I am going to get new tires soon and looking for some thoughts:
Here's the truck:
2002 Dodge Dakota SXT 4x4 V6
Although I use the truck daily, I rarely drive very far or for a long
time. My commute is only about 5-10 miles each way.
I live in a relatively rural part of NJ. Snow and bad roads can be an
I do occasionally, though rarely go off-road. When I do, it is for
hauling and work-related. However, most of the time, I am on
I agree. Very good tire in the snow. The LTS A/S are worthless and the
A/T's are too aggressive. M/S is a very good compromise. In many sizes
the LTX M/S is not available. For my 2004 Durango I went with Michelin
Cross Terrain. Very similar to the M/S and just as good in the snow.
Expensive but worth it. They outlast cheaper competitors.
Michelin LTX M+S. Best all around tire I'v ever used.
Driven through a couple of blizzards without too much
difficulty. Moderate mud and fire roads are not much
of a problem, either.
When the tires are new, you can certainly hear the
tread on the pavement, especially if it's concrete.
Maybe a little bit louder than the stock Goodyears, but
certainly less than BFG AT's.
I changed my last set of Michelins at 50K miles. Still
had some tread left. But I was getting ready for
winter so I changed them early.
On dry pavement it's an excellent tire. Good grip in
the co0rners, decent ride (for a truck). I like to hit
the corners a little fast, and I don't worry about the
tires losing grip.
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