Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

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Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti I35
Miles Driven on Tires: 6,000
Location: Boston, MA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Initial Review: 6,000 miles on tires
January 10, 2013

excellent tire overall. superb noise control ( almost silent) and excellent grip for dry,wet,snow and ice. ( as good as it can be for an all season tire). One of the best all season tire so far. my tire rating is (93V)

I have however two issues with this tire:

a) Temperature rise seems to be high. most of my previous tires ( bridgestones,coopers, goodyear ) generally tend to be 2-2.5 psi after a drive. The michelins are atleast 3.5 psi and usually 4psi higher than normal. This is resulting in a bumpy ride. I have since reduced my default cold pressure from 32 psi to 31 psi at this time and this seems to help and nuetralize the gain. I will try 30.7 psi. Right now it is winter, but maybe in summer it might be worse. something to keep track of.

b) tires are little hard the first 5k miles and seem to soften up after that for a much more comfortable ride. I have lowered the comfort rating a little bit in this review, but otherwise an excellent all season tire. given that these are 60k mile tires, you need to be a tad patient on the comfort. 5-6k might be the break in period for these

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