Posted by Eric Stewart on June 09, 1999 at 12:13:54:
In Reply to: Re: Need Help on Michelin roadhandler T Plus posted by Robert Hanson on June 02, 1999 at 19:48:52:
The Michelin Roadhandler T Plus is identical (except for tread pattern and sidewall markings) to the Michelin X-One. I have a set on my wife's Windstar and am quite well pleased with them.
I did very lengthy and careful research on the RoadHandlers before I bought them to be sure of my facts. Even though the Sears autocentre told me that they were, in fact, X-One's, I didn't believe them until I talked to my brother-in-law who is one of the shift managers in Michelin's Waterville, Nova Scotia plant where these tires are made. He said that the construction (ie: carcass, bead, belts, EVERYTHING) is identical. The only difference is the tread design and the sidewall markings. Therefore, if you can get a better deal at the Sears Auto Centre than X-One's are priced elsewhere then go for it without reservations.
If you look at the brochure for the Michelin X-One, side-by-side with Sears' brochure on the Roadhandler T Plus, much of the wording (like the tires!) is identical.
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