The problem with the Michelin LTX AT is it tends to develop flat spots across the face of the tire. Our local Costco sells a lot of these and I’ve seen this problem on a few of my customers vehicles that have this tire.
I can’t attribute the irregular wear to anything other than something goofy with the tread compound. I know of two trucks in particular that I rebuilt the front suspension and installed new KYB shocks on and the tires still cupped big time afterwards.
And the torsion bar height was correct on both trucks. So they weren’t bottoming out and causing the cupping.
What Others Are Saying
I’ve read quite a few reviews about this tire and most people don’t say anything about the cupping except for one guy down in Phoenix. Hmmm, maybe this issue only shows up in really warm climates. It’s hot where I live year round too.
One guy down in Tucson said he’s had a set of these for 6 years and 75,000 miles. He also said he’s beat the crap out of them and they’ve held up great. He also mentioned they were a tad noisy.
A lot of people complained about the price, but the funny thing is, in almost the same breath they said the tire lasted a really long time. If you do the math, the more expensive tires usually tend to cost less per mile to operate than a lower cost tire over that same amount of miles. But most folks don’t know that.
Other than that, they seem to last a long time from what I’ve seen on my customers vehicles. If you live somewhere really warm, I’d pass on these and go with something else like the Michelin LTX M/S.
But if you have to have them, check Amazon for the best price and free shipping.