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Old December 22nd, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Michelin tires for RRC

Hey Guys, Need to get some tires for the old Rangie. Going back to the original style tires it came with. Original size was 205/80R16, but anything that will fit will do. Anyone have 4 Michelin XPC 4x4 take offs ( or anything pavement oriented ) lying around? I know that's what they put on discos, and would be perfect for what I need them for. Just thought I'd put it out there. Hopefully there's a set taking up room in someone's garage. Thanks, Raul
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 11:46 PM
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You don't want a dry rotted old set of XPC's.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 12:08 AM
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You dont want any 205/80R16, try at least a 235/70. I have 255/65 on my 95 RRC and love them. Two inches wider, less than 1 percent difference in diameter, easier to find and overall a more reliable tire on a heavy ass SUV.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 09:11 AM
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225 75 R16 works well too and is about .5in taller than stock. That is what I have on my truck.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Those sound like great sizes. She's on 245/70 A/T and they rub a bit, that's why I was leaning towards a narrower tire. Hoping to find some take offs.
Crown14: Any rubbing issues with those 255's?
Kevin: I think I would have to pass on a dry, rotted old set of XPC's. lol
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 01:05 PM
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Crown14: Any rubbing issues with those 255's?
Even flexed out no rubbing the door sills or front bumper valance (before I removed it), etc. They have kissed the radius arms full steering lock, but honestly in 8 or 9 months I have only heard that once or twice- not often enough to modify the behavior and barely often enough to remember. Whereas with lifted trucks you end up learning to not turn the wheel that far or adjust the steering stops when you get rubbing on the radius arms. The truck feels so much better on the interstate and in the rain. I am running Goodyear Wrangler HP and they are a little loud but have held up great.
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