We're getting up there in tire diameter. Michelin 255/100R16 XZLs are rated at 4665 lb @ 85 psi @ 62mph or 3750 lb @ 65 psi @ 68mph. They are 10" wide, 36.4" tall and weigh 87 lb.
Originally Posted by spencyg
I found they fit on my 88 F350 4X4 with no lift and no rubbing even at full lock on stock rims; but it needed a gearing change.
XZLs are a high mileage tread despite their comparable appearance to M/Ts. I'm wearing my 395/85R20s on my Unimog at an average of over 70,000 miles/tire despite the high weight (67% of 70 mph rating, 52% of 55 mph rating).
I think they'd work great on a Sportsmobile with perhaps a slight lift and gearing increased by one notch.
On the recent Australian trip with one Mitsubishi and one Isuzu from Magadan to the Trans-Siberian, one rig had the Michelins referred to above and absolutely no problems. The other had Mickey Thompsons on 18" rims and had to replace two tires. Fortunately certain Russian medium duty military vehicles run 10.00-18 bias ply tires so I think they rounded up a couple of not well matched replacement tires by sheer good luck.
Last edited by charlieaarons; 01-24-2008 at 04:50 AM.
Unimog U500 with Unicat camper; diesel BMW X5 35d, diesel BJ40 Landcruiser and diesel M37