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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:54 AM
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2

What is the difference if any between Michelin "LTX M/S 2" and "LTX M/S" ?
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:47 AM
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2

The MS2 is the updated LTX M/S. Cosmetic wise, the sidewall lettering has been refined a bit. Construction wise, the overall compound has been tweaked. The tread design has also been updated with better siping edges (they are straight now), stronger sidewall and beads to help with vehicle stability, and overall a more friendly tread design. Seems to have helped cut down on the overall road noise vs the original LTX MS.

I've been a long time user and seller of Michelin tires, but for the past couple of years, they have been spending too much money in marketing propaganda for their products. In the past three years, they have had more price increases than any other tire manufacturer. Don't get me wrong, Michelin builds a great tire, but for what they are charging now is just rediculous. The longevity on most of their tires is stall far superior to the competetors, but both their ride and build quality has sank dramatically. Back several years ago, there was no such thing as a Michelin that was "out of round" when it was delivered. Now, sometimes it takes going through several tires just to find one that has a runout within limits. It's not fun explaining to a customer why their $1,000+ set of tires is yeilding a less than superior ride.

In the end, my curiosity led me to take those POS Latitudes off of my new ride and mount up a set of MS/2. Overall I'm happy being I commute an average of 100 miles per day and it's nice to have a comfortable ride to and from home. Am I impressed with the wear pattern of this tire? Too soon to tell. I've only put about 15K on them presently. If I get around 100K out of these like myself and many others did on the LTX M/S, then I'll brag a lil bit about them.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:33 AM
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The MS2 is the updated LTX M/S. Cosmetic wise, the sidewall lettering has been refined a bit. Construction wise, the overall compound has been tweaked. The tread design has also been updated with better siping edges (they are straight now), stronger sidewall and beads to help with vehicle stability, and overall a more friendly tread design. Seems to have helped cut down on the overall road noise vs the original LTX MS.

I've been a long time user and seller of Michelin tires, but for the past couple of years, they have been spending too much money in marketing propaganda for their products. In the past three years, they have had more price increases than any other tire manufacturer. Don't get me wrong, Michelin builds a great tire, but for what they are charging now is just rediculous. The longevity on most of their tires is stall far superior to the competetors, but both their ride and build quality has sank dramatically. Back several years ago, there was no such thing as a Michelin that was "out of round" when it was delivered. Now, sometimes it takes going through several tires just to find one that has a runout within limits. It's not fun explaining to a customer why their $1,000+ set of tires is yeilding a less than superior ride.

In the end, my curiosity led me to take those POS Latitudes off of my new ride and mount up a set of MS/2. Overall I'm happy being I commute an average of 100 miles per day and it's nice to have a comfortable ride to and from home. Am I impressed with the wear pattern of this tire? Too soon to tell. I've only put about 15K on them presently. If I get around 100K out of these like myself and many others did on the LTX M/S, then I'll brag a lil bit about them.
Same information as from my dealer. So far I am pleased with the upgrade, but what I am really waiting for is: SNOW.
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Same information as from my dealer. So far I am pleased with the upgrade, but what I am really waiting for is: SNOW.
I can't give any personal experiences with MS2's installed on a WK2. My last set was on an 04 Overland. They dang sure got me to and from work in the snow with zero problems, but the area I'm in doesn't see much if any. 6" of snow falls and the area I'm in shuts down. LOL
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I can't give any personal experiences with MS2's installed on a WK2. My last set was on an 04 Overland. They dang sure got me to and from work in the snow with zero problems, but the area I'm in doesn't see much if any. 6" of snow falls and the area I'm in shuts down. LOL
That's good news. Why is it that the powers that be send the kids out to their school buses and close businesses at the beginning of big snow storms... just when the roads are the worst and as yet untreated?
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2

Has anyone tried 275/55/20 MS2s on an Overland? I used to have LTXs on my Pathfinder and loved them.
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2

There's a few WK2 members here who swear by the ms2's for winter, trail, and decent highway. Check a search here and see the Tirerack AT surveys for detailed reviews, all highly positive.
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There's a few WK2 members here who swear by the ms2's for winter, trail, and decent highway. Check a search here and see the Tirerack AT surveys for detailed reviews, all highly positive.
Yes, but Tire Rack survey is under Highway All Season not AT.
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2

Its been a solid tire on my duty issue Expedition EL.
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2

Lots of people seem to like the MS2's compared to the Latitudes that come on the 18 inchers; anyone have experience going from the Forteras (which come on the 17 incher Laredos) to the MS2s?
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