Tired of tires! Cracks in TREAD of my Michelin LTX m/s (1 Viewer)

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I found a 1.5" long crack between the tread of my tire (6/32 remaining - about 4 years old since it was made/3 years on truck). It looks kind of deep - goes lengthwise around the tire. Some web surfing suggests this "happens to Michelin more than other brands."
Anyone else have the same trouble?
Any suggestions for a similar - OK road / OK dirt road tire that is from another manufacturer?

- Gil

 

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I would say you got great life out of those tires and at 6/32 the performance will be diminished anyway.

I have run many different Michelins over the years (Including LTX MS) and would definitely buy Michelin again.
 
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IMHO michelin has some of the best all season tires on the market, especially the LTX M/S, never had a problem with any and all have had great tread life, but if you wanna go with another brand I've heard lots of great things about the Nitto Terra Grappler.
 
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265/75/16 is the same thing, and it's available in pretty much any brand you want. only difference is the 275's will be passenger (car) tires and most 265/75's will be LT (truck) tires with load ranges.
 

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I found a 1.5" long crack between the tread of my tire (6/32 remaining - about 4 years old since it was made/3 years on truck). It looks kind of deep - goes lengthwise around the tire. Some web surfing suggests this "happens to Michelin more than other brands."
Anyone else have the same trouble?
Any suggestions for a similar - OK road / OK dirt road tire that is from another manufacturer?

- Gil


Where are you located? You can have the one in my garage that I pulled off of my 100. It was the spare and looks new.
 
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Where are you located? You can have the one in my garage that I pulled off of my 100. It was the spare and looks new.

his sig line says Ventura, CA

I ven never had any problems with michelin tires either, I only buy michelins....except for one time in an emergency. Have had problems with bridgestone and general.
 
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For ok road and ok dirt, BFG KO's have been solid for me. Bridgestone REVO's were also good for me, but they are more of an on-road AT tire.

Never been a huge fan of Michelin. They balance well and wear like a rock, but performance is....meh.
 
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Thanks for the kind offer - I'm in Venutra, CA - and its beginning to look like I should simply buy another set of Michelins. I went to Costco today to check the tires out and they seemed to be the best option.
 
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I have experienced the same thing on the same Michelins twice. No more for me.

Im really find that interesting. Ive had sooooo many Michelin tires and never once had a problem with any of them.......hearing that people have had repeated problems with them is a shock, and now Im curious as to what would cause such a huge difference in experiences
 

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No idea, when we bought our 99 UZJ100 the LTX were on them and I noticed within a few days that a crack right down the middle of the tread circumferential, probably 5-6" long. SAME situation a few years later on another set of tires. Strangest thing. Sounds petty but my truest was lost.
 
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That is weird, and i dont blame you for switching to another brand. I have literally never bought a tire that wasn't Michelin for any of my vehicles......granted that will change soon, but then again BFG is Michelin so......:rolleyes:
 
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I have experienced the same thing on the same Michelins twice. No more for me.

Me too. When I bought my 100, it came with Michelin LTX on stock 16" rims, but one of the tires had a 1" gash in the tread on the side of the tire. It looked as though someone took a blade and dug into the tire, but now that others are coming forward with the same problem, I believe it's just a case of occasional poor craftsmanship. The tire held air and never seemed compromised even with the gash, but my comfort level isn't too high with Michelin tires anymore. Good thing I upgraded to 20" Tundra wheels with Goodyear Wranglers! :cool:
 
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Nitto Terra Grappler 285/75/16's will fit in your stock configuration. The spare should also fit, does on mine.

I would purchase them again. Good wear, minimal noise difference from stock, no rubbing and I think it makes the truck look handsome, thus making me more handsome. Now, if I could just find a way to hide the two child seats in the back???
 

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I know these LTXen are supposed to be very good tires despite their unremarkable appearance and tread. I will say despite the cracks no air was ever lost nor did the tire drive out-of-round or "funnily." I deemed the defect to be significant enough to change them out.

Against expectation, on the first set I ended up putting my old/used BigO XT tires already worn at about 35k miles on, and got another 40k+ miles out of them before someone actually bought them from me and ran them for an additional 2 years or so.
 

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