So I had the 20inch Michelin Latitude Tour HPs put on yesterday and the difference was incredible. Good traction in the snow, good handling and the steering felt a lot tighter (in a good way). Several different dealers had recommended this tire to me for winter (since winter tires were impossible to find). So far I'm pretty happy.
The Latitude Tour HP is Michelin's Highway All-Season light truck tire developed for the drivers of premium crossover and sport utility vehicles. Used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on Acura, BMW, Lexus and others, Latitude Tour HP tires were designed to combine enhanced durability with confidence in virtually any type of weather, including in light snow.
Wow...you must've gone with the 255/50R20 size, correct? When I searched, these do not come in our OEM size of 245/50R20. Tirerack also rates this tire as extremely good in winter snow & ice.
Here in Chicago area...these Duelers are not just bad, but flat out dangerous!
I just ordered the Yokohama Parada Spec-X. I prefer Continentals but they do not make one in our size.
Anyone here that does NOT like their Yokohama tires? What are some better tire options (if any)?
Wow lots of distaste for the OEM Duelers. Checking Bridgstone's site, these tires are OEM for Acura MDX, Toyota Highlander, some Mercedes cars, BMW X5 and others.
I guess lots has to do with driving habits but from all the threads on this subject, I am sure the tires are fine but there are better choices which enhance stability and control in snow and rain.
The two biggest problems with the Duelers are specifically ice, not snow, and performing more and more poorly as they wear. They were fine on dry when they were new, and okay in snow. By 20K, they would spin on dry pavement on a straight start.