What's this? Overall score emphasizes safety-related tests, including braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Displayed scores are rounded; models are listed in order of precise overall score.
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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 70,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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 is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
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
Size tested The size of the tested model.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
Tires performed very well until the tread wore down. And it wore down way too fast. I have 37,000 miles on them on my 2009 Ford F-150. Rotate every 5000 miles when I get my oil changed. They now have 4/32 of an inch on them. They started at 12/32 of an inch. They are half way to the 70,000 mile warranty but will never make it. I don't trust them on wet roads, let alone the snow we'll see in 3 months. Will not buy again. Way too pricey for a short lived tire.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Mt. Shasta, Ca.
I do alot of driving in the dirt, great traction on my ford F150 4x4. Most of my mileage is mountain highway driving. Does a great job in both wet and dry. I had the LT2 and it did start to crack, but I see none of that on these LTX m/s 2's.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Orange County, CA
Smooth and Quiet All Terrain Tire
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.