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Old 12-05-2015, 02:10 PM   #31
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I just got a F-250 2007 with 33,000 miles on it. I changed the tires to Michelins MS/2 17". the truck had the original tires on it. I don't know why ford puts those Pirelli tire on them. I know they give you a softer ride but terrible for towing. My wife even complained about how the truck floated without the 5er attached. The tires were 9 years old, so really it was a dry rot problem. I have about 200 miles on the new tires and it has taken the play out. I swear by Michelins, have used them on all my trucks and cars.
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:21 PM   #32
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Just replaced Michelin P rated tires with Michelin LT tires on my 2012 F150. Haven't towed with them yet, but they do ride a little rougher unloaded but not that much. They are inflated to 45psi front and rear. May experiment with 40psi. Will start with 60psi when I tow. Tried to get a load/inflation table from Michelin, but no luck with that.

Two things to keep in mind, the load rating on your P tires is reduced to 91% when used on trucks. Also, check your wheel psi rating to see if it will safely handle the full psi rating of the LT tire. Unfortunately, I could not find this information for my Ford factory wheels.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:27 AM   #33
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3 dealers recommended that the LT's run 50 lbs in them unless towing.
the lower pressure apparently in their experiences have lead to premature tire tread wear.

so we run ours at 50 unless hauling the 5th wheel.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:33 AM   #34
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hope this helps

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MilCop, I found the inflation table you linked, unfortunately I have 18' wheels which are not included in the table. The 45psi unloaded was recommended by Michelin when I contacted them about an inflation table.
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Anyone running / towing with the new Mich LTX M/S Defender tire on a F150 or similar 1/2 ton? This is what I'm focused in on for the summer, and I am concerned about ride quality.
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Anyone running / towing with the new Mich LTX M/S Defender tire on a F150 or similar 1/2 ton? This is what I'm focused in on for the summer, and I am concerned about ride quality.
See my post # 29 in this same thread.
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Steeljag, just put a set on my 2012. Haven't towed with them yet. At 45psi unloaded (recommended by Michelin), the ride is a little harsher, but definitely not a show-stopper.
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Thank you Picker and Baldicon !
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Anyone running / towing with the new Mich LTX M/S Defender tire on a F150 or similar 1/2 ton? This is what I'm focused in on for the summer, and I am concerned about ride quality.
I just today installed a set of Michelin Defender LTX 275-65 / 18 tires on my F150. I was also concerned about the ride quality. I was pleasantly surprised with the ride quality. The truck feels more solid and cornering is much better with less lean. It has only been a day but so far I think I may like the ride better now.

I am looking forward to towing with these new LT tires. My tires only had 12,000 miles on them but I did not like the "mushiness" of the stock P rated Goodyears when towing. I sold my old tires for $300 so it worked well for me.
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