Just put on the XCL/Wolf Take-offs
Ordered a set of the Michelin XZL 7.50/16 tires on Wolf rims from Safari Rover (the ones that originated from the armored truck builder in Auburn, AL).
My BFG MT's were long past due for replacement. Each of them had several nails/screws in them, dry rot, and rode like hell. The rears were first gen with at least 100k on them, and the fronts were KM1's with about 60k.
Based on all the comments, I expected the XZL's to ride like old military tires - high pitch whine and rough ride. Granted they are brand new, but these are by far the most quiet tires I've had on a truck. The ride is pretty smooth as well. They measured over 31", taller than the worn BFG's, but obviously more narrow.
The wheels are painted white, and I like the way it looks more overall classic/purposeful and less toy. You don't find too many traditional style mud tires anymore. The tire and rim combined are very heavy.
Ideally, I wish the tires were a bit larger. The skinny look is fine with me, but wouldn't mind a bit more width and height. The next size up 8.50/16 is almost a 34", and my garage wouldn't take it. Too bad they don't make an 8.00/16.
Haven't tried them off road, yet, and don't know how they hold up. So far, though, I'm pretty happy with them.
"Uhh...I think they all leak like that."