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Defender T + H


Michelin Defender T + H Tires

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More km. With safety you expect. Michelin's longest wearing passenger tire, offering 130,000 km 3 of confident driving with uncompromised safety and a quiet, comfortable ride.

Features and characteristics

  • Lose track of the km. Defender®T + H is the longest lasting tire among leading competitive tires. Drive on and rack up the km. Our MaxTouch Constructionhelps ensure the tire contact forces are evenly distributed - maximizing treadlife. Our durable EverTread compound is designed to provide exceptional durability for improved treadlife.
  • Escape compromise. Defender®T + H delivers miles of uncompromised safety performance. Leave worries behind and hit the road with confidence. Our IntelliSipe technology is designed to maximize biting edges for exceptional grip and control in all seasons, while special rain grooves help prevent hydroplaning.
  • Get there comfortably. Designed to deliver a quiet, comfortable ride. Experience km of quiet and comfort wherever you go. Our Comfort Control Technology helps ensure ride satisfaction while minimizing noise with the road.
  • Michelin always aims to bring together multiple performances. At MICHELIN, we continuously push safety, durability and fuel efficiency, and even more performances, all at the same time and with no trade-offs. That’s what we mean by MICHELIN® Total Performance, which has and will always be our difference on every tire.



225/55R17 H97

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  • UTQG 820 A B

    The uniform tire quality grade (UTQG) is based on treadwear (the first three numbers), traction (the middle letter), and temperature (the last letter).

  • Single load index 1609 lbs.

    The single load index indicates the maximum load-carrying capacity of a single tire. The load index is indicated on the sidewall of your tire.

  • Dual load index -

    The dual load index indicates the maximum load-carrying capacity of the tires in dual. The load index is indicated on the sidewall of your tire.

  • Max. inflation pressure 44 psi

    The maximum pressure to which a cold tire can be inflated.

  • Tread depth 1"

    The tread is the grooves on the surface of your tire designed to improve the traction. The depth of the tread has a direct impact on how much traction it has.

  • Weight 25.95 lbs.

    The weight of the tire, without the rim.

  • Approved rim widths 6 - 8"

    The minimum and maximum width for rims that can be installed on your tire.

  • Recommended rim width 7"

    The rim for which your tire was designed.

  • Section width 9.17"

    The distance between an inflated tire’s sidewalls when on a rim.

  • Tread width 1"

    The width of the tire’s tread.

  • Overall diameter 26.77"

    The diameter of the tire measured from its tread.

  • Tire revs per km 479.6

    The number of revolutions the tire will make to cover a kilometre.