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      05-27-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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Michelin Tire Rant - HydroEdge 185 65 15s

So my wifes car gets a flat.

Her tires are fantastic. Michen HydroEdge 185 65 15.

Fantastic tires - great traction and excellent tread life.

One problem. The tires are on National Back order. I have called 10 different authorized dealers and no one has the tires in stock.

I called Michelin and asked them "What gives?" The tires are not even on their current production schedule and probably will not be available in that size for some time.

3 out of 4 tires have 75-80% tread life on them. Now I have to replace at least two tires...the Michelin rep says "oh just buy another model of tire."

Morons.

They are even on national backorder in the USA.
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Have you looked into any of the used tire places. I know there used to be one on Progress near Kennedy in Scarborough. Perhaps they might have one of those tires since it looks like getting a new one won't be an option.
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Have you looked into any of the used tire places. I know there used to be one on Progress near Kennedy in Scarborough. Perhaps they might have one of those tires since it looks like getting a new one won't be an option.
thanks for the advice. I did call a few in the York Region area. Couldn't find any that matched my size.

I did not know about the scarborough location.

Maybe next time.

I just bit the bullett and bought two brand new tires that have some what of a similar thread pattern...two michelins and two yoko's..while the extra michelin is now a spare. yes it looks bad, but it was the most practical and cheapest solution. Also its a front wheel drive car and it should suffice.
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I would buy a new set of tires and sell the old tires on kijiji or craiglist.



Good luck.
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