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Michelin Premier LTX

I will be getting new tires later this year and thinking about these Michelin Premier LTX in size 255-55-20 instead of my stock 265-50. I'm assuming they should fit no problem.Has anyone tried this size? It will only increase height by 1/2" and speedo by 1mph. They sound like a perfect tire for my area and upgrade from my 40k Forteras. Anyone that has these are you concerned about the lack of tread depth for mileage? Thanks for any input.

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Re: Michelin Premier LTX

These tires have been discussed previously along with many other choices...check those threads out.

'Just as a program note, if you upsize the diameter at the four corners, you're also going to need to upsize your spare to the same diameter.
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Re: Michelin Premier LTX

I've read those threads but those don't answer what I'm looking for. And I'm not concerned about my spare. Anyone else change their size that I'm asking about?
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Re: Michelin Premier LTX

Greetings,

As far as I can remember, Michelin for V rated tires, the tread depth has been always on the low side. In your case 8.5/32. First and foremost, I would not use them in deep snow. The rest of the specs for the tire, IMHO, are excellent. You are getting a better grip.

Long term thread wear will be hard to answer, since this is a newer tire. For this tire, Michelin is using natural oils in the compound. This technology with other tire manufactures have improved the wear of the tire.

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Why wouldnt you go with the OEM size?
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Re: Michelin Premier LTX

I've been looking at that size as well. Seems like a good replacement size and will fit the rim well. It's the stock size on a Range Rover sport with 20's. Looks really good on it. I was thinking the michelins, the scorpion verde plus or the cooper discoverer srx.
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Re: Michelin Premier LTX

Im so confused?? Why would you go with a tire with smaller contact patch?
Also why would it matter what the stock size is on a completely different vehicle?
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Re: Michelin Premier LTX

I just put the defender ltx tires on my summit...in the OEM size. Love the tires so far. Quiet, smooth, good grip...great looking tread pattern. Not sure what your goals are but you can't go wrong with the defenders.
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Re: Michelin Premier LTX

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I just put the defender ltx tires on my summit...in the OEM size. Love the tires so far. Quiet, smooth, good grip...great looking tread pattern. Not sure what your goals are but you can't go wrong with the defenders.

Did you have the GY Forteras on your Summit? How would you compare the over all ride quality etc. if you compared the two?
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Re: Michelin Premier LTX

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Im so confused?? Why would you go with a tire with smaller contact patch?
Also why would it matter what the stock size is on a completely different vehicle?
Contact patch is only 1/2" narrower and sidewall will give a little plusher ride. Plus that size is considerably cheaper than oem size and should be a little better in snow. The premier ltx got great reviews in all weather.
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Re: Michelin Premier LTX

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Im so confused?? Why would you go with a tire with smaller contact patch?
Also why would it matter what the stock size is on a completely different vehicle?
The contact patch on the Fortera is actually small for a 265. It is less than 8.5" tread width. Some of the 255/55 options have 8.5"+ tread widths. The overall width is down less than 1/2", but the height is 3/4" more. This will give you a little more sidewall height without a sacrifice really in width. The ultimate goal is ride and handling. Not looking to jump all that to a 275/55. The reason for looking at the Range Rover is to get an idea on how the tire sits on the rim. Same size rim as the jeep. I'm not sure if that still confuses you. If you artfully worried about contact patches, then you should be concerned about rim width in relationship with tire width for best performance. A 255/55 is recommended for our stock 8" width. Going up to a 275/55 or a 285/50 is at the outer limits for recommended size. Would be better on a 9" wide. Basically trying to find the best tire options in the best size suited to the wheels and the vehicle. With all of that being said, the 255/55 is a real nice option for the jeep. Wider isn't always better
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