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Old 03-26-2010, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Michelin LTX M/S versus Nitto Dura Grapplers

It is time for new tires on my 2500HD. I've narrowed my selection down to two tires -- Micheline LTX M/S or Nitto Dura Grapplers. At Discount Tire, the Michelins will cost $33 more total for all four tires. I've heard good thing about both brands and tire model.

Please provide some input. I'll be buying by Next Friday as that is when the $70 rebate on Michelins expires.

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Old 03-26-2010, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh yeah, I'm sticking with stock size, 245/75/16.

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Old 03-26-2010, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am not very impressed with the Michelins on our Suburban. My friend's parents have had problems too. Why stick with the small 245's? Why not atleast go to a 265/75/16 tire?
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I'm getting comparable wear with the DG vs my old LTX M/S.
The nittos are much better in winter conditions, better off pavement and corner better but took a lot of weight to balance.
The michelins are much quieter, ride smoother but only shine on dry pavement, imo.
I won't be buying either again when time comes for new tires.
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Just took Michelin A/T2's off my 08 with 67,500 miles on them. Could have gone another 10,000. But after much research, I put the Michelin LTX M/S2's a couple of days ago.
FWIW, I don't think the Nittos will hold a candle to Michelins in the long run or ride.
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My M/S 2's were great this winter compared to the Duravis they replaced. Alot of traction going forward or around turns. I hope to get 70,000 out of them. Good warranty on them too.

Not cheap for sure, but improved ride and traction. I wouldn't go 265's again as it hurt the mileage and pickup.
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Just took Michelin A/T2's off my 08 with 67,500 miles on them. Could have gone another 10,000. But after much research, I put the Michelin LTX M/S2's a couple of days ago.
FWIW, I don't think the Nittos will hold a candle to Michelins in the long run or ride.
Hey BIG GAME,
How do the A/T2s compare with the LTX M/S I have had M/S on another truck and they were great. Have been looking at the AT2s to replace the stock Duravis. I see you went with 285s? DO they only come with a D rating?

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ms2's are better than the ms.
last set of ms on my truck I ran them 138,000 miles.
worth the extra $
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Hey BIG GAME,
How do the A/T2s compare with the LTX M/S I have had M/S on another truck and they were great. Have been looking at the AT2s to replace the stock Duravis. I see you went with 285s? DO they only come with a D rating?
I had the Michelin LTX M/S's on my 2001 F-250 and they were great. However, Michelin did not offer the LTX M/S in a 285/70/17 when I bought my truck so, I put on the AT2's. The AT2's would pick up every piece of gravel and I hated hearing the gravel hit under the truck.
Now that Michelin made the LTX M/S2's in the same size I decided to go that route.
I do believe they only come in a D rating, however I don't use the truck for towing, its my "mini-van" .
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