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Michelin mxl's- Whatya think?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BURBicon, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. BURBicon

    BURBicon Registered Member

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    My 35" Boggers are done. I think they're just plain old (about 6 years) and not as pliable as they used to be. I've split a couple open in Box Canyon and Martinez Canyon on the same day. I only brought two spares, so I got real scared. The Michelin mxl's are cheap and big. Does anyone know if they drive ok? My trucks not a trailer queen. Can you get a fair amount of miles out of them? Mainly, are they tough enough? I'm lookin at something around the 13w x 38h x (16" or 17" or 18" or 19" or 20") range. I thank you in advance for any feedback you can give me.
     
  2. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    A buddy ran 325/85R16 XMLs on his SAS'd 92 fullsize for a few years. They are bulletproof......literally. Theres no way you could hurt one. they're load range is way over 10 ply, but I can't recall exactly what. They worked pretty good, he wheeled that truck hard.
     
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    BURBicon Registered Member

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    Thanks for that Demon44. Did he drive that rig to the trail or tow it. I'm curious 'bout road worthiness.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You think that it could possibly rattle any less?:haha:
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    It was his daily driver for a bunch of years. drove to and from...went threw a couple engines couple transfercases no trannys (stick) Same set of tires Dodge military 3/4ton front diff for the SAS. by the end he had the wrong np241 in it upside down to work.......beat down front end. It was coiled.....

    same set of tires. on really nice aluminum rims (can't recall which ones) but they were nice. worked good on the trails. wore like steel on the street, really heavy, load capasity way over 4000lbs per tire, 39" x 12.5" aprox. (325/85r16) I'd run them on a dual purpose rig in a NY minute...........


    I'll try and locate some pics of them on the chevy I'm sure theres still some floating around
     
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    BURBicon Registered Member

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    Well, I guess that's what I wanted to hear. Thanks Demon. Go to H*LL Chad!!
     
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    Remember, they're mil-spec.
    My 'pizza-cutter' 11.00R16 XL (39X11) weigh 99lbs a piece! They're rated at 4850lbs a tire. And I paid $82.50 a piece for mine :D with 85+% tread left.
     
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    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    There's quite a bit of info on the 325/85R16 xml's on Pirate.
     
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    BURBicon Registered Member

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    Thanks for the pirate tip!
     
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    82355 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Sorry for the random bump. I was just looking for info on the XML's and this cracked me up, because I popped one last night.

    Martin
     
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    I sliced a hole in one of my xzl's too. i drove on it flat and still had 4" under the rim:D
     
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    82355 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I drove mine on and off a trailer, but it doesn't look very good.

    Martin
     
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    Looks like your doing rock stuff, but for mud/snow......Initially I wanted to get a set, until I saw them in mud and snow. For that purpose they weren't great. The trucks with TSL's did much better in those environments - TSL's literally walking through stuff where the XML's were getting little forward traction and very little steering directional control (like getting ouf of muddy ruts).
     
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    82355 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Oh don't get me wrong, they suck on rocks as much as they suck on mud and snow. The place where they really shine (sadly) is going down the road.

    Martin
     
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    I hope to get a set one of these days to replace my 37" hummer tires once they are worn out.
     
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    Anyone know where to find them cheap still? I found 2 on craigslist locally a while ago but they wanted 250 a piece.
     
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    They're not great tires.

    Martin
     

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