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Some of guys on hear sugested these mud tires for my truck as a good buy for the money. I am hearing that they have extremly weak sidewalls . I also been advised that because Im putting 285/75/16 on stock 16X6.5J rims it could realy be a problem. Mainly my off road consist of deep Old tractor paths some mud so Im thinking I would need strong sidewall tire.
what do you think
BC http://www.mastercrafttire.com/images/tires/large/courserMT.jpg
 
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aw man! those are the tires i plan on getting. i guess sidewall strength has nothing to do with maximum load rating. they're rated at 3,300lbs max. i ASSumed if the tire could support that much weight then the sidewalls were strong enuff.
what are you hearing and from who? details............

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The Coopers have a 2 ply sidewall. The BFG's have a 3 ply. If you want something with a real strong side wall go with some of the Interco tires, they get up into the 6 and 7 ply sidewall region.

The main place you need strong sidewalls is rock crawlin'. I would say you shouldn't have any trouble with the Cooper or BFG M/T's sidewalls in these situations.

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well that sounds good enough. mastercraft is somehow tied to cooper much like the pro-comps. i do want something stronger but i guess they'll do. right now i'm missing a 1/4" x 1/2" wide, 3/16" deep chunk of tire off my front driver side tire. i had to show the misses the hole and she agrees i should get new tires. he he! always better to play it safe!

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You'll be fine. Something most people forget that on any good name brand MT with 2 ply sidewalls each ply is thicker than each of the 3 plys that BFG uses. BFG's is still thicker overall, but unless you are planning on rock crawling or are always wacking your tires off of jagged rocks, stumps, roots, and such on the trail and in the mud, you'll be fine. I have some 285/75R16 Pathfinder ATR's, an el cheapo all terrain if you have never seen them, and they are mounted on the 16x7 factory rims. Work great. I've had them aired way down and bulging, never a problem.

You'll be fine.

1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, 4L60, 3" Flowmaster, K&N, MSD coil & wires, Rancho 2.5" lift, 285/75R16 AT's/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif
 
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i got a set of mastercraft m/t about a month ago. i got the 285/75 16s. i have been in the mud a few times in them and have had no complaints at all. we always go up to a mountain in tennessee that has some really thick mud, but no rocks. as far as the cost goes, the mastercrafts beat the coopers by about $75, and beat the hell out of the bfgs. i would say go with the mastercraft...

hailey

ps. sorry if some of this doesn't make sense, i've had a few drinks tonight...

 
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Thanks guys,I will be going with the 285/16 Matercrafts on my 4X4 and cranking up the torsion bars for clearance.Thanks
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Just don't crank them much more than an inch and be sure to get an alignment after the new tires and cranking is done. Otherwise, have fun!/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif

1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, 4L60, 3" Flowmaster, K&N, MSD coil & wires, Rancho 2.5" lift, 285/75R16 AT's/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif
 
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