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Winter traction with Factory 19" Michelins?

Hey all,

Just trying to understand what others' experiences are. In general, factory tires are usually wofeully inadequate in both summer and winter driving and noise control. The Good Years on my F-150 are pathetic, but I'm not about to spend the money to replace them, yet.

The MKC came with some pretty good looking michelins but I haven't had time to really research them. I figured I'd see if anyone else has gone through winter with the factory 19" michelins and how they did.

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I've had no problem with the 19" Michelin tires on my MKC for the last 2 winters. I'm close to 40k, and they still have some life and good tractions left in them!

I think the All-Season Michelin tires are good, if not the best. It all depends which grade you get and what for...

The other trusted alternatives for me are either Dunlop and Bridgestone. Personally, if prices are equal, I would pick Michelin.
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I've had no problem with the 19" Michelin tires on my MKC for the last 2 winters. I'm close to 40k, and they still have some life and good tractions left in them!

I think the All-Season Michelin tires are good, if not the best. It all depends which grade you get and what for...

The other trusted alternatives for me are either Dunlop and Bridgestone. Personally, if prices are equal, I would pick Michelin.
Psychoart - I'll second your comments here. I have been surprisingly pleased with my factory 19" Michelins. Have had no problem with these tires handling winter weather - either this year or last (here in Buffalo, of all places!).

One question though -- I was wondering how many miles folks are getting out of these tires. You're at 40K; I just went over 30K and need a new set already. I don't drive harshly and have the tires regularly rotated, so I am disappointed that I didn't get more out of them. What are other forum members getting out of their Michelins?

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Psychoart - I'll second your comments here. I have been surprisingly pleased with my factory 19" Michelins. Have had no problem with these tires handling winter weather - either this year or last (here in Buffalo, of all places!).

One question though -- I was wondering how many miles folks are getting out of these tires. You're at 40K; I just went over 30K and need a new set already. I don't drive harshly and have the tires regularly rotated, so I am disappointed that I didn't get more out of them. What are other forum members getting out of their Michelins?


The Michelins may be more sticky than others so the compound may be softer.. I have the 20"s and I suspect they will be pretty cooked before 40K.. The Tire Rack site may offer some insight. Be happy its not a new Corvette where you can go through tires in 10-12K then be prepared to spend some real big bucks.

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I would highly recommend going with dedicated winter/snow

tires IF you live in snow country or the temps are regularly below 40F.

It makes a huge difference in the handling even with AWD or 4x4, I ran with snows on my 4x4 Trailblazer and pretty much never needed to put it into 4WD.

The rubber compounds in so called all seasons just can't deal with the low temps in winter.

Besides with a separate winter set up one can use more performance tires in summer if one chooses.
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