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Old 07-12-2013, 02:54 PM
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Re: Michelin Latitudes

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The Latitudes suck in snow. The first time I drove in light snow, the Jeep fish tailed even with light throttle at every street turns. I purchased a set of wheels/tires that came off a new 2012 JKU (Bridgestone Dueler AT I think) for winter and trail driving and they performed very well in snow. I use the Latitudes for summer driving.

Once they wear out, I will get a set of Blizzaks for winter.
Is there a significant benefit to airing down from the recommended psi when it snows (I have the fortera's)? I never did that before and didn't have to in my last car (4runner with sport package), but it seems like a good idea with these tires.
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Re: Michelin Latitudes

Latitudes are really for summer fall (rain), and not snow. I swapped out for the newest Toyo AT II and while I have not run through snow, I am more confident should I do. Never had a problem with Toyos. They're quiet, firm and very predictable in high speeds.
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I am from Georgia and spent 2 weeks in Colorado this past January. This was my first trip to the mountains since I purchased my 2012 JGC with Michelin Latitudes. I was surprised at how solid and connected to the ground the vehicle felt. I drove in the "snow" mode and the tires never slipped or slid and I was never able to spin the tires. It definitely wasn't what I expected.
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I am from Georgia and spent 2 weeks in Colorado this past January. This was my first trip to the mountains since I purchased my 2012 JGC with Michelin Latitudes. I was surprised at how solid and connected to the ground the vehicle felt. I drove in the "snow" mode and the tires never slipped or slid and I was never able to spin the tires. It definitely wasn't what I expected.
I was planning to replace my Lattitudes on my 2014 Limited but I think I'll wait to see how they perform this winter in snow. If they're bad even in light snow as some have said then I will be replacing them with Coopers or Michelin MS+2.
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I'll probably never drive in snow but they do great on wet or dry pavement IMO, quite and handle very well!

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Re: Michelin Latitudes

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I'll probably never drive in snow but they do great on wet or dry pavement IMO, quite and handle very well!

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The Latitudes are good for 3 seasons, smooth highway use, LRR. They will get around in snow, but I found them to be scary while braking on snow-covered roads. I can't wait until mine wear out. Once they get to about 5/32nds, they are coming off. They are at 7/32nds now, 19.5k miles.
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There just seems something blasphemous about a Michelin being punctured in the tread area. Must be using softer steel belts than the more traditional Michelins to get better claimed gas mileage.

The traction on them also seems well below that of the M+S/2, my favorite all time all season, mild trail, and moderate snow tire.
I believe the stones punctures referred to were in the sidewall.
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Re: Michelin Latitudes

I have a 2013 durango (WD) with the 18" latitudes. They are noisy as hell on the pavement on my street. We have snow for six months where i live so im thinking about a set of hankook ipikes for winter.
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Re: Michelin Latitudes

I had Hankook Dynapro ATMs on my 05 WK. They are very quiet, nice looking agressive tread, very good on wet and snow. I drove on sand dunes, in one foot snow, through t-storms and they performed very well in each condition. I put them on 30k miles ago and they still look new. Little expensive but worth every penny IMO and of course a slight hit to MPG. I can recommend them to anyone who plans to replace latitudes for snow and dont want to have two set of tires summer and winter.

My WK2 is a lease and came with latitudes, will see the snow performance this winter. Hope it is good enough since I dont plan to spend any money on a lease car.
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Re: Michelin Latitudes

Check out this thread: Michelin Tire Recall
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