Michelin LTX M/S2 Sizes & review

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The LTX M/S2 is Michelin’s Highway All-Season light truck tire developed to combine long tread life with all-season capabilities for vans, pickups and sport utility vehicles, as well as for commercial vans, shuttles and chassis cab vehicles using light truck tire sizes. The LTX M/S2 is designed to combine a smooth, quiet ride with year-round traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions, including in light snow. Compared to the original LTX M/S, the LTX M/S2 is an evolution in looks…and a leap forward in performance.

The LTX M/S2 molds a long wearing, silica-enhanced, all-season compound into a tread profile featuring Michelin’s MaxTouch Construction to produce a contact patch that promotes reliable traction and long wear by evenly distributing acceleration, braking and cornering forces. A symmetric tread design of stable independent tread blocks featuring high-density 3-D Active Sipes delivers all-season traction on dry roads and in inclement weather. Four wide circumferential channels, multiple lateral grooves and open shoulder slots promote lateral water evacuation to enhance wet traction and stopping performance.

The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts (three steel belts in Load Range D and Load Range E sizes) to provide the strength and durability needed to handle heavy loads.

Note: The LTX M/S2 Highway All-Season tire is NOT a dedicated winter / snow tire. It does NOT meet the severe snow traction requirements and is NOT branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I purchased the Michelin LTX M/S2 tires shortly after buying my truck to replace the Dunlop OEM tires. The Dunlop’s are unsafe at any speed and I removed them as soon as I could at around 1000 miles. I upgraded the shocks to Bilstein 5100s all around and added two more rear leaf springs, for a total of five leaves. Just driving 50 feet I could tell the difference in tires, no more being pulled from side to side by irregularities in the road surface. No sway like a drunken hog on ice. There is a feeling of confidence when driving on Michelin’s that was not there when on the Dunlop’s. No hydroplaning in wet weather and great winter snow handling. Clearly, these are not snow tires, nor are they designed for more than limited off-road use. They are however fantastic tires that have given me 65,000 miles of outstanding service and I feel there is another 30,000 left on them. I did add a ADDCO rear anti-sway bar and will never own a truck without Michelin tires and a rear anti-sway bar.

  2. 30,000 miles on a very expensive, premium tire that should easily provide 60,000 miles or more of life. Older version of the LTX MS tires lasted 70,000+ on my previous vehicle. The MS2 are down to 3/32 with only 30,000 miles. Rotated every oil change, always in balance. Even wear from side to side and all four tires, but these are shot.

  3. I purposely chose this tire for two reasons, it was on sale for 40% less than regular price, and the weight of the tire is tremendously less than anything else I can put on my truck. I have a long bed, regular cab, hemi. I am in the electrical trade, this truck rarely sees heavy loads, but does Tow trailers from job to job. Most of the time the bed is empty outside of a few tools and a ladder. I was looking for something near stock height, but not an LT tire. Something as light as I could get. I travel mostly highway miles in South Florida at all times of day and night, which allows me wide-open throttle at times. I wanted a tire That could handle the South Florida rains, stand up to the weight of the truck, but not burn up a tank of gas going anywhere. Bottom line, I want to buy a spare set, these are that good. I have more than doubled my mileage, just buy the reduced weight of each tire, I have noticed no weakness in my light load capacity. These tires balance out with minimal weight, which reduces vibration at TopSpeed. Get the size and weight class that you need for your truck, but get these tires. I promise they are everything that you want.

  4. I normally drive small sporty cars with great steering and handling, and these tires made our 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 drive like a somewhat sporty car… which is kind of an amazing achievement. I know/care nothing about off-roading or anything like that so I can’t say anything about that, but for street/highway use in dry or wet (I can’t say about snow) I absolutely recommend them. With the stock tires, there was a large, numb, dead spot in the steering when going straight ahead that honestly made it scary to drive in traffic. The large amount of slop in the center of the steering where you turned the wheel and nothing happened made driving… interesting… These tires absolutely transformed the feel of the truck and then I actually loved driving it, even taking corners at a sporty pace. Precise responsive steering, comfortable ride, quiet, great in the wet and dry, and wear very slowly (I’m about to replace them with another set only because of age- there’s still lots of tread left after over 40k miles). I’m very picky about tires… and these are really great without any drawbacks that I know of.

  5. I had this set of Michelin LTX MS2’s on my truck for 60,000 miles. They were alright tires, but wore out. I got 2 sets of Michelin Defender LTX’s and 1 new set of LTX MS2’s, all 3 sets had terrible road force test results. I took it to the Nissan dealership and twice to Firestone, they all recommended that I get rid of these tires ASAP as they were not able to balance. I always loved Michelin, but after the last 3 sets being so terrible, I am forced to switch brands. Seems like Michelin’s quality control has been crap lately. The tires would have terrible vibration at highway speeds, generally 60-75 mph. Anything over 75 mph, the tires would be very smooth, but driving in the 60-75 mph range —-ed. My passenger seat would be shaking, as well as my mirrors. This has been one of the worst tire experiences ever!! hopefully better with the 4th set of Continentals

  6. 51,000 miles on these tires that were always maintained (rotated and pressure checks) and they are dead in the water, 2/32. I bought these after reading everyone else’s reviews on how many miles they had put on them. I am mostly on the highway and really only use my truck to either tow my boat, go hunting, or go to work, which is almost all highway miles. Maybe the low life is due to the towing of the heavy bass boat, I dont know. Discount Tire has already told me that Michelin will give me approximately $60 towards a new set of these tires since I didn’t get anywhere close to their warranty of 70,000 miles, but I feel $60 is a bit of a cheap out when I bought them for $1000. Not sure I really want to go with high mileage tires ever again. Maybe I’ll just get the cheapest tires I can find.

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