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Old 12-21-2012, 07:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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LTX MS2 ride quality

Had the LTX MS on my 02 and thought the ride quality was good.Truck had 48,000 miles when they were put on and traded truck at 70,000 miles.On my 07 put LTX MS2 on at 51,000 and the ride was ok but has deteriated so much at 66,000 miles.Have tryed diff tire pressures,usually run 60 front, 50 rear empty.This truck is basicly a clone to the 02 but is riding far worse.Have bilstein shocks on both trucks.Just trying to get others experiance with this tire.Maybe other issues to cause the poor ride,truck handles great.Just taking a beating in the cab!
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love the LTX MS for dry roads but give them a vote of NC (No confidence) on snow and ice. I recently cut the sidewall on ond of my MS so I went to replace a pair and ended up with MS2's. They are still new so can't comment on ride quality when worn.

I will say this, I much prefer the AT2 for any kind of traction situation, but they are nowhere near as smooth and quiet as the MS series. I'll probably go MS summer and Blizzaks winter when it's time to change.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ive got about 20k on my ms2's and I have no complaints. I switch around in vehicles alot, company truck, the dually, wifes truck, etc so I would think I would notice if it was 'off'. Are the tires showing any kind of weird wear pattern? Just thinking that if you had a shock that was bad it could be letting that tire jump going down the road, cause odd wear, and then make the problem even worse.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Tires are showing good even wear,rotate on a regular basis.The ride is good on smooth roads,bumps and expansion joints are getting into the cab so to speak.Maybe the cab mounts are not doing a good job anymore.Started about 6,000 miles ago and progressively got worse.Had the updated rear cab mounts installed about 4 years ago.My 02 rode so much better!
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I have a set of LTX m-s on my wifes 01, also put a set on my friends 07 and Dad's 02 when my wholesaler was closing them out when the M-S2's hit the market. The LTX's are wearing like iron with no issues to speak of. I agree with Kennedy about snow traction. I take off my wifes when the snow flies and put on studded snow tires. I have sold several sets of the M-S2's and my customers like them, and the only part I really don't like about them is that they only start out with 13/32nds of tread depth when new. I have 14k miles on my Cepek Fun Country II's and they still have 16/32nds and traction is a non issue, but they aren't quiet like the Michelins, so it is a trade off.
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I am satisfyed with the traction on snow and ice.I know there are other tires that could easily outdo these in that respect.I put Blizzaks on my wifes SUV for winter tires,now theres some grippers!
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i just got a set[6] mich ltx atx2 m/s 235-80-17 on my 2wd 2008 ext cab dually,,just drove thru a bunch of snow/ice for 4 days and they have great traction
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How much air pressure are you running in your tires? My usual recomendation is empty truck, 60-65 front 50 rear, loaded truck 65 front 80 rear.
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