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Old 06-11-2015, 10:37 PM
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Re: New Michelin Tire

Pricey, ouch! I wish the Michelin Cross Terrain were available in 265/50/20 size. I had the 18in ones on my '02 JGC LTD and those things hooked up liked velcro in snow and slush. I could rocket away from stops, truly amazing traction. Quadra-drive helped of course but the tires were good, soft, but good.

While I agree about not judging soley on visual tread pattern I see they have the zig zags on the middle lugs. THAT is for great snow/ice traction. They might be pretty good. They don't have that zig zag on the outer lugs like the Cross Terrains do but the Cross Terrains were not great on mileage life as a result since most driving is on dry pavement and that traction creating zig zag also wears the tire faster.

Just might have to get a winter 18in rim/tire set so I can have my awesome winter tires but have the sporty performance and much better looks of the 20's for the rest of the year.

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Old 06-12-2015, 09:45 AM
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Looks a good tyre for highway. Hopefully they come to Australia soon.
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:55 PM
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Re: New Michelin Tire

I'll be swapping my stock Michelins ( just got this rig )
for Hankook Ventus AS RH 07 's
Very underrated .. I put them on my just traded 2011 Laredo X and my 2005 Daytona pickup before that ... Excellent wet weather performance too ..
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Re: New Michelin Tire

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I'll be swapping my stock Michelins ( just got this rig )
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Very underrated .. I put them on my just traded 2011 Laredo X and my 2005 Daytona pickup before that ... Excellent wet weather performance too ..

You have the 18's?
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:56 AM
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Re: New Michelin Tire

Looks like the availability date from TR has been pushed back on the 265/50r20 to 8-15-15.
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While I agree about not judging soley on visual tread pattern I see they have the zig zags on the middle lugs. THAT is for great snow/ice traction. They might be pretty good. They don't have that zig zag on the outer lugs like the Cross Terrains do but the Cross Terrains were not great on mileage life as a result since most driving is on dry pavement and that traction creating zig zag also wears the tire faster.
Greetings,

I still think that the tread pattern of tire is important to consider for both winter and non-winter conditions as the first the thing to look at. The tread block has an important function in each tire.

The difficulties in selecting a tire, IMHO, is in the all-season/all-weather tires category. Tire manufactures are now throwing more features as an all in one tire. Speciality tires, such as on/off road all terrain, full all-terrain and mud tires for example have features that are easier to narrow down your choices.


The siping (zig-zag) is the second most important feature that I look for since I travel a lot during the snow/ice season in those respective season. If your area is dry and you face light winter conditions, less siping might be better for you. Now a lot of manufactures are stressing low-rolling resistance tires to save on mpg. You might want to compile a list of the various features from the different manufactures and sort thru to see which features pertain to you and the categories that apply.

But the key feature that I always tell others about looking for a tire, find out how the water (from a drizzle to wind swept rain) evacuates from tire in order to prevent hydroplaning. We generally drive and face those conditions in all 4 seasons.

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Re: New Michelin Tire

10,000 miles and one very long winter on below tires and I am still very pleased with them. I realize I will not get as long a tread life as I did on the LTX M/S 2's on my MY11 but winter control was superior.
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Re: New Michelin Tire

I just ordered the Micheline Premier LTX. I have ready many good reviews on it. I know this is an old thread, but just wanted to let everyone know there's a really good sale going on right now. I bought a set of 4 at Sears for $812 out the door (including installation). I'm hoping for a slightly softer/smoother/quieter ride. Will report back.
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Re: New Michelin Tire

Old post, I realize, but how did you like them? I have Michelin Latitudes now on my 2014 GC but need to put some new ones on and was wondering what your experience was with these... Thanks!
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Go with the Michelin defenders LTX MS. I have had these on for about two months and I love these tires. very quiet very smooth cruiser and will be ok on mild off road and decent for an all season on snow. a great all around tire
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Re: New Michelin Tire

What he said! +1 on LTX MS.
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Thanks for the quick replies! I'll definitely look into these.
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