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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.
I was disappointed with this purchase. I paid extra to get good tires and found no one would rotate them after 40k miles because there was dry rot and cracking between treads. Purchasing new tires now and only have 50k miles on the michelins. I expected better.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Better than OEM
Good For Offroad Tire
Put these tires on a 2010 Tacoma 4x4 TRD Offroad. Much better than the OEM BFGoodrich's they replaced. I wanted a tire that was truly for all seasons with some offroad capability. The OEM's were fine on road and offroad but were absolutely horrible in the snow/ice. These tires provided same if not better offroad performance and are much improved in the winter time. I recommended this to a friend who also put them on his Tacoma. Both of us noticed less rolling resistance and road noise. Only complaint is that they are a bit expensive but expected when you buy Michelin.<br /><br />Neither of us have experienced the air loss or cracking issues listed by other users. These tires are also now OEM on some stock Fords and Chevys.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Tom S
from Hartford, CT
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Installed the tires on my F150 Supercrew as replacement for the awful BF Goodrich OE tires. Was excited to get the tires following reviews by Tire Rack. Very harsh ride seemed worth it given the great performance improvement, especially in winter conditions, over the BF Goodrich tires. However, the tires began to develop hundreds of sidewall cracks that I assume were dry rot at about 20,000 miles. Got worse and worse to the point I no longer believed they were safe. Replaced them with Bridgestone Revo's even though they had at least half tread life remaining. Michelin would not help. I did file a complaint to no avail with NTSB. The REVO's do not perform as well as the Michelins but no cracks so far.