Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

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Vehicle: 2010 Lexus RX 350 AWD
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 100
Location: Penn Valley, CA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Primacy MXM4
Follow-Up Review: 1,000 miles on tires
June 26, 2012
After the first 1,000 miles a few thoughts. I was debating between the V and T rated versions of the same tire, same size although my new Lexus RX 350 came with V' rated Bridgestone tires. The T version was $50/tire lower in cost so I gave it serious consideration. Since I do not drive at sustained speeds over 140 MPH I saw no reason for the "V" rated tire. After discussing this topic with various tire people I was advised to go with the V version as it has a stiffer sidewall and thus provides better performance and handling even though the speed rating was not really applicable. I opted for the more expensive V rated version. I have no idea how the T version would have handled however I can say the ride quality with the V version is very rough. The original Bridgestone tires did not exhibit the harsh ride that the Michelin's are delivering. I drive on excellent roads in California, no pot holes, etc. Please note, I over inflate the Michelin tires by two pounds, just as I did with the original Bridgestone's. I am counting on the Michelin's delivering 55,000+ miles versus the 31,000 I got from the Bridgestone's so I'll accept the ride quality issue and hope it improves over time. I wish to reiterate my complete satisfaction with my tire purchase experience from Tire Rack and their recommended installer.
Initial Review: 100 miles on tires
May 25, 2012

At this point I want to thank Tire Rack for an outstanding performance. Tire ordered on day one...delivered on day two. Tremendous follow-up!

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