Michelin vs Goodyear Wrangler (OEM)

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Just found out that my 2021 XTR arrived at the dealership with Michelin Tires but really wanted the Goodyear Wranglers. I just prefer the look of the white lettering on the Goodyear’s, no other reason.

I got the idea(from currybob) of asking the dealer to swap them for me but from the info I found online, the Michelin’s will suit me better on Canadian winter road conditions.

My current 2018 F150 has the Goodyear’s so I already know how they perform. I don’t really care too much about noise or fuel efficiency being affected with the swap but safety is the main concern as my wife and child will be in there more often than me.

Focusing on safety, would the swap be a good or bad idea?? Thanks in advance for all suggestions.





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Personally, I've preferred the Michelins on my previous trucks. I'm not wild ab out the current pirellis. They're ok, but I prefer either the Goodyear or Michellins to them.
 

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Just found out that my 2021 XTR arrived at the dealership with Michelin Tires but really wanted the Goodyear Wranglers. I just prefer the look of the white lettering on the Goodyear’s, no other reason.

I got the idea(from currybob) of asking the dealer to swap them for me but from the info I found online, the Michelin’s will suit me better on Canadian winter road conditions.

My current 2018 F150 has the Goodyear’s so I already know how they perform. I don’t really care too much about noise or fuel efficiency being affected with the swap but safety is the main concern as my wife and child will be in there more often than me.

Focusing on safety, would the swap be a good or bad idea?? Thanks in advance for all suggestions.
Michelin all the way!
 

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Another vote for Michelins. Just sold and swapped my Pirelli's out for a new set of Michelin Defender LTX.
 

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I have been enjoying the Hankook tires, great in the snow and has a nice wide footprint. I have grown tired OWL tires, old school look dated.
 

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I love the outside white lettering look, but I would take Michelin’s any day over the Goodyear Wranglers my truck came with. Good look tire, but I will likely look for a set of Michelin’s when it ones time to change them out.
 

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The last thing that I care about is white lettering, in fact, I generally have new tires mounted with the white lettering to the inside. I will likely end up with the 20" Hankook tires, which will do until they are worn.
 

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Can’t go wrong with Michelin, they invented the radial tire.

I will generally go with Michelin, Continental, Yokohama and Goodyear for my cars/trucks in that order. I don’t put many miles a year on my vehicles, so it is important that I get a good shelf life on my tires and I have seen Michelin tires last longer without visual indication of age. I would really like to be able to swap out low mileage tires just because they are old but I have also purchased cars with brand new Chicom brand tires that have self-destructed at low highway speed.

For motorcycles, I will either get Michelin, Continental or Dunlop depending on who the OEM for the bike was or what people have been having good luck with.

For my bicycles, I like Continental and Michelin, or Kenda if they’re a size that’s no longer available in the first two. Since even though Kenda is a decent brand, I have had problems with defective ones.

I was a little leery of the General Grabbers that my truck came with, despite having friends who like the brand. However, I feel better about them after a little research and finding out that General Tire has been owned by Continental since 1987. I did find a well reviewed Michelin alternative that has a higher weight rating, higher PSI and weighs 7lbs less per tire but I won’t be getting them until the Generals wear out or get cut/punctured.

Also, you have to love Michelin’s trippy vintage Art Nouveau advertisements featuring Bibendum!

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If anyone has any doubts about the Michelin Defender LTX M/S, they should read this review...

https://tiredeets.com/michelin-defender-ltx-m-s-review/

Disclosure: I have no link to Michelin in any form, other than as a satisfied customer. I have used them for many years on various vehicles with excellent results in all cases. I installed these tires on my truck and I have seen a big improvement over OEM.
 

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If anyone has any doubts about the Michelin Defender LTX M/S, they should read this review...

https://tiredeets.com/michelin-defender-ltx-m-s-review/

Disclosure: I have no link to Michelin in any form, other than as a satisfied customer. I have used them for many years on various vehicles with excellent results in all cases. I installed these tires on my truck and I have seen a big improvement over OEM.
Im a Michelin guy too, and heard a great deal of good things about the Michelin Defenders as a truck tire. Does anyone know if they have a white letter version?
 

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I have the defender on my 2015 lariat but the michelin tire ford puts on the f150s from the factory is a different model. Primacy XC? Not sure but I remember reading the tirerack.com ratings of that tire and it was far inferior to the defender for winter driving. Goodyear territory at doesnt have reviews yet but the tread has tons of siping.
 

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I have been enjoying the Hankook tires, great in the snow and has a nice wide footprint. I have grown tired OWL tires, old school look dated.
"OLD SCHOOL"?....I don't think so "Skooter"......my Pirelli Scorpian's look absolutely "AWESOME" with their OWL......you better get with it!!!!!!!
 

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Another vote for Michelins. Just sold and swapped my Pirelli's out for a new set of Michelin Defender LTX.
No for Hankook.....I had them taken off and sold, which I had trouble selling for sure....Michelin, great tire, I had them on my last King Ranch, but they cannot beat the Pirelli "Scorpian" I had on the original tire for my 2010 King Ranch...I got 70,000 ,iles on those tires....so, I had them installed on my new Platinum......."Awesome" look with OWL.....period!
 

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