I am purchasing some 31x10.5x15 and wanna know which tires are better for off road, mud, rocks, and trails
Bias or radial?
I am currently looking at the pitbull rockers and the super swamper tsl and the tsl/sx
Road performance does »NOT« matter because I will only be using these tires for off road use
Gotta risk it to get the biscuit
Ok, I will give this a shot.. As for me I run the SS LTB's bias ply and love them off road. I have had them for 6 years( I really don't get them on the jeep that often) and they work great off road, mud, snow, rocks, doesn't matter. They do wear fast with regular road driving because of the soft compound but they do behave fairly well on road. Now for the difference. If I remember correctly there are no steel belts in bias ply tires but I'm not sure. I hope the first part helps you.
I know a lot of things, most of them are only correct in my own head...
Better to be judged by twelve then carried by six. I'm sure this is going to get me in trouble down the line
2000 sport, 5speed, 1-1/4 body lift, 3" zone, metal cloak front fenders, metal cloak control arms, 4.88, 35" cooper stt.
the difference is how they're made. in bias ply tires the layers go from one sidewall through the tread all the way to the other sidewall. radial tires have the same sort of layers at first but then more layers are added to the tread which gives the radial a thinner sidewall. while the radials have thinner sidewalls an advantage of their construction is that when the sidewall flexes the footprint doesn't change. on a bias ply the sidewall flex will make the footprint smaller resulting in less traction.
ps: i just read an article on this like 2 hours ago. i could give you some more info if needed.
2003 Rubicon, 4.0L, 5SPD, Custom 4.75" lift, 33" MT Baja Claws
1999 SE, 2.5L, 5SPD, sold it
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Interesting perspectives. Off-road, bias is the way to go. Super sticky, and pull great with larger voids. Radials are heavier and are basically goin to last longer on the highway as bias wear faster if you drive on the street. Bias are cheaper, and lighter. They do flat spot a bit especially when cold, but they warm up pretty quickly. I run pretty much solely boggers(bias only) and love them. On my truck they wear rather quickly, but due to half the weight they last twice as long on the Jeep. Ive gotten up to 35k miles out of the last set. I have ran about every swamper tire in existence except the M-16's and can give you a low down on each type. I live for the Mud :P
01 TJ. Dana 30/44 4:88's, 4.0 5 speed, 38.5x15 Boggers on 15x10 Streetlocks, CAI, B&M short throw, Neoprene Covers, 4" RC, 3" BL, too much to list and building. >..<
I have just made this same choice (bias) when it is time to hit the trails ,road tires come off ,33" TSL BIAS go on ,then the tj (aka boo boo) goes up on a trailer. If there is one thing I have learned since i have started wheeling is, there is a place for ht/at tires/road and mud tires/off road. When I started I had at's then ,mud ,then at's, and then muders in the back off the truck drove to trail and swiched out. If i had my rubicon at that time the mud tires would have been in a trailer with my camp gear! SORRY for the ford pic's The truck(aka yogi) went from trail rig to tow rig. Just got my rubicon tj last NOV no trail pic's yet, plus still doing mods, those pic's are soon to come!!!!