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Michelin tire Q

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I think someone on this board is running the Michelin XLS or whatever they arre called... how would those do in the snow, since they are narrow? I figure since you can get them used for cheap (sometimes) it might be worth buying, then groove and sipe the heck out of them?
    Also, what sizes do they come in?
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    hello??? Anyone?
    Thanks
     
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    i know there is a guy on the board w/ a white k5 that runs them on staz beadlocks, i can't remember his name though
     
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    Maybe that is who I am talking about, I will try searching to see if I can find hhis username...
     
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    I dont think narror tires and ice/packed snow work to well in general terms. Michelins are bad azz... I wouldnt run anything bigger than the 41s though, even on a D60. Them tires are ungodly heavy for their height.

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    How well do they ride on the street? Pretty rough because of the thick sidewalls I would imagine?
    Thanmks jason.
     
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    I went from 42" TSLs to 41" Michelin XZLs, and Ill never look back. Granted the TSLs werent radial, but they rode awful, wore out fast and didnt impress me at all. The Michelins far surpassed any expectations I had, and I can't say enough about them. They do well in all types of conditions that I found, including snow. And yes, since you can find use sets fairly cheap through Stazworks or USA6x6 its well worth it in my opinion.
     
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    Alright thanks for the info!!
     

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