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Michelin LTX MS2 versus Michelin LTX A/T 2 versus Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by quietstorm, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Dec 20, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    Most of my driving is on the highway but I get off road occasionally. I live in Arizona and drive perhaps a bit fast on rocky roads which probably challenges my tires. Occasionally I need some grip to get over some large rocky ruts.

    I am trying to chose between these tires:
    Michelin LTX MS2
    Michelin LTX A/T

    I currently have Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor and have no complaints but want to try a new tire to see if there is less noise/vibration.

    Will the Michelin LTX MS2s hold up under moderate offroading? Any advice will be appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    I had the Pirelli Scorpion ATRs P265/70R16. I had no complaints with them in any conditions. They rode just as nice as any highway tire.

    I just had them removed because I got a new lift, rims, and tires. I only had them for 4000 miles and they look virtually brand new. I am probably going to put them up on Craigslist locally in NJ.

    I don't have anything to say about the Michelins.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    ARE LSII Cover w/ BedRug, CravenSpeed Shorty Antenna, Husky Liners, Wet Okole Seat Covers, OEM Tube Steps, Bilstein 5100 set @ 1.75 with rear leaf TSB.
    My prior post looks a little irrelevant since the OP was edited. :eek:
     
  4. Dec 20, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    :D Sorry Joe, I read some reviews on discount tires site about the Pirellis and was scared off. I'm skeptical of reviews but there were a lot of bad ones. I edited my post to try and simplify it. My decision now is between the two Michelins.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    I have a set of LTX AT2 on my Taco and we have LTX MS2 on my wife's 07 Tahoe with the 20" wheels. Ride is great with both. The MS2 is supposed to last longer. My Taco has 24,000 on the AT2s and you can't even tell they are worn. The AT2 does look more agressive but has a little bit of an off road tire roar between 40-60 MPH. 99% of my driving is on the interstate with the cruise set on 72 so they don't bother me at all. The MS2 is silent. It is hands down the quitest truck tire I have ever owned. I will put another set of AT2s on my Taco when I wear these out. The MS2 just doesn't look agressive enough for me on my truck. That being said, there are plenty of people on here that do light to moderate off-roading with the MS2.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    I had the MS on my truck. Not a huge difference between that and the MS2. They worked just fine on the road, wicked in the rain, and sucked balls on snow and ice. Didn't do a lot of off roading with them. My suggestion is go with the AT2 for your needs.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    Dad has LTX A/S 10 ply on a Dodge 2500 Diesel 2WD. He gets stuck in the yard all the time and replaces between 20-30k miles. Not sure if that helps you much, but considering the hassle he has I would go for the A/T and not worry.
     
  9. Dec 25, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    I picked the MS2 because I drive so much on the highway. What an amazing smooth ride. I went offroad for a few miles and the tires performed well. I am very happy with my choice.
     
  10. Dec 26, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    ltx at perform very well imo for a street tire.my buddy had them on his jeep(i also had several sets on my trucks)and we were wheeling in pa.those things did amazing.you get great milage with them as well.the last set i had on my taco had 55,000 miles on them and still had 5/32 on them.sold them to a used tire shop to offset the new tires i got.good luck
     
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    Hey guys, new member here...just wanted to state I have the same Scorpion AT/R's that Joe had. 75,000 miles and counting. Just keep 'em properly inflated, rotated and balanced. Love those suckers. Only got 35K out of the BFG's that came on the truck but I hear that's actually pretty good. The Pirellis though...enough said. Got 'em from Tire Rack and all the reviews were very positive. Will likely go with them again when these are fianlly done. Truck has 108K so I have a ways to go yet.
     
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