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Old 10-23-2014, 10:46 PM   #15
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:46 PM   #16
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Michelin should offer a 20% discount to run them out.
Now that you mention it, I think I remember the DTC salesman saying that they were discontinuing the white lettering, when I got new tires for the truck a few months ago. Anyone else hear that?


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Old 10-23-2014, 10:57 PM   #17
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Now that you mention it, I think I remember the DTC salesman saying that they were discontinuing the white lettering, when I got new tires for the truck a few months ago. Anyone else hear that?


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Both sets for my TV and TT, purchased this summer had raised white letters ....which I had assumed were passe.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:14 AM   #18
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Both sets for my TV and TT, purchased this summer had raised white letters ....which I had assumed were passe.
Hey, thanks.
This late in the evening and I finally scored my word for the day. I had a good idea what it meant, but had to google it to be sure.

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Old 10-24-2014, 12:35 AM   #19
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I wish raised white lettering would die. It seriously raises the cost of the tire. You have to imbed the white rubber and guard against bleed through, and you have to grind off the outer black rubber to get to the white after the tire is molded.

Interstateflyer chose the perfect word. The seventies called and they want their tacky tires and polyester shirts back.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:00 AM   #20
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Interstateflyer chose the perfect word. The seventies called and they want their tacky tires and polyester shirts back.
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Which is EXACTLY why I like them out!

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Old 10-24-2014, 05:42 AM   #21
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The eighteen year old me in '68 likes OUT ; the sixty-four year old me thinks IN .
My sentiments exactly.

The other thing I've gotten past is blacking out the white letters on the inside . Only I notice, and after a few months, the brake dust covers them anyway.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:52 AM   #22
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The eighteen year old me in '68 likes OUT ; the sixty-four year old me thinks IN .

Gotta decide by 0800 tomorrow.

Bob put one side of trailer letters in(door entry side) for the 64 year old in you and other side(street side )out for the 18year old in you, the reason you put the door side letters in is you don't want your wife to complain about the raised lettering that is seen every time you get into the trailer, you don't want any friction in close quarters , but when your feeling a bit on the older side with sore joints etc... Walk over to the street side and voila your 18 again!

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I had a 1973 Dodge Charger with the BFGoodrich Radial T/A's, raised white letters out... That thing looked sweet. I understand the "cool" thing today is black sidewalls, but that doesn't make it tacky. It's just out of style right now. Trust me, in 10 years, people will be begging for raised white letters again... I'm sure the twenty something's of today will look back on the hipster glasses and see them the same way we look at polyester and bell bottoms today, but doesn't mean they weren't the in thing to do at the time.

The best argument I see against making them is adding to the cost of the tire. Nobody today puts the letters out, so why the expense to manufacture them?

And, for a brief period recently, those polyester shirts and bell bottom pants were the cool thing to wear amongst the college crowd... So, I'm figuring the raised white letters with your car jacked up on air shocks can't be far behind.

-Red, still hep to the whitewall scene daddio...
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The raised white letters on the Michelin LTs are a lot more subtle than the big white letters back in the 70s. Simple thin white lines outlining the brand name. Not that tacky, kind of attractive.

Scamp, not a bad idea! Feed both inner selves!

My tires are being mounted on the wheels as I speak. IN.

If fashion trends change in a few years, I'll remount them OUT.
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I am on my second set of Michelins. I ran the first set with the raised lettering in because I was worried that in some local places I might not be legal running them and I did not want to advertise it. The second set is mounted with the lettering out. All I can say is that they seem to pull just as well each way. I like them better with the lettering out.
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Question What are we talking about?

OK, I have a question. What are we talking about? It seems to me reading the posts that there are two or more different subjects being discussed.

One being in or out as in or out of style. This is what I'm posting about.

The other being in or out as embossed versus recessed.

Another possibility, mount the tires with white lettering showing or hidden

Which are we supposed to be talking about?

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Ken:

The thread is about mounting the raised white letters on the Michelin LTXs outward, where they can be seen, or inward where they can't.

A throwback to our youth.

I can see how the thread title could be confusing.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:29 AM   #28
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The thread is about mounting the raised white letters on the Michelin LTXs outward, where they can be seen, or inward where they can't.

A throwback to our youth.

I can see how the thread title could be confusing.
OK, no problem for me then, as I have fairly new ones on both truck and trailer. They have no white lettering. (thank goodness)

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