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Old 03-30-2015, 02:16 AM
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Re: Michelin LTX MS 2 for Winter

I run the LTX MS/2s at a little higher pressure than the 33psi recommended. After experimenting for quite a while I settled on around 35-36 psi cold. I think they handle better, and are a little smoother on the highway. But that's just my personal butt dyno feedback.

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Re: Michelin LTX MS 2 for Winter

I'm finding 35-36 cold to feel pretty good too
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Re: Michelin LTX MS 2 for Winter

I just finished mt first winter with the LTX/MS2 tires and was very pleased with them. They handled the snow better than any of the AT tires I have had over the years. I found them to grip better during acceleration as well as braking. I have also found them to be significantly better in the rain.
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Re: Michelin LTX MS 2 for Winter

I just took off the winter studs, and am running the MS/2s at 39-40 psi, above door sticker, but they seem to drive better at that range, and I've never had longevity problems running them on prior GCs at above door pressures.
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Re: Michelin LTX MS 2 for Winter

Greetings,

I have the fronts running 2 psi higher than the rears works great. The front is 38 and the rear is 36. I am running on the Nokian Rotiva AT.

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I have the fronts running 2 psi higher than the rears works great. The front is 38 and the rear is 36. I am running on the Nokian Rotiva AT.

Best for now.
Any funniness running them slightly unmatched?

I'd agree with others that suggest 36-38 cold, as I just tried 40-41 cold and that may be just a tad too much for an unloaded vehicle. I may try your slightly higher front.
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Any funniness running them slightly unmatched?

I'd agree with others that suggest 36-38 cold, as I just tried 40-41 cold and that may be just a tad too much for an unloaded vehicle. I may try your slightly higher front.
Greetings,

None. Corner traction and steering is totally responsive.

The topic came up when I discussing engine mods with my Jeep mechanic. Since the WK2 is heavy in the front now, he likes to add 2 more pounds of air to improve the ride. I have heard about this long time ago, but I never tried it.

After I got used to it, I had the nitrogen add to the tires. The ride is differently better especially with the AT tires on it. The nitro cost me at the time $90. with up to 4 refills. Which should last me the life of the tire in my case.


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Re: Michelin LTX MS 2 for Winter

Here's another update regarding the GY Adventure/LTX MS2 choice. After initially being pleased with the slightly quieter and softer ride with the Michelins, 2000 miles later I found myself missing the GY Adventures. When I first installed the Michelins, they seemed to be a little less responsive on the highway. I tried different combinations of tire pressure and although I found the optimum pressure and they handled very well, there was a little floating sensation and it seemed like I was correcting back to center a little too often. I know that this is a deservedly well loved tire and this was by no means excessive. I feel like a hieratic. I even doubted my own experience until I put the Goodyears back on. The slight noise increase is back as well as a degree more of shall we say "road feel", but it really does feel more solid, responds, and tracks better under way. The only conclusion that I can draw is that the thicker,more robust sidewall gives a similar effect as having a slightly shorter sidewall as in a 55 or 50 series tire. For now I'm opting for what is admittedly a subjective bias towards the feel. I also like the AT look back as well, but that wasn't the deciding factor. My wife says that I have too much time on my hands.
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Re: Michelin LTX MS 2 for Winter

I have the LTX M/S 2 tires and they are much better than the Forteras in ALL conditions. You still have to take it easy when icy, but overall very good in winter.

That said, my last car was a Mustang GT with a stick, traction control, limited slip differential and dedicated snow tires. When it got nasty (winter driving conditions), I was driving circles around 4x4's of all kinds. I can only imagine how a wk2 with dedicated snow tires would handle the worst of what winter can dish out.
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I have the LTX M/S 2 tires and they are much better than the Forteras in ALL conditions. You still have to take it easy when icy, but overall very good in winter.

That said, my last car was a Mustang GT with a stick, traction control, limited slip differential and dedicated snow tires. When it got nasty (winter driving conditions), I was driving circles around 4x4's of all kinds. I can only imagine how a wk2 with dedicated snow tires would handle the worst of what winter can dish out.
Two winters now with dedicated snow tires, I am still amazed at what it will go through and how it handles it. Quite possibly the best 4x4 "anything" that i have ever driven, a lot of fun too! dave
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