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OEM Michelin Primacy MXV4 93V Tire Update
Did my second tire rotation today at 18,000 km, with a careful measurement of the remaining tread, which started out new at 9.5/32". I was surprised at how much wear there was, and that it was not even across the tread. Here are the average measurements in 32's" for the 4 tread grooves, from outside to inside"
7.6 - 7.3 - 7.3 - 8.1
The minimum tread depth I measured was 7/32".
At 8,000 km the average was about 9/32". At the rate they are wearing they will only make 40,000 km when they reach 4/32". I see the Michelin warranty is supposed to be 100,000 km. It appears there is no way they will get close to that even if you went down to 2/32" as the warranty requires.
Any thoughts on how to go about getting a tread life warranty on these tires? In the past I have found tread life warranties are almost impossible to collect on.
The other issue here is that I have been running the Toyota recommended maximum pressure of 38 psi. However, it appears the center of the tire is wearing more than the outside, and there may be a downside to running the higher pressure. I adjusted the pressure back down to the standard pressure recommended by Toyota of 35. Will see in future rotations if that makes any difference.
2012 Camry XLE Hybrid