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Michelin Cross Climate 2 , A/S tire

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Anyone have experience with this new kind of A/S , All weather tire ? It seems to be be number one on a lot of car tire sites .

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I do not. When the time came I bought Falkens. Michelin makes a great tire, though, so it doesn't surprise me they come highly rated. 

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A lot of tire sites and you tube videos are very excited about this new type tire ,. Runs like a summer tire but is great in snow and wet .. They are called the all weather tires , other tire manufactures are bringing out their own version .

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I bought these tires preinstalled on my MKZ when I purchased it used.  It needed tires, so I threw in the extra bucks to get these over the el-cheapos they would have slapped on to pass safety inspections.  I originally bought the car (a 2012) as a winter driver only, but love it so much I am driving it year round.  I am very happy with the tires in all weather, winter, spring, summer and fall with the exception of six or more inches of wet snow.  They do struggle to break a trail through something this heavy.  They are quiet as well.  I would highly recommend them for anyone who puts only under 10K a year on their cars in northern climate where the weather has all aspects.  I cannot yet recommend it as a higher mile tire as I have not experienced that as of yet, nor will I likely.

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 Viking , Your report is spot on about my research on this tire , every tire site I looked at has these at the top. I have a long dirt driveway that gets snow plowed but there is always a couple of inches of snow left , my Perille's p7 2+ slip and slide on them and the Miches MXM4 were worst , I drive on up to four inches of snow during everyday winter trips .. Now what do you think about gravel caught in the treads and thrown back as you drive ? How is the noise on highway driving ?. Tire rack has a $70.00 rebate in July for these .  Thank you very much for your experience with these .   

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8/27/21 , Crossclimate 2 update . Now have about 300 miles on them , just rode thru the last hurricane in the NE down pour , the tires are excellent driving on wet roads , so good you forget to be cautious in the weather , they are quite and track great on dry , as good or better than my last favorite tires Perilli P7 + .  If this tire does what I have read about it's performance  in snow it will truly be the first real all season tire .  I am driving the hybrid front wheel drive , so this car needs help in bad weather conditions , these tires on a all wheel drive car would be fantastic .

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When I went to check I could not find the proper size for my 2017 MKZ Reserve which is P245/40WR19. I know you have a 2018, am curious what size are you running and do you have 19" rims? Glad the tires are working out for you. I looking at the Continental Extreme Contact DWS-06 Plus or the Michelin CrossClimate 2 as the dealer that I purchased the car from put new Antares Ingens A1 245/40ZR19 M&S on. They are all season so I may try this Winter with them, shame to swap them out since they are so new.

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2 hours ago, jimflutes said:

8/27/21 , Crossclimate 2 update . Now have about 300 miles on them , just rode thru the last hurricane in the NE down pour , the tires are excellent driving on wet roads , so good you forget to be cautious in the weather , they are quite and track great on dry , as good or better than my last favorite tires Perilli P7 + .  If this tire does what I have read about it's performance  in snow it will truly be the first real all season tire .  I am driving the hybrid front wheel drive , so this car needs help in bad weather conditions , these tires on a all wheel drive car would be fantastic .

This is great to hear. Today I drove to work in a heavy downpour, the first I have encountered since I bought my 2018. It has the stock from the factory Michelin MXM with about 25k miles and they were downright scary in the heavy rain. Never had a tire hydroplane so easily before. I can't wait to get them off this car. 

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gfong ,  My size 245 45 18 .  Tire rack is a great help , just type in your car and conditions you will be driving in and they will show best on down .  You do not have to buy tires from them but will get a good idea which is best for your car and the conditions you will be mostly concerned about . Yea winter is not that far off .

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12 hours ago, jimflutes said:

gfong ,  My size 245 45 18 .  Tire rack is a great help!

 

Thanks man, Tire rack and sites like it are nice for information and price. I choose to keep it local for purchases but I do use the tire sites for info. I did check with Michelin and they do not make a OEM size for my 19" rim. They said they are expanding sizes in the future.

Will decide if I'm staying on the ones I have or grabbing the Continentals as they have my size and have great reviews. Thanks again and sorry for taking your post off track a bit!

 

Back to your post with the Michelin CrossClimate 2's... The internet is going crazy with loving these tires! Good pick for sure!

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gfong , you got it right , the DSW 06+ looks like it just edges out the Miches in performance especially in snow and price , from the reviews I  looked at you can not go wrong with these , good luck .

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Just took another look at the DSW 06+ , it seems so much better than the regular DSW 06 you wonder why would they make this version , the + is just a couple dollars more . It is real close between the Miches pilot a/s and the DSW + but the DSW+ has a better rating in snow . Last year I installed Continental cross contact 25 on my daughter's Nissan  Murano , they have been outstanding in all weather situations .  Jim

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The DSW 06+ is the updated version of the older DSW 06 , so I answered my own question ! 

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On 8/27/2021 at 11:42 AM, leftoverture said:

This is great to hear. Today I drove to work in a heavy downpour, the first I have encountered since I bought my 2018. It has the stock from the factory Michelin MXM with about 25k miles and they were downright scary in the heavy rain. Never had a tire hydroplane so easily before. I can't wait to get them off this car. 

 

We had a similar experience this summer on the Indiana tollroad when a sudden downpour swamped the OEM Michelin MXM's with 30,000 miles.  The Continental DSW06's we've had on other cars have been tenacious into the 30K-40K mileage range. For snow, they will lose some capability as the rubber ages but overall the Extreme Contacts deliver. 

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