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I put a set of these on a few years ago and find that with about 34K miles on them I am down to a little over 6/32 tread depth. Does this sound about right? I guess I expected a bit more life out of them but maybe this isn't too bad.

Mainly, I'm counting on trading this car in next April for a '18 OB and would like to use the Guaranteed Trade-in Program, which right now shows a good value for it. The car qualifies since it has low enough mileage (<75K) and is in good shape, but the minimum accepted tread depth is 5/32. I should be OK on that since we don't make long drives in the winter, but...
 

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2.5/32s usage in 34K miles is not bad at all. Means the tire should be in the (ignoring the 5/32 GTP guideline) replace me soon 2-4/32s at somewhere in the 60-70K miles. I'd be fine with that.


Also, thread moved to correct forum.
 

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I put a set of these on a few years ago and barely got 20K out of them for some reason. I drive very conservatively and they were all worn evenly. Not sure what the problem was.
 

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I put a set of these on a few years ago and barely got 20K out of them for some reason. I drive very conservatively and they were all worn evenly. Not sure what the problem was.
Same here on usage, but I am getting better mileage than your experience. The OEM tires were completely used up after 38K miles and I had hoped to do much better with the Michelins. But I should at least be able to trade in the car without having to buy tires.
 

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I only got 39k miles out of my set of Defender tires. It bothered me at first, but they gave me a pretty generous warranty credit towards the replacement set of tires. After considering that the warranty really addressed the early wear, I considered going with another set of Defender tires. But I ended up going with a set of Continental Control Contact. The are also a high mileage warranted tire, and they are slightly quieter than the Defender.
 

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I got almost 80K miles out my first set of Defenders. Have about 20K on the second set. Still fine in snow. And I just put a set on the Foz yesterday.
 
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