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Michelin 12r22.5 6 tires installed 6/21/18 $4,711.22
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Last year at this time I bought 6 Cooper Roadmaster RM185HH 315/80-22.5.
Ran me about $305 usd each and $25 each for bean bags and mounting.
All in about 2k
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I am looking at Toyo M 170's, in 12R. Any pro or con on the M 170's?
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Changed my tires from the Toyo M177 to the TOYO M154 295/75-22.5 installed total cost $2,498 with all taxes.

The M177 are steer tires with a small cooling lip very close to the edges which will shave off from the tag wheels and look terrible.
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On Don's last trip home with the M380 he lost a Michelin due to a road hazard and got a Toyo as a temp. replacement (inside drive wheel, left side) from the road service people. I think the Toyo has a different contact patch as it heats up faster than the tire next to it. Obviously I've now put 4,000 miles on this setup and Don about 2,000 miles. Should I be overly concerned (i.e. don't drive anywhere except to the shop?) Normally I obviously wouldn't run this way intentionally but it's on my radar.
First thing, the Toyo is a different compound then the Michelin's. Second, tread depth will also be a factor. Third, wether they are the same ply rating. Fourth, air pressure within 2 lbs of each other.
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I had 4 Black Lion put on the back for $1100.00
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According to the Michelin and Toyo handbooks, the 295/80 XZA2s are 41.3 inches in diameter, and the 295/80 M144 is 41.5 inches in diameter.


In addition, the Michelins had over 12000 miles of wear when the Toyo was added.



During the 2K miles I drove with the Toyo I did see its pressure rise higher than the opposite inner (inners always gain pressure when running more than outers), but not excessively. I wasn't running in the 110+ temps that Chip saw on his way home.
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I went with Micheline XZE's 12R's. They are expensive but good tires. The ride is softer which is nicer for ride, not as good for handling.

The R250's that I took off the rear turned out to be 20 years old! Date codes were on the inside and I did trust the memory of the previous owner. Those tires are HARD but the handling was better. They still looked pretty good at that age!
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I went with Micheline XZE's 12R's. They are expensive but good tires. The ride is softer which is nicer for ride, not as good for handling.

The R250's that I took off the rear turned out to be 20 years old! Date codes were on the inside and I did trust the memory of the previous owner. Those tires are HARD but the handling was better. They still looked pretty good at that age!

This may be in my head,but i don't think new bus tires drive good until you get some miles/heat cycles in them.
I think it took a few thousand miles to get my current set of tires to drive well.
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This may be in my head,but i don't think new bus tires drive good until you get some miles/heat cycles in them.
I think it took a few thousand miles to get my current set of tires to drive well.
Makes perfect sense to me. Kinda like getting new pair of shoes
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