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Michelin LTX M/S 2
 
Approximate retail price:
$189.47
Summary: An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 70,000 mile tread wear 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 70,000
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
Great truck tires!
9/8/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced the ~6 year old Goodyear Wranglers on my '99 Dodge Dakota 5.2L 4x4 about 1.5 years and ~10,000+ miles ago. We live in SE Michigan and planned on using the truck for road trips, camping, and getting around when it snows.<br /><br />So far I am thrilled with these tires. While I cannot attest unquestionably to the tread wear as I only have ~10,000+ miles they have been rotated twice in that time period and a thorough visual inspection seems to indicate they're wearing on target with the warranty. I have read numerous reviews complaining about them not living up to anywhere near the warranty. Generally a quality tire like this installed properly properly, on an aligned vehicle in good shape should be close.<br /><br />As for traction and handling I couldn't be happier. These are great tires for what I needed which is mostly city/highway driving with light off road use. They track better and are quieter and more comfortable than a truck all-terrain alternative. We had a record level snowfall in our region last winter and I was no less than stunned at the 4x4 snow traction. They accelerated, braked, and handled confidently - almost to the point of needing to use caution with other less-prepared vehicles. The wet weather traction is also great - they seem to be very resistant to hydroplaning.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Did not come close to advertised mileage
8/5/2014
Pros
Tread life
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
great tire
7/29/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Ride comfort
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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