Re: MICHELIN LTX M/S in 265/50R20
So I've had the Defenders in 265/50-20 for about a month now. My main gripe with the Goodyear Forteras were Snow and as I found out, wear. I thought they were smooth and quiet on the road. Wet traction wasn't bad either. But they sucked in snow and wore out quick.
I would say the Defenders are equally as smooth and quiet and soak up bumps as much as a 265/50-20r can. Wet traction is good! I've driven in moderate to heavy rain with good confidence. I expect they will last a lot longer than the Forteras, but time will tell. If I get 55-y60k out of them, I will be happy happy happy. Now that winter is approaching (East Coast), this will be a true test. Defender compound is made to last longer but I am hoping they have decent grip in hard packed to deep snow, again time will tell. I also do some beach driving in NC, not sure how they will hold up in sand but will find out next summer.