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.
I bought the Michelin LTX M/S 2 tires for my wife's Ford Explorer last year and was immediately impressed with how well these handled. These tires left a great impression on how more responsive the Explorer reacted on turns, so much I could swear they decreased the explorer's turning radius from previous tires. This year I needed to replace the tires on my Ford Edge, but Michelin did not make the LTX M/S 2 tires in my Edge's required size. But, two weeks ago I purchased a set of the LTX M/S 2 for my son's Ford Escape...and again they are much better than the previous Continental tires. Loves these tires!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from REDDING CA.
SHORT TREAD LIFE
Wet Dry Grip
Less Than 12 Treaed Life
ON 1999 F250 SUPER DUTY 4X4 HAVE HAD THESE TIRES FOR 4-1/2 YEARS AND PUT 25,500 MILES ON THEM. HAVE THEM ROTATED AND BALANCED AT THE TIRE STORE FOR FREE EVERY 5000-6000 MILES. CHECK PRESSURE REGULARLY. VERY LITTLE OFF ROAD EXCEPT TO LAUNCH THE BOAT FROM A DIRT RAMP AND OCCASIONAL GRAVEL ROADS. WENT IN FOR A ROTATE AND BALANCE AND THEY SAY ITS TIME FOR REPLACMENT. SO NOT IMPRESSED WITH THE MILAGE. TO THEIR CREDIT I CAN GET A LITTLE OVER HALF OFF THE NEXT SET.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from St. Louis MO
Good tires in all respects except one terrible aspect which negates all others. These are absolutely the most noisy tires I have ever experienced, by a factor of 5. The noise is unbearable. I would never, ever recommend these tires to anyone.