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Old December 16th, 2015, 03:28 PM
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What tread are the Michelin clones, AKA Yellowsea?

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Old December 16th, 2015, 04:30 PM
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For anyone interested I will be selling 4 8.25xR16 XZL's
2 have tits and 2 don't. Pm me if interested

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Old December 17th, 2015, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by ersatzknarf View Post
Chris and JT, I think JL and I were referring to the XZLs in the larger (255/100R16 / 9.00R16) size. I've not heard bad things about the 7.5R16 / 235/85R16 size...
I can't imagine that it's any different--same compound and tread pattern.

It does pay to sipe your tires, though. You'll get better performance in slick conditions and the tires will last longer because the lugs wear less when they can move around a bit.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 09:28 AM
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I don't believe Michelin has made an XCL in many years (20+). It is now called the XL:


I am referring to 900R16 Michelin XLs as advertised in the first post of this thread.

With respect to performance of the 750R16 vs. 900R16, the tread blocks are much larger and the compound is harder. They are designed for 12000 lbs axle load limits and they perform very poorly without a significant load on them. They do look cool.

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Old December 18th, 2015, 04:50 PM
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I am selling 5 XCLs with rims for short money in DC area. PM for details
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Old December 21st, 2015, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by oilburner View Post

I am referring to 900R16 Michelin XLs as advertised in the first post of this thread.
My apologies, JL. I should have left out the model name and only referred to the size...

------ Follow up post added December 21st, 2015 11:01 AM ------

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Bump still for sale
Bump for JT

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