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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 have a cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The last 12 miles can be very muddy. With my old tires I would have to be in 4wd most of the way. With these aggressive tread design. Not once did I have to go to 4wd to get in and out. They are also very impressive on snow. Only have 2 problems. They cut my gas mileage down about 2mpg on the road. And they pick up small stones and then throw them out at highway speeds.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Wrightwood, CA
Failing at under 23K miles
These tires show no tire wear such as smoothing but at less than 23K miles, chunks of tread are coming off of only the outer 1-2 of all four tires. There is splitting in what I will call the body of the tire as well. In the past week, tires will lose more than 20 lbs of pressure overnight. Maybe they are part of the big recall, don't know. I will certainly check.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Columbus Ohio
Great Truck Tires
Excellent overall tires, Michelin Does it again. I have had these tires on a Infinity QX4 (pathfinder) SUV for about 6 years and 30k miles. they still have plenty of tread to get to 60k Warranty or further. Tires have nice soft comfort, excellent braking and traction (snow too) but are still very rugged in dirt and minor offroading. I will remain high on Michelin tires and their overall value!