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Old 11-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Time for new TV tires

Has anyone tried out the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure Tires? The two layers of Kevlar on the sidewalls sounds good. LT265/75R16E 123R is the size we run on the X and they have a $80 instant rebate till December 2nd.

We bought the X used and they installed new Firestone Transforce HT's which are now about 4 years old. These tires are looking pretty worn after 45K miles rotating them often.

We are also looking at the BFG Commercial TA Traction, Michelin LTX A/T2, Michelin LTX M/S2.

We tow mostly in Florida and all during the summer etc. Lots of rain and I tow heavy. My thought (not scientific at all) was the AT style tires might be a little better in heavy rain. I've search the forum and see a lot of people like the Michelin LTX M/S2 but that doesn't look like a great tire in heavy rain or muddy sites.

Any advice is appreciated, thanks,

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Old 11-17-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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I have used the Michelins LTX MS/2 tires now for over 2 years with no issues on my Ram 2500 Cummins 6.7L. They have about 20,000 miles on them and should last to the 70,000 miles as advertised. I run them all year on wet and snowy/ice roads with no issues. I tow A 318 SAB Cougar with my Ram and my total GCVW is 18,800 LBS.

Would I buy them again? Yes!!!

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Old 11-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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I have used the Michelins LTX MS/2 tires now for over 2 years with no issues on my Ram 2500 Cummins 6.7L. They have about 20,000 miles on them and should last to the 70,000 miles as advertised. I run them all year on wet and snowy/ice roads with no issues. I tow A 318 SAB Cougar with my Ram and my total GCVW is 18,800 LBS. Would I buy them again? Yes!!! Jim W.
Ditto on LTX MS/2!
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #4
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LTX MS/2 is the best rated tire on tirerack.com in the light truck tire category. My DW has a set of these on her Toyota Highlander. Now with 55k miles and they will need replaced with in next 5k miles.

They will be replaced with another set of LTX MS/2 tires.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:23 AM   #5
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Thanks for all of the replies! Looks like Michelins are the popular way to go. Has anyone tried the A/T2's?
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:26 AM   #6
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Michelin LTX would definitely be my choice. Those come on three different treads, A/S, A/T, and M/S. For a rain tire my choice would be the A/S tread, but Michelin no longer makes that tread in 16" sizes. I have 18" LTX A/S2 on my current tow vehicle, and love the performance on wet pavement. So of the available LTX treads that fit your stock wheels, I would choose M/S2. M/S2 might even be better if you have mud to go along with your rain.
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I'm different I guess. I'm on my 2nd set of B.F.Goodrich TA commercial tires on my 4wd dually. Since the bean-counters at UPS think they are the best investment for their delivery trucks, they are good enough for my truck. Experience has proved me right. Each set has worn well for over 45,000 miles towing a 15,500# 5er. I bought them at Sams Club which has lifetime free rotation, and flat repair (Never needed for mine)
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #8
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I'm still debating which brand between Michelin or BFG and also their M/S version or the A/T version of each. I like the look of the A/T tires as they look like they have a bigger footprint to the road....this could just be an illusion. It seems I'll be fine with either brand though. Thank you for all of your responses.

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LTX MS/2 is the best rated tire on tirerack.com in the light truck tire category. My DW has a set of these on her Toyota Highlander. Now with 55k miles and they will need replaced with in next 5k miles.

They will be replaced with another set of LTX MS/2 tires.
Buddy went to Costco they gave him a great price on the Michelin Tires so he shopped the price around and found a place that would install balance and warranty them for same price.
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I run the BFG Commercial T/A's all season, not the traction, they work very well in the wet and not bad in the mud and snow, being in Florida, the all seasons will run cooler and be more stable. Unless you do a lot of off-road driving, the added mileage of the all season vs the traction will add up over the lif of the tires.
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For E-rated tires on a tow vehicle, Michelin is the way to go. A little more expensive up-front but a lower cost per mile.
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:06 PM   #12
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Go Michelin......so you can go home. Lol. Never a bad experience with them. I can't say enough bad about anything Goodyear. I have just over 100,000 miles on the Michelin tires on my RV....a little different comparison as they are XZE2 long haul truck tires but I still gave half the tread left and they gave worn evenly despite never having been rotated.

Stay away from Goodyear. You have been warned my friend.
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Goodyear means 1 Goodyear. From years ago I learned the hard way.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #14
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I'm still working out which tire so here are my final questions:

Does anyone have any news about the Michelin's affected by the recall? I believe it was for the LTX M/S2.

Looking at the Michelin MTX M/S2's I see several kinds. What are the differences?
123/120R Cost more and carries more. Is this the Load Range E? Black side wall?
114T Not sure what this one is. Has lower weight rating?
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