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Old 02-27-18, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by jmtamu View Post
Can't go wrong with either. Michelin are the best and I disagree that you can't tell a difference between them and the other brands.
I would agree. I'm a "you get what you pay for" guy. Not to say there aren't other good brands, just that I've gotten many, many years of excellent service out of Michelins, so that's what I'm going to trust on my cars.
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how many miles did you put in the car to replace the tires now
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You didn't list whether you have 18" or 20" wheels. Here's a Michelin chart for the tires recommended by Michelin (I have the 20", so I chose that diameter): Michelin 20" Tire Selection

Currently, on my vehicle are Premier LTX 235/55 R20 102 V and unless Michelin makes a replacement for this model, these will be the ones that will replace the existing tires.

The mileage you receive out of your tires will depend on your driving style, proper inflation and rotation. I have my own air compressor and all of my vehicle tires are checked every week; the spare tires every month.
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+1 on the Michelin Premier LTX. I'm kind of surprised Michelin doesn't have the Pilots (best tire in the market IMO), but the Premier is newer tech. I've also had good experiences with higher end Yokohama tires. I also agree that Kumho is a very good budget tire, but they're really noisy when worn.
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The Michelin Premiers were designed for the 4RX. Latitude was the OE tire for the 3RX and most preferred among the three that were available. While they're not a bad tire, I'd go with the one made for the vehicle.

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thank you for the info everyone !
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As per my other recent post, my OEM Michelin tires appear to be approaching their end soon at 18,000 miles. Common here in Pittsburgh to only get that kind of mileage. I priced another set of these at about $850, including installation, vs the OEM Bridgestone tires at about $100 less ($25/tire or $750 for 4, installed). Might the Bridgestones last longer? What about some other tire? What do you folks recommend?
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As per my other recent post, my OEM Michelin tires appear to be approaching their end soon at 18,000 miles. Common here in Pittsburgh to only get that kind of mileage. I priced another set of these at about $850, including installation, vs the OEM Bridgestone tires at about $100 less ($25/tire or $750 for 4, installed). Might the Bridgestones last longer? What about some other tire? What do you folks recommend?
Discount Tires Direct (eBay) has promotion that spending $400, get $100 off.

BUT..Looking at your past vehicles pattern, you might get a 2018 soon so no need for new tires.
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Originally Posted by daryll40 View Post
As per my other recent post, my OEM Michelin tires appear to be approaching their end soon at 18,000 miles. Common here in Pittsburgh to only get that kind of mileage. I priced another set of these at about $850, including installation, vs the OEM Bridgestone tires at about $100 less ($25/tire or $750 for 4, installed). Might the Bridgestones last longer? What about some other tire? What do you folks recommend?
Why did the Michelin tires need to be replaced so soon? Did you tow/do other heavy duty thing, or did you have uneven wear on the tires? In any case, if the tires won't last that long, I would go for the cheapest option.
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Originally Posted by daryll40 View Post
As per my other recent post, my OEM Michelin tires appear to be approaching their end soon at 18,000 miles. Common here in Pittsburgh to only get that kind of mileage. I priced another set of these at about $850, including installation, vs the OEM Bridgestone tires at about $100 less ($25/tire or $750 for 4, installed). Might the Bridgestones last longer? What about some other tire? What do you folks recommend?
I have used Michelin tires on all my cars and SUVs for many years. I always get at least 60 to 70 thousand miles on all of them. I'm pretty sure the roads in NY where I live aren't all that much different in Pittsburgh.
I have a 2010 RAV4 V6 with 50k on a set of Michelin Defenders with about 6-7 32nds tread depth on them.

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I've noticed our Canadian Dealer is mostly suppling the RX 350 with Bridgestone Ecopia tires. I was looking for Michelin as was supplied on my Toyota Venza that I'm trading in. Also the Michelin tires appear on many 2016 and 2017 RX You Tube Videos. In many ratings I've seen the Michelin tires rated at #1 while Bridgestones were down the list. Is Lexus now suppling only the Bridgestone Ecpoia tires as for cost cutting reasons? Any replies would be appreciated.
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I've noticed our Canadian Dealer is mostly suppling the RX 350 with Bridgestone Ecopia tires. I was looking for Michelin as was supplied on my Toyota Venza that I'm trading in. Also the Michelin tires appear on many 2016 and 2017 RX You Tube Videos. In many ratings I've seen the Michelin tires rated at #1 while Bridgestones were down the list. Is Lexus now suppling only the Bridgestone Ecpoia tires as for cost cutting reasons? Any replies would be appreciated.
Canadian from Quebec and mine was equipped with the Michelin Premier LTX! Mine was a 2016. Did they change in the way?
My dealer was so against Bridgestone when I was shoping for my winter tires. But I still got those. The way he was talking is like if they had a bad relationship in the past. But personally I had bad experience with Michelin winter tires in the past, but for summer I way prefer Michelin.

If they provide Bridgestone now, Lexus has reconciled with Brigestone?

And why Bridgestone? I personally think because it is a Japanese company and that for price reduction, they might have formed an alliance.
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My 2016 RX 450h came with the Bridgestones. I asked about getting the Michelins & the dealer said these were just as good with no complaints. I would have rather had Michelin tires, but so far these Bridgestones are OK at 17,000 miles & have great traction in the rain.

Our VW GTI came with Bridgestones & we replaced them with Michelins around 35,000 miles when the Bridgestones wore out. The Michelins grip better & are quieter, but we’re talking about a difference in performance tires on a sports car vs. a SUV tire.
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I have used Michelin tires on all my cars and SUVs for many years. I always get at least 60 to 70 thousand miles on all of them. I'm pretty sure the roads in NY where I live aren't all that much different in Pittsburgh.
I have a 2010 RAV4 V6 with 50k on a set of Michelin Defenders with about 6-7 32nds tread depth on them.
I don't have an exact answer. I DO think Pittsburgh driving, and I do mostly city driving, is different than most places. It's up and down hills, with braking, all day every day. And, OK, I'll fess up that perhaps my driving could be calmer.
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Originally Posted by ravenuer View Post
I have used Michelin tires on all my cars and SUVs for many years. I always get at least 60 to 70 thousand miles on all of them. I'm pretty sure the roads in NY where I live aren't all that much different in Pittsburgh.
I have a 2010 RAV4 V6 with 50k on a set of Michelin Defenders with about 6-7 32nds tread depth on them.
I have 18k miles on my RX with Premier LTX tires. I only have 5/32 tread left and I am planning to replace them before the next winter. I have never had any tire last longer than 60k miles.
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