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Old December 14th, 2014, 07:17 PM
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6 Michelin XZL 8.25R16 on 5 NATO wheels

Almost new and completely regroovable. These are the last set of tires you will ever need to buy. Full steel carcass makes them ridiculously tough. I bought them for the 110 I was going to keep thinking that they would be the last set of tires I would ever need. Instead of keeping my truck I sold both 110s and the new owner wanted alloys instead. I don't have anything that these will fit (too big for my Disco) or I'd keep them forever. They fit on my stock 1988 110 CSW and looked awesome.

This is likely the last set of XZL tires in 8.25R16 you will ever see for sale in North America.

6 tires with 5 NATO/Wolf wheels. See pictures, the truck they are pictured on in the last photos is a stock 1988 110 CSW with 25 years of suspension sag. They didn't rub even with the wheel turned all the way.

$2000 firm, or if you prefer I could do $2300 OBO

Local pickup is almost a must. These things are heavy which makes shipping cost prohibitive. I'm located in Grand Junction, Colorado. If you have a freight account with a company that will pick up at Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) I'll take them there and help palletize them.

PM or email me at jacob.wilbert at gmail dot com.

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Old December 15th, 2014, 07:55 AM
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WOW, first set I have seen in many many years!!! Very tempting, checking on shipping...
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Old December 15th, 2014, 08:46 AM
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Once the tires sell, I'll take that defender..... Just leave it on Jack stands😉
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Old December 15th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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Do you have the DOT number that is stamped into the side of the tire handy? Curious what year they were made.

They look great on your truck btw.

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Old December 15th, 2014, 07:25 PM
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Do you have the DOT number that is stamped into the side of the tire handy? Curious what year they were made.

They look great on your truck btw.

Thanks,
I'll get a pic of the DOT number after I cook dinner, and thank you! They were great on my 110, but it's gone now and I'm Defenderless for another year or two. I'll try to score another set in Europe when I get another Defender. No sense in letting these sit in storage!
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Old December 15th, 2014, 07:47 PM
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This may be a silly question but I'm not exactly clear on tire sizing. I have the exact tires Michelin XZL that I love on my Def 90 (1994). The size is 7.5 x 16. So is this tire taller or wider than mine?

I only purchased my Defender and put the new XZL's on steel wolf wheels this summer but have been out off roading 4 times since then and think the tires are amazing. Great grip. Only set back I have seen is since they are pretty skinny they slipped a bit easily off of rocks if they are damp or wet.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 08:02 PM
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These are taller and wider than yours.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 09:19 PM
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These are taller and wider than yours.
Thanks, I was thinking they were taller based on the pictures but wasn't sure on width. They look great on that 110 for sure.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 09:51 PM
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This may be a silly question but I'm not exactly clear on tire sizing. I have the exact tires Michelin XZL that I love on my Def 90 (1994). The size is 7.5 x 16. So is this tire taller or wider than mine?
The sizing works similar to a metric tire except it uses inches. So think of it as being a 8.25/100-16. So you have a tire that is 8.25" wide with a 8.25" side wall height. That will give you a 32.5" (16+8.25+8.25) tall tire that is 8.25" wide.

Your 7.5 x 16 on the other hand would be 31" (16+7.5+7.5) tall and 7.5" wide. So it's roughly 1.5" taller and .75" wider.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 01:27 AM
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Sorry, I never made it to the shed to get pics! I'll get the DOT number and tread depth in picture format tomorrow and put a tape measure on them to get you some documented heights/widths.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 07:40 AM
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If anyone wants to motivate and setup some sort of group buy/shipping deal, these (and others) are available!! Although it definitely wont beat Jacob's location !

https://www.vrakking-tires.com/stock/13-16-inch
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Old December 16th, 2014, 12:25 PM
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If anyone wants to motivate and setup some sort of group buy/shipping deal, these (and others) are available!! Although it definitely wont beat Jacob's location !

https://www.vrakking-tires.com/stock/13-16-inch
I messaged them to get an LTL quote but haven't heard back. Group buy was my idea exactly.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 12:35 PM
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I'd be interested in Jacob's wheels if I didn't already have my steel wheels painted up and ready to go. I'm game for a group buy. Perhaps we can ask nicely and Defenders Northwest can help with import to Seattle? I also met a shipper this past week who offered to help out bringing in parts.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 02:37 PM
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If anyone wants to motivate and setup some sort of group buy/shipping deal, these (and others) are available!! Although it definitely wont beat Jacob's location !

https://www.vrakking-tires.com/stock/13-16-inch
Man that's kinda harsh to post that in the mans for sale thread.
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His prices beat the linked prices. His location beats the linked location. Not too harsh.
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Old December 17th, 2014, 12:10 AM
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His prices beat the linked prices. His location beats the linked location. Not too harsh.
Yeah I'm actually ok with it. If someone really wants to pull the trigger on some XZLs its logical for the first guy who's serious just to buy mine!

If the wheels are a hangup I can keep them - knock $500 off the total. That makes just the tires coming in at the low, low price of $1500 for six ($250 each). This is actually better for me, I can use the wheels on my disco. Shipping, I'm afraid, is still on the buyer.

Got the pics as requested tonight, see below:

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Here's the difference between the 7.50R16 and the 8.25R16:



Numbered the tires, tread depth on each follows:









These suck, but may be useful to someone:




Unmounted tire still has bar code on it. They all did when I got them last year and I put fewer that 1,000 miles on them.



Not shipping the heavy ass wolf rims will save a potential buyer some dough.

I hope you guys enjoyed the tire porn!

I'm planning on putting them up for sale on expedition portal tomorrow, so if you think you might want some 8.25R16 XZLs for Christmas don't miss out!
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Old December 17th, 2014, 12:22 PM
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To clarify, since there seems to be some confusion:

These tires have NOT BEEN regrooved! THE TREAD IS ORIGINAL!

You can have them regrooved after you wear them out. Which is going to take a long, long time.
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Old December 17th, 2014, 05:07 PM
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The sizing works similar to a metric tire except it uses inches. So think of it as being a 8.25/100-16. So you have a tire that is 8.25" wide with a 8.25" side wall height. That will give you a 32.5" (16+8.25+8.25) tall tire that is 8.25" wide.

Your 7.5 x 16 on the other hand would be 31" (16+7.5+7.5) tall and 7.5" wide. So it's roughly 1.5" taller and .75" wider.

Not really. An 8.25 is about 34" tall.
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Old December 17th, 2014, 07:06 PM
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Not really. An 8.25 is about 34" tall.
Hypothetically an 8.25R16 is 32.5" tall and 8.25" wide. In reality they're just under 34" tall and about 9.5" wide.

So we can all be happy because you're both right!
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Old December 17th, 2014, 08:04 PM
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Hypothetically an 8.25R16 is 32.5" tall and 8.25" wide. In reality they're just under 34" tall and about 9.5" wide.

So we can all be happy because you're both right!
So I don't feel bad about not being sure about what size these were in inches since clearly this "new math" doesn't add up anyway!
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