Michelin LTX M/S, Mud and Snow Something I Know...

Saturday, September 19, 2009 by Chad Hocker
What does the M/S really stand for on the Michelin LTX M/S.  Technically it's a rating a tire can achieve by meeting certain criteria.  Putting words together in elementary grammar was not my favorite subject and they do say a picture is worth a thousand words.... 
THE MUD
Muddy GMC 4X$ with Michelin LTX M/S Tires
The Michelin LTX M/S is considered a Highway All-Season tire.  Which is where I spent about 90%percent of my time on these tires.  However about 90% precent of the fun with  the old truck was off road. 

I was impressed by how much I could get into with this the Highway All-Season Michelin LTX M/S tire.  I have never been stuck or not been able to get back to the road, however I was a little more responsible than some of my other Buddies.  These tires worked out great for my needs; a tire that gave long life road well and looked good on the truck.


THE SNOW
GMC 1500 4X4 Truck in the Snow on Michelin LTX M/S TiresNext check out the snow rating.  At the time of this picture it was mid February with about 18-24 inches of packed snow and some power on top.  I had the 265/75R16 Michelin LTX M/S on my 2003 GMC 4X4.  The front torsion bars were turned up about half way with some blocks in the back. Actually had my Mom with me at the time who prefers to keep vehicles on pavement.  However the Michelin LTX M/S did so well she stopped worrying we would be stuck until spring and hopped out to take a couple of pictures.   Not sure if she felt safer outside of the truck or not?

GMC Truck on Michelin LTX M/S Tires in the Snow

The Tire Rack has received over 1,800 survey results racking up over 67 million miles of feedback and still this tire ranks 8th in Highwayayy All-season category at 94% compared to the best in class.  Michelin was not satisfied so they kept working and have come out with the Michelin LTX M/S2.

Michelin LTX M/S       Michelin LTX M/S
Michelin LTX M/S Tread Pattern





Comments on Michelin LTX M/S, Mud and Snow Something I Know...

Sunday, October 10, 2010 by Jim Lara:
P225/60R17 on Subaru Outback AWD WHAT IS THE BEST TIRE TO RUN, good, dependable, effecient, safe, traction, wife's car.
Monday, October 11, 2010 by Chad:
I would suggest the following tires... Kumho Solus KH16 - Decent economically priced quite comfortable tire that is capable in light Snow with a 60,000 mile warranty. Yokohama AVID Envigor - High performance grip in wet and dry conditions also capable in light snow, smooth and quite riding with in it's performance category with a 60,000 mile warranty Michelin Latitude Tour HP - Crossover/SUV touring tire very smooth comfortable with wet traction but not to good in snow or light snow with no manufactures tread life warranty.

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