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Old 05-14-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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10 ply tires

are 10 ply tires to heavy to run on my 4 banger 5 speed. They'd be 33's. Someone made a comment about it in a different thread just wanted to see because I have some tires I really want but they are 10 ply

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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I suspect they will be extremely harsh-riding. As far as weight goes, you should be able to figure that out from the manufacturer's website.

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The # of plys are not the problem...the weight is. JPMagazine did an article on tires and said 10# at the wheel is equivalent to 100# in the cabin. That adds up very quickly!
WHY? DO you want these tires? Do they LOOK cool? Do they have GREAT reviews for the terrain that YOU will use them? I think too many people buy tires based on how they look rather than how they'll perform or because "everyone" runs them.
If you never saw the tire's tread, just read all the reviews....would you still "really" want this tire? Good luck with whatever you choose to go with!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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I want the tire mainly because of how it looks yes, but I've also read many reviews on it. And another reason I like it is because I don't see it all over the place...but who would by a tire without looking at it just reading about it?
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I want the tire mainly because of how it looks yes, but I've also read many reviews on it. And another reason I like it is because I don't see it all over the place...but who would by a tire without looking at it just reading about it?
My point is how it looks isn't necessarily and indicator of how it'll perform. I've been guiltily of this also. Google (MUD TIRE SHOOT OUT) before you read anything just look at The tires they tested and write down which one you think is going to have the best traction based on looks. The tire I wanted was pretty lame in relation to the one I currently run. If I would've went on looks I literally would've bought the wrong tire.
I was shocked how well the tire I currently run faired. I actually just bought a new set of them and mounted them on my bead locks.
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10 ply would typically be used for heavy loads, i.e. towing. You shouldn't need something like that on your Jeep, it's overkill. Most of the better mud terrain tires don't have that many plies, I only see tires like that on 3/4 and 1 ton trucks and large trailers.
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You may also need dentures far earlier than you think. You could not pay me $500 to put 10-ply tires on my Jeep.
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How would affect my rig by putting 10 ply tires on it? Would it significantly effect my speed. And HK runner what do u mean about dentures?
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It would ride so stiffly that it may rattle your teeth (and Jeep bolts) out in time. Just get some tried-and-true LT, C, or D rated (if D, DuraTracs are soft) tires. Maybe you don't mind a jarring ride. If so, go for it. 10 ply will probably will be really heavy too.
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How would affect my rig by putting 10 ply tires on it? Would it significantly effect my speed. And HK runner what do u mean about dentures?
sinister6, angus brown, and HK runner gave great answers and i agree with them.

regarding your question, "how would it affect my rig by putting 10 ply tires on it? QUOTING SINISTER6: "The # of plys are not the problem...the weight is." imagine just having ur fattest friends in ur jeep all the time when u drive... now imagine adding passengers with that.


would it affect your speed?
u mean speedometer? upsizing tires will change the rotational value therefore the computer will think your running on stock tires, thus affect your speedo. The bigger the tire, the more it will have an affect on ur speedo/shift points (automatic). As far as speed goes, mash on the skinny pedal all u want to get to the desired speed. more mash, more gas.

btw, it took me about 6 months to decide on wheels/tires. at the end, i'm getting great gas mileage 19-20 on 33's because i listened to other members. my tires are 48lbs and wheels <20.

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