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Michelin?

ive been looking at buying some Michelin LTX A/Ts, but i dont know a whole lot about them. ive had a lot of people tell me that michelin is the best brand to get. im just wondering what you guys know about them.?
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I believe Michelins are the best tire brand all together. That being said, I wouldn't buy the LTX's unless you rarely go off-road. They will go 75K easily on the street, but they aren't even trying to make it look like an off road tire.

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When I first bought my truck over 2.5 years ago it came with Michelin M/S LTX, they were good tires, but were running low on tread so I bought new tires. I really liked the M/S LTX but I couldn't afford them so I bought a set of crappy Goodyears. Michelin's are good tires.
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I believe Michelins are the best tire brand all together. That being said, I wouldn't buy the LTX's unless you rarely go off-road. They will go 75K easily on the street, but they aren't even trying to make it look like an off road tire.

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I agree 100% with this.I don't go off road at all and love my LTX M/S's.I will most likely get 80K on my current set.My last set went over 60K and I could have gotten more but I don't run mine down to slicks.I noticed on the first set that in the last 20% or so of useage they spun really easy in the rain without even trying.I have about 55,000 miles on my current set and they are starting to get that way also.I should get another 20-25K out of them and they will be replaced with the exact same thing.They are great tires if you don't mind spending the $$$.My set of 255/70/16's ran me a bit over $600 mounted over 3 years ago.I will go another year on these so spending $600 every 4 years isn't bad if you look at it that way.
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thanks. i rarely do go off-road, but i want some tires that will leave that option open.
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well LTX M/S and LTX A/T are different tires fellas.

that being stated, LTX a/ts are expensive, and with tires you usually get what you pay for. ive heard nothing but great thigns about em.

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Michelin tires are the only tires that come from the factory with sipes that go completely through the tread blocks...way nice for rain and ice/snow. Mom runs them and they are awsome in the winter!
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Michelin tires are the only tires that come from the factory with sipes that go completely through the tread blocks...way nice for rain and ice/snow. Mom runs them and they are awsome in the winter!
*cough* full depth siping *cough cough* snow tires come with that too from the factory, *cough*
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*cough* full depth siping *cough cough* snow tires come with that too from the factory, *cough*

Lets see which tires last longer...some Blizzacks or some Michelins....both have full depth siping....but the michelins will out last the blizzacks like ten fold on a dd all year long.
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my brother had michleins on his ranger a few years back, not sure what kind they were or the tread life, but they did well in the winter and rain for sure...

would i be able to get my tires siped? is there a place that can do that?....
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Yeah, some tire places with sipe your tires for like 5 bux a tire....or you can buy a siping knife
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Lets see which tires last longer...some Blizzacks or some Michelins....both have full depth siping....but the michelins will out last the blizzacks like ten fold on a dd all year long.
actually btw, michelins dont have fulldepth siping. the only at tire i know that does is the BFG a/t...
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I'm on my second set of the Micheline LTX M/S tires. They're great tires and do fine for dirt roads and light off-roading. Yeah I get stuck a few times a year but I'm in places I shouldn't be with a 2wd (limited slip). Get them if you want a tire that lasts a looong time and is decent for dirt roads and light stuff. I'm sure the A/T can't be too bad either, but I have no clue.
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actually btw, michelins dont have fulldepth siping. the only at tire i know that does is the BFG a/t...

What?! Last I heard/saw they do....
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last time i worked in a tire shop for two years they didnt. not FULL depth. they have siping though...
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