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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2 update.....F.Y.I.

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If the trailhawk tires (wrangler silent armor's) came in a 245/70R17 size I would put those on my wife's jeep in a heartbeat.
Check out the Dick Cepek Fun Country AT which comes in 2457017 and the Open Country AT II which also comes in that size. I would take either tire over the Goodyear Silent Armor
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:39 PM
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2 update.....F.Y.I.

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Greetings,

Selecting an all season highway or even an AT tire for the snow/ice season is always a compromise. Do you want the longer tire wear or safety is more of a priority? Can you live with some noise or you like a touring type of tire? Unless you need the maximum grip, then a dedicated snow tire is the way to go. A lot more of the European tire technology including the AT tires has been making it's way over to us.

The M/S2 is very good tire and covers a lot of different categories. ICE is ICE and you have to deal with it with respect. Thus, a softer tire compound or even studs is the requirement.

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Did someone say STUDS ? OK I'M OLD.... but I once had a 1972 Chevy station wagon a Kingswood Estate 9 pass 350 4 barrel. Sucked gas like a huge dump truck. I always had a good studded snow tire on the rear, and that thing with all its weight would go through just about anything. So fun to drive on snowy roads getting 10 mpg, however gas was .79/gal. Studs were noisy and if they came off at a high speed it was like a bullet flying out of the tire. Ahhhh the good old days.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:14 PM
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Check out the Dick Cepek Fun Country AT which comes in 2457017 and the Open Country AT II which also comes in that size. I would take either tire over the Goodyear Silent Armor
I have wanted to try the dick cepek tires but last I checkex they were mega expensive. Like I have said before open country tires are fine for the first 15000 miles but after that they are junk in anythijg but dry. They are also about the softest sidewall tires I have ever seen.
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2 update.....F.Y.I.

Thanks for the tire info. I have like past Michelins I've owned (though it's been a while), so I'm glad I will be getting 18s.

As for the snow tire advice... guys, I'm in Oklahoma. Occasional ice, sometimes a couple inches of snow. Some pretty good rain downpours, too. For constant towing with 4WD or AWD I have enjoyed the grip of Firestone Destination AT's for several years on my vehicles and am currently trying some Cooper AT3's. I'll take a bit of tire noise and somewhat faster wear, when it might make the difference between safe travel and an accident. Towing a trailer puts a premium on traction IMO.
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2 update.....F.Y.I.

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Did someone say STUDS ? OK I'M OLD.... but I once had a 1972 Chevy station wagon a Kingswood Estate 9 pass 350 4 barrel. Sucked gas like a huge dump truck. I always had a good studded snow tire on the rear, and that thing with all its weight would go through just about anything. So fun to drive on snowy roads getting 10 mpg, however gas was .79/gal. Studs were noisy and if they came off at a high speed it was like a bullet flying out of the tire. Ahhhh the good old days.
Greetings,

My father's friend in upstate NY had studs on his tires back in the 70's as well. I remember going on the back roads with no problem. Recently my neighbor has a house also in Upstate NY and each winter the studs come on. When they come down, I know they are home. The noise of the Studs. As for gas, I remember my dad, paying around .65 to .70 cents back in the middle 70's. We had a 73 Pontiac LeMans 350 that was awesome. I miss that car, I learned to drive in it.

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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2 update.....F.Y.I.

Has anybody who did the Texas Group Buy ever talked to Mark about a tire swap pre-delivery?
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2 update.....F.Y.I.

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If the trailhawk tires (wrangler silent armor's) came in a 245/70R17 size I would put those on my wife's jeep in a heartbeat.
There are many great alternatives available in that size. Silent Armors are good tires, but there are many others available in your size --which are great as well:

Cooper A/T3
Cooper ATP
Nitto TG AT
GY All-Terrain Adventure (Silent Armor replacement)
Hankook FR10
etc.
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There are many great alternatives available in that size. Silent Armors are good tires, but there are many others available in your size --which are great as well:

Cooper A/T3
Cooper ATP
Nitto TG AT
GY All-Terrain Adventure (Silent Armor replacement)
Hankook FR10
etc.
Actually I found out the silent armors do come in 245/70R17's. I believe they are discontinued however. I haven't looked into the cooper tires or the nitto's. The reviews on tire rack seem to contradict what the people on here say about the all terrain adventure's so I don't know what to think about those. I have a few years to figure out which way go, we are only at 11000 miles so far. I hope to get until the winter of 2015, that should get her until 30000 miles or so.
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2 update.....F.Y.I.

I had the M/S2's installed on my '14 when I purchased it. I had these on my previously GC and loved them. I found nothing but bad reviews for the OEM Goodyears.
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Re: Michelin LTX M/S2 update.....F.Y.I.

I also put the LTX M/S2 on mine back in the fall. Very satisfied with them, had them through all the snow this year and they're a nice upgrade from the Lattitudes, sidewalls look more substantial too while retaining the great ride of the Latitudes.

I ran the old LTS M/S on my old Explorer and these M/S2s seem just as good. I had a set of them on the Explorer that had over 100k miles on them and STILL had life.

Probably the best tires I've ever had overall...
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