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I've gotten a set of chromed oem 6-spoke 18" wheels for my LE which I'm happy with.

However, I'm not happy with the Conti tires. I've searched this site for the tire shimmy problem and find it's pretty common. Discount tires did a road force balance and spent a lot of time at no charge to fix the problem. They said they've done all they can and the next step is to contact Conti about replacing the tires.( The road force on the fronts are now 16 and 14 lbs. and the rears are 24 and 30, if I'm expressing it right)

I may give up and get new tires. I ran Mich Cross Terrains on my last SUV and they are great. As far as quite and comfort, what are the best tires you've found?

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They don't make them to fit out rims. You probably want to look at the BF Goodrich A/T in 285/65/18. One of the few that will fit and make sense.
 

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Mich does make a Cross Terrain 265/70-18 though I was wondering about folks experiences with not only these but other tires as well.

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I would have to swear :damn: by BFGoodrich Radail All Terrain K/O. I currently have the 315 70 R17 on my stock 17 inch wheels and love them. I have had them on all 3 of my dodges, 1 Ford, and 1 Chevy (all trucks-35inch tires).
I know that BFG makes a 18 inch diameter all terrain, that would be my choice.
Hope this helps.
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AtlantaAllen said:
Mich does make a Cross Terrain 265/70-18 though I was wondering about folks experiences with not only these but other tires as well.

Thanks.

Allen
I had the Michelin Cross Terrains on my Pathfinder. The were the best tires I have ever used. That's what will go on my Armada when the Contis need to be replaced.
 

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I've recently got some new wheels and tires as SCR knows. I think I went a bit wide with 305/45/22's. I can really feel the curves and grooves in the road with these. SCR gave me a good diagram that explains probably why. The difference in back spacing....the new wheels are 10mm...not sure what the stock 18's are.

Anyhow I have Nittos 420S tires...Love the tread!!! They have a higher weight capacity then the stock tires also.
 

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I have 20's on my mada and originally went with Yokahamas and have since replaced those with the Mic. Cross Terrain and love'em.
 

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I have 20's on my mada and originally went with Yokahamas and have since replaced those with the Mic. Cross Terrain and love'em.
LMAO...I like your screen name!!! :3d_004:
 

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I'd like to get the Michelins in a 305/50/20. I've heard they're very smooth and quiet, but that they wear easily. Any former Michelin owners out there that can confirm/deny?
 

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well, if it helps I bought a 2008 QX56 November 30, 2010, and the beast had it's original brand new Michelin tires on it, 275/60/20... now is November 8, 2011, and I'll tell you brother, they suck ***, honestly, I got my two rear tires eaten up on the outside of the tire, both..... honestly I don't like them at all, the front ones are still hanging in there, they are wearing out pretty even, I went and did a tire balance, alignment and rotation on it about a month ago because i notice one tire all ****ed up, but now, both of them are ****ed up, those are the rear ones.. anyways, I don't know what the deal is, you would expect more from a 220 dollar tire.. so there u go buddy, as for me, Michelin ain't that big of a deal, unless u buy the really expensive ones i guess.. right now looking at the cooper discoverer H/T plus tires, same size, they look nice and have pretty good reviews.. and since I work on a tire mold company I have worked on cooper molds and they look sweet and are really cared for, I remember I worked on them and they had to be perfect as they went out the factory for tire production, so they are a pretty good tire overall.. ohh and also check out the Toyo tires, match Michelin quality or even better, I've done them also, really good tires.. 100% guaranteed, just a little expensive though... good luck dude..
 

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Michelin LTX M/S is the BEST tire you can buy for ride and wear.....it is however one of the most expensive.......it is not a all terrain and it is not for serious off roading, it does however offer the best ride. There will be some out there who disagree but anyone(like myself) that is in the tire business(over 20 years) will tell you that EVERY manufacturer makes a tire trying to compete with the LTX. There are some posts talking about uneven wear and edge wear those are NOT tire issues they are alignment issues! If you can swallow the price(it is a big pill to swallow)Micheln guarantees the ride and customer satisfaction. I have NEVER had a customer complaint on these tires! BTW the Cross Terrain is actually rated higher by Michelin but doesn't seem to last nearly as long as the LTX! Everyone who buys the LTX swears they will never go back to any other tire! Just some info from my experience hope this helps
 

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The Cross Terrains have been on my Armada for almost 60K miles, and I feel sure they will go another 15-20K before getting to the wear indicators. Great tires, but they don't make them anymore. I will go to the LTXs when I get new tires.
 

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well, if it helps I bought a 2008 QX56 November 30, 2010, and the beast had it's original brand new Michelin tires on it, 275/60/20... now is November 8, 2011, and I'll tell you brother, they suck ***, honestly, I got my two rear tires eaten up on the outside of the tire, both..... honestly I don't like them at all, the front ones are still hanging in there, they are wearing out pretty even, I went and did a tire balance, alignment and rotation on it about a month ago because i notice one tire all ****ed up, but now, both of them are ****ed up, those are the rear ones.. anyways, I don't know what the deal is, you would expect more from a 220 dollar tire.. so there u go buddy, as for me, Michelin ain't that big of a deal, unless u buy the really expensive ones i guess.. right now looking at the cooper discoverer H/T plus tires, same size, they look nice and have pretty good reviews.. and since I work on a tire mold company I have worked on cooper molds and they look sweet and are really cared for, I remember I worked on them and they had to be perfect as they went out the factory for tire production, so they are a pretty good tire overall.. ohh and also check out the Toyo tires, match Michelin quality or even better, I've done them also, really good tires.. 100% guaranteed, just a little expensive though... good luck dude..
Wife's 2010 Armada came with same tires. 22k miles on them and I rotated between 5-7k.

Same feeling as you! Expensive tire, rides very well, good in snow, BUT SOFT!! Will be lucky to get 40k out of these.
 

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Michelin LTX M/S is the BEST tire you can buy for ride and wear.....it is however one of the most expensive.......it is not a all terrain and it is not for serious off roading, it does however offer the best ride. There will be some out there who disagree but anyone(like myself) that is in the tire business(over 20 years) will tell you that EVERY manufacturer makes a tire trying to compete with the LTX. There are some posts talking about uneven wear and edge wear those are NOT tire issues they are alignment issues! If you can swallow the price(it is a big pill to swallow)Micheln guarantees the ride and customer satisfaction. I have NEVER had a customer complaint on these tires! BTW the Cross Terrain is actually rated higher by Michelin but doesn't seem to last nearly as long as the LTX! Everyone who buys the LTX swears they will never go back to any other tire! Just some info from my experience hope this helps
You are very correct about the LTX. Long time friend is tire wholesaler. Also very true about uneaven wear and alignment.

Mine have worn evenly, just to quickly for me!! Michelin makes one of the best tires you can find. But the premium paid may outweight the "next" best tire at say 30-40% less expense. Competiton from some "off" brands has become rather stiff giving us consumers some very viable options.
 
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