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military michelins XL's

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by muddybuddy, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    lookin for a set or two of the ~38" michelin military tires for my rig. mideast coast region. let me know what you got.
     
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    I bought a set of 11.00R16 Michelin XL (39x11 on 16x6.5 rim) off of eBay last week with all having 80+% tread on them.
    I drove down and picked them up; man, let me tell you!! For 'small' tires they're heavy as hell, at 100lbs a piece.
    I can't see anything puncturing these things, except for maybe sharpened rebar!!
     
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    i wana pick up a set or two of them so i can sell the 39.5 iroks and then save up and eventually get 42" iroks. id love to run them, should help mpg since they are so thin
     
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    Weight one of your Iroks. It'll interesrting to see what they weigh.
    You can forget about mpg; these tires are way too heavy!! I just had mine mounted on steel one ton rims this morning. I'll go and weigh them in a bit and post the result here.
     
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    haha i mean like there will be less air resistance, cuz my iroks measure out to 38x15, not 39.5x13.50 like they are suposed to:mad:

    i need the money, and ill made a good bit from selling the iroks to buy XL's. my eventual plan is to go h2s with 42" iroks
     
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    thanks man, ive already been in contact with him and im goin to pick a set up.
     
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    With all due respect I got four tires in way better condition with 80+% tread on them for $330.00 on eBay from etiresmarket1. Of course it was an auction, so I could have paid more or less. And I think they wanted $120.00 to ship from San Diego, CA to Boise, ID.
     
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    wish i could sell mine...
     
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    you got some?:thinking:
     
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    Also try Boyce equipment, if i remember correctly.
     
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    Muddy think about it... Your not going to get better mileage... the tires are too heavy. Even though there is less resistance, its take alot more to get them turning...
     
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    I know the guy that has the tires,and yeah they are way heavy.
     
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    well i need the money, so selling the iroks to run XL's is an acceptable way to get a bit of money. i wish i had gone 42's to begin with :doah: eventually ill likely get some, but for now the XL's will do just fine.

    84cucv has a bunch of sets of tires, and hes hookin me up for a alot better deal than the other guy:bow:
     
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    I just got mine delivered today. I don't think they are THAT much heavier than a 40" MTR.

    I have 4 tires and 2 tires w/wheels - the original military wheels. Now those 2 are HEAVY! I'm going to put the lone tires on the scale and see what they weigh.
     
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    cool thanks. i cant wait to get the pizza cutters. the 40" iroks on 15x10 steelies werent exactly light either.
     
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    I'm excited to get mine mounted, too. I'm anxious to see how they do on the trail. Although they are getting a snow test first. :D

    Plus it'll be cool running the military tires on a military blazer. :D :D
     
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    i know, mines going to be on a military k5 too, if i can work out the details:D
     

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