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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 70,000 mile tread wear warranty.
The Michelin LTX M/S 2 is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire
models like the LTX M/S 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 M/S 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.
Have put 75000 miles on these tires in just over 4 years. Went to a repair shop to have a screw removed that we had run over and were told that the tires are so badly dry rotted that they would not dismount the tire to do the repair. These were expensive tires and I'd expect better quality for Michelin
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Chris M
from Longmont, CO
Better than Cooper Discoverer and M/S1
I live in Colorado and have had Michelin M/S1 tires on my Cherokee in the past, which were great on dry roads but not very good in the snow. Then I switched to Cooper Discoverer, which were less expensive and much better in the snow with siping done by the tire shop. After getting an unrepairable screw in one of the Coopers I was able to pick up a set of four used M/S2 with only 50 miles on them. I drove up to the ski resort the day after, although the roads were dry, and they handle much better than the Coopers. Will probably have to wait until next fall to check out the snow performance.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By M Dags
from Roscoe, IL
The Lexus GX470 handles like a dream,NOW
Dealer recommended them 72,000 miles ago.<br />I will definitely buy again. The Lexus GX470 was horrible in the snow and not the best handling. The Mich LTX M/s2 were a game changer. It amazes me that a premium car company does not have them on the vehicle out of the factory.