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Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 #5354681 02/19/20 04:58 PM
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Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Egg_Head] #5354687 02/19/20 05:10 PM
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They can shove them. Lousy company, I wouldn't buy a rubber hose from them.


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Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Egg_Head] #5354691 02/19/20 05:16 PM
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Quality = $$$

Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Egg_Head] #5354697 02/19/20 05:29 PM
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I’ve always had bad luck with Michelin. Poor tread wear. Loud.


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Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Egg_Head] #5354708 02/19/20 05:48 PM
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Ditto


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Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Trav] #5354722 02/19/20 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Trav
They can shove them. Lousy company, I wouldn't buy a rubber hose from them.


huh, I've had nothing but positive interactions with them--both for personal use and professionally (not the auto division).

Raw material costs have increased significantly. Companies can either charge more, use cheaper materials or skimp on the production process by doing sketchy things like extending the life of the molds. Personally, I'd rather pay more than go for the other options.

Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Egg_Head] #5354728 02/19/20 06:05 PM
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I don't think you can buy a better over the road tire for a truck than the defender ltx ...over 80,000 miles trouble free on the last truck set. Now if you're talking track tires or sticky road tires ...they are meant to self destruct in exchange for their stickiness.

Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: JOD] #5354733 02/19/20 06:12 PM
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Look up the TRX and PAX tire fiasco they foisted on the public. The dirty buggers screwed people left right and center with that fiasco and never owned up to or compensated anyone for it.
I wont buy anything from a company who does business this way and that includes Ford, another shabby operator. An 8 year old Ford Ranger 4x4 36k original, no rust or holes or body damage but the frame broke in 3 places.
Toyota replaced the frames on even older trucks free. Ford claimed it is the salt belt environment and the owners can basically scratch their backsides with a broken bottle.


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Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Egg_Head] #5354747 02/19/20 06:31 PM
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I stopped buying Michelin tires 5 years ago when they wouldn’t warrant an egg sized sidewall bulge on one of an almost new set of tires. Not worth the “premium” price.

Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Kawiguy454] #5354761 02/19/20 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Kawiguy454
I don't think you can buy a better over the road tire for a [light] truck than the defender ltx ...


I agree, the LTX is a superb tire, with fantastic tread life and class leading wet grip. $254 each, going up to $271 each, for my truck is more than pushing the limits though. Of course, I purchase my Michelin's at Costco, when they offer both free mounting and $100 off a set of 4.

When the highly rated Sumitomo's are $158 each, the competition is fierce indeed.


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Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Egg_Head] #5354799 02/19/20 07:28 PM
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I have some Michelin tires on my Honda and have 36,000 miles on them and they still have lots of tread left. So far so good for me.


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Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Egg_Head] #5354800 02/19/20 07:28 PM
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The number 1 criteria consumers think about for tires is PRICE.

Michelin is going to make 7 % more gross revenue, but lose 10 % + when more customers go, how much ... ??? Is there anything cheaper ? Yes. Yes there is ...


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Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: geeman789] #5354812 02/19/20 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by geeman789
The number 1 criteria consumers think about for tires is PRICE.

Michelin is going to make 7 % more gross revenue, but lose 10 % + when more customers go, how much ... ??? Is there anything cheaper ? Yes. Yes there is ...


I guess I'm part of the other 90% that just buys them because it's either Michelin or Continental. For some reason, more flats on Continental, figured I'd get the same with Michelin but so far no flats. Maybe just coincidental but running extra load tires that the other brands don't have in the same size.

Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Egg_Head] #5354843 02/19/20 08:06 PM
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Long time Michelin user here. But, my last set of truck tires dry rot-ed and so many others reporting dry rot with Michelin’s. My last 2 sets of tires were continentals.

Re: Michelin 7% Price Increase Effective 3/16/20 [Re: Egg_Head] #5354845 02/19/20 08:10 PM
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went to Toyo on my Lexus..kinda giddy about it, but think they went up too.


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