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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Jan 31, 2007.
Dose anyone know the specs...comments and pictures would also be nice. Thanks
I ran a search via google and found some on Ebay. Why not try them?? But at 225lbs a tire they are on the heavy side.
anyone got pics of rigs on these?
they can work if your truck weighs 10 tons or more.
and they are not indestructible. this can happen if u take all the air out of them and turn them with 600hp. from the cj above ^
What wheel width is recommended?
How about grooving like the ones on stazworks?
EDIT looks like the destroyed one was grooved on the sidewall. How about the tread?
I'm getting 15.5s...
L to R
Titan 1100x20 NDCC
Michelin XML 395/85R20
Michelin XL 15.5/80R20
Michelin XL 14.00R20
Michelin XZL 16.00R20
I might have posted 14.00R20's but it's the same tread pattern. Pilote, XL, same thing. Here's a good site http://www.usedtires.be/products.asp?language=EN
A rig with xzls won top truck challenge last year
Not to be a pain, but...
Demon - the hole that old yellow truck went thru looked like it had a hard bottom...and the other video is cool, but I don't see any wheeling.
As far as the XZL/jeep/TTC thing, I think the winning had more to do with power and tire size to weight ratio. The guy later put 49" IROKs on and liked them better (pirate4x4). But I wouldn't spend that much dough on tires even if I could.
We've run 38" XZLs, XZLs, and XMLs in desert terrain, some rocks and some mud. I like the XML best, then the XL. The XML has the most lugs positioned to drag you fwd, most void, and a wider foorprint. The XL seems to bite in, but not dig too bad due to the rounded contact patch. My brother has them on his light 1 ton K10 and it works well. The XZLs seem to dig the most. Maybe that does make them better in mud, depending on the situation. It's all relative. I'm gonna run the Pilotes and groove them if I ever get around to it.
CUCV - any more pics/info on the huge desert buggy? I need to build a body for my K5...or something.
And then, of course, there's the ultimate...
more no worky
Problem? I had one mounted on a regular alum rim yesterday. I want to find out if this is OK so I can buy and get the rest mounted today and start cutting to fit.
The tire's bead is the whitish area to the left of the rim. The bead area is about 2" wide and the alum rim flange is only about 1". Is this OK or is the tire gonna roll off @ 0 PSI?
THANKS - David
I have seen them run like this on street trucks, but not off road. I have only had those sizes mounted on the military bouble beadlocks. You might try to find out what rims were used on the ultimate super duty when they ran the 46" michelins.
Dood...chill. If you say it was muddy, fine, it was muddy.
The other vid was a diesel drag race. Not wheeling.
I've been know to hit mud...it rains every couple years or so. This is my brother.
Looks like he's gettin' by on size. That tread seems to load up. Get him to try some 54" boggers.
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