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Old 09-23-2016, 11:09 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, 12:31 PM   #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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Ltx is a passenger car tire. This forum to my understanding is for Airstreams. Did I miss something?
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Old 10-23-2016, 11:25 PM   #5
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What's your point?
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Am I the only one that fails to understand the point of this thread?
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Am I the only one that fails to understand the point of this thread?
Not over here.

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The point is some on here think the ltx tires are light truck tires, which they aren't. Both are being used on traitors, okay?
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Ltx is a passenger car tire. This forum to my understanding is for Airstreams. Did I miss something?
How can you miss, tires on an airstream?
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There are LT225/75R16/E 115/112R Defender tires available, as well as a couple 17" sizes in Light Truck, load range E.

http://www.michelinman.com/US/en/tir...r-ltx-m-s.html

scroll down for specs.
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Yeah, this can be confusing. *Passenger Car* tires doesn't necessarily mean those tires only go on a pssenger car. They can also go on small SUV's, pickups, crossover, stationwagons, and even trailers.

LT tires are designated for higher loads and are commonly used in larger pickups, vans, and trailers.

But Michelin uses the term *LTX* to mean a line of tires that includes both passenger car sizes and LT sizes. So an LTX is neither - or both!
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Just to further muddy the waters, it appears tha Nokian has a 15 inch LT tire with pretty interesting specs. LT235/75R15 116/113 S


https://www.nokiantires.com/summer-t...an-rotiiva-at/
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And there is already a thread for that:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...15-156339.html

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Just to further muddy the waters, it appears tha Nokian has a 15 inch LT tire with pretty interesting specs. LT235/75R15 116/113 S


https://www.nokiantires.com/summer-t...an-rotiiva-at/
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Just a FYI re Nokian 15's and Mich's 16's from the 20 footers thread.

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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...127845-98.html
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