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Old 01-09-2016, 11:20 AM   #21
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Nokian is a high quality European tire maker. Their winter tires are highly regarded in Northern Europe. I've had a set of Nokian winter tires when I lived in Germany. They were very good. However, like switz mentioned, they could be difficult to obtain on the road. That is where having a spare that matches the others on the ground comes in handy.

I've had the Michelin LTX M/S2 P235/75/15 108TXL tires on my Ambassador for nearly five years now and I've not had any issues with them. They have about 25,000 miles on them. They will get replaced before the next long trip this summer.
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I think th OP can get away with 15" michelins but I can't on a 30'. For the price savings of having to switch to 16s I can just get a 5th and take the gym off the spare too. That would mitigate the on the road issue. Worst case, I use the spare one.
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Hi Lance

You should still have 2 or 3 years left in your Michelins, I have seen them run 10 without a problem, granted our climate is a little easier on them.

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Thanks Andrew I appreciate the advice and they may make it another five years, but I will be putting on new tires this summer. New 15" Michelins are about $750 including taxes and fees. That is only $150 per year over five years of use. I've gotten a lot of miles out of them and I can sell them on Craig's List for a little change.
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