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Old 08-20-2014, 08:26 AM   #1
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Sweet rig! You will love those Michelins for towing. Great weight rating, quiet, and good traction in foul weather/terrain.
Thanks. I had Goodyear Wrangler ATS on my 07 6.0.. was getting about 55,000 miles per set. Not looking forward to having to replace the Michelins due to their cost but unloaded they ride VERY nice.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
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Thanks. I had Goodyear Wrangler ATS on my 07 6.0.. was getting about 55,000 miles per set. Not looking forward to having to replace the Michelins due to their cost but unloaded they ride VERY nice.
I'm needing to replace the GY Wrangler ATS on my '08 F250. Do you like the Michelins better than the Goodyears so far?
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:50 AM   #3
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I'm needing to replace the GY Wrangler ATS on my '08 F250. Do you like the Michelins better than the Goodyears so far?
So far I love the Michelins.. But to be fair, I just turned 5,000 miles yesterday on the truck so it isn't a fair comparison. The truck drives and rides beautifully!! Smooth, quiet and precise.

My first set of Wranglers I changed out at 52,000 but only because winter was coming and I wanted new tread (I plow).. if it was the summer, I could have gone longer. My 2nd set I had 55,000 on them and still could have gone a little longer. Keep in mind as well that I neglected the tire rotations and only had 1 done in the 107,000 miles between the two sets.

However, I found them at buy 3 get 1 free.. So I went to Townfair tire, bought them, then the next day brought in the buy 3 get 1 from a competitor and they price matched plus took another 10% off. I ended up paying about $850 for 4 new tires mounted/balanced and these are the 20" tires lol. So that is another reason I stuck with them.. was always able to finagle a great deal. At almost half the price of Michelins, I didn't care if they were not as good of a tire, I got the mileage and saved a boat load of money.

Michelins if I'm not mistaken are around $400 a piece.. Ouch!!

Sorry, got a little off topic lol.
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I'm needing to replace the GY Wrangler ATS on my '08 F250. Do you like the Michelins better than the Goodyears so far?
I use the Michelin LTX MS2's the entire summer (almost 6000 miles of towing) and by far out perform the BFG rugged trails that were on it.

Very stable with a very heavy load at 29K. 4k of it directly on the rear end. My Michelin LTX M/S2 245/75-17 were about $220 each X6 from Discount.
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I wouldn't give 10 cents for a Goodyear tire but I do like my Michelins that came on my 2012 F -350. 30,000 miles and close to 2/3 tread yet. About 9000 of those miles towing.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:12 AM   #6
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Are the Michelins that come on the F2/350's the LTX AT2? That's what I'm leaning toward. Thanks for the input all. Sorry for the derail of the post.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:09 PM   #7
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I can't remember what came on mine sorry
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I can't remember what came on mine sorry
On your '01. Originally it would have had Firestone Steeltex tires.

I had Michelin LTX AT2 fir a while and the sidewalks starting having tiny cracks in the sidewalls at about 25k miles. Discount Tires warranties them out and I went back to BFG ATs.
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:40 PM   #9
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I totally agree!!!


On your '01. Originally it would have had Firestone Steeltex tires.

I had Michelin LTX AT2 fir a while and the sidewalks starting having tiny cracks in the sidewalls at about 25k miles. Discount Tires warranties them out and I went back to BFG ATs.
How are the Michelins vs. the BFGs for stability while towing, smoothness and quietness, snow traction, wet traction?
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:15 PM   #10
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Ive had (have) bfg at, the factory Michelin at, yokahama geolandars and nitto trail grapplers. ..obviuosly the nittos and yokahamas were great off road but mpg was down 2-3 towing with them (larger than stock 35x12.5x20")

Between the bfg and michellin, the bfg were louder, didnt last as long and were not as good mpg wise.. only about .5mpg diff tho from michellin..

The bfg seemed (to me) to perform better wet...

That said, I run the factory michellins when I tow and out of all I like them best....

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