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Old 11-11-2014, 09:47 PM
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Re: Michelin Latitude Tour

It's official.
The crap-tastic OEM Michelins are gone.
Replaced with Goodyear Wrangler A/T Adventure w/Kevlar.

Initial impression in the ice covered parking lot of Discount Tires?
2 thumbs up.
Before going in I 'goosed' it a little in the parking lot and the back end kicked out like I had RWD.
After the Goodyears were installed, I was simply propelled forward with the traction control light coming on for a split second.

No noticeable increase in road noise up to 70mph on 'normal' roads. There are some concrete sections of road here in the Twin Cities that create noise for any tire and on those sections the Wranglers were a bit louder.

Of course I had to check PSI once I got home. 2 were at 35.5psi and the other 2 were at 40psi. Seriously? How hard is it to set 4 tires to the same PSI?

Bring on the snow! (The southern suburbs of the Twin Cities didn't see the snow depth of the northern suburbs, darn.)

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Re: Michelin Latitude Tour

2012 Laredo X.. Got 55k out of my Latitudes. Wasn't a fan of them on wet/snow roads. Not horrible, but not confidence inspiring either. Switched to the Wrangler Adventures. A little louder, not noticeable unless you're listening for it. No complaints on dry roads. Alittle firmer than the Lats. Gonna find out how they handle in snow tonight with the blizzard coming to the northeast. I'll keep you guys posted.


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Old 01-26-2015, 06:54 PM
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I ended up trading out my Latitudes before 50k in favor of Falken Rocky Mountain ATS and they've been phenomenal. We got hit with terrible snow and ice back in January and I plowed through it all with little problem. Considering how unprepared NM is for snow, I was very pleased with my decision to swap out the shoes before winter hit!


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2012 Laredo X.. Got 55k out of my Latitudes. Wasn't a fan of them on wet/snow roads. Not horrible, but not confidence inspiring either. Switched to the Wrangler Adventures. A little louder, not noticeable unless you're listening for it. No complaints on dry roads. Alittle firmer than the Lats. Gonna find out how they handle in snow tonight with the blizzard coming to the northeast. I'll keep you guys posted.


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Congrats for getting 55k from your Lattitudes......seriosly.
I didn't get half of that from mine, and replaced with the Michelin LTX. I have owned four other Jeeps as well as two other suv brands and never had tires wear out as fast as the Latitudes.
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Re: Michelin Latitude Tour

Just swung over to the inlaws to shovel their driveway.. Because it's not a blizzard unless you get a hernia. Adventures were good, light years ahead of the latitudes in snow. Just what I wanted.. A good year round tire with alittle extra for northeast winters. I recommend.


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Just swung over to the inlaws to shovel their driveway.. Because it's not a blizzard unless you get a hernia. Adventures were good, light years ahead of the latitudes in snow. Just what I wanted.. A good year round tire with alittle extra for northeast winters. I recommend.


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There you go! Out of everything I have ever driven in snow, the lattitudes were scary last year so l got Hankook I-pikes for winter and oh my goodness what a difference. I LOOK Forward to snow coming now ! Dave
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Re: Michelin Latitude Tour

I've got 45k on my Latitudes and will be replacing them with the Goodyears. In my opinion, they are decent tires for highway/road use. If it is wet, snowy, or you do any kind of off-pavement driving, they are awful. I'm looking forward to replacing them soon.
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Michelin is making the Latitude For 20' I am thinking getting this or the Contiential to replace the orginial Good Year. What do you guys think?
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Michelin is making the Latitude For 20' I am thinking getting this or the Contiential to replace the orginial Good Year. What do you guys think?
I have the 20s and it is a littlte different tire it is michilin latitude tour HP. With the 20s it adds HP. Tread pattern is a little different. They are a great highway cruiser, very smooth and quiet and good handling. I wasnt expect good snow performance but last weekend they did well going through 8 inches of snow i was surprised. I have 10k on them and great so far.
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Greetings,

The number one (#1) question is, where do you live?

Certain tires work best in certain areas. I my neck of the woods, and places I have travel to, when it comes to wet, snow and ice conditions, the Latitude's, IMHO is a big loser. With a wet type of snow, big loser. A fresh powder snow, traction can vary. After the first winter season, they came off my JGC.

I have a neighbor that owns a 2013 JGC with the original Lat's on them. In the past he had no problem in the winter on the open highway. Just recently in a slush mix, he complained about losing control. Now he knows why I changed.


A lot of good tires are on the market. It all depends on requirements.

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Remember the latitudes on the 20s are a little different than the ones on the 18s, tread pattern is a little different. They are by no means a snow tire but they did do better in snow than the forteras. If you live in a snow climate there are better choices in a tire like the Nokian WR SUV 3.
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Greetings,

The number one (#1) question is, where do you live?

Certain tires work best in certain areas. I my neck of the woods, and places I have travel to, when it comes to wet, snow and ice conditions, the Latitude's, IMHO is a big loser. With a wet type of snow, big loser. A fresh powder snow, traction can vary. After the first winter season, they came off my JGC.

I have a neighbor that owns a 2013 JGC with the original Lat's on them. In the past he had no problem in the winter on the open highway. Just recently in a slush mix, he complained about losing control. Now he knows why I changed.


A lot of good tires are on the market. It all depends on requirements.

Best for now.
I have a set of 18" Michelin X-ICE 2 for the winter and I mostly driving my car in town and highway. I rarely go off road except sometimes I do occurred to be drive on gravel road in Iowa. I have been doing a lot of cross country trip from Iowa to Seattle (already got 44444 mi since June 2013) and I will be doing a lot of those trip in a near future. I felt the OEM Goodyear seems to be a harder ride then the Michelin. I wonder if getting a new set of Michelin would improve the ride quality. I am just debating myself if I should get a set of all season tires from either Michelin or Contiental, or getting a set of Perilli summer tires.....

These are my selection for now. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...ting=S&tab=All
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