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TOP 5 Best: All-Season Mid - High Cost Light Truck Tires ~ 2016

Treating your 3/4 + ton vehicle(s) with the good stuff means you "should" be getting the best of the best and "should" be realizing the performance they tout.  Well, with Tire Sniffer's TOP 5 Mid - High Light Truck All-Season Tire list, you will be able to skip the head scratching knowing that your $150 - $250 per tire choice was a great one.  These 5 have proven their worth with drivers and are highly recommended for your consideration.

Compared to the low cost LT (light truck) markets, the mid - premium markets take the LT tire's ability to manage the size, weight and towing functions of heavy duty vehicles to a whole new level.  By using the best technology, wet / dry traction and braking capabilities are significantly better and a highest likelihood of achieving mileage expectancies is more consistent.  

*FYI:  LT tires are typically put on 3/4 ton vehicle applications. The LT size market is more expensive than an equally sized passenger P-Metric tire.

** All-season tires are not meant to be heavy winter weather performers. They are designed to provided balanced wet/dry performance, light snow traction in regions with lighter winter conditions.
** A tire's performance/expereince will vary from one vehicle to the next. The lists highligh the best performing tires based on driver satisfaction, retailer feedback & Tire Sniffer experience.
** Like any top performer list there is room for discussion. Start with our lists and sort as you see fit.

1.  Bridgestone Duravis R500HD

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PROS:  Treadwear is exceptional | Handling | Mud traction | Quiet | American company
CONS:  Winter traction is decent

As a tire that is specifically designed to be a commercial highway driving beast, the fact is, the Duravis R500HD has gotten a reputation for delivering spectacular results in all seasons.  It likes mud, too.  Snow, ice and wet driving is addressed with 3D sipes.  Stone Ejector technology protects the casing against stone drilling while TBR compounds beef up casing durability and Dual Sidewall Protectors stand strong to prevent abrasions and cuts.

** No mileage warranty but this tire is TRIED AND TRUE with consistent 50K + treadwear
** Buy and Try 30 Day Guarantee

treadwear is great. best blance between price treadwear and performance. real world bad ass. great for commercial vechicles

2.  Michelin Defender LTX M/S

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PROS: Excels in all areas for tread-wear and traction

As the new kid on the block, the Defender LTX M/S takes the crazy success of the M/S2 tread design and, with their EVERTREAD compound, addresses its treadwear & mileage inconsistencies especially from high severity situations such as towing & climbing.  Snow and wet weather braking is one of the Defender LTX M/S's strongest suits.  If fuel efficiency matters, drivers should be elated that ** Michelin's MaxTouch Construction will save them up to 65 gallons of fuel over the life of the tire vs. its other high mileage competition.  Bring on the wet & snowy conditions as the symmetric tread design and 3D active sipes lock together under pressure equaling greater traction.  The tire's tread blocks use computer optimized sequencing to snuff out noise and random vibrations for that comfy ride. 

** 60K limited mileage warranty
** 30 day satisfaction guarantee
** 3-Year Flat Tire Changing Assistance

3.  Michelin LTX M/S2

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PROS: Similar to the benefits of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S
CONS: Heavy duty trucks seeing inconsistent tread-wear expectations

It's absolutely no secret that Michelin is one of if not the greatest tire brand.  The LTX M/S2 is a monster of a tire tackling all four seasons with the best rubber compounds and engineering available.  Performance in wet and snowy conditions show an all-season tire's true colors - so with 8% more biting edges, the stuff that gives a tire its traction, snow grip becomes less of an issue.  With such a small amount of tire touching the road at one time, making sure you get all you can out of that area is what Michelin's MaxTouch construction delivers: Evenly distributes cornering, acceleration and braking forces.  Stops many feet shorter than competitors thanks to lateral water expulsion and special rubber compounds.

** 70K limited mileage warranty
** 30 day satisfaction guarantee
** 3-Year Flat Tire Changing Assistance

4.  General Grabber HTS60

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PROS: Quiet | Great all season traction | Price is relatively low | American company

If you've not heard of General, now you have.  They've been around for ages and with the amazingly well rounded Grabber HTS60 highway terrain all-season tire, drivers are privileged with one of the best proven values in the LT premium tire market.  This bad boy plays in the major leagues.  LT sizes are optimized for heavy load treadwear and stability.  An optimized tread pattern & flatter footprint dramatically enhance treadwear over the original HTS.  Throw in General's DURAGEN ultra high strength technology encompassing micro-fibre casing reinforcements, superman strong steel belts that broad contour really amps up the treadlife and surefootedness.  Top it off with the Comfort Balance Tread Cushioning System including sound barrier ribs put the hush and comfort into your ride.

** 50K limited treadwear warranty

5.  Yokohama Geolandar H/T G056

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PROS: Tread-wear | Price is relatively low
CONS: Winter conditions need to be improved

We finish the list strong with the Geolandear H/T G056 with its Advanced All-Season Compound Technology prolonging trealife and traction.  Adaptive shoulder blocks link up for a continuous rib for a quiet ride and triple 3D sipes brace the the outer tread blocks for even wear.  Even wear across the contact patch combats uneven wear.

** 50K limited treadwear warranty
** 30 day performance promise

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