It has been a few years since I've been around, but I really hope that ain't the case nowadays. At the same time the reason I posted the tire infoPerusing this website, unlike years back where there were many stockish vehicles being used for offroad travel, there are now a very large number of appearance only modifications being made to show vehicles. Michelin LTX don’t have the “look.” They will not be accepted here
Yep. Cuts and Chunking. If these things cant survive a concrete curb, they surely wont survive in the mountains. Having put another 15k miles on them since my last post, i can say that the siping on the outer lugs is completely gone, leaving only the siping on the inner tread blocks. anytime it rains now, i have to be carefull not to spin them and set off the stupid dodge TPMS/trac control light. counting the days till the snow flies so i can get decent At's Looking hard at the Mazama open range or the Dean back country.They chucked off on the sidewall? I've run these on igneous rock and have not seen this.
Michelin doesn't really care at all about our overlanding or off-road ways. They make great heavy truck and car tires. I believe that their focus in those areas has unbeknownst-to-them created a fantastic sub-MT tire they never intended. Sorry about your experiences. I feel I've run the gamut on these stupid things.
But have you tried these tires? I thought the same thing; I hope you could read that sentiment from my post? For everything that most of us do here for "overlanding" these things work brilliantly. Minus a select couple of folks (and I once too was a hater) everyone says the very same thing ("they don't look...") yet actually never have run these off-road/highway and in extended punishing conditions. I simply am telling you I have. Embarrassed I am about my findings, because they look mundane and poseresque. These are my own personal results and don't constitute statistical sufficiency for most.Michelin would own the road if they came out with an additional ply protection.
...The sidewalls don't look like they'd afford much protection.
... needs to beef up their tires in order to earn my biz.
Ha! Funny story I picked up a 1999 uzj as a "commuter" car for me sometime back which has morphed (by plan) into being the car my son uses. He drives pizza delivery. It came with and still has really nice new BFG ATs on it, I'm not sure that one has actually seen dirt under it. #irony.. verse running KM3s in mall terrain duty.
Guilty. I am in need of new tires and I know that the Michelins will do everything I want them to and I have almost pulled the trigger more than once. I just can't get over how boring they look. They literally look like something a Camry would come with from the factory. I don't need anything super aggressive looking at all. I am on my 2nd set of Cooper A/T3 which are pretty mild looking but I want to change it up. What really draws me to the Michelins are how quite everyone says they are. 99% of my driving is on the interstate and tire drone really starts to wear on me.I like how vanity is almost always the reason people opt away from this tire.