Originally Posted by Jim2366
Today I purchased 6 new tires from Discount Tire, Michelin LTX A/T 2. LT235 / 80 R17. They did a price match Walmart. I do get free rotation and tire balancing. They are a little more aggressive tread so I am hoping that will just provide me with longer wear. With tax I was right at 2k. About 3.3 cents per mile if I get the 60,000 miles that are expected.
My 2015 F250 came with Michelin ATX LT2's in size LT275/70R 18. They lasted 50K miles and looking for a less expensive tire, I bought Sailun's in the same size. They lasted around 22K miles and one had tread separation (looked like a bicycle tire), so I returned to Michelins and bought the same OEM tires that were on the truck.
During the time I had the first set, they NEVER caused any issues, and honestly, if we live anywhere except northern Michigan, I'd have run them another 10K or so before replacing them. The ONLY reason I replaced them was because I wanted "more than a little tread" going into one of our winters. With anywhere between 10-20 feet of snow each winter, minimal tread just isn't an option. If we'd have still been in Louisiana (or anywhere it doesn't snow as much) I'd have run them for another year and easily could have got 60K out of them.
While there are other "Michelin choices" that you could have selected, I wouldn't beat yourself up over the ATX LT2's. They're a good tire, give good treadwear, aren't "rough riding" or more noisey than other tires in the same category. Sure, $2K is a lot of money, but that's the price for any "quality tire" from any of the "name brand manufacturers"....
I think once you get 10 or 20K on the tires, you'll appreciate their reliability and performance.