Michelin CrossClimate2 Installed

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the rubber is so soft I’ll be amazed they rate it to 60k. to my thumb nail I can’t see them making it past 30k. But, my wife has had them for at least half a year and they are not wearing quickly. This has been very curious to me.
 

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Ok guys, update. My son had some front end work done and had the tires on for awhile before the work. After seeing them off the car it would appear to be a car issue with uneven, albeit all in a similar way, wear.
 

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If they’re good enough for the Queen’s Lexus, then they’re good enough for BITOG commoners…

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about cc+...... esp was flashing at me this wet august, during a bit faster driving.
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now almost 50000km, me wonders if this getting is a good life from them.
this and last year - more road noise...
before winter, i need to change tyres, but not sure if CC2 or Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 :eek:
(i´d prefer one which does not harden so fast.)
 
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about cc+...... esp was flashing at me this wet august, during a bit faster driving.
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now almost 50000km, me wonders if this getting is a good life from them.
this and last year - more road noise...
before winter, i need to change tyres, but not sure if CC2 or Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 :eek:
(i´d prefer one which does not harden so fast.)
I’ve only had one set of GY tires that didn’t seem to harden too quickly… all the rest were useless in the rain long before the tread was worn. I’m no longer much interested in treadwear because the effective rain grip is gone long before the rubber depth.
 
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I had the CrossClimate2's installed on my Camry Hybrid last weekend. They're great as far as grip (had a hard rain this week) and hopefully wear, but I've really taken a fuel economy hit. Where I used to get 50+ MPG, I'm now getting low to mid 40s on the highway. I took a trip this week from SW Missouri to Houston, there was no wind to speak of, and sunny and dry the entire trip and I'm sitting @ 42-43 MPG. Disappointing in that respect. The car's mileage does seem to be pretty sensitive to wind in general.
 
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I had the CrossClimate2's installed on my Camry Hybrid last weekend. They're great as far as grip (had a hard rain this week) and hopefully wear, but I've really taken a fuel economy hit. Where I used to get 50+ MPG, I'm now getting low to mid 40s on the highway. I took a trip this week from SW Missouri to Houston, there was no wind to speak of, and sunny and dry the entire trip and I'm sitting @ 42-43 MPG. Disappointing in that respect. The car's mileage does seem to be pretty sensitive to wind in general.
The reviews have shown a trend for a mpg hit. I can’t compare because I went to a smaller wheel size when I bought mine and my mpg has stayed 1 mpg better, but it’s not apples to apples. I suspect they will probably improve with age a little. The Yokohamas on my truck are improving gradually with age.

edit: my lateral traction with the CC2s IS improving. My earlier reviews mention less sideways grip with plenty of gentle warning (fun in a RWD), but to be clear they are beginning to hold more lateral force than they did before.
 
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