I had the original Michelin LTX MS and now have about 500 miles on the new Defender LTX MS. I think Michelin really got it right with the whole design of this tire. The original LTX is a great beloved tire. It provides good all season traction, a smooth quiet ride and decent tread life. I see the difference to the LTX MS2 and the Defender LTX I am driving is mostly in the outer shoulder block tread design. Its not open so water and slush can evacuate more easily. I like this idea. So far I love the new Defender. My only advice to Michelin and keep a decent tread depth on your tires. For an SUV or truck 11/32 should be the minimum.
Bought new Michelin 18” Defender LTX M/S2 tires for a Ford F250 to replace Michelins that had come with the truck. My old tires were smooth as silk and I actually got more miles from them than the warranty. However, the new tires vibrated badly, so I had them rebalanced twice, with no improvement. Michelin replaced the tires under warranty, but the new tires also vibrate badly. I took them to another shop that had a road force balancer and paid out of my own pocket to have them rebalanced again. There was some improvement, but there’s still a significant amount of vibration. I'm very disappointed in these tires.
We've been riding on these tires mounted to 2007 Lexus RX-350 for several years now with few problems. They're quiet, comfortable and exhibit long tread life. BUT there's this one oddity: The circumference is 2.5% SMALLER than it should be resulting in diminished fuel economy as the odometer reads going farther than actuality. It also means there's more miles on the odometer and the speedometer is equally off. Otherwise, 5 stars.
Came new with CPO 4Runner. In ~48 months have put on ~30K miles on them. Still not down to tread wear indicators, but significant signs of dry rot. Tire model # has recalls, but apparently mine were manufactured outside the time window for the recall. Overall, like Michelins, and have purchased on other vehicles, but disappointed in the durability of these particular tires.
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I have a 2016 F150 with these tires from the factory. Just went in for service at 28,000 miles and they are telling me I need tire replacement. Guess I will see how the limited warranty plays out.
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.