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Old 03-08-2013, 08:07 PM   #11
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ready for new tires?
We have the Michelins LTX/AT2 275/65R20 max load: 3750 lbs. @ 80 psi
bigger tires, so the speedo is off by about 3km/hr
rub a bit on hard left turn but it's harmless
We keep them inflated to 50psi year 'round and 55psi when we tow
I find them better in snow than the Good year HP that we had before
much much better towing! not so wiggly, jello like the hp
cannot speak for the m/s tires, cannot compare
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:06 PM   #12
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I am running the M/S 2's for almost 2 years now. I am only 2 wheel drive and I do use my truck as a daily driver to work. they ride nice, and have been decent on the ice and snow (not as good as the old m/s, but the 2's have longer tread life) have about 20,000 miles on them and they still look really good tread wear wise. I went with it as i wanted an all season style tire that was quiet. I don't go off roading, and had the original M/S on an explorer years back and it was great on icy conditions back then, especially for a non winter dedicated tire.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #13
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I am running the M/S 2's for almost 2 years now. I am only 2 wheel drive and I do use my truck as a daily driver to work. they ride nice, and have been decent on the ice and snow (not as good as the old m/s, but the 2's have longer tread life) have about 20,000 miles on them and they still look really good tread wear wise. I went with it as i wanted an all season style tire that was quiet. I don't go off roading, and had the original M/S on an explorer years back and it was great on icy conditions back then, especially for a non winter dedicated tire.
are they E rated?
just curious....
how much air do you put in?
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:05 AM   #14
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No, i am running the P rated since I drive the truck empty on a daily basis to and from work. (so 44 psi)
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:21 AM   #15
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are they E rated?
just curious....
how much air do you put in?
Your factory 20" wheels will not be rated for 80 psi...closer to 65 psi I'm told. The max inflation pressure is supposed to be stamped on the backside of the wheel.

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:16 AM   #16
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I have the LTX/AT2 on my Ford. They are more aggressive than the M/S however on the highway still very quiet.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:57 PM   #17
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Hope your asking about the LT metric version load range E, not the P metric passenger tire. The LT tires are the way to go for towing that 5W.

Don't think you can go wrong with either choice.

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Edit: If you have the factory 20's, you may opt to a set of factory 17" wheels and run Michelin LT265/70/17 'E'...that's what I had on my Ram when I towed with it.
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ready for new tires?
We have the Michelins LTX/AT2 275/65R20 max load: 3750 lbs. @ 80 psi
bigger tires, so the speedo is off by about 3km/hr
rub a bit on hard left turn but it's harmless
We keep them inflated to 50psi year 'round and 55psi when we tow
I find them better in snow than the Good year HP that we had before
much much better towing! not so wiggly, jello like the hp
cannot speak for the m/s tires, cannot compare

Had a good chat with a Michelin rep and he suggested the LT 285-55R-20. This would give me a load rated tire at max 80psi. Now to find the best deal.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:24 PM   #18
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When I was tire shopping, the only LT Michelin had in 20" diameter was the 275/65/20 which was 1" bigger in diameter than the stock P275/60/20. I didn't want to reduce the axle ratio so I opted for the factory 17" wheels and 265/70/17 which are a little smaller...the same as increasing the axle ratio from 3.92 to 4.10. The change definitely improved the towing experience.

Sounds like Michelin now has a new LT tire size that should be very close to the OEM tire diameter. Go for it...

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The LTX tires(load E) are definitely louder and stiffer than the BF Goodrich tires I ran in the Spring on my Titan. The LTX was definitely more aggressive for winter driving, I stuck to the road better but I miss the luxury feel of the BFGs so I'll switch 'em back when the weather stabilizes.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:11 AM   #20
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When I was tire shopping, the only LT Michelin had in 20" diameter was the 275/65/20 which was 1" bigger in diameter than the stock P275/60/20. I didn't want to reduce the axle ratio so I opted for the factory 17" wheels and 265/70/17 which are a little smaller...the same as increasing the axle ratio from 3.92 to 4.10. The change definitely improved the towing experience.

Sounds like Michelin now has a new LT tire size that should be very close to the OEM tire diameter. Go for it...

Dave
only problem I have with this is: I care about gas mileaget this TV does 99% of the time.
That said, I didn't really understand about the change in size when I got the tires. The 20's are great and look great and perform well but I would go for the 17
s and new wheels too if I could do it all over again. Worth the extra money and I would sell the 20's and tires.
Michelins LTX are great and I do not find them any louder or rougher than the Goodyear Wrangler HP. Maybe that's cuz I'm half deafh??
The towing ride is much much better, no more squishy, jelly feeling
the snow drive is also much better as well as in the rain. The Goodyear used to hydroplane like crazy.

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