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Old 07-13-2013, 08:05 PM
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285/75 16 Falken Rocky Mountain ATS II ply question

I just got a set of these on the stock steel wheels on my jku. So far fit is better than expected and only rubs at full lock in one direction. I have wheel spacers on the way to take care of that though. I was washing my car just now and looking at the tires and it said

Tread 2 poly + 2 steel + 1 rubber I think. So 5 plys
Sidewall 2 polyester.

These are load range D and everything I've read said 8 ply tread and a 3 ply sidewall. Am I missing something here?

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I just got a set of these on the stock steel wheels on my jku. So far fit is better than expected and only rubs at full lock in one direction. I have wheel spacers on the way to take care of that though. I was washing my car just now and looking at the tires and it said

Tread 2 poly + 2 steel + 1 rubber I think. So 5 plys
Sidewall 2 polyester.

These are load range D and everything I've read said 8 ply tread and a 3 ply sidewall. Am I missing something here?

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In the old days D ratings were 8ply and E 10 ply ect but now days you can have less plies and still have a higher rating mostly due to better materials.

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I can understand that, but reviews I've seen have also mentioned those specs and the falken site for the wildpeaks lists the 8 ply tread, I don't think it mentions the sidewall though.
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The Falken website shows the sidewall ply number. I had 285/75-16 Rocky Mountain ATS and I could have sworn they were 3 ply sidewalls but the website shows them as only 2 ply. I know for a fact that the sidewalls were very thick...I pinched them before having them mounted. The tires are also very heavy for their size due to this as well.
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