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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:22 AM
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michelin xzl's whats your opinion

Hey guys-while im waiting to import my 110 from the uk-i opted to buy a nearly new set of 750r16 xzl's for it-i got a set of 5 on white steelies for around $400us in the uk.I have disco steelies on it now and was going to replace them anyway when it got here in the states.Any opinions on the road manners?I know the are great offroad-thanks jim
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Old May 19th, 2008, 08:14 AM
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The guys over at Expedition Exchange like to extoll their virtues:

https://www.expeditionexchange.com/michelin/

At the very least you should be able to sell them for more $$ over here if you don't like them since you basically bought the rims and got the tires free.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 08:24 AM
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Old May 19th, 2008, 10:16 AM
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Had them, and wont have them again. Good sidewall, noisy and thread wears really fast.

Unfortunately you can't find them anywhere in north america with a decent price tag if at all.

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I've been running a set of 8.25R16's for about four-to-five years now and have been generally pleased with them. Although their mediocre for most off-roading. I wasn't impressed with their performance in mud or snow. I don't have any experience on the rocks; you should ask John Lee of the Expedition Exchange. I beileve they're suited for expeditionary traveling: long flat terrains with little to zero articulation, aka "green-landing."

They're very heavy as both the side wall and tread are steel-braided. Contrary to Pat's experience, my tread has lasted for a long time and is only now starting to show wear; however, I don't off-road on aggressive trails anymore and have only run them for camping, fishing, and day-trips etc., with in the last two years. The noise level isn't even noticeable when compared to a BFG M/T. If you get a set, be sure to use Equal Tire Balance. External weights will only last so long and will accelerate tread wear and cupping.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 08:34 PM
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My Ex-Mod 110 came with XZL's on it. 7.50 X 16. I find them fine on the road, not to
noisy, ok in the wet, good in mud or on rock, good in deep snow but totally
shit on ice or hard packed snow. Like scary!

So if you have snowy winters in your neck of the woods, be careful.

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Old May 19th, 2008, 08:38 PM
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I do get some snow and ice in the winter.How come they are so crappy in snow?Those tires have some serious lugs on them.Could they be any worse than all terrain tires?
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Old May 19th, 2008, 08:54 PM
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I think the rubber is just too damn hard to bite on ice or the hard packed snow. I've gone through two winters now with them, so it's doable, but you really need to stay focused. I did slide through to red lights the first winter, but luckily it was really early in the morning and there was no traffic out yet.

As for the lugs, like I said, they are good in fresh snow, or drifts, that type of stuff. Just be careful after the plows have been by. That's just my experience.

While I mostly like them, I don't think I will replace them with the same when the time comes.

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