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Summary:An all terrain tire designed for pickups and SUVs and is well suited on dry and wet pavement and light duty off-road conditions. It has a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty.
The Michelin LTX A/T 2 is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all terrain truck tire
models like the LTX A/T 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 A/T 2
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 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.
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.
I have a F250 diesel, best tires i have had on this truck so far, I have 30,000+ miles on these still have several thousand more, but wore to much to make the winter here, I will get a new set for winter and finish these off next summer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Long Time CR Subscriber
from Yucca Valley, CA
LTX AT2 Tread Separation (X2)
Tires 4 years old, 45,000 miles. Tread separation on 2 tires about a week apart (DOT B71573CXB7151009) but tires stayed intact. Tire pressure was meticulously maintained with a quality gauge. Tire wore very fast in the first 10,000 miles until edge sipes were gone, then minimally after that; tread life is now 40-50%. OEM Continentals also failed in 4 years/25,000 miles. Truck is used at GVWR about 25-33% of the time; and mostly on hard pavement, a little off-road, snow, and sand. My other 2 vehicles have Michelins, this is my first problem with Michelin in 40+ years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Kansas City, MO
Beware of Dry Rot problems on this tire
These tires replaced a set of Michelin LTX/AT tires that had lasted 85,000 miles and still had 1/2 the tread left after 8 years, but were getting loud. Replacing them with the LTX/AT2 was logical with the kind of life I got out of the first set. Boy was I wrong. The reduction in noise was great and noticeable immediately. Tires were great in snow and on dry pavement. 5 years into it and I have put about 20,000 miles on the tires. The tires are all cracked and dry rotted (on a vehicle driven almost everyday). Apparently the warranty only runs to 5 years so I am out of luck. I did not expect this especially after the premium I paid for these tires over competing products. I do not recommend these tires to anyone unless you put a lot of miles on and expect to replace the tires within 3 years.