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Bridgestone Dueler Alenza or Michelin Defender LTX

Hi Folks,
I have narrowed down to two tire choices for my JGC EcoDiesel Overland w 20" wheels. I know many of you have good experience with other tires, but for several reasons I'm down to only these two...

I would like to hear your experience if you've used either of these two tires on your JGC WK2. I would like to hear your opinions on noise, treadwear and how they handle inclement weather and off-road.

A bit about my driving...I average 4000 miles/month, so treadwear is very important. I got the JGC EcoD because I also need a bit of off-road and towing capability while getting good MPG. (My JGC ROCKS so far!!). Vast majority are highway miles so noise and comfort are important too.

The Bridgestone Dueler Alenza PLUS gets really great reviews on tirerack. I've read some reviews on here about the older-style Alenza which was not nearly as good. 80K miles warranty is very attractive.

The Michelin is, well, a Michelin...which usually means pretty damn good. It also gets great reviews.

I'm not really able to deal with two sets of wheels/tires so I need a tire that can do it all.

Any advice and/or experience would be appreciated...

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Re: Bridgestone Dueler Alenza or Michelin Defender LTX

I have the Bridgestone Dueler Alenza plus in the 265/50-20 they are probably the best set of tires I've ever had. They are great in rain, snow and ice. They wear really well I have about 16K on them and they look like new. They wear very evenly on my 2014 Ecodiesel and they balance out well with very little wheel weights on each wheel. Don't get me wrong I'm a Michelin guy I really like Michelins. When I bought these tires the Michelin Defender wasn't out nor was the Michelin Premier LTX. I bought these because they have the 800 tread wear and they are Traction A and Temperature A. I have them on the Overland wheels which I will keep and run on my 2017 when I get it in. I can tell the difference because I rotate these between the stock Michelins and there are times when I was running the Michelins and I wish I had the Bridgestone's on and never the other way around. They are much better than the stock Michelin latitudes on wet roads, snow covered roads and ice. I would definitely buy these tires again. The only thing I can't speak to is off road use other than gravel roads which I have had no issues. Overall a great tire. Keep them rotated, balanced and keep your front end aligned and you will get all of 80K out of them and then some
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Re: Bridgestone Dueler Alenza or Michelin Defender LTX

This is exactly the kind of feedback I was hoping for...thanks! I am leaning toward the Bridgestones due to the mileage warranty and the $140 rebate being offered.
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Re: Bridgestone Dueler Alenza or Michelin Defender LTX

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I have the Bridgestone Dueler Alenza plus in the 265/50-20 they are probably the best set of tires I've ever had. They are great in rain, snow and ice. They wear really well I have about 16K on them and they look like new. They wear very evenly on my 2014 Ecodiesel and they balance out well with very little wheel weights on each wheel. Don't get me wrong I'm a Michelin guy I really like Michelins. When I bought these tires the Michelin Defender wasn't out nor was the Michelin Premier LTX. I bought these because they have the 800 tread wear and they are Traction A and Temperature A. I have them on the Overland wheels which I will keep and run on my 2017 when I get it in. I can tell the difference because I rotate these between the stock Michelins and there are times when I was running the Michelins and I wish I had the Bridgestone's on and never the other way around. They are much better than the stock Michelin latitudes on wet roads, snow covered roads and ice. I would definitely buy these tires again. The only thing I can't speak to is off road use other than gravel roads which I have had no issues. Overall a great tire. Keep them rotated, balanced and keep your front end aligned and you will get all of 80K out of them and then some
By the way...did you notice any effect on MPG? I see these tires are about 9 pounds heavier that the OEM goodyear Fortera's.
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Re: Bridgestone Dueler Alenza or Michelin Defender LTX

I agree with WI2Overland, I have a set of Dueler Alenzas that perform great. I had them put on with new rims when it was brand new with about 50 miles on them, and I just turned over 60k miles on the Jeep. Now, I don't use them in the dead of winter, where I swap them out for Blizzaks, but in very light snow they have seen, heavy rain, dry weather, exit ramps etc, for the last (about) 50 k miles these have been on there, I love them. I may have another year or two worth of life on them. I'll definitely be buying them again.


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