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Radial vs bias

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by dysfunctnlretard, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Aug 21, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    What's better? Whats the difference? I was checking out the Sale 4Wheel Parts has on some ProComp tires and saw the two types of Mud Terrains, one being listed as radial.
     
  2. Aug 21, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

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    Bias ply tires are old school. If you drive on the highway at all, then radials are the way to go, also, radials have more strenght.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    radials wil have more strength and tread life. bias, according to a couple older fellows i know, are excellent for off road use. they tell me that the tread compound is softer and the sidewalls will flex giving more traction. downside of bias-ply is the shorter life, and when "cold" they will give a crappy ride on the highway. bias are usually cheaper also. i'd stick with the radials, unless it's strictly for off road use.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    radial is for the daily driver who sees both offroad and onroad. These tires will give you better onroad handling and noise, and will wear significantly slower

    bias ply is for the hardcore offroader, these will be noisy on the road, they will wear quicker and will tend to lead to wandering on the highway. Offroad these tires will perform much better than radials, they are much more puncture resistent and will grip all terrain much better
     
  5. Aug 22, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    Yes, hardcore offroad then, it may be a trailer truck for rock crawling. Bias ply is a better option, thanks
     
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