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Michelin TB duration

Hi all,

I have the opportunity to buy a new set of michelin TB for my car... The question is:

what is the life expectancy of a set of michelin TB?


thanks in advance


Giovanni

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With mainly fast road use (and the odd trackday) my set have just covered 12,000 miles and may have a few thousand miles left before they need replacing.



This particular set is from the first batch but I understand that the later tyres have a much softer compound, so the mileage will invariably decrease next time round.

Fantastic tyres by the way.

Martin

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Hi Martin,

probably my tyres are softer... I have done around 1K miles and I don't think to be able to cover 11k miles more

Anyway, fantastic tyres!

Have you tried other tyres? I think we are using the same rims

Bye

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.....probably my tyres are softer... I have done around 1K miles and I don't think to be able to cover 11k miles more .
Wow 1k - are you sure you haven't fitted them to a Ducati

No I haven't tried anything else on this particular car but may try the new Pirelli P7Corsa Classics next time.

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Mileage? If you can afford these tires, apparently money is not an issue.
When worn out, just buy another set which may be less money should you
choose a different brand
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Tire life is very dependant on alignment -- lots of camber or toe will quickly wear any tire, so this needs to be considered. The tread wear rating on the sidewall is a better indicator.

What is the treadwear of the Michelin TB's? My Kumho's are 180 and with my current alignment (very little camber) I think I'll get 20k out of them at least.

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A friend got around 10K on his '73 w/3.6 street driving only. His car is in the 2300-2400 lb. range. I got around 7K on my '79 turbo, street driving. My car weighs 2800 lbs. I had premature wear on the fronts due to the wrong camber setting.
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thanks a lot!
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