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Old 29 Sep 2006
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Michelin XZY 7.50 R16's

Having 5 Michelin XZY 7.50 by 16 tyres and chasing another for a second spare I ran into a few problems getting hold of any. The one place that could provide one quoted £185.

Sombody tipped me off that L.W Vass have a stock of them - and at only £75+vat for a new one, £55 + vat for slightly worn, they are a bargain, so thought I'd pass that info on.

http://www.vass.co.uk/
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Bloomin good tyres as well! i'm "building" up a set on 1 ton rims at the moment, and the vehicles i've driven with them performed very well (side slope grip is awesome on them too.... i drove a 110 station wagon at the LR factory a few years back wiht them on)


Good info on Vass's though Witham-Sw also sell their tyres off, but i don't know how much they charge.
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Try Anchor supplies.

£45.00 for lightly-worn or £200 for a set of five (on rims)!
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The Anchor ones I looked at in both their shop and Billing stand were quite worn and some of the sidewalls were showing signs of ageing, as well as a few of the steel wheels looking rough. Inspect them before buying I would suggest.
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The Anchor ones I looked at in both their shop and Billing stand were quite worn and some of the sidewalls were showing signs of ageing, as well as a few of the steel wheels looking rough. Inspect them before buying I would suggest.
If so that's cheeky, as they're described on the website as having 'excellent tread'. Caveat emptor, I suppose.

Think I'm going to bite the bullet and get a new set of BFG MT's.
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I have had quite a few tyres off Vass and they have always been good and as described. the price is good and they'll fit them for you, or even give them to you on rims! the guys that do the tyres are pretty sound and know their stuff.
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On the subject of XZY's 7.50 16's - what is the correct psi to run them at on a loaded landy, both on and off road? I have them quite hard at the moment, but think the front at least should be less than they are.

Does anybody know what Michelin suggest?
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I'll try and check the military ones this week, they are written on the sides of the vehicles. 45 and 35 springs to mind but I'll try and find out for you.
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Cheers - I think most tyres have different recommendations depending on the weight carried and terrain they travel on.
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Core (non wolf) military 110's are 48psi rear and 28 psi front. Wolf's with the really good G90's ate 60psi rear!!!! i bet the give some good grip then.... :-)
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personally I think the G90s are rubbish!! they slide around a lot and although they self clean well, don't offer a very reassuring grip.
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personally I think the G90s are rubbish!! they slide around a lot and although they self clean well, don't offer a very reassuring grip.

I agree. i had a set on my 90, ran them for a few months and sold them on. total rubbish! they had pretty good side slope grip, but up in Wales off roading they were pants.
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Officially the pressures are 28/48 psi. But in my experience in desert heat 48 psi is too high, particularly if you are using tubes. Better about 40/42 psi. Without a load you can run at 35psi in the UK for a smoother (!) ride.
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Thanks Andrew,

Isn't there different official pressures for loaded/unloaded & on/off road?
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Thanks Andrew,

Isn't there different official pressures for loaded/unloaded & on/off road?

Taken from one of my military handbooks:

"normal road pressures:

TUL (which is truck, Utility Light = 300Tdi wolf 90)
front 28psi (2bar) rear 42psi (3bar)

TUM (truck utility medium = 300Tdi 110 wolf)
front 32psi (2.2bar) rear 60psi (4.1bar)

battlefield ambulance (300tdi 130" big body!)
front 40psi (2.8bar) rear 65psi (4.6bar)!!!"

then:

"Emergency soft, emergency soft pressures should only be used in extreme conditions where extra floatation is required. max speed 25mph (40kph). return to road pressures ASAP"

unladen:
front 16psi (1.1 bar)
(don't know what rear should be, there is a misprint in my paperwork!)

laden:
front 16psi (1.1 bar)
rear 28psi (1.9 bar)
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