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Old May 13th, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Tire advise

Time to reboot the truck. I've been running bfg mt 285 r16's with 4:10 gears and would like to go with a 35" tire to help with freeway speeds and speedometer correction ( currently running about 10.5% over). Ideally the mich xzl is what i'd like but they"re no longer made. The bfg mt 315 is a good ht but I don't like the added width. Is anyone running the 315's and what are the clearance and turning radius issues. I have a ome lift approx 2.5" when loaded. I'm also looking at steel wheels and would appreciate any advice regarding backset etc. I've heard of some running these tires on stock rims using spacers, and would like any input on that setup. Any other tire suggestions also welcome.


thanks in advance for all help
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Old May 13th, 2009, 11:04 PM
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You can still get the XZL as it is manufactured out of the US, but still retains the DOT rating. Contact Safari Rover and he may be able to help you out in getting some from across the pond.

I just put 315s on my 90, but I have 5" of lift and she's still under construction so I can't offer any more help. I do know that when I posted on Pirate the guys all have said that you can run 35" tires with 2" or 3" of lift with no serious problems.

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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:07 AM
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I do know that when I posted on Pirate the guys all have said that you can run 35" tires with 2" or 3" of lift with no serious problems.

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Old May 14th, 2009, 06:15 AM
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Why do you want XZL's?
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Old May 14th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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Why do you want XZL's?
He didn't ask for XZLs but did want something taller but without the width of the 315... the XZL fits that description quite well...
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Old May 14th, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Interco SSR 35x10.5x16 if you want taller and narrow and be able to drive on the road.
http://www.intercotire.com/tires.php?id=9&g=1

XZLs are horrid tires.

You don't need ANY lift for 35s just a little taller bumpstops.

On the speedo, get a VDO. They are less than $100. You can adjust them easily for anything.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 07:15 PM
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I like the XZL's because of the ht coupled with reasonably narrow width as well as steel belted sidewall construction, but I am curious about the horrid tire comment, something I should know? Also, thanks for the tip on the vdo, I,ll look into it. Is any body out there running the interco tires, how is the sidewall construction, are they non-directional, and how noisy are they?

thanks for the feedback
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Old May 14th, 2009, 07:25 PM
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XZLs are noisy, do not flew at at and are dangerous on hard slippery surfaces.

All Interco tires are very tough in my experience. The SSR is relatively quiet on the road and is smooth. Great all around traction.

http://members.shaw.ca/jbarge/britishtires.html

What size are you planning? If a 8.25-16, then a 34x10.5x16 would be the same size.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 11:02 PM
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Thanks for the input, I'm looking at interco, and have found what I'm looking for size wise. Need to look into sidewall durability, but like what I've seen so far.
thanks Steve
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I have been very pleased with these tires for the past 3 years.
http://www.treadwright.com/specials.php
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