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Old 27th July 2017, 13:26   #16
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Hi all, my Fortuner is due for new tyres, but I am big time confused between Continental Cross Contact AT & Michelin LTX Force. which tyre will perform better in mud? What about FE? Can someone please list out pros & cons of both the tyres.
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Old 27th July 2017, 14:12   #17
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Sizes available are:
1) 235/75 R15
2) 215/65 R16
3) 235/70 R16
4) 245/70 R16
5) 235/65 R17
6) 265/65 R16
The 235/65 R17 is NOT available in the range. Was it there earlier and removed now? That is the tyre size for the XUV. The Michelin site says this:

Michelin LTX Force SUV tyres launched-mltxxuv.jpg
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Old 19th August 2017, 08:55   #18
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The 235/65 R17 is NOT available in the range. Was it there earlier and removed now? That is the tyre size for the XUV. The Michelin site says this:

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I am contemplating to replace my OEM wanderers in my Duster AWD with either Yoko Geolanders or Michelin LTX force. When I physically inspected both, I found the sidewalls of Michelin to be softer than Geolander. I wonder why many forums write that Geolanders have more issues of sidewall cracks/failures than Michelin. Now I am confused as in which one to select.
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I wonder why many forums write that Geolanders have more issues of sidewall cracks/failures than Michelin. Now I am confused as in which one to select.
Because Geolanders have had the most issue with sidewall. Now, if you won't go rock climbing, Geolanders too would do good else, you may always get the Michelin.
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Default Re: Michelin LTX Force SUV tyres launched

what is the difference between Michelin LTX Force and LTX A/T2 ?

How do these two compare against Conti cross-contact ?
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I got the stock Bridgestones of my Storme replaced yesterday. Got 4 LTX Force at 7600/-. Was confused between the Continentals and these but since my usage is largely in city and highway, thought LTX would suit me better.

The Bridgestones had done 74K in 3 years and had quite a bit of tread still left, but there were 2 punctures on my last 2 roadtrips so that was signal enough for me to change.

The tread of the Michelins looks more aggressive in real than in the pics. The ride has considerably improved. Can't comment on the noise right now. Planning a road trip to the hills soon so will get to know there.

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Old 26th December 2018, 16:55   #22
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On September 30th 2018, I changed my Pajero Sports tires from stock Apollo Apterras to Michelin LTX Force. Company fitted Apterras had run more than 72000 kms and probably had 10000 kms more in them, but were worn out on inside shoulders, rubber had become hard and I was facing punctures more frequently as compared to earlier times.
Also my oncoming Bangalore to Girnar in Gujarat round trip of about 4000 kms forced me to make this switch.

I went for Michelin LTX Force tires of the same size, these are AT tires and have been receiving great reviews on internet especially international users who don't hesitate to push their vehicles in more abusing roads as compared to Indian consumers with Pajero / Fortuner profile.

These tires also have less braking distance compared to their nearest competitors apart from being much better in handling hydroplaning situations.

Also tire life is more as compared to its competition. I had considered Yokohama Geolander, Pirrelli Scorpion and Goodyear Wrangler. This tire from Michelin is latest in terms of technology as compared to all the three I have listed.
With in few days of this change, I could feel that all my assumptions in deciding in favor of this tire seem to be coming true. I could feel that ride was more silent and transmission of thuds due to potholes and vibrations due to jarring roads is very much reduced for an AT tire.
Today I have clocked more 8000kms with these tires, mostly on highways. On few occasions I have ventured on broken roads or no roads, my confidence in these tires kept on increasing. I would like to mention couple of standout incidents that helped in putting a stamp of approval on this decision of mine.

First one, like every year I take my vehicle to Girnar, and during past 2 occasions on a particular tight turn after Khandala on Mumbai Pune express way, my tires used to squeal even though I used to be in speed limits. Not this year though, even though I was at a bit higher speed, not only these tires didnt squeal but the vehicle was also at ease in maintaining its lane, I didnt have to work much on the steering to achieve this as compared to last couple of times.

On another occasion, my vehicles rear left tire slipped into a knee high ditch in our farm. My brother was about to call our tractor driver but before he could, my vehicle came out of this situation without much efforts even though there was lot of loose gravel and mud. Thread pattern and thread depth created enough grip to crawl out when I put it in 4X4 Low locked differential mode. Tire slip also has reduced when steep inclines encountered on broken / no road situations.


Noise due to tires inside the cabin also has been lesser as said in some of the online reviews and also as per company advertisements.


Below are few pics I had taken during tire installation.
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Default Re: Michelin LTX Force SUV tyres launched

Can anyone tell me why the Michelin website says that the size 215/65 R16 (Stock size for Duster) has no matching tyre range on offer in India. Two years ago I had the option between Primacy SUV and LTX Force listed on their website. Are they going to change the product line?

Because its not on the website but the dealers are ready to sell them to enquirers and have no clue of them not being listed on the website.
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Can anyone tell me why the Michelin website says that the size 215/65 R16 (Stock size for Duster) has no matching tyre range on offer in India.
Its similar story for 235/65 R17 tires. The exact same story, available at dealers but is not featured on website. Primacy SUV is featured, not this.

XUV (save for W11) and the 2014 onwards Scorpio (new gen) have similar tire size. And this size sells now, so its weird if you ask me.
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I got a set of 4 Michelin LTX Force tyres on my first gen Fortuner in March 2018. The tyres have done close to 30k kms on them and the tread seems to be good for another 30-40k kms.

They’re very good on road by AT tyre standards and some HTs too. They’re especially good in wet road conditions due their ability to avoid hydroplaning. Braking is very good too. One of the tyres suffered a pinhole sized sidewall puncture on a highway run. But apart from that, I haven’t faced any other issues.

They are pretty good offroad as well. But tread pattern wise, when compared to aggressive AT tyres like Conti cross contacts/ Cooper STT AT/ BFGoodrich K02s, the LTX Force feels more like an aggressive HT tyre.

So if you’re looking at a long lasting tyre and want an upgrade from a HT tyre but want something more comfortable than a rugged AT tyre, this is the perfect one. On the road, the LTX force behaves like an HT tyre.

This is the picture taken when the tyre was new:
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This is after close to 30k kms on it. There’s still more than 50% of the usable tread depth left.
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Old 26th November 2019, 10:51   #26
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Replaced stock MRF tyres at 40000 kms and Installed LTX force on my V-cross. Have done 500 kms so far on it. My usage is 80% highway 10% city and 10% off-road. I am not sure if the tyres are still in running in period but the ABS is kicking in a lot earlier compared to MRF's. It usually take 500 miles or so for tyres to lose the lacquer and hopefully the grip levels will improve.

Also from 245r16, I have upgraded to 275r16.

The cost of each was 11000/- including alignment balancing plus 500/- for extended coverage on damage of tyres called Michelin Promise plan.
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Default Re: Michelin LTX Force SUV tyres launched

How is the experience of end users with this Michelin? I might have to change tires on my 4WD Scorpio S10 in next month or so.
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How is the experience of end users with this Michelin?
In our XUV group, including me 3 people has moved to LTX. I have driven (Optimus Prime - Tuscan Red Mahindra XUV5OO W8 ownership report)around 5K Kms after tyre change love the grip + silent nature.

I know someone who has done around 15K KM's and the thread looks new, so it should last more than primacy I hope.
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Old 24th February 2021, 15:26   #29
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It looks like Michelin is out-of-stock everywhere in Bangalore due to the recent import ban. New stocks are expected only in mid-April 2021. Wanted to upgrade to the LTX force from my Yoko Geos but have to wait now...
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