Agreed, I actually got over 100,000 miles on a set of Michelins.I will be shocked if I don't get to 50 or 60k. I'm almost to 40 right now and I've got plenty of tread left. Rotations are the name of the game and I have mine rotated every oil change. I have always done that with every vehicle I have ever owned and haven't had any short life tires like so many people complain of and I have owned many many brands and sizes.
I used to get about 25-30k on the speed rated (V and Z) tires on a Mercedes and a BMW. Wouldn't think those would be on an ML however.Yup... I'm shocked as well. I had a MB ML500, that needed tires every 15-18k. So yes, shocked is an understatement when I got these numbers.
I vented to the guy at Infiniti and he said the low profile 22" are a problem but the 20" seem fine. Not sure why that is. Maybe the low profile don't give as much??I got an AMAZING 50k out of my OEMs (20inch) tires... purchased the same brand, as the Michelin's were to expensive in my opinion. They might be a little noisier than Michelin's, but they held up pretty well in my book.
We had a ton of snow last week, and the "Beast" held up fine, while other cars/trucks were spinning out all over the place.