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11.00R16 XL's fit good on CUCV(Pics added 7/18)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79Beast, May 11, 2005.

  1. 79Beast

    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    Hopefully I'll have pics to post next week. I just bought a set of 11.00R16 Michelin XL's from a surplus dealer in Anniston, AL and mounted them on my '85 M1008 with 4" lift springs and the front axle moved forward 1". I did MINOR touching up on the fenders to clear the tires. They fit perfectly on the stock CUCV 16" wheels. Michelin says the tires are 38.7" tall and 10.9 wide when new and not mounted. With around 60-70% tread mounted on the truck with 30psi, they are right at 37" tall. The tires are load range E and rated to carry 4250 lbs per tire @80psi cold. The stock (for now) 6.2 pulls them just fine and they do a good job of killing RPMs with the 4.56 gears....not to mention the tires were cheap. From the dealer I used, they retail for $100 to $175 per tire, depending on how much life is left in the tire.OK. Update. I bought from Bobby in Anniston. 770-519-1911. Bobby is a cool guy and he'll work with you. Tell him Bill the Marine from Carrollton sent you and DON'T piss him off. I'll need to buy from him again in a couple years.

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    ajbirken Registered Member

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    Post up some pics.

    what brand of springs did you use?
     
  3. OffRoad

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    please post pics and reviews. i'd be very interested to know how this works out for you. seems like a "plug and play" kind of rig which sounds great to me. (the simpler, the better).

    the trucks aren't a lot of money and the tires are cheap. knowing the stock rims work fine is an added bonus. this sounds great for a general wheeler, daily driver kind of vehicle.

    really interested to know how this works out for you.
     
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    Maybe something like this:

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    This was OL14BLZ's before he parted it. It is being reincarnated with some rockwell axles and 46"s Michelins... Hopefully I'll finish it sometime THIS century!...
     
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    WOW, haven't seen that pic in a loooooooooooooong time. Wish I had that back sometimes. :D
     
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    I bet you do. And it was almost done too!
     
  7. 79Beast

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    I'll try to get pics up this weekend, but for now refer to my post in the daily driver thread. I still really like the tires and I've had no issues with them after a few hundred miles. I recently pulled a trailer for a combined gross weight of 14,320 lbs and they didn't flinch at the tongue weight. I'm using ProComp 4" springs (front and rear). I moved to front axle forward 1". This isn't my play truck. Rather it's a tow rig/work truck/daily driver.
     
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    Cant wait to see some pics, thats a great setup for a driver.
     
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    What surplus dealer in Anniston has them? I'm in huntsville. Email me at bmx_01@yahoo.com if you dont want to post it publically.

    Thanks

    John
     
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    update....ttt...pics.
     
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    Looks good, I like it! How do they ride on the street?
     
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    They ride very smooth on the street and I haven't even balanced them. They are also very stable at interstate speed.
     
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    Thanks for the number. I talked to Bobby today. I'll have to ride over there and pick up some tires from him sometime soon.

    John
     
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    can someone host the pics so us non-members can see them?
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks good Bill. Makes you wonder why GM didn't build all the mil-spec p/u & Blazers like that. Add CTIS and they wouldn't have even needed the HMMWV.
     
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    I took a couple new pics the other day and thought I'd post them. I'm still running the tires unbalanced and they still ride very well.

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    I saw Keith's yesterday. They look almost like a bike tire from the rear. Anyway, looking good.
     

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