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michelin tire ?s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DesertDueler, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Who is running the big michelin tires? If so which ones, what size, and how is the wear on them? I am looing at the 325/85r16 XMLs.

    Dan
     
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    Can't speak of the ones your looking at, but my buddy ran the 48" XL's on his Rockwell equipped 'burb. They wear like iron, and are regroovable to the order of 1 inch when bald /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif Tread depth and sidewalls are super thick (can you say bullet resistant) /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Probably the toughest tire out there.

    John
     
  3. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Here's a quote from a guy on a local BB:

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    Run my michelins at 80mph + for the last 80 000 kms no problems. I will get 100 000KM on my set of 325/85R16 XML's.

    Don Henry

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    Thread:
    http://bb.bc4x4.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=28258

    His rig is a 92-ish W200 Dodge w/Cummins so you could say that's a fairly heavy application.
     
  4. OL14BLAZ

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    Hope you are or planning on running some very stout axles. They are VERY Heavy. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  5. DesertDueler

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    Ot is for my tow rig, so I figured 3/4 would be fine. How heavy are these tires?

    Dan
     
  6. OL14BLAZ

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    I mis read your post, your looking at the smaller michelins. Not the bigger ones that use 20" rims. You will be just fine. They make killer tow rig tires. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    m j has them.
     
  8. DesertDueler

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    Cool, I was afraid I would have to go bigger than 3/4 on something that just tows.

    Dan
     
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    if you find out a place to get these...please let me know...I'm quite interested in running them on my blazer
     
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    if you find out a place to get these...please let me know...I'm quite interested in running them on my blazer

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    I believe this is the size that you cant find I tried for about 2 months and no luck.
    I even called the companys that do all the expedition type 4x4 events because those are the tires they run and sell and they are all out and dont know where to get any more.

    I ended up going with the 37-12.50x17s bfg muds. even though thats not what I wanted.
    GOOD LUCK /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    if you find out a place to get these...please let me know...I'm quite interested in running them on my blazer

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    Canada is where to look. I believe the Canadian military used the 325/85R16 XMLs. Michelin does not list that tire on their web site at all any more.
     
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    I just got the size off of their website. I will call my michelin dealer and find out.

    Dan
     
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    Hope you are sitting down when he tells you the price. That is if he can even give you a price.

    There is a guy over on Pirate that deals in used Michelins, I think his username is zeeto IIRC. I pm'ed him about some XZLs in the 9.00R16 size, but he didn't have them in that style only the XLs. Might give him a try. He will be alot cheaper than the local Michelin Dealer. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    A good buddy of mine works for Discount Tire. I asked him to find out about these. He said they pay $450 ea brand new /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif Then there was the mark up issue /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif. I like my MTR's more and more every day. 40's here I come.
     
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    Type Michelin XL in on ebay. There is a guy there that sells them used.
     
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    I met a local guy that got 5 of those 90% tread for $1300cdn delivered to the west coast from Quebec
    shipping must have been at least 1/2 that price as coast to coast shipping here is outragious compared to the US shipping costs

    the Quebec source looks to be THE source for excellent used

    they are worth every penny when compared to the competition even for the new price
    the used ones actually had 90%, not a us6x6 90%

    we need to pressure Michelin to sell these tires openly
     
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    m_j, do you know how to get ahold of the source in Quebec? I have heard of this before, but have never been able to get a phone number or any other info. I can practice my french.
     
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    call at (450)424-2399 or mknautz@total.net

    I have not dealt with these guys just passing info along
    I would appreciate learning the results of your discussions with them
    if they are asshats I would like to know that before I spread their number again
     

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