By far the best tires I have ever owned. I have 85k miles on this set could go another 20,000. But due to age I am replacing with same. Would highly recommend.
Been using Michelin tires for about 15 years and this is the first time I've been disappointed. Only got 3 years and 30K miles out of these before they were worn to 3/32. I expected them to last longer, but they actually wore out quicker than the Primacys I used to use.
I have put about 30,000 miles on Defender LTX M/S in all weather and they handle very well on my Honda Pilot. Stop wining about noise! These are noisier than passenger rated tires as these tires are light truck/crossover tires and are able to handle higher weights and loads. I run them about 4 lbs higher pressure than the SUV door sticker for higher vehicle load per the Michelin spec.
Having metal come out of the side. Not quite the side wall. Have picture.