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Old September 24th, 2007, 05:37 PM
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Height difference is an inch, maybe a little more but not 1.5".
Don't you like the skinny, tall look?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 06:03 PM
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looky here:

http://www.copleymotorcars.com/land_...5.3vo1330.html


here are your xzl's.

i got a crazy client in santa monica that puts these on everything...... g-wagon, d90, disco
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Old September 24th, 2007, 07:26 PM
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No Offense but, Ladys and Gentlemen we have a winner! (of the most overpriced rover in existence)

A 13 year old Disco, stock, for 24K?
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Old September 25th, 2007, 08:23 AM
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Height difference is an inch, maybe a little more but not 1.5".
Don't you like the skinny, tall look?
Interesting ... I like the "tall", don't much care about the "look" but I do like the little bit of extra tread on the road ...

Once upon a time, I tried the 215/85 - allegedly Camel Trophy Disco size - on the old Disco ... geez, those were a little on the slippery side! Even the 7.50-16 sized TracEdges were marginal on the Disco, though they worked well on the Series.

I did steal the D90 wheels & o.e. tires once and tried them ... they're a little wide for trail use, but work just fine around town.

It's about time for new shoes for the 90, so I'll probably just keep the old but not too worn A/T's and re-mount them for town use on the Disco.

... done rambling ...

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Old September 25th, 2007, 09:30 AM
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oh i take no offense, but how many other 5-speed disco's are out there with 17k miles that was a 1-owner truck up until last year? with not a scratch, ding, mark, paint work, that seats 7!!!




btw.... its by far NOT the most over priced rover in existence.... i beleive that would be #300/300. right? :-)
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Old September 26th, 2007, 08:02 AM
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So the eBay time is up, $251 did not cut it and the tires are still out there.
Anyone going to S. Barbara to check them out?
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Old September 26th, 2007, 11:40 AM
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oh i take no offense, but how many other 5-speed disco's are out there with 17k miles that was a 1-owner truck up until last year? with not a scratch, ding, mark, paint work, that seats 7!!!




btw.... its by far NOT the most over priced rover in existence.... i beleive that would be #300/300. right? :-)

So how much is 300/300 (LE D90???)
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Old September 26th, 2007, 12:38 PM
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So how much is 300/300 (LE D90???)

70-Large or so?

The real question is how much is the 95' #500/500!
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Old September 27th, 2007, 08:13 AM
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Old September 29th, 2007, 07:06 PM
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Can you even buy the XZL's anymore. Would like to get a set of the 8.25's.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 10:54 PM
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The Canadian military is using 8.25R16 XZL's on their G-wagens - maybe somebody north of the border can develop a source?
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Old September 30th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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Tom Sheppard on XZLs

I asked Tom Sheppard about the mythical status the XZL seems to have gained in the U.S., and whether there's anything to it. Here's his response:

XZLs, then? I can't imagine what the perceived magic is. I have been a Michelin fan - nay, disciple - for many moons (decades, actually!) but in all honesty BFG have elbowed them off the platform for my particular needs - which don't usually include a mud tyre. I would have put the XZL much on a par with the BFG Mud Terrain performance-wise - not that I have done discriminatory comparisons, but I have used both on a because-its-there basis. Surprisingly though not very important I suppose, the XZL is a lot noisier simply because Michelin have not bothered to vary the block spacing but it does have a small sidewall/rim protective ridge, if I remember correctly. Having said that, this may be due to the Michelin philosophy of relatively thin, flexible sidewalls that enable the tyre to take low inflation pressures without overheating and the ridge acts as protection. I would have to get the brochures and cutaways out to offer any useful opinion and it would certainly be interesting to find out what the attraction is. As you say, rarity probably helps.

I used the ZXL on my Defender in southern Africa - where I learned for the first time that mud tyres like this do surprisingly well where the torque is delivered brutally in badly pre-churned sand (Sossusvlie, of course!) - this, in passing, being the only case where Land Rover's Terrain Response 'Sand' setting parameters of sharp throttle response and late up-changes are applicable. BFG MTs were the OE default tyre on the G-Wagen I bought; I always switch to the special-wheel 265/75 R16 AllTerrains when I head south. Those AllTerrains seem to go on forever; about 40,000 miles to, from and in the Sahara so far and barely worn. 80 mph on the French autoroutes or 1.1 bar crawling in deep sand! Amazing.
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