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I just put Michelin Cross Climate 2’s on my Turbo Premium Plus in size 245/50/20. These are 1” larger diameter than stock tires which provides 1/2” more ride height. I decided to go a size up to give a little more comfort and sidewall. They seem to fit great with no rubbing issues.

I’ve only had them 1 day but they feel great so far. I primarily got them for better handling in rain and snow versus the stock tires.

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@Shumax Despite the somewhat aggressive looking tread pattern they sound quiet and feel just as smooth as the stock tires….at least to me. If you read all the reviews these tires are a top pick for all-weather touring tires.
 

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@Shumax Despite the somewhat aggressive looking tread pattern they sound quiet and feel just as smooth as the stock tires….at least to me. If you read all the reviews these tires are a top pick for all-weather touring tires.
I've had these tires for years now on multiple cars.. They ride GREAT! and quite... have a great trad life .handle snow and ICE like a dedicated snow tire yet ride with low rolling resistance.. READ all the reviews You'll never buy a different ALL WEATHER tire!! YouTube the tires and see what they say EVERYWHERE
 

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Update after driving on my new tires for last 1,500 miles. Overall they feel great. They are quiet, comfortable, and feel like they have better grip in dry and wet conditions. I’ve been driving them in lots of rain this last week and they feel super grippy when accelerating and stopping.

One thing that I have noticed is that the overall steering seems lighter with these tires. For whatever reason they have lightened up the steering feel a little bit. Nothing dramatic, but noticeable. I know some people might like the steering to be a little lighter because there’s been some complaints it’s too heavy. Personally I liked the original heavy steering feel but having it a little lighter does make it easier (less fatigue) on long road trips. And I feel it’s worth the trade off of superior grip and safety in the rain and snow compared to the OEM tires.
 

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I just put Michelin Cross Climate 2’s on my Turbo Premium Plus in size 245/50/20. These are 1” larger diameter than stock tires which provides 1/2” more ride height. I decided to go a size up to give a little more comfort and sidewall. They seem to fit great with no rubbing issues.

I’ve only had them 1 day but they feel great so far. I primarily got them for better handling in rain and snow versus the stock tires.

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I just put Michelin Cross Climate 2’s on my Turbo Premium Plus in size 245/50/20. These are 1” larger diameter than stock tires which provides 1/2” more ride height. I decided to go a size up to give a little more comfort and sidewall. They seem to fit great with no rubbing issues.

I’ve only had them 1 day but they feel great so far. I primarily got them for better handling in rain and snow versus the stock tires.

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Thanks for your post on the Michelin Cross Climate 2’s. Was wondering if they are available in the OEM size of 245/45R20?, thanks
 

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Can someone please tell me if these Crossclimate 2 tires are top notch, how come the Mazda dealers don't stock them? they only have Michelin Defender 2 tires. I bought for my Mazda since I read good review about them. I feel like these are overhyped by Tirerack.com and discounttires.com so they can make their profit margins higher. there are not better than the typical brands we use. Someone please correct me if you think im wrong. YouTube reviewers get paid to tell us that these are the best tires, and these retailers also. I could have gotten Kuhmo tires and save 50 dollars per tire. These were 215 a rubber.
 

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Can someone please tell me if these Crossclimate 2 tires are top notch, how come the Mazda dealers don't stock them? they only have Michelin Defender 2 tires. I bought for my Mazda since I read good review about them. I feel like these are overhyped by Tirerack.com and discounttires.com so they can make their profit margins higher. there are not better than the typical brands we use. Someone please correct me if you think im wrong. YouTube reviewers get paid to tell us that these are the best tires, and these retailers also. I could have gotten Kuhmo tires and save 50 dollars per tire. These were 215 a rubber.
I put these on my Tiguan and thought they were great tires. They were quite on the highway and handled well in bad weather. When the OEM tires on my CX50 needs replacing I’m going to replace them with these.
 

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Can someone please tell me if these Crossclimate 2 tires are top notch, how come the Mazda dealers don't stock them? they only have Michelin Defender 2 tires. I bought for my Mazda since I read good review about them. I feel like these are overhyped by Tirerack.com and discounttires.com so they can make their profit margins higher. there are not better than the typical brands we use. Someone please correct me if you think im wrong. YouTube reviewers get paid to tell us that these are the best tires, and these retailers also. I could have gotten Kuhmo tires and save 50 dollars per tire. These were 215 a rubber.
Mazda dealerships only stock tires approved through the Mazda Dealer Tire Program. Unless the dealership choose to use their own sources. The problem is that if it isn't original equipment or otherwise available through the factory tire program, there is no warranty support save through whomever their supplier may be, which just complicates matters if you have an issue.
 
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