Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

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Vehicle: 2008 Ford F150 Lariat Super Crew 4wd
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,500
Location: Munster, IN
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin LTX M/S2
Follow-Up Review: 12,000 miles on tires
January 01, 2011
In all conditions including snow these tires stop & turn better than the OEM BFG's. Seat of the pants you can tell how well these tires grip when stoppeing. They do a nice job of keeping the back end from sliding on turns. I still need my 2 x 80lbs sand bags for driving in snow w/o the extra weight the tire are only ok.
Initial Review: 2,500 miles on tires
September 19, 2010

PRO's these are probably the best highway tire I have ever had. I've made several 600+ mile trips and am impressed with the highway manners of these tires. They are quite on all road surfaces, the wet traction is excellent (starting, stopping & turning) and these tires will go straight on the highway regardless of the crown. This past weekend we were driving in the middle of nowhere IA in a thunder storm. As we crested a hill, we spotted an accident that required emergency braking. I was looking for a bailout path however didn't need it because these tires gripped so well, in the rain, we safely came to a stop with room to spare. These tires are slightly larger than the BFG's that were on the truck which makes them look good. If you drive mostly on the highway or don't mind a very firm ride, these tires should be on the top of your list.

CON's, these tires are stiff. I drive on several streets that are more akin to a series of patches than a paved road. These tires will beat up both you and your truck. On roads that are rough you will feel every dip, bump & crack. I have aired my tires down to 34 lbs on all corners hoping to get some cushion from the bad roads. I am worried when the cold weather sets in, these tires will be too hard. If you drive in conditions where a softer or more forgiving tire are preferred, these tires should go at the bottom of your list. The BFG Rugged Trails were better on these roads.

TEST's, installed the tires had 34.7 lbs front & 37.5 rear. I wasn't happy so I aired up to 40, it was worse it felt as if the axles were welded to the frame and my speedo was off 1.5 mph compared to my gps. I lowered the pressure down (in increments) to 35 (Ford's Recommended Pressure). Now I'm at 34.5. This gives me the best ride for both highway & city driving. This is also the pressure we had when the emergency stop was required. I'll update after we get some snow and cold.

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