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Old 08-24-2016, 11:00 PM   #29
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The E rated MS/2's are my first choice for my AS and for my TV. They have the best all around tread design and last like iron. Love them.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:13 AM   #30
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I had an interesting thing happen in the last 10 days on my '97 Suburban 1500. All 4 tires were Michelin LTX M/S2 10 ply rating. They were rotated every 10K miles. This 'Burb is my farm "truck" and as such, sees much use on our rock/limestone roads. I had a belt slip on the right front tire. It made itself very obvious at slow speed in parking lots!! I had my tire man replace it with the tire from the spare wheel. Within 4 days the tire on the left front did the same thing!! At that point I decided to replace all the tires. The build date on these tires was 4206 - so 42nd week of '06. (I bought this 'Burb from a neighbors estate, so don't know the mileage when the tires were installed.) It seems that these tires had a life of 10 yrs. I have 16" Michelins on both of my trailers - but certainly won't run them 10 yrs!! Food for thought!!!

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Old 10-21-2016, 08:53 AM   #31
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I ran the LTX/MS and the MS2 on my light SUV for years. But I realized that they were cracking after only 2 years. Got so bad that Michelin pro-rated them for a new set.

I go with Geolanders now because they have an orange compound that resists cracking in constant southwest sun. 2/3 the price of the Michelin and no crack problems after 6 years.
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:03 AM   #32
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Michelin's recommendation is inspection annually after 5 years and replace at 10.
I recently had a failure on my M/S (5 years old)...but it was due to a SEVERE pothole which pinched the sidewall just inside the shoulder tread "wrap-around" to the sidewall. After 100 or so miles, the small rupture of the edge of the plys "ran" to the point of about 30% of the diameter of the tire.

Used one of the old ones as a 16" spare and got a set of Defender LTX. I was advised to not get M/S2s, as they are close to being phased out and a single replacement (if it were necessary) would be unlikely soon.

Note, that this failure should not be construed as any kind of quality or longevity issue....it was a bad and unique kind of stress on the tire. I don't think any tire would have survived. I am impressed that it held together during the ensuing 100 miles, before i noticed anything wrong.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:02 PM   #33
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Good PR telling people 5 & 10 years. I don't run my tires that long. I have to much invested in my setup to take that chance. My AS tires go three years the max. Truck tires 50 thousand miles regardless of thread depth. I'll spend the money on tires (since I don't drink) just for peace of mind and safety. The way some people rave about Michelin tires they must be going to heaven. I have only one problem with this website. I wonder at times if people are writing about trucks, motor homes or AIRSTREAM trailers. So please clarify what type of vehicle your writing about. Ok.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:14 PM   #34
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Um....they're on my AS
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Old 10-21-2016, 11:21 PM   #35
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New Tire!

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Suppose you had to choose between Michelin LTX M/S or Michelin LTX M/S 2 tires? Which would you choose?

Here are the links to Michelin's website for both:

LTX M/S
LTX M/S | Michelin Tires

LTX M/S 2
LTX M/S2 | Michelin Tires

Assume whatever AS you like and assume the price is the same for each.

Which would you choose and WHY?
The Michelin "Defender LTX M/S" is the new "Improved" replacement tire for the old "LTX M/S 2 tire. Michelin is no longer Mfg. the M/S 2. Buy the new replacement tire, not the old "obsolete" tire!
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Old 10-21-2016, 11:38 PM   #36
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The Michelin "Defender LTX M/S" is the new "Improved" replacement tire for the old "LTX M/S 2 tire. Michelin is no longer Mfg. the M/S 2. Buy the new replacement tire, not the old "obsolete" tire!
Is the 2 not the newer version of tire?
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:05 AM   #37
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Is the 2 not the newer version of tire?
My understanding is that the Defender line takes the place of all previous versions. Bottom line? See what is in stock. My tire dealer says that nationally inventories are really tight for all kinds of tires, so the previous versions of Michelins are probably sold out IMO.
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Old 10-22-2016, 05:12 AM   #38
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I wonder why they're short of tires?


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Old 10-22-2016, 05:57 AM   #39
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I bought tires for 2 trailers and one TV recently. I had no trouble finding them in several brands...My best experience was with Tirebuyer.com....My tires were delivered the day after I ordered them. If you ship to an installer, you can try them for 45 days and ship them back on their dime
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:02 PM   #40
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Why the choice? What are the tires for. Type of vehicle?
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:08 PM   #41
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When we replaced our GYM 15" tires, they had plenty of 16" M/S 2 tires in stock, so that's what we got. Also noticed the old tires had a longer treadware warranty than the new Defenders. Don't suppose that really matters though, as they will very likely age out long before we wear out the treads.
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