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#1 OFFLINE   pianewman

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:15 AM

2013 CMax. 73k on the odo, 33k miles on the tires (OEM size 225/50ZR17), tread is down to 4/32 and 5/32. Wear is very even, always run at 38-40psi, never any loss of air, no balance issues. Rotated every 5k miles.  Almost entirely highway miles, 65-75mph. Basically, the car is driven very gently (38-40mpg)

 

At the dealer for oil change and brake fluid change, and they red-flagged the tires as approaching the time to replace. Treads look great, still showing strong sipes, but shallow, at 4/32 and 5/32.

 

Does this sound like acceptable wear? I'm wondering if I'm into the "meat" of the tread, and therefore the longest wearing portion of the tread?

 

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#2 ONLINE   ptjones

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:57 AM

I have 74k miles on my OEM Michelin's and I'm getting 5/32 for outside and center, 4.5/32 inside for rears. 4.5/32 for outside and center, 4/32 for inside for front tires. I use and recommend 50 psi for OEM tires to get the best wear.I got 64k on first two sets of Michelin's on my car.  If original tires they are atleast 5 years old and also road surface conditions effect wear.  :)

 

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#3 OFFLINE   pianewman

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 12:01 PM

Thanks. Bought the car used (Ford CPO), had them swap tires(which were new!)/wheels from another used CMax, which is why I ended up with the Contis. They would not have been my first choice.

After researching at TireRack, which agrees for the most part with your observations, I've also learned that these Contis don't go much beyond 35-40k miles, so I guess I'm doing okay. I really didn't know they're considered "performance" all season...sigh...(they're also quite noisy...)


Edited by pianewman, 07 June 2018 - 12:05 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 12:02 PM

I have gotten 70-75k on two sets of OEM Michelins so far - mostly running upper 40s for psi.  I do go on down to, or near, the wear bars (2/32 I guess it is).  I also rotate at 5k intervals - helps prevent cupping.



#5 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 12:16 PM

What's a good rotation pattern for this car?



#6 OFFLINE   JAZ

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 01:09 PM

OEM Michelins are non-directional, other brands should be verified.  Both front tires straight back, both back tires crossed to the front.


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#7 OFFLINE   JAZ

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 01:11 PM

Tried posting link, no joy.  Just Google C-Max Owners Manual or read the one in the glove box.


Edited by JAZ, 07 June 2018 - 01:15 PM.


#8 ONLINE   ptjones

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:28 PM

I cross rotate very time which minimizes cupping caused be direction of rotation. :) 

 

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:40 PM

I cross rotate very time which minimizes cupping caused be direction of rotation. :)

 

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I'm going to do this (and 5 k rotations) as I've got to get past 45k miles with "no unbearable noise." :)


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#10 OFFLINE   jmcgliss

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:31 PM

We have experience with several sets of the Conti Extreme Contact DWS 06.  Rotating straight front to back has worked fine.

 

They have a much higher speed rating than the C-Max. 



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:45 PM

jmcgliss: So, how many miles are you/did you get out of your "...several sets of ContiExtreme..." tires?



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 07:40 AM

The original tires are very long lasting (70K miles +); remain quiet when worn and are OK on dry surface.  I just keep mine at 38PSI because the C-Max has such a stiff ride.   However, the grip is terrible on wet and light snow with these long last tires.  I would sacrifice a few MPG for better grip.



#13 ONLINE   ptjones

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:49 AM

We have experience with several sets of the Conti Extreme Contact DWS 06.  Rotating straight front to back has worked fine.

 

They have a much higher speed rating than the C-Max. 

Are you kidding me? :headscratch:  Our Michelin's are V rated which is faster than the car can go. :)  I disagree with you on being terrible on wet and snow with many miles in those conditions, they may not be the best, but definitely not terrible. IMO with 198k miles on my CMAX. :) 

 

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:47 AM

Ummm, I think you misread my post.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:06 PM

jmcgliss: How many miles did you get out of your various sets of Conti Extremes?



#16 ONLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:03 AM

Ummm, I think you misread my post.

I think you are right, Thanks

 

Paul








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