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Summary:An all terrain tire designed for pickups and SUVs, well suited on-road and for light duty off-road conditions. It has a 60,000 mile tread wear 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.
Tires came with new F150 less than 3 weeks ago. On our first trip one tire went completely flat. There was a hole near the seam. The dealer said we had caused it. On the trip back 3 of the remaining tires lost 10-15 psi of pressure. Less than 3 days later a second tire went completely flat and a hole was found in exactly the same place as the other. Again the other 2 new tires have slowly begun to loose pressure. I will be replacing them with another brand as neither the dealer or Micheline have been of any assistance.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Donald Duck
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Installed on a 2007 Honda Ridgeline. 58,000 miles on the tires now and still 1/2 tread.Beyond excellent traction in the wet. These are driven about 70% high speed highway (80+ MPH), 10% city, 20% off road in mines and quarries.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Quality Control Advisor
from Alexandria, VA
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good overall tire
These tires (275/65x20) came equipped on a 2011 F-250 King Ranch Crew Cab. This vehicle is parked outside in all weather in Alexandria, VA. The vehicle is primarily used to drive between VA and MI several times a year, with a total of 39k miles in just under 4 years. This is not a daily driver vehicle but may be used occasionally on the weekend in the city if not driven to rural MI.<br /><br />I am a conscientious driver and vehicle owner who follows manufacturers' guidelines. As such I examine the tires for proper inflation, rotation and alignment. I also use tire cleaner to help protect the tire from the elements.<br /><br />I have found these tires to be very suitable for my application. The tires are quiet on the highway; maintain traction in wet conditions quite well; handle well in congested DC traffic; and maintained good traction in snow 10-12 inches deep in four wheel drive. The tire performed well in snow as the siping picked up snow to gain traction. Tire wear has been acceptable for my style of driving. I anticipate getting an addition 20-25k miles yet on this set of tires (total = 60-65k miles).<br /><br />At about 3 years and 8 months I began to notice cracking in the tire just outside of the bead of the tires/wheels. I don't find this surprising as the vehicle sets outside year round in direct exposure to the sun as well as the occasional snow plow dispensing salt, with temperatures varying between 0-95 degrees fahrenheit throughout the year. I don't feel this cracking is a threat to the integrity of the tire at this time. I've experienced this same exposure related minimal cracking on various tire brands without any negative long term effect.<br /><br />I also noticed that the tire pressure (62 PSI) seems to have maintained much better than a different brand of tire on a different make SUV when the weather suddenly got colder. I'm unsure as to the reason for this, but suspect it may have something to do with the quality of the tire inflation stem.<br /><br />I am satisfied overall with the performance of this tire and will seriously consider it when deciding a replacement.