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sonuvabug

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Posted: 04/03/22 11:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's time to replace my 9 year old LT265/75R16 Michelin LTX - M&S tires. These have served me well for 9 years and I could easily replace them with a new set of LT Defenders and be done with it.

However, I know new tires, designs and compounds come out every year and before I commit to another tire, I am interested in other brands and models to research. I am not willing to jump into a 19.5" set-up, nor do I want an A/T or mud tires. I am happy with a HT (highway tire) in the OEM size listed above.

I also do not want a "budget/good enough" tire. My TC set-up is heavy and I also pull a 3,500 lb. enclosed cargo trailer behind me. Safety is an important consideration for me. On price, I don't mind spending good money if the corresponding value and quality is there. My current Michelins have served me very well. I just wish I could have gotten more use out of them before they aged out.

One concern I do have with the Defenders which replace the LTX's is that I'm reading they can get soft and squishy in the summer and road heat. We run the new P-metric Defenders on our 2011 RAV4 I've never experience any jelly like ride performance feeling with the RAV.

Nobody is interested in a tire flame fest here. What I am looking for are some informed opinions and recommendations based on your own, first hand experiences. Thanks in advance folks.


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Posted: 04/03/22 11:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the same tires as you 7yrs ,I,m not changing .

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Michelin Agilis Cross Climate


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specta wrote:

Michelin Agilis Cross Climate


These caught my eye previously until I researched on Michelin's .ca website that they are only rated at 1550 lbs @ 80 psi. Can't figure that out for a LT tire in my size unless it is an error.

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sonuvabug wrote:

specta wrote:

Michelin Agilis Cross Climate


These caught my eye previously until I researched on Michelin's .ca website that they are only rated at 1550 lbs @ 80 psi. Can't figure that out for a LT tire in my size unless it is an error.


I would have to think its a typo.

I had LT 265/70R17 and they were rated 3195 @ 80 psi.

I recently bought some Toyo tires because I stepped up to 18" wheels and Michelin didn't make them in the size I wanted.

Agilis cross climate are excellent tires.

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We've run on BFG AT tires for years. We carry a 3200 lbs Truck Camper, and often towed a 3200 lbs cargo/bike trailer. We've never had trouble in all those years. Well, shouldn't say never, one time had a glitch in one rear tire after a few years wear. BFG replaced two tires in rear, so we'd have same wear on both rear tires. BFG did in fact, deduct a bit for tire wear - but we were happy with that response.

We run LT285-70-R17E ... 75 lbs in rear, 70 lbs in front when loaded and hauling.


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It's not a typo, they forgot to mention kgs, 1550 kgs = 3415 lbs.
https://dcadprod.azureedge.net/b2b-exper........lis-crossclimate-b2b-product-sheet-e.pdf

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I put Michelin Defender LTX on the wife's Envoy and they flat out sucked. We got about 30k from them and they dried, cracked, split, and flat wore out. I heard they used to be good, but my experience was not that. The Mexican Goodyears that replaced them ride no worse.


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specta wrote:

snipped ... I recently bought some Toyo tires because I stepped up to 18" wheels and Michelin didn't make them in the size I wanted.


Thanks for your input. The Toyo HT II tires have been recommended. Which Toyo tires did you buy? And are you happy with them?

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monkey44 wrote:

... snipped ... We've run on BFG AT tires for years. We carry a 3200 lbs Truck Camper, and often towed a 3200 lbs cargo/bike trailer. We run LT285-70-R17E ... 75 lbs in rear, 70 lbs in front when loaded and hauling.


These too have been recommended. Are you happy with these tires? What's the impact of the more aggressive AT tread?

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