Originally Posted by FastEagle
That's a fine tire. It's major holdback is it's a high cube, low profile tire with a 62 MPH speed rating.
There is a wide selection of 17.5" tires with a LRH rating that have the same load capacity as the Michelin and 75 MPH speed ratings.
Seems like we go through this EVERY thread where the Michelin XTA is mentioned. These, being European tires (mine were made in Germany), carry a rating consistent with the 100 kph speed limit for European trucks. These tires are supplied as OEM originals on any number of heavier 5th wheels, and I would challenge you to find any reports of speed-related failures of the XTAs. We routinely cruise at 65 MPH with excursions to 70 MPH as traffic conditions require, and we've never had a problem, nor have any of the other users on this forum to my knowledge.
If the European speed rating bothers a prospective user, by all means go for the Goodyear G114 or some other 17.5" tire. In point of fact, however, it has presented no difficulties to US users. I use the tires and highly recommend them. They have been absolutely problem-free.
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