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I have narrowed down my selection of tires to 3. If you were to choose, which one and why? Are there any pros/cons? I have a 2014 JGC 4x4 with 18" Tires and I am looking to keep the quiet highway ride with enhanced handling in dry, wet, and snow (nothing hard core, but typical WV snow of about 4-5" on the roads at times.

In no particular order:

1. Continental CrossContact LX20
2. Michelin LTX M/S2
3. Pirelli Scorpion Verde
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:41 PM
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I have narrowed down my selection of tires to 3. If you were to choose, which one and why? Are there any pros/cons? I have a 2014 JGC 4x4 with 18" Tires and I am looking to keep the quiet highway ride with enhanced handling in dry, wet, and snow (nothing hard core, but typical WV snow of about 4-5" on the roads at times.

In no particular order:

1. Continental CrossContact LX20
2. Michelin LTX M/S2
3. Pirelli Scorpion Verde
Greetings,

Out of your 3 choices, I would go after the Michelin LTX M/S2. Looking out the tread of the tire, the swiping configuration on the tire block is better for the snow/ice. You also see the swiping is on the shoulder as well, this helps also. The next key point to look at this tire is at the ends of the tire. Look how their is a gap between the grove and shoulder between the tire blocks. This helps the water evacuate the tire and prevent the built-up that is associated with hydroplaning.

Their are many folks here that have the LTX M/S2 and have excellent results. Since, I do not own the tire and do not know of cons. I am sure that those who do will provide you with details.

Hope this helps.

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Out of those three I'd choose the Bridgestone Revo AT2.

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Re: Tire Question

Michelin LTX M/S2

We have them on every small truck we own ... 3 Ford Rangers, 1 Sport Trac, 1 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel & ... soon to be a 2014 JGC Summit w/Hemi. The JGC will have the LTX tires as well as soon as the originals wear out.

They're great year round tires. Wouldn't have anything else.

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Out of those three I'd choose the Bridgestone Revo AT2.

-john
Not that I don't appreciate the comment...but this isn't one of the options I'm looking for feedback on so it doesn't really help me out much.
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Re: Tire Question

Since you do not get heavy snow or ice, I'd pick #2.
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I have narrowed down my selection of tires to 3. If you were to choose, which one and why? Are there any pros/cons? I have a 2014 JGC 4x4 with 18" Tires and I am looking to keep the quiet highway ride with enhanced handling in dry, wet, and snow (nothing hard core, but typical WV snow of about 4-5" on the roads at times.

In no particular order:

1. Continental CrossContact LX20
2. Michelin LTX M/S2
3. Pirelli Scorpion Verde

Michelin LTX M/S2 all the way. That is the best all around tire in my opinion for your jeep. Are there better options for specific situations such as hardcore off road or deep snow, yes there are but the Michelin LTX M/S2 gives you good decent all around performance in a variety of situations not just one.

I only wish that they had the Michelin LTX M/S2 in the stock 265/50R20 because they would be on my jeep instead of the Latitudes. Latitudes are great smooth highway cruisers and handle better than the Forteras but not so great in deeper snow or ice.
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Re: Tire Question

Michelin LTX M/S2....I've had them on for a year now, and had no trouble in the almost 140" of snow we had this winter. They're quiet and smooth on the interstate, handle well in city driving, and even track well off the road. The only place I haven't used them is serious rock crawling.
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Greetings,

Out of your 3 choices, I would go after the Michelin LTX M/S2. Looking out the tread of the tire, the swiping configuration on the tire block is better for the snow/ice. You also see the swiping is on the shoulder as well, this helps also. The next key point to look at this tire is at the ends of the tire. Look how their is a gap between the grove and shoulder between the tire blocks. This helps the water evacuate the tire and prevent the built-up that is associated with hydroplaning.

Their are many folks here that have the LTX M/S2 and have excellent results. Since, I do not own the tire and do not know of cons. I am sure that those who do will provide you with details.

Hope this helps.

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I agree. I don't have the MS/2 on current vehicle, but as soon as the factory Latitudes wear down a bit more, I will absolutely move to them.

Prior ZJ had the M+S and then the MS/2 on it after an unfortunate seque to the AT/2 which was noisier, lasted not nearly as long, and no notable better traction.

The MS/2 does have a tread makeup that holds traction at low temperature and on water. Very quiet on the highway, has the typical Michelin "driving on rails" road feel. Used them in California in the winter with occasional trips up over Donner Pass in snow/ice with good results.

If you get regular snow where the roads have ice under snow, glare ice, black ice, etc. you'll either need to slow down a lot or go to a real winter tire. If you just get snow covering the road, even though it is several inches deep as long as it doesn't ice under them, the MS/2 will serve quite well.

They have a fairly long tread wear rating as well, got about 70K on the first set, and the second set still had most of the tread when the vehicle was sold.

The Conti has a similar treadwear rating... haven't driven on Conti's recently.

Search for the Pirelli Verde here, think I've seen notes about less than long tread life.
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Michelin LTX M/S2....I've had them on for a year now, and had no trouble in the almost 140" of snow we had this winter. They're quiet and smooth on the interstate, handle well in city driving, and even track well off the road. The only place I haven't used them is serious rock crawling.
Haven't used the MS/2 in super-serious rock crawling, but was very pleasantly surprised how well they handled water running down the trail over highly rounded rocks in the 6-8 inch range after a small navigation "oopsie" near Pennsylvania Gulch off Switzerland Trail northwest of Denver.
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I recommended the Michelin LTX M/S2 to two completely separate friends a couple years ago.

Both of them reported that they were GREAT tires for our MN weather year round.

One of the vehicles is a 2007 F150 King Ranch. He had Pirelli Scorpion tires and after 40k they were worthless in the snow. With the Michelins he rarely uses 4wd in the snow.

I have 18" rims and am personally looking at the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. I want something a little more aggressive.
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I have 18" rims and am personally looking at the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. I want something a little more aggressive.
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Also, look into the Nokian Rotiva AT. Lot of positive reviews around the web besides here at jeepgarage.org.

Nokian Rotiiva AT

Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

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