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Old 09-23-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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Michelin LTX tire

The defender Ltx is not an LT tire, again.

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Old 09-23-2016, 11:31 AM   #2
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Great question.

Michelin LTX and LTX Defender are marketing names and not part of the tire sizing or rating or construction type as it relates to P, LT or ST rated tires.

I am pretty sure the Michelin LTX is a P rated tire.


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Agreed. Note the "®" (e.g. registered trademark) that follows the first two components of the name, Defender® and LTX® (e.g., MICHELIN® Defender® LTX® M/S). So, the LTX in this tire name does not mean it's a Light Truck tire. It's simply a marketing moniker, like Michelin®.

So, until we get to the Defender tire in this size, "LT225/75R16/E 115/112R" we are talking about a Load Range D tire in the P-metric family. Yes the 15" model has an XL (extra load) capacity, but it's not a Light Truck tire. So, if I was gonna use the 15" model of this tire, I'd have to de-rate it by 10% to figure out an acceptable load, per lots of threads here about de-rating load capacities when the tire isn't a Light Truck tire or an ST tire. Doesn't mean I couldn't use the LTX tire on my trailer if I wanted to, but I better do the math first and make sure everything is cool. After that, all I have to do is find a dealer who will put them on for me. I failed at the latter, and so moved up to 16" wheels and LT tires.
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