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View Poll Results: What Tires Should I get? (WK2 18" 4x4 Diesel ORAII)
Michelin LTX Defender M/S 11 36.67%
Michelin Premier LTX 1 3.33%
BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 8 26.67%
Michelin LTX M/S2 (if I can still find them) 3 10.00%
Something else? Suggest in thread. 7 23.33%
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 1stJeepGC View Post

Greetings,

In the interest of accuracy, I rechecked their website and yes, I did not find the snowflake rating. It might have not qualified due to the low tread depth. However, the tire compound is designed for low temperature traction. Similar technology that Nokian has been using form many decades.

In my previous post regarding the the Michelin Premiers I have repeated that due to the low tread depth, is not advisable for deep snow until more reviews covering this particular item.

Best for now.
You know i noticed that thin tread depth on the priemiers also. I bought the Defender LTX MS last weekend so i was comparing when shopping. Priemiers are 8.5/32 and the Defenders are 12/32, a fairly decent difference. Thin tread may help in the priemers handling a bit but extreme handlung is not really in the GCs intent as a vehicle. I found the Defenders corner decent and far better than those mushy Forteras rolling around turns. Premier and Defender are both great tires and highly rated just a little different missions.

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