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Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take'em?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigOrange90Jimmy, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. BigOrange90Jimmy

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    Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take\'em?

    I thought about putting a set of these on the Toy. Brand new, they're cheaper than a set of 44" Boggers, so I can't lose in that race. But how well would they flex under a light truck? Sure, Petersen's Super Duty can flex them well because, well, it's a Super Duty. In the XL's, I was thinking of a 12.5 R20 which measures a little more than 40" tall, but for the XML I was considering the 395/85/20, which is 46" tall. Will the D60 front hold up to them?
     
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    Re: Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take\'em?

    they are reaaaaly heavy. A beefed D60 might hold up to them, but people bust D60's with 40's so you are well into the carnage area, IMHO.

    if your Toy is geared to the moon, a Toy motor would have a tough time breaking it. If you have a SBC or something, all bets are off
     
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    Re: Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take\'em?

    According to Daniel over at USA6x6 the 12.5R20 are less than 100 lbs.
    Here's the link to the message board.
    Here are some more specs on those types of tires.
     
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    Re: Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take\'em?

    the 46's with rims are over 200#, IIRC
     
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    Re: Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take\'em?

    the article in peterson's said they weight 270 lbs each tire and rim combo.
     
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    Re: Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take\'em?

    The superduty was running a dynatrach 60 with 35 spline stubs and broke a stub with those tires it was running.
     
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    Re: Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take\'em?

    My 44 boggers on 12" trailreadys weigh about 220 each and have alot more traction than the 46" xmls could have. I think the Super duty breaks stubs because its so fukin heavy with the power smoke up there. With a lighter truck I would think you would be okay, although you can break anything if you try hard enough. The guy I got my Unimog axles had a set of brand new 46's for $1000, and some 75%'ers for $650, waaay cheaper than boggers.
     
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    Re: Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take\'em?

    when u r talking 46, 48, 49.5" tires I think you'd better be lookin for rockwells or something. The D60 is tough, and you can beef it, but when you start talking about 250-300 lb tire/wheel combos, yikes... /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    j
     
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    Re: Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take\'em?

    I have a set of the 12.5R20 XLs waiting on some 20" beadlocks that I'm getting ready to run on my K5. The tire itself weighs 96lbs each and these are brand new. The wheel will weigh about 85 to 90 pounds each so I will be pushing 200 pounds each. Will see if my front stock D60 will hold up or not.

    The tires should flex pretty well they are a load range F unlike it's bigger brothers which are like "L" I think. If they don't I will groove the hell out of the sidewalls. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I will make a post after I have them mounted and tested out for everyone too see.

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: Michelin XL and XML...how do they flex? Can the D60 take\'em?

    6.2/465/Doubler/5.13's is what I will be running in this "lightweight", so I'm guessing I will be busting the 60 frequently. I added up roughly just the axles and it would be more than 4 thousand dollars to get them how I want them from Daniel. That's for the steering axle ($1200) and the rear ($800). Add in the cost to ship (roughly $500), Detroits f/r ($900), Turtle shells ($290), pinion discs ($500), and some other odds and ends and it gets JUST A LITTLE EXPENSIVE!!! I'm guessing I will stick with the 42" TSL's until I get some more cash flow.
     

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