I still have the OEM Michelin style tires on my 100. They have about 5mm of tread left.
Anybody have any idea of how many miles these have left on them?
It sounds like 50 to 60K miles is a good working number. So I'm looking at around 15 to 20 K more miles on these tires. Which would translate to next spring/summer before I could justify replacing these tires based on wear. The PO's service records indicate that the spare is OEM, which is kind of scary. But it hasn't been exposed to UV, So even at 9 years old it would probably get me home.
Agreed nothing more fun than changing a tire on the side of the road to start with. Trying to free rusty hardware and located unfamiliar tools could only add to the fun. Plus you can almost bet that a flat will only happen at night on a road with a narrow shoulder in the rain.I could see why a newer but used tire might be better. Some tires will hold air well when unloaded but collapse when put under the car.
Probably a good idea to lower the spare, inspect it, mount it on the truck and take it for a short drive to see if you feel you can depend on it. It's good to practice getting the spare out, the truck up and the spare mounted in good light and clear weather. You don't want to do it the first time on the trail, in the rain, at night and find the spare winch is frozen with rust or the PO lost the spare "hook" ...
i drive my 100 very fast too. and on soft snow tires and i still get over 50k on them. there done as snow tires now but will get me to the winter. i have no idea how loud thinks he goes through tires in 15k . lol.
That seems like excessive wear at any speed, unless you have an alignment problem or consistently run your tires over/under pressure.because i went through two sets of LTX's in the first two years of having the truck, which i did about 30k miles. Ive since now started going a little easier so i can stretch them to 20-25k.
Dont laugh at me if you dont know what im talking about.