here. I have averaged 65,000 miles on each of the last 2 sets of Goodyear and Mitchlen tires on my '02 GC ( 17") . On my third set presently at 160,000 miles and they still look new.

Just bought a '14 with the 20" Goodyear Fortiva tires and will run them at 36 psi and rotate them every year. I guess I will adjust my expectations .

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Unread 01-22-2014, 07:11 AM   #17
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On a rwd-biased vehicle, I've always seen the rears wear faster. They were much faster on my truck.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 11:18 PM   #18
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The rubber compound and carcass are specified by the vehicle manufacturer to optimize mpg and other characteristics. Overall wear is not optimized. I will run the factory michelins through this summer on my durango but they may not go back on in spring of 2015.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 11:25 PM   #19
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My '13 hit 21k miles in a year and the stock tires are still good to go for a other 20k.

Rotate every other oil change ~6k miles. You could try and get a prorated discount on new tires from your dealers. 16k is WAY too short for these stockers.

Most tires are guaranteed to go past 20k miles from the manufacturer. Check with dealer and tire company.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 09:26 PM   #20
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My 2012 Michelins did not last. I rode them to almost 30k but they were gone by 25k.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 10:44 PM   #21
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Although I only have 2,500 miles on my 2014 GC Limited 4x4 and factory 20" wheels and Goodyear Fortera's, in the past few days with driving in WA. state on slightly icy back roads, I am not sure or impressed with these tires. They seem to lose traction easily and I am driving very cautiously. I had a 06 Libby CRD 4x4 18" Khomo KL78 tires and it was a lot more sure footed than these Goodyears. Anyone recommend a good performing all season tire that they have used that has more traction feeling?
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Unread 01-29-2014, 06:30 AM   #22
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The wheel and tire threads have plenty of suggestions, but any tire is a compromise. These are much wider tires than the Libby, so they may feel less stable in some conditions while provided much better dry traction. Your alignment may be a little off. The OEM goodyears are actually a pretty good tire if you get ones that balance up.

I like my Nitto 421Qs, a XL rated tire that provides better traction in any condition than the OEMs with just a tad more noise. For winter snow/ice traction, my Blizzacks seem to be unstoppable. Not so good for tire wear, dry traction, and noise however.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 08:45 AM   #23
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The wheel and tire threads have plenty of suggestions, but any tire is a compromise. These are much wider tires than the Libby, so they may feel less stable in some conditions while provided much better dry traction. Your alignment may be a little off. The OEM goodyears are actually pretty good tire if you get ones that balance up.

I like my Nitto 421Qs, a XL rated tire that provides better traction in any condition than the OEMs with just a tad more noise. For winter snow/ice traction, my Blizzacks seem to be unstoppable. Not so good for tire wear, dry traction, and noise however.
Thank's, will check it out.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 08:53 AM   #24
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For winter snow/ice traction, my Blizzacks seem to be unstoppable. Not so good for tire wear, dry traction, and noise however.
In temps below 45 degrees according to Bridgestone the tread compound of the Blizzaks is supposed to provide enhanced traction on dry roads over all season at the same temps. Same for wet weather traction on roads.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 11:24 PM   #25
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So much for Michelin Quality....

33,5k on the Latitude Tour 18's on a '12 X package. Two below 2/32 and other two below 3/32.

Call in to Michelin regarding their 65k warranty. We'll see what happens. I can tell you this, Michelins won't go back on this unless they pony up some $$$. 65k warranty is BS especially if they know Jeep is running they factory stock on this vehicle.

I was wondering why this thing was a bit skittish this winter compared to last.

I ran good for a year's on my 02 Grand and gotten 60+ out of each set, and those tires had horrible reviews on tire rack.

I also thought that these tires were Michelin Green X tires.. Nope.. just the standard 109T series, not to be confused with the new "DT" different tread 109T series, the 109H (HP) or the discontinued 109T which just cost more now. Then there is the 109T Green X. Ya..

Love my michelins on my VW, and their Xice tires are the bomb....

oh well...
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Unread 05-04-2014, 11:53 PM   #26
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These michelins are factory spec designed for mpg and low nvh. Not the same tire you get at the tire shop. Funny though my cooper winters are much quieter on dry pavement than the michelins.

The factory michelins on our durango are a death wish in winter.
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Unread 06-19-2014, 05:02 PM   #27
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So, 2 months after new sneakers on the now traded '02, Michelin is refunding 51% of the new tire cost. $436 bucks. Michelin has GREAT customer service.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 09:52 AM   #28
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Stock Latitudes for me as well, I have around 22k on the, still look pretty good. Although I have the v6.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 10:14 AM   #29
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I'm at about 26k on my oem forteras and they're still doing pretty good. I can probably get another 10-15k out of them. I rotate every other oil change ~6k miles and my tpms keeps track of tire pressure.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 11:06 AM   #30
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I bought a 2013 Grand Cherokee a little over a year ago, and have about 16,000 miles on it.

Its a laredo X with the 5.7 v8, 4wd with tow package.

With 16,000 miles on it the rear tires are almost bald, the fronts are a quite a bit better but not a whole lot.

Anyone else get this poor of life out of their factory tires? Why would the rears wear so much more than the fronts? Its all wheel drive so its not like I'm doing burn outs every time i start moving... Just wondering if this anyone else had the factory tires wear so quickly, and hopefully i can expect better wear life when i replace these with something new soon.
I have 20k miles on mine, and they look almost new.
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