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im getting new tires!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by skidpan, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. skidpan

    skidpan 1/2 ton status

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    So hopefully tonight after work i am going to go pic up my new tires... I was planning on a set of the tall skinny military tires, but found another set of michelin 325/85R16 XML these tires are heave as hell and big.. I cant wait to mount these on my 16 inch rims and compare them to my 33s... just wanted to tell some one .you guys know how it is...
     
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    good to here :D i need tires to wanted to buy some from a guy from home thats on ck5 but have'nt gotten time to go home yet.
     
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    Michelin says that the maximum rated speed for an XML is 65 MPH.
     
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    Ive talked to one of the design managers at Michelin.. he says that they are rated at 65 fully loaded, and at max psi... I dont think i am going to be putting 6000 lbs on a tire or running them at nearly 120psi.. I also dont think that ill be going much faster than 65.. ill do 70 max. I dont thin 5 miles an hour more should hurt them
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    How much are a set of those tires going for? I could not find any prices for them on the Internet. Those XML Military tires have got to be a killer set of tires.
     
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    the guy that im getting them from owes me a favor..I was going to buy them for 400 befor he owed me, but we worked something else out..
     
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    Here are the Michelins that I recently got... I went with the 11.00R16's in the XZL tread pattern... These things are a pain in the ass to get demounted off the military rims.

    Here they are when we road tripped for 6 hours at midnight to get 12 of them...

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    Here they are on the Yota... on a 16x7 wheel they measure out to a true 38" tall on the rig... They are taller than my friends 39.5 TSL's, and WAY taller than my other buddies 38x11.00 Boggers.

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    yeah i read the entire build up I love that thing.. I was going to go with a set of the 11 r 16s and can get them like its cool, but the ones im getting seemed a good 2 inches thicker per tire.. the stack of 4 was at least 8 -9 inches taller than the 11r16s.. great job on the yota!! how do you like them in the snow? so i shouldnt attempt to get them off the rim myself? Ill take them out in town if i have to... hell i dont even have the tools to get them off...
     
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    They suck in the snow.
    My friend took his 4 down to be demounted. It took the tire store ALL DAY to do the 4 of them, and they charged him 200 bucks... I did mine by myself on my patio in 2 hours w/ a prybar, hammer, screwdriver, chisle. Do yours have the runflats in them? Are they on a military split rim?
     
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    my rims look exactly like the ones pictured above.. what are the steps to removing these? I know that they are damn heavy tires, but i dont know if the run flats are in there. How can i tell? I dont have a split rim, does that matter?
     

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