How many Ply is this tire? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Tires & Wheels

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-11-2019, 07:10 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 107
How many Ply is this tire?

I was told 10 ply because it has an E rating, but I believe they could be mistaken.

Please let me know .

thanks.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190211_173942.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	226.6 KB
ID:	4127935  
jokerone is offline   Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 07:55 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Mr. Bills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Area Code 530
Posts: 772
The current letter load rating system for radial tires replaced load ratings based on the number of sidewall plies used for bias ply tires.

Between the two systems was an interim system where radial tires now designated as "E" load rated were referred to as "10 ply rated," although that did not reflect the actual number of sidewall plies in radial tires. What are now "D" load rated tires were called "8 ply rated" and "C" load rated tires were called "6 ply rated."

The tire in the photo above has 2-ply sidewalls, which is not uncommon in both D and E load range LT radial tires.

__________________
Mr. Bills
Area Code 530
KG6LMV

'06 Jeep "LJ" Rubicon, '46 Bantam T3-C trailer
Past Jeeps: '49 Willys Wagon, '54 CJ-3B, '65 CJ-5,
'83 CJ-7, '97 ZJ
Mr. Bills is offline   Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 08:01 PM
Thread Starter
  #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Bills View Post
The current letter load rating system for radial tires replaced load ratings based on the number of sidewall plies used for bias ply tires.

Between the two systems was an interim system where radial tires now designated as "E" load rated were referred to as "10 ply rated," although that did not reflect the actual number of sidewall plies in radial tires. What are now "D" load rated tires were called "8 ply rated" and "C" load rated tires were called "6 ply rated."

The tire in the photo above has 2-ply sidewalls, which is not uncommon in both D and E load range LT radial tires.
thanks, so how would this compare with a BFG A/T KO2? Do they also have 2 ply sidewalls?
jokerone is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-11-2019, 08:16 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Mr. Bills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Area Code 530
Posts: 772
You can look up the specifications for most tires on the manufacturers' websites. Some include the number of sidewall plies, some don't.
__________________
Mr. Bills
Area Code 530
KG6LMV

'06 Jeep "LJ" Rubicon, '46 Bantam T3-C trailer
Past Jeeps: '49 Willys Wagon, '54 CJ-3B, '65 CJ-5,
'83 CJ-7, '97 ZJ
Mr. Bills is offline   Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 08:46 PM
Thread Starter
  #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Bills View Post
You can look up the specifications for most tires on the manufacturers' websites. Some include the number of sidewall plies, some don't.
thanks.
jokerone is offline   Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 09:21 AM   #6
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 624
Today's sidewalls will be 2 or 3 ply, but the thickness and strength of each ply is also a factor. For example, Duratracs have 2 plies and have been criticized on this forum for getting sidewall punctures easily, while Falken Wildpeak AT3W also have two plies but have been reported to have good sidewall strength. Some Nittos have 3 plies and are reportedly strong. . .
15anvil is offline   Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 01:40 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
WXman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Central Kentucky, USA
Posts: 2,748
Yep. The tire I've seen fail most often is the BFG KO/KO2...which of course have 3 ply sidewalls. So there is more to a sidewall than the shear number of plies. Thickness and strength is most important.
__________________
Current Jeep: 2020 JT Sport S, Firecracker Red, 8-speed, 3.6L, 0.75" RC level, 35" Patagonia M/T, AO Lonestar wheels, MAX TOW, M.O.R.E. dead pedal, Supernova V.4 bulbs
WXman is offline   Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 06:32 AM
Thread Starter
  #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 107
ok thanks to all.

jokerone is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New JT Brooks AUTOMATIC Tire Deflators! USA MADE and QUICK! Your Best Purchase! Rockridge 4wd Vendor Spotlight! Great Deals for Members. 6 08-15-2017 01:49 PM
Tire Expert / Engineer OR Jeepers running 35x12.5 / 315/70 On Stock JK Wheels! OVRLND JK General Discussion Forum 26 02-26-2016 02:16 AM
Dynamic Tire Balancing ("Bead Balancing") Frshmt JK General Discussion Forum 2 10-20-2012 01:38 AM
Tire size option 1999JeepWranger Tires & Wheels 2 10-10-2012 09:40 AM
Black Friday to Cyber Monday - Discount Tire Discount Tire Vendor Spotlight! Great Deals for Members. 0 11-23-2010 09:59 AM





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeepģ, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC