If I get 10K out of my tires I consider it an anomaly, and 6K is more normal (for the rears). 40K or 100K both sound like crazy talk to me. So maybe I'm coming at this from a slightly skewed perspective... :)Replacing two at a time is perfectly reasonable. If given a choice, I'd put the new tires in the front and keep old tires in the rear.Another 10K to 20K of expected life from the two older tires seems like a fairly significant number of miles to just "throw away" in the interest of getting more miles out of your tires. Sounds counter-productive to me.The real catch is that if you want to switch to a new brand (which I wouldn't recommend doing unless you replace all four) is that you'll face the same dilemma when the two old tires are finally used up but the two new ones you buy now won't be due for replacement yet.So if you do want to try a different brand, you're going to have to toss out at least a pair of perfectly good tires to do so. It's either now or later.So if trying the Michelins is worth that, there's no reason not to just do it now.
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