1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Tire Thread: Micheling LTX MS/2 or Hankook OPTIMO H724

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by motoedde, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Apr 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM
    #1
    motoedde

    motoedde [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Member:
    #54021
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Edde
    Philly, PA
    Vehicle:
    '96 Tacoma 4x4 2.7L shortie
    OK...time for me to get a new set of shoes...my prior General Ameritrac's lasted about 70k.

    So here's the lowdown.
    Sears is currently having a special on the Michelin's of $135 per tire plus $70 manufacturers rebate. Mounted with lifetime Road Hazard, one time balance, new valve stem...etc. the total comes to $725 before rebate. These are 70k mile tires in theory.
    http://www.michelinman.com/tire-selector/name/ltx-m-s2-tires


    Pep Boys has the Hankooks at $92 per tire...buy three, get the 4th free. Plus the $25 tire package...Lifetime Rotation, Road Hazard, Balance and new valve stems. This comes to about $505 before rebate value of 1 tire. These are 70k mile tires in theory.
    http://www.hankooktireusa.com/compm...ildNum=1&Seq=357&PageNo=5&KeyValue=0&KeyWord=


    To the difference with rebate included is $650 for Michelin's or $415 for the Hankook.

    Thoughts????
     
  2. Apr 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM
    #2
    ronman737

    ronman737 Dangerous

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Member:
    #49846
    Messages:
    1,302
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Greenville, SC
    2008 4Runner 4x4 Sport
    Michelins if you can afford them. I have heard of people getting 80k with ltx ms.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    #3
    Bama_TACO

    Bama_TACO ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Member:
    #41157
    Messages:
    1,017
    Gender:
    Male
    Winfield, AL
    Vehicle:
    2006 PreRunner Double Cab TRD SPORT
    You can't go wrong with MS2 Michelins. We have them on my wife's Tahoe with the factory 20" wheels and they are silent, excellent in the rain, and will last. I'm not bashing the Hankooks. They make some good tires, I just don't know anything about the Optimo H724.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 2:55 PM
    #4
    motoedde

    motoedde [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Member:
    #54021
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Edde
    Philly, PA
    Vehicle:
    '96 Tacoma 4x4 2.7L shortie
    Thanks for replies...I went with the Michelins.
    They ended up being $200 more than the Hankooks....but since they're made in Canada, and are supposed to be an improvement over the original LTX MS...I can only imagine them being worth the difference over 5 years.

    Pretty excited for some new shoes!
     
  5. Apr 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM
    #5
    maju

    maju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Member:
    #34673
    Messages:
    391
    Gender:
    Male
    Davenport Fl
    Vehicle:
    10 DC Silver TRD Sport 4x4
    Undercover tonneau, Scangauge II, Garmin GPS, Michelin LTX M/S2
    I really like my Michelin MS2's, I belive you will be very happy.
     
To Top