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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.
Bought these tires for my Tacoma 4x4 based on many reviews.<br /><br />Needed a tire that would get me to work and ski areas in all weather conditions and these tires haven't let me down.<br /><br />I've put over 55K miles on these in two years and still have a lot of tread left. <br /><br />The best deal I've found for these tires is through the Costco website (cheaper than buying them in the store?).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Crystal River fl
Good tires but noisy
Good Ride Good In Rain
I like everything about the tires except the constant loud hum from the tires. Very distracting
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Detroit, MI
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great truck tires!
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.