Had Dueler Revo II's for the last 2 sets of tires and thought I would try Michelin LTX2 M/S this time around.
I felt a difference immediately in regards to tire grippage and handling. It is a good feeling. We drove home on the hwy at 70mph and it was nice, it felt softer than the worn Revo IIs.
I went for these over the latter because of the ratings on tirerack and hopefully the wet and snow braking distance will be better.
I had the same exact experience after going through two sets of Revos (I and II). The Revos were unstoppable (rain, snow, dry) when new, but they quickly wore down to nothing.
I upgraded my rims to 20"s and got the LTX MS/2s. Despite going up 2" and from a 70 to a 60 series profile, the ride was noticeably smoother. Rain performance is phenomenal and dry handling also improved. I cannot speak for snow as I don't use them in the winter but members here claim they are excellent due to the extreme siping of the tread. The zig-zag sipes also lock together during handling needs creating the advantages of a solid tread block.
Hey guys, anyone of you have any suggestion from winter tires. My 2010 needs some new rubbers and I really don't know what to put on. Either stay with 20' and put something like Duratrac and run them all year long or go with some 18' and get new wheels...
Any input? anyone?
I got the Duratracs for my winter tire on my stock 18" rims. There is no other tire I have seen that looks as cool as them and they really give the truck a beefy tough-guy look.
The ride is surprisingly comfortable for an LT tire (I run at 40 PSI) I think due to the massive tread blocks that cushion the ride.
They are good in snow (snowflake symbol rated) but wet and dry performance suffers and they are HEAVY and LOUD. Not mud tire loud but you will definitely hear them especially when near a center barrier or wall .
Did you ever see Batman Begins or the Dark Knight with the new Bat-mobile? That's pretty much what you can expect...howling angry rubber sounds during any kind of driving or quick maneuvers....and a 2+ decrease in mileage due to the weight (though perhaps better than the Bat-Mobile
I got the Duratracs because I learned that my 20" chrome rims would get eaten away by road salt in the winter. I hemmed and hawed about getting another set of LTX MS/2s for my 18"s but decided to go with the cool factor (as the MS/2's are great tires but far from pretty).
The Duratracs have been good but I can easily spin them when wet and that sort of made me lose confidence in their wet performance. Snow is a non-event but I think that the MS2s may have been better unless it was extreme deep snow I was going through.
So bottom line, if you want to make a mature decision and get the best all year around tire with the better gas mileage get the LTX MS2 (They often run sales where you can get a gift card and I found Costco had the cheapest price).
If you often find yourself in extreme snow (like over 2 feet), love the cool factor and don't mind a dip in dry / wet performance / gas mileage get the Duratracs.
Let me know if you have any other questions - happy to help!