Michelin X Line Energy Z Wear Issues
My new Michelin X Line Energy Z steer tires are rolling rubber on the decoupler grooves, inside and outside of both front tires. It started doing this as soon as I left on the first trip with them. I attached a few pictures I took when they had 2,000 miles on them. I have a 2003 Peterbilt 379 with a 320 inch wheelbase and a 132 inch sleeper. The most weight I carry on my steers is 12,900 lbs. I have 11R22.5 H rated tires inflated to 115 psi which gives me a weight rating of 12,930 lbs on an axle. I spoke with my Michelin rep and he said to drop the air to 105 psi and see what that does. I dropped it to 105 psi and it is doing the same thing. I sent him another picture of the tire and he said they look okay and that it would be a month before he could come meet with me. My local tire dealer said they have never seen this type of wear. I am wondering if anybody else is having the same issues.
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