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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-19-1999, 04:03 PM
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wide radials

Does anyone make a 31 X 12.5 or 13.5 15" steel belted radial with an agressive tread? That swamper stuff is real confusing, plys, radial, steel belts, bias.
around $150. each.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-19-1999, 05:04 PM
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Re: wide radials

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Radials SSR-31"/12.5"-15"
Bias TSL/SX-31"/13.5"-15"

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Re: wide radials

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Is there an advantage to running radials over bias?

Bias is just multiple layers of rubber, right? So do they run more quietly?
Radials are interwoven steel?

Are bias softer for slick-rocking?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-20-1999, 08:26 AM
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Re: wide radials

<font color=purple> Another choice is the 325/60R15 from BFG - basically a 31X12.50. My personal opinion on the weird metric sizing of this tire is that it was done so they could soak us on the price (it's more expensive than a 35X12.50). </font color=purple>

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Re: wide radials

Check the new mickey tompson tires, I believe they come in a 31x13.50x15 size. Metric sizes usually indicate a stronger carcass design. Not positive about the BFG though.

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Re: wide radials

Ive got the Mickey T's baja now and thay are dragging
my yj all over the road.
Kinda tired of fancy bias ply gimmicks,and wanna try old fashioned steel belts.
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As for the difference between the metric and english sizes, there is NO DIFFERENCE IN STRENGTH!!! Load rating and performance ratings are completely seperate from the sizes. The reasoning behind metricsizing comes from the whole metric idea( remember that one??) All it tells you is the width(of the tread in mm), the heighth(the % of the width) and the rim size. Therefore a 225/60 15 is 225mm wide(at the tread), 60% as tall as it is wide, and 15 inch wheel. Changing between metric sizes is easier than english, except when it comes to flotation type tires(your typical off-road tire). If you're looking for a strenght difference, check the load range, which is the same as the old"sidewall ply rating". Just a bit of tire FYI...Mark

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