I am in the market for new tires for my 2003 Suburban 2 wheel drive LT. On my Expedition, I have had the Michelin Latitude tires, which had cracking sidewalls and failed with blowouts. I stepped up to the LTX MS/2, which have been great, but tread seems to be failing where chunks of the tread are breaking off now. I seem to get about 2-3 good years from Michelins before having breakdown issues with rubber. I am willing to give them another chance, but have read some pretty negative reviews of the new compound used on the Defender LTX M/S series, contributing to rough ride and balancing issues and Michelin themselves only give them a 5/10 rating for handling. I am in Florida, so mostly need dry and wet handling, I tow a trailer and a boat, so need that strength, and I do a lot of highway driving, so quiet ride and good handling are important. I will spend 2 months with it in NY in February and March, but that is the last snow it should see. Some options I am considering based on reviews Michelin Defender LTX M/S Kumho Crugen HT51 General Grabber HTS 60 Bridgestone Dueler H/L Olenza Plus Firestone Destination LE2 Price is a secondary concern, for a difference of a few hundred bucks investment vs increase performance and longevity, I will pay the extra money. Anyone have feedback to offer on any of these tires positive or negative? I will be happy to consider alternatives, I just don't know what they are.