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 Post subject: New Michelin Defenders, Range dropped to 88
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:16 pm 
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I just got some new tires for my Rav 4 and the milage dropped from around 95-98 to around 88. It was a pretty immediate drop as well without any reset on my part. I bought them because I saw a lot of people on here getting them. Was this to be expected? Or did I get the wrong style of Defenders?

225/65R-17 MICHELIN DEFENDER LTX M/S


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 Post subject: Re: New Michelin Defenders, Range dropped to 88
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:26 pm 
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The Defender LTX M/S is really not the same as what others have bought. It is classified as a "Highway All Season" tire, a classification that I universally avoid. I have the Defender with no name modifier, which is discontinued. It was replaced by the Defender T+H which is a "Standard Touring All Season" tire. If I was choosing a Michelin tire today for the RAV4 EV, I would get the Premier LTX, a "Crossover/SUV Touring All Season" tire.

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 Post subject: Re: New Michelin Defenders, Range dropped to 88
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:16 pm 
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Thanks Mike. Guess I'm stuck for a few years.


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 Post subject: Re: New Michelin Defenders, Range dropped to 88
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:30 am 
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Allen wrote:
Thanks Mike. Guess I'm stuck for a few years.


Sell them on eBay and get the right ones.


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 Post subject: Re: New Michelin Defenders, Range dropped to 88
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:55 pm 
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New tires always give lower efficiency. They will improve some as they wear.


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