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10 or 6 ply TIRES!?!?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by USNROBERTS, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Nov 25, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    USNROBERTS

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    I was going to grab some Bfg A/T tires today (265/70/17) but found out there are 2 different thicknesses. Should i go 10 ply or stay with 6? I tow a boat but regular tires do that job fine. Anyone have experience with either or can recommend one or the other? Other tires not an option btw. Thanks for any help in advance!
     
  2. Nov 25, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    wiscdave

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    Go 6 ply, its all you need with the taco and you'll have better mpg as a result of the lighter tire.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    rutherk1

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    I had the 10 Ply on my FJ Cruiser and they had really weird road manners. The truck REALLY wanted to go straight. When turning the wheel it really wanted to go back to center.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    yup. i believe thats right. i have to get ten ply for my new tires and the gas mileage is going to suck. 6 ply for sure
     
  5. Nov 25, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    Awesome thanks for the Help!
     
  6. Nov 25, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    amaes

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    So thats why my I get bad MPG and my tires way a ton. My dune grapplers are 10 ply
     
  7. Nov 25, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    Go for 6ply whenever you can. 10ply are for fullsize work trucks. 3/4-1ton. Way too stiff of sidewalls. You will get a much better ride and perfomance from a 6ply.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    good to know next time i get new tires.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    wish i would have known that before hand... owell:rolleyes:
    I guess next time ill know
     
  10. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    a lot of 285s dont come in the 6 ply. Most of the tires im looking at are only in "E" rating which is the 10 ply.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    I am going back to 6 ply on my next set. I lost 1-1.5 mpg but they are pretty tough. I have not had a puncture in my 10 plys. I noticed on the spec sheets that 10 ply can weigh 5-10 pound more on each tire and that in unsprung weight.
     
  12. Nov 25, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    Why not get 8 ply tires? Balance both worlds...
     
  13. Nov 25, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    For our trucks, wouldn't the only advantage of 10-ply be for some serious wheeling (aka rocks)? I may be wrong but it seems like they might have better resistance to tearing... Otherwise as for load limit the 6-ply should be more than adequate, as everyone else has said :D
     
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    I have the Wrangler Duratrac tire 265/70/17 in a 6 ply and taken them off roading in some rough terrain and have no problems.
     
  15. Sep 24, 2016 at 9:17 PM
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    The 2 ply sidewall makes allot of happiness!
     
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    Yep! I skrewed up replying to this.....
     
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    I like the 10 ply... been running them on Toyota trucks for the past 26 years and have never had a flat or sidewall damage. The gas mileage takes a hit (always go up in size also) but it's a truck... didn't buy it to save money. I my experience the e rated track and handle corners better. The ride might be rougher but a lot of that can be adjusted with psi.
     
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