We bought these tires from Volco/1010 tires in richmond BC.
285 55 20 fits the factory rim perfectly and clears everything even at full steering.
It gives the truck a much more noticeable look over the stock pirrelli's. In the rain it handles well. Dry is very good. It sticks very well when compared to the stock pirrelli's.
snowflake is what we needed also. The only bad thing is the noise. compared to the stock tires you get a slight howl. No vibes or anything, just noise. I'm pretty sure this is expected from any all terrain tire.
Very happy with the price and performance of these tires.
These are early impressions. Had these on for about a month now which works out to about 3,500km this time of year. They replaced a set of Pirelli Scorpion ATR's that were OEM on the truck. I almost didn't buy that truck because it had the Pirelli's but in the end I put 93,000km of summer driving on them with a separate set of winter tires.
From all the reviews, the Michelin's are the hands down leader in light truck tires right now and they were $60/tire less expensive than the Pirelli's would have been.
A few things stick out so far on the Michelin's:
1) They are really soft in the corners. You mostly get used to it after a couple of weeks, but compared to the Pirelli's the Michelin's feel really sloppy. Both had the same initial tread depth so that isn't the difference.
2) The Michelin's do have slightly more traction on gravel BUT there are still spots on the cottage road where they will slip in 2WD AND they throw stones like crazy. Bad enough that I'm thinking of putting mud flaps on to protect the truck body and I haven't put mud flaps on my last 3 trucks.
3) The Michelin's are noisy compared to the Pirelli's. I'll trade noise for traction just about any day and the noise is a big pain but it was noticeable and I'm not sure I'm getting that much more traction.
4) Fuel economy seems to be pretty similar so far which is a good thing.
I'm not unhappy with the Michelin's but if the Pirelli's were the same price then there's a good chance I'd go back to them next time I need a set of tires.
These were OEM on my 2013 F150 XTR Supercrew 4X4. I just replaced them today. Surprisingly I got 93,000km off the Pirelli's. Despite the "all terrain" rating on the Pirelli's I would still consider them a highway tire rather than an all terrain tire but they handled heavy rain really well and wore much, much better than I thought they would when I got the truck.
Note that I have a separate set of winter tires so the Pirelli's were only on for 3 season driving.
If the replacement Pirelli's weren't $70/tire more than the Michelin's I replaced them with then I would actually have considered putting another set of Pirelli's on. However given that the Michelin's were the best rated light truck tire out there and came with a 115,000 km tread wear warranty, the Pirelli's just weren't in the running.
I've only had these tires on about 3 weeks, so far they seem firm in handling and fairly quiet. Also balanced very easily. What I have noticed is the loss of straight line traction on wet pavement. My f150 has a Roush supercharged 6.2L rated at 590 HP so it will accelerate quickly. The Toyo seem to break loose easier than the Michelins that I took off.
I rated these tires so low because I don't think they are safe on a half ton pickup. They came stock on my f-150. I've babied my new pickup and the tires but within 27,000 miles I have had two failures. The first was a small that rock punched through the center of the tread while driving down a well maintained gravel road at 35 MPH. The second was the tire began separating between two center rows of tread. It had split 2/3rds the way around the tire, broken cords sticking out everywhere! Luckily I felt the excessive vibration and was near a tire store when it happened because next time I hit highway speeds it would have flown apart. Both of these failures occurred at slow speeds, on good roads with an empty pickup, If you have these tires on a full sized vehicle I'd get them off before you hit 20,000 miles!
I have over 30 experience driving everything from cars, trucks and rigs. Normally I like pirelli tires but I really don't like these ones. Good on the highway - intown driving on dry or wet roads. Garbage in the snow. They have no traction and even going slowly, in 4wd, barely made it around a standard corner at a 4 way stop. Will never buy these again.