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    Michelin Military Tires

    Hey guys opinions please, lookin to pick up a set of 5 of the 9/36/R16 (9R16) for my rover... i need them for mock up of fender cutting / flares and because even after i get new tires, using two of these as a spares would be the ticket as they are pretty damn durable.

    Anyways im lookin at dishin $150 for the set in the pics... only issue is the amount of tread left. any military guys or anyone else have input on these tires? think its worth it?? i bet even with whats left for tread on them it will grab slightly better than the A/T's im running... these are NOT going to be for daily driving... mostly mock up and trial trail runs we'll call it.









    Note: they are rated 4 tonne per tire... and are supposed to be super tough. some guys with beadlocks take the valve stem right out and run them... real hard compound... just some kewl facts i have read on the net... oh and they are pretty hard to come by apparently

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    bump, gonna be in the area where these are located on sat... there should be lots of opinions on this comon guys!

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    i dont see the pic?
    If its a mechanical device i can fix it

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    I can't see any pictures...
    I'm guessing you are referring to the what I believe is the "XL" model that have a V pattern thread that are directional tire. These
    are mounted on the LSVW and the tires are slowly being replaced by the (I believe again) "ZXL" which is not a directional thread
    tire.
    With my experience the "XL" model are a solid tire but are a rough ride, loud and be a pain to mount (Stiff). I would make sure that
    there is no major tire weather cracking and that these tires actually hold air since the tires you are probably looking at are fairly old.
    Also check to see that the tires are worn evenly. I personally prefer the newer design but that's just me. If you are concerned about
    thread depth, there is plenty of tire that can still be cut away.

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    these are the xl i believe... and at 4tonne rating i figured on loud and rough. try 2 on the pics sorry guys... they work when i viewed the page.


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    Up that's the XL.
    If you aren't worried about comfort and they aren't weather cracked then go for it. $150 sounds good.
    If they haven't been grooved yet then you should still be able to get some good use out of them.

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    Hey,

    I have a 1954 M37 that i need tires for. Does anyone know of a place in Ontario that i can get good Michelins at? Or can anyone recommend a good replacement tire for the michelins? I currently have 16.5 rims but if i have to change rims I will.
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    try http://www.carletonautomotive.com/
    near ottawa/arnpior (carleton place)
    they might have or know somewhere
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    Ive seen XL's that were worn out but re-grooved that give them a second chance at life. They would work great for mock up tires and if you opened up the tread with a tire groover im sure they would work better than your current A/T's. For $150 thats a cheap set of tires and you should be able to get your money back out of them if you decided to sell.

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    got 6 for $150 bucks guys... they are actually in great shape! stoked on the buy, all six fit in the back of the rover too

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    were did you get them from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giezy View Post
    were did you get them from?
    kijiji

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    nice deal

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    okay i finally got these buggers set up on my spare rim setup... still some trimming to do but they articulate 8 inches with no rub as of now.... anyone have luck running these the opposite way? as far as road noise / traction are concerned.



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    Groove the snot out of the if you want the rubber to flex. That's what I read everywhere.
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