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Old 05-23-2019, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Michelin LTX MS2 turnover

Time to replace the Michelin LTX MS2
they have been very good for 6 years but are now cracking,
tread is still high with 30k. Warranty is up at 6 years.

I travel primarily long highway with some gravel roads chasing trout
in MT.
Any recommendations /experience for the current Michelin offerings or?

An All Terrain tire is not in the picture because of noise.

NCV3 144 tall with very light camper interior.
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:16 AM   #2
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External cracking on a Michelin is typical. They use a synthetic blend rubber compound and the outside rubber skin that is exposed to the elements drys out The cracking will never go completely through nor will it sling a cap. Will not get a better riding 10 ply tire for a Sprinter.

BTW: I'm a former tire store owner

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Default Re: Michelin LTX MS2 turnover

Thanks SANO,
It appears the LTX MS2 is no longer available.
The Defender LTX MS is available is that the same tire as the former MS2?
Aegilis is also available in 245 75 16 120R E
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: Michelin LTX MS2 turnover

Mrdi;
The Michelin Defender LTX MS2 was the replacement tire for the older Michelin LTX MS2.
I wanted the Defender LTX MS2 tires on the new 2019 Sprinter I have on order, but the MB
Sprinter dealer can no longer get them.
So, I will try the recommended replacements tire (that will be installed on the new Sprinter when
it's built).
The new tire is the Agilis.
I looked at new 2019 Sprinters on the lot, but none had the factory Michelin tire option so I really
don't even know what the new Agilis tires look like.
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https://www.americastire.com/buy-tir...tx-m-s/p/11267

The Agilis is too new to judge. It is a Michelin so... I know the LTX last forever, have great traction and superior ride. Appears they are phasing out the LTX MS. Agilis is the replacement.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes
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Default Re: Michelin LTX MS2 turnover

https://www.michelinb2b.com/wps/b2bc...duct_sheet.pdf

and

https://www.michelintruck.com/tires-...s-crossclimate

(also includes updated load/pressure tables for the new tire)

I have a set of these installed a thousand miles ago. so far so good.

My previous experience is only the factory installed Continentals (which I put 52000 miles on)
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Default Re: Michelin LTX MS2 turnover

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Time to replace the Michelin LTX MS2
they have been very good for 6 years but are now cracking,
tread is still high with 30k. Warranty is up at 6 years.

I travel primarily long highway with some gravel roads chasing trout
in MT.
Any recommendations /experience for the current Michelin offerings or?

An All Terrain tire is not in the picture because of noise.

NCV3 144 tall with very light camper interior.
I've replaced mine as well with Michelin LTX A/T2 (LT245/75R16) and on occasion coat the outside walls with Aero Cosmetic Rubber care (http://www.fallonaviation.com/aircra...-16oz-sprayer/.) We do highway and lots of off-roading.

cheers...
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Default Re: Michelin LTX MS2 turnover

Went with the Michelin Defender LTX MS 245 75 16 120 E
Steel wheels ...
they torqued at 180 lbs?
Seems high
be tough to change a flat
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:42 PM   #9
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Defender are the Best tires by far than any tire Iíve tried i get 120k out of defenders and still after 120k they feel better than most tires do brand new
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Went with the Michelin Defender LTX MS 245 75 16 120 E
Steel wheels ...
they torqued at 180 lbs?
Seems high
be tough to change a flat
I think 170 ft lbs is the correct torque for steel wheels. Just carry a 1/2 inch breaker bar from Harbor Freight. The are inexpensive.
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