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Old 09-27-2016, 07:39 PM
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MICHELIN Premier LTX

Going to be replacing the factory Latitudes shortly. Has anyone purchased the new Michelin Premier LTX tires? Close to $1100.00 for 4 of them installed. I called Michelin the other day and they said this is the new replacement tire for the Latitudes.

If anyone has them on there Jeep please give some feedback on ride quality / noise level etc. I've been happy with the Latitudes but at 30000 miles there almost shot! So much for a tire rated for 65000 miles.... and yes I've rotated them every 7000 miles!

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:13 PM
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Re: MICHELIN Premier LTX

I've had mine for about 5000 miles. They are excellent. Smooth and quiet and great in the rain. Waiting for winter as that will be the real test for our winters here. I did go with 255/55/20 so I could get a little softer ride and that size was quite a bit cheaper.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:18 AM
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I don't think you can go wrong with these tires. Before my accident with my15 altitude I had a appointment to get these on a week later with only 6200 miles on the Fortera's. I pick my 16 75th up
Friday with the 18 inch wheels with the premier ltx's on so I'm happy about that. The reviews for this tire are great. Snow reviews are excellent.


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Re: MICHELIN Premier LTX

When I first bought my '15 GC Limited, last year, I immediately tossed the OE Michelins in favor of the Nokian WRG3SUVs, because my original plans were to drive the GC primarily in the winter. The Nokians were advertised as "all weather", but with a bias toward snow traction, and I wasn't interested in swapping tires twice a year.

I was initially very impressed with the Nokians, especially in the snow, but then wound up driving the GC on a few road trips, in the summer, and my initial impression of the Nokians faded a little, as they were less than impressive on 80* days, at 70 MPH on the interstate.

I started thinking, somewhat reluctantly, about getting a second set of wheels/tires for summer use. I stumbled on a set of 18" "take-off" wheels, surprisingly at my Jeep dealer, and started looking at tires. I found a 4th of July sale at Sears, of all places, and got a set of the Michelin Premiers, in the V speed rating, for around $800, tax included, but not mounted. So far, I like the Michelins a lot. They handle well, are very stable, and very quiet.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:57 AM
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Re: MICHELIN Premier LTX

We had just put some Michelin Premier LTX tires on our 13 Cadillac SRX a month before trading.

I had done a lot of research and asked on the Cadillac forum for reviews, I was looking for quieter and smoother riding tires. But mostly better wet weather traction, the latitudes on the SRX were almost dangerous on wet roads.

After installing we went on a weekend trip to Myrtle beach, they were not any quieter but did ride a lot smoother. But the tires that were on the srx were pretty worn down so I can't say if I remember how they rode when I first bought the car.

The wet weather traction was 100% better, no more spinning coming onto wet roads if you had to get out there quickly. The latitudes would spin just about every time I had to pull onto the main road if they were wet.

If your looking for better wet weather traction, these are a great choice. If your hoping to have no road noise and to ride on a cloud of air it's not going to happen with these IMHO. I had some hope that they would from some of the reviews but it just didn't happen. I'll take the wet weather traction, that was the most important factor for me anyways.
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Re: MICHELIN Premier LTX

Thanks for all the reviews. I also noticed that the Latitudes aren't that good on wet roads.

Going to be purchasing the LTX.
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Thanks for all the reviews. I also noticed that the Latitudes aren't that good on wet roads.

Going to be purchasing the LTX.
The Premier LTX is the renaming of the Latitude. Possibly just a rename, or possibly also compound changes. Rated at 60K. Unlikely to make it.

The Defender LTX, sometimes called the Defender LTX MS is the renaming of the
LTX MS, one of the finest SUV tires ever. Unknown if they modified it such that it no longer merits the name. Rated 70K.
The older Michelin LTX MS used to actually hit that mark, albeit on a ligher 95 ZJ. It didn't come shouting distance of that on a '14 WK2 with the V8. Granted the wear pattern indicates excessive lead in right foot, but didn't make it to 30K, although they did still have the really nice wet, cold, and even light snow capability.

Since have moved to the Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus, rated at 60K with similar claims for all season, cold wet, light snow... they are just as quiet as the LTX/MS but I run dedicated winter rims/tires due to occasional bad weather in the high country so won't be testing their snow capability much.
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The Premier LTX is the renaming of the Latitude. Possibly just a rename, or possibly also compound changes. Rated at 60K. Unlikely to make it.

You may want to "rethink" this...............the TireRack website lists the Latitude, the OE tire, as a completely different tire than the Premier.
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The Premier LTX is the renaming of the Latitude. Possibly just a rename, or possibly also compound changes. Rated at 60K. Unlikely to make it.
The guy at Michelin told me that the Premier LTX is not the same tire as the Latitude and this will be replacing it. He said the LTX has something new called EverGrip wet-braking technology and that it will hold the road better then the Latitudes in wet conditions. Also said even when the tire is half worn it will have excellent gripping power. BTW they still sell the Latitude Tour. I asked for a recommendation and he said go with the LTX.
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The guy at Michelin told me that the Premier LTX is not the same tire as the Latitude and this will be replacing it. He said the LTX has something new called EverGrip wet-braking technology and that it will hold the road better then the Latitudes in wet conditions. Also said even when the tire is half worn it will have excellent gripping power. BTW they still sell the Latitude Tour. I asked for a recommendation and he said go with the LTX.

The LTX definitely has a different tire thread that the latitude.
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Re: MICHELIN Premier LTX

FYI--some of the 2017's I've seen in pictures on dealer lots have the Premier LTX tires on them. Looks like it's the new OEM tire for some of the trim levels...HUGE improvement over the old Goodyear Fortera that they used for a couple years.
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FYI--some of the 2017's I've seen in pictures on dealer lots have the Premier LTX tires on them. Looks like it's the new OEM tire for some of the trim levels...HUGE improvement over the old Goodyear Fortera that they used for a couple years.
To say the Premier's are a huge improvement over the old Goodyear "Forterribles" in still an understatement. Those Forteras were the most MISERABLE excuse for a tire when it was anything but dry. Hydroplaned like crazy - and snow/ice - may as well drive 5 miles an hour since the only floated over top of all of it. Got 30,000 miserable miles out of them and just put the Premier LTX's on two weeks ago. Dry pavement yields smooth, quiet ride.

Hoping like hell the Premier's are good in snow/ice. Almost ended up with the Defender LTX tires, hubbie has them on his truck and loves them. But at the last minute I decided to go with the Premier's, hoping I don't regret the decision.

Premier's do look nice on the Jeep too not that it will affect how they grip.
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