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TIRES, again...

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by monson770, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. monson770

    monson770 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    has anyone plowed with Michelin ltx ms/2 or similar style tire? if so, what type of traction does it provide in deep snow?

    i have been running general grabber at/2's for the last 3 years or so, and am thinking about buying a tire with some more siping, that preferably goes all the way down hence the reference to the Michelin's... i have had good luck with the grabbers, strong tire, performs well enough in most conditions, but seems to struggle with slush or icy-type conditions, and the smaller amount of sipes is the culprit in my opinion..
    also wondering if the 70k mile warranty is still good when buying a load range E tire and plowing with it.. the guy at discount tire said that it would be but im not sure, maybe a call to Michelin is in order?
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    LTX are junk. These are factory on the Ford trucks. Good luck with them if you by a set I'm on my fourth set in 4 years all have been juck
  3. jasburrito

    jasburrito Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Those kinda look like street tires. My buddy just got there Michelin ltx at2. Seem really grippy. The only bad thing is they seem to pick up stones.
  4. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 877

    I just went thru the same thought process with Duratracs. They're great for plowing and deep snow, but tend to be slick on hard pack roads in daily driving, probably because the siping on them is kind of sparse. I just bought some Cooper M&S. I've used them in the past, but they didn't come in 18" back then, which is why i ended up going with Duratrac. The Coopers do come in 18" now, so i went back to them.
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    I've always preferred Goodyear AT/S.
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I HATE, HATE, HATE!!! General Grabber AT2's Great tires for about the first 5k miles then wear out in the blink of an eye for me. I went through 4 set starting from 18,000 miles to about 50 some thousand miles. I switch to Cooper Discovery AT3's and so far have worked out very well

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,287

    Cooper discoverer M & S dedicated snow tires for me . Thumbs Up
  8. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    Ltx at2 is what you want
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I had a set of those over priced Michelin's
    they were the worst snow tire I have ever used and they didn't do well on gravel roads ether.

    but they are a excellent for towing on a dry or on damp highways.

  10. hellion

    hellion Member
    Messages: 52

    Running Goodyear Ice Grip WRT with studs.Superb ice and snow traction compared to all terrains. Downside is that they are too soft to run year round. More SSS
  11. 98K3500

    98K3500 Member
    from WI
    Messages: 46

    I see Cooper has a new winter tire in the AT-W.

    50,000 mi warranty. Full-depth siping. Looks good.

    Anyone have a set yet? They just came out in Sept.