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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 70,000 mile treadwear warranty.
The Michelin X Radial LT 2 is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire
models like the X Radial LT 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 X Radial LT 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.
The poor tire center had to mount the tires three times and they still lost air. The tires had to be filled with air once a week. The place I bought them from finally offered a refund and I am going with a different brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
very good tires
I have had at least 3 sets of these on Jeep Gr. Cherokees. Went to Fortera's twice, dumb. cost the same lasts 1/2 as long. Never ever again Good Year.<br />Michelins from now on
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from nashville, tn
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
X Radial -- Very good SUV tire.
I bought these 60,000 mile tires and now have about 75,000 miles on them on a Isuzu Rodeo. Since I've had them 7 years they're closer to dry-rot than any other problem. These tires are EXCELLENT. <br /><br />However, on my Toyota Sienna ... not as long lasting, I'm not sure why. I always anecdotally though the SUV version had more tread and hence more life.<br /><br />The biggest downside to the SUV version is tires had poor grip on wet pavement.<br /><br />I'm an X-User which means I'll buy PrintMichelin X Radials again for my Toyota Highlander.