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31" Michelin LTX A/T experience?

First let me say I am not looking to use these off-road. I have a set of MTs for that purpose. I am looking for more of a street tire that still has a somewhat aggressive tread.

I wanted to get 32" street tires but they have a wider body section width than I want. I selected the 32" ProComp MT tires for off-road because they had the narrowest body section width. I run helper air spring in the rear and that takes away some of my inner tire clearance. The 31" Michelin LTX A/T is the tallest 31" tire I could find and it has a tread I can live with.

They seem to be a fairly good tire from the reviews I have read. Does anyone here have any experience with these Michelins? I want to find out as much as I can about them before buying them. I know Michelin and BFG are the same company now. I just don't how similar the tires are.
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i have LTX m/s.. they are pretty good.. nice n smooth
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i have these tires, but not in a 31"...the ones I currently have are 235-75-15 and they came on the truck when I bought it. I have no idea how many miles are on them but they seem to have maybe 60% tread left. They have been good in everything I drive in, and I'm from Minnesota...so they do well in the snow also. But as you stated they are definately not a mud tire, they seem to have the same problem as the BFG A/T with the gumming up in wet mud. I would definately buy them again but will probably go with the BFG because they are cheaper and I couldnt find the Michelins in a 31"

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Chris, I considered the LTX m/s but they are a little shorter than the a/t and I want a little more aggressive tread than the m/s. They do seem to be basically the same tire with different tread. I will use your information to help with my decision.

Joe, I don't drive in the snow very often but do want a tire that is capable in the snow. I have put a total of over 300,000 miles on BFG ATs and think they are an excellent tire. This time I am looking for a finer tread to reduce road noise. The 31"LTX a/t is a little taller than the 31" BFG AT and I like that. They do make 31" LTX a/t tires but I will probably have to special order them.

Yes, the BFG ATs are less expensive than the LTX a/t tires but it seems the LTX a/t gets even better mileage than the BFG. So maybe in the long haul they may break even.

I still have another 5,000 miles or so on my original 31" BFG ATs but it looks like the Michelins will be replacing them.
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I know that my LTX M/S tires are amazing so far, I have about 4000 miles on them and they do great in dirt, snow, and are smoooooth and quiet on pavement. With the reputation that Michelin has, I would think they would be good tires. A few people I know have gotten darn near 100K miles on them....
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i have about 10,000 miles on mine but they are 225/70/14 and love them, great on road and dirt roads not agressive enough to mess up lawns, and are smooth and quiet on the road, they get 2 thumbs up from me
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Good, I am getting more comfortable about buying them.
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I had the Michelins on my 99 Ranger, 265-75-R16. They were more expensive than the bfg's, but were great off road and on. They rode much better than the other A/T tires I have used and last forever. I had over 80K on the set when I traded the truck in and they still had about 50% tread left. The only downside was that the rubber was so hard and dense, you almost can't get them to shine once they're dirty. Forget using any kind of tire shine, because it just soaks in and disappears in a few hours. But you can't go wrong with michelin.
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No problem, I don't like my tires to be shiny anyway. Thanks for the information.
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im sure theyre good but pricy
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I got 265-75-R16 Wrangler SilentArmor tires and I love them and I havent had any problems with them. Ive used them in snow ran and mud and they work great for me in it all!
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Cory, I don't mind pricey if I can get many miles out of them. I plan to keep this truck for a long time and I most likely will get the full mileage out of the next tires I buy.

Tommy, the diameter and section width of those tires would work very well for me but I have 15" wheels and have no desire to buy new wheels.
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How about general's at2's? I am looking into buying these tires myself. If they are half the tire my bfg's were then these will last along time. If you do decide to buy the general's at2's then go to treadepot for them. They are the cheapest there with $9 shipping. This place is where i am buying mine from.
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**** nevermind they dont carry the at2's in 32's. They have them in 33x12.5R15 for $109 shipped per tire. Or they have them in 31x10.5R15 for $97 shipped per tire.
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