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Michelin LTX M/S 2
 
Approximate retail price:
$182
Summary: An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 70,000 mile treadwear warranty.
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About - Michelin LTX M/S 2

The Michelin LTX M/S 2 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire models like the LTX M/S 2 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

A French company, Michelin has its North America headquarters in Greenville, S.C. As a global tire maker, it offers tires for nearly all applications. In North America, it owns the BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. Founded in 1891, Michelin first introduced the radial tire, and the company continues to be a pioneer in tire technologies. Michelin tires generally perform impressively in our all-weather tests and offer many models with low rolling resistance and long tread life.

Features & Specs - Michelin LTX M/S 2
info Size tested P265/70R17
info Speed rating T
info Treadwear warranty 70000
info UTQG treadwear 720
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
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User Reviews - Michelin LTX M/S 2
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5.0
Smooth and Quiet All Terrain Tire
7/24/2014
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought six new LTX M/S2 tires for our Class C RV and could not be happier with their performance. Ride comfort/jarring and highway noise level in our motorhome was vastly improved over the previous set of tires that came with the coach. <br /><br />Have not had the chance to drive them in the rain yet, however their top rating for hydroplaning, as tested by Consumer Reports, leaves me feeling confident that they will perform very well. <br /><br />They also track straight on the highway, and require much less driver input vs. the tires they replaced. This is especially comforting when driving a 13,000lb. RV at highway speeds in traffic and crosswinds. <br /><br />I check MPG with each tank of gas, and did not see a reduction in MPG with the new LTX M/S2 tires. That being said, if I did experience a slight reduction in MPG due to the softer sidewall, the tradeoff would be acceptable given the smooth and quiet ride these tires provide. <br /><br />I just put a set of LTX M/S2's on my Sequoia as well, and will try to update with more information once I get some miles on them.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Questionable Quality
7/3/2014
Pros
Tread life
Cons
Sidewalls Cracking
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased (2) sets of Michelin tires in 2012. One set was the Primacy by Michelin for an Accord these tire are fine. The other set was the LTX by Michelin for a Tundra they are 2 years old with over 7,000 miles put on them. Each tire is showing cracks on the sidewalls. Being out in the sun has had NO effect on one set but has affected the other set?? I am not buying that. BJ's Monroe says they all have sidewall cracks...not buying that either. This cracking is just the result of defects and dry rot. Just a bad run of tires.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
tires dont last they start to crack
5/6/2014
Pros
Handling
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Tires came on the 2011 Honda ridgeline I purchased in 2011. 3 years later I am battling the dealership to have them replaced. The tires have 8000 Miles on them yes 8000 and are cracking all over and losing air. Cracking in the tread area as well as sidewalls. This type of tires has many recalls but not the 245/65/R17 size I have. Read many reviews all say tires crack and don't last.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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