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Old 05-07-2011, 12:22 PM
canonmutant canonmutant is offline
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Default Anyone Running Michelin AT2s?

I went from Goodyear RT-S that came from the factory and I apologize if there are any RT-S fans out there but I found them to be junk on anything but pure dry pavement especially on a 4x4. They did however get decent mpgs.

Anyway, since I was so happy with my Pirelli ATRs on our Touareg, I bought a set of 255/70/16s for the Ranger and lost 2mpg.

So, two options:

1) Michelin LTX MS 1 or 2 or the Sam's version X LT2 and use up the Pirellis on a cheap 2nd set of wheels in the winter or when I go 4 wheelin'.
2) Michelin LTX A/T2 and run 'em year round and sell the Pirellis.

Question: I am pretty confident option 1 will restore mileage but is anyone running option 2 and if so . . . did it cost you mpgs? The AT/2s have the same UTGQ as my Pirellis so I am concerned they might yield the same mpg problem. I realize UTGQ isn't necessarily = to rolling resistance directly but you will generally find tires rated for mpgs have 700-800 UTGQ, not 500.

2011 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 EcoBoost, Gray/Silver

2005 Volvo XC90 [more than just a grocery getter!]

1987 Olds 442 27K Original Miles
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:04 PM
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Default Re: Anyone Running Michelin AT2s?

my nabor has the second option ones on his full size and he loves them he goes offroading to get to this hunting spot he said they do fine off road and they grip well on road
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:53 AM
jack7481 jack7481 is offline
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Default Re: Anyone Running Michelin AT2s?

I have #2 they are ok got them for MPG because they dont have the big lugs like the dura tracks or SA - but I might get the dura track because these suck in the Wis. snow!
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