Michelin LTX A/T 2 Tire Review & Rating
- Off-road dry terrain
- Good on-road dry/wet performance
- Long lasting tread
- Mud & deep snow/ice traction
There is a great deal of versatility in the Michelin LTX A/2. The tires were built to take the driver both on and off roads. Their wide, even tread allows for maximum contact with the road surface, giving them ideal weight distribution. These stout hauler tires make a rural truck look boss and add cross country savvy to your recreational SUV or van. With load range D and E sizes, they add extra strength to your commercial pick-up and perform exceptionally well on gravel.
It takes a little getting used to the LTX AT2. The pliable sidewalls give them a softer feeling than most all-terrain tires, leaving you with a floaty feeling. They grab well in most weather conditions, but have a bit of difficulty maintaining traction on wet grass. One thing about them, they’re climbers. They can handle a cross-country trip into the high mountainous regions of Canada and Alaska with ease.
Cornering – Steering
The softer sides give a rolling, side to side motion, which adds a little bit of an adrenalin rush when taking corners on steep grades, but they have no true drift. They do very well in cornering on flat surfaces, even at higher speeds. Their most remarkable attribute is their ability to steer evenly on gravel without spinning or throwing rocks haphazardly, making them an excellent tire for work trucks.
The Michelin LTX A/T 2 will get you where you need to go in the winter, but driving through heavier amounts of snow/ice can be more problematic. (The same can be said for mud.) The tire’s low void space allows the tread to pack up too easily. They like things they can grab, so if it’s chunky, they don’t give a problem.
Ride Comfort – Road Noise
Here’s where those soft side walls come in handy. The LTX A/T 2 is very quiet, giving a smooth and more pleasant ride quality. They absorb the bumps and dips without transferring the irregularities of uneven surfaces to the driver. Once you’ve become adjusted to the slightly different steering techniques involved with using a softer tire, you’ll like using this work horse of a tire for its gentle ride and reduced noise in any type of road condition.
Tread life is longer lasting than you might expect on the AT2 due in part to Michelin’s Advanced MaxTouch Construction. We’ve routinely heard of owners getting a good fifty to sixty thousand miles of wear out of the tire, even for trucks that routinely carry heavy loads. If you don’t rotate them, the rear tires will tend to wear out a little faster than the front, but their puncture resistance and overall ability to wear down evenly without rubbing or splitting makes them a very good tire for long distance hauls.
The LTX A/T 2 comes with a 60,000 mile warranty, which is very good for all-terrain tires. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year, and workmanship and materials are covered for up to 6-years or down to 2/32” of tread depth.