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Old 02-02-2015, 10:10 AM
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Michelin Latitudes not for this longitude!

Finally swapped out the Latitudes for some Cooper AT3s (265 65 18R). The "blizzard of 2015" was the deciding factor, with the Michelins not handling the conditions well. Too be fair, they were never really designed for nearly three feet of snow and slush, but their braking ability once it got icy was not good enough. Coopers so far a big improvement and they hold the snow in the tread much better. Downside is they are a little bit more noisy, but no big deal.
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Re: Michelin Latitudes not for this longitude!

Common complaint about Michelins. My 04 AWD SRX came with them. Very tough to handle in heavy rain or snow. Switched to Pirellis and found them 100% better.

How is your DEF shield doing in all this snow? Have one on order, but wondering about using double sided tape to hold it on and how that would work in these drifts.
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Common complaint about Michelins. My 04 AWD SRX came with them. Very tough to handle in heavy rain or snow. Switched to Pirellis and found them 100% better.

How is your DEF shield doing in all this snow? Have one on order, but wondering about using double sided tape to hold it on and how that would work in these drifts.
Hate to think what would have happened without Doms DEF shield! I ended up fitting it with the supplied bolts and a small stainless self tapper bolt instead of the tape.
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Re: Michelin Latitudes not for this longitude!

I've been thinking of switching to 265/65s. Is there anything worth mentioning about going up a little in size, or is it unnoticeable?
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Re: Michelin Latitudes not for this longitude!

Glad to hear you like the AT/3s, I'm waiting to run down my stockers and be able to justify them as well.
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Re: Michelin Latitudes not for this longitude!

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Finally swapped out the Latitudes for some Cooper AT3s (265 65 18R). The "blizzard of 2015" was the deciding factor, with the Michelins not handling the conditions well. Too be fair, they were never really designed for nearly three feet of snow and slush, but their braking ability once it got icy was not good enough. Coopers so far a big improvement and they hold the snow in the tread much better. Downside is they are a little bit more noisy, but no big deal.
Love the raised white letters (OWL) too. - Nice photos.
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I've been thinking of switching to 265/65s. Is there anything worth mentioning about going up a little in size, or is it unnoticeable?
Only thing I notice is much better grip and slightly noisier than stock, but nothing that bothers me. This size should have been standard on Overlands IMHO.
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Re: Michelin Latitudes not for this longitude!

Curious if you got the LT versions or non-LT?
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