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Michelin latitude tour hp

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I have been looking for a replacement for the GY Fortera HL. Can any one tell me about his experince with the Michelin latitude tour hp 265 50r20.
I am seeking a quite tires that can be used for all seasons. I go off-roading few times a year. I would like to know how they do with the snow also.
Please let me know if there is another similar choice but cheaper. I dont really comfortable to have different size at this time.

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Re: Michelin latitude tour hp

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I have been looking for a replacement for the GY Fortera HL. Can any one tell me about his experince with the Michelin latitude tour hp 265 50r20.
I am seeking a quite tires that can be used for all seasons. I go off-roading few times a year. I would like to know how they do with the snow also.
Please let me know if there is another similar choice but cheaper. I dont really comfortable to have different size at this time.

Thank you all in advance
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Greetings,

I had the standard Latitude's on 18's when I got my 2011 JGC. I was quite unhappy with them in wet and snow conditions. Some folks here love them. In the snow I was lacking the traction and the rain I had problems with hydro-planning.

Depending on the type of off-roading you do, will determined if you need an on/off road all terrain (AT) tire or a good highway tire if it is light stuff.

For the winter conditions of snow, ice, freezing rain and slush, the rule of thumb is, the softer the tire compound the better grip you get at lower temperatures. A dedicated winter tire gives you the softies grip. This to look for in the tire description that would indicate such is the use of silca compounds and different types of natural oils.

As a tire recommendation, if you can get past this winter, the spring arrivals of new tires should be out. In your budget, I would look at Cooper, Hankook, Firestone and Toyo just name a few. These companies have tires in both categories. Make sure to get your new tires at the latest a month before your snow season starts. This way you can get a couple of hundred miles in to wear off the initial layer and get the maximum grip.

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Re: Michelin latitude tour hp

If you check the Michelin website, you will see they give the "HP" a much lower rating for off road than the standard Latitude. Since the standard Latitude was designed (according to Michelin) to be a quiet highway tire, I wouldn't even consider the HP. I had them on my MDX and for on road, including relatively mild winters, they were fine.


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Not a lot of good choices in the 265/50r20 size i went with the bridgestone alenza hl last week when i just could not take the forteras anymore. So far so good but i understand the alenza is going out of production in favor of the alenza plus which they dont appear to make in the 265 50 20. So grab them while they last. I have always been a michilin fan but these scored better than the latitudes so went with theses
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Re: Michelin latitude tour hp

Thank you all for your replies

First of all, I am comfortable with the following tires (from what I read):
- Michelin Latitude Tour HP
- Bridgestone Dueler H/P 92A
- TOYO Versado CUV
However, I found that it is difficult to get a set of TOYO in Pittsburgh, PA.

Cooper, Hankook and Firestones not seemed to be good as a quite tires and do not handle winter (at least like the others). I have no idea about NITTO tires in this size

Those are my overall impressions.

But I dont know much,,, need your input
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Re: Michelin latitude tour hp

I'm going with Nitto 421Q when I replace my tires sometime this year.
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Re: Michelin latitude tour hp

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Thank you all for your replies

First of all, I am comfortable with the following tires (from what I read):
- Michelin Latitude Tour HP
- Bridgestone Dueler H/P 92A
- TOYO Versado CUV
However, I found that it is difficult to get a set of TOYO in Pittsburgh, PA.

Cooper, Hankook and Firestones not seemed to be good as a quite tires and do not handle winter (at least like the others). I have no idea about NITTO tires in this size

Those are my overall impressions.

But I dont know much,,, need your input
I would go with Toyo's Open Country HT and not the Versado CUV. My first choice would be the Michelin's LTX M/S 2. Nitto is Toyo's secondary line.
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Re: Michelin latitude tour hp

I had the regular Lattitude Tours before they crapped out around 30k miles - fine ride, but awful in snow or ice, and wore out very quickly.
After much research, I replaced them with the Michelin LTX M/S2's and am very happy after about 8,000 miles and a very snowy winter. Still a very good ride, slightly more off road capable than the Lattutudes, and much better in snow.
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Re: Michelin latitude tour hp

I'd suggest www.tirerack.com and enter the tire size.
There are a couple Pirellis, Yokohama, Hankook, in that size in addition to the
Michelin Latitude.

The Michelin MS/2 LTX is one of the finest general purpose SUV tires ever made.
The Latitude is "a tire" but I guess at least it isn't a ford firestone.
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Re: Michelin latitude tour hp

Greetings,

If you want a really good tire in 265/50/20, then check out the new Nokian. It might be over your budget, but, it will meet your requirements hands down and them some.

Nokian WR G3 SUV

Bridgestone had brought into Nokian a couple years ago and uses some of their technology, as well as, Firestone in the UNI-T products.

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Re: Michelin latitude tour hp

Thanks for the replys guys

My choices have been changed dramatically , I am between
Toyo's Open Country HT AND Nitto NT421Q
Which one is more quiet and comfort? help me in choosing one of them
Both of them are hard to get in here in Pittsburgh,PA. From where I could get them?


Hey 1stJeepGC:
I have tried to look for reviews about "Nokian WR G3 SUV" but couldn't. Their website also is confusing. There is no costumer reviews for them??!!!! Are they all season?


Any other suggestions are welcomed
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Re: Michelin latitude tour hp

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Hey 1stJeepGC:
I have tried to look for reviews about "Nokian WR G3 SUV" but couldn't. Their website also is confusing. There is no costumer reviews for them??!!!! Are they all season?


Greetings,

They are due out sometime this spring. Nokian always runs late. I had the same problem when I went after the Rotiva AT in my size. I called them to get updates. Very nice folks. By the time i got them, it was in the middle of the winter season. It was well worth it.

The WR G3 is the latest update to the WR all season line and improvements on the WR G2. They are a lot reviews on the net for the WR G2. If you search this forum you will find positive reports by our fellow members.

One nice improvement on the G3 is the addition of the snow claw. You do not find this feature on a all season tire. I am not sure on the level of off-road ability. Nokian's are not cheap, but, the priced similar to the higher lines from GY, Michelin and others.

Here is my 10k review on the AT and comments by others on the WR G2:

Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

Best for now.
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