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Old 09-10-2013, 07:12 PM
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And I don't get what you guys are saying about E rated being stronger- my Duratracs are E-rated and it says right on the sidewall there's 2 ply. Yes, the tire I ripped was E rated.
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And I don't get what you guys are saying about E rated being stronger- my Duratracs are E-rated and it says right on the sidewall there's 2 ply. Yes, the tire I ripped was E rated.
10 ply is a rating..E equals 10 ply. A rating of strength and load capacity..not actually number of plys.
So your e rated 10ply are stronger than the 8 ply d rated tires.

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Ply ratings identify the load carrying capabilities of a tire in terms of plies. Ply rating originally referred to the number of cotton layers used to strengthen a tire's casing. Today, when tires are labeled 10-ply, they are not actually constructed of 10 individual layers of cotton, but offer the equivalent strength. Passenger tires are currently constructed from one or two body plies, while light truck tires consist of two to three, or one steel ply. Over time, steel ply and radial construction replaced cotton leading to a new distinction, load range."
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:18 PM
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10 ply is a rating..E equals 10 ply. A rating of strength and load capacity..not actually number of plys.
So your e rated 10ply are stronger than the 8 ply d rated tires.

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Ply ratings identify the load carrying capabilities of a tire in terms of plies. Ply rating originally referred to the number of cotton layers used to strengthen a tire's casing. Today, when tires are labeled 10-ply, they are not actually constructed of 10 individual layers of cotton, but offer the equivalent strength. Passenger tires are currently constructed from one or two body plies, while light truck tires consist of two to three, or one steel ply. Over time, steel ply and radial construction replaced cotton leading to a new distinction, load range."
So what does the ply=2 info on the sidewall mean? 2 layers of 5 each?

Ok, read it again. So 10 ply doesn't actual imply 10 ply.. just more than 8. thanks for clearing that up!
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Good readin' right here!

I like tires and tire stuff... I could read about tires and Sceptor/Nato cans all day long..
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Bummer. Was hoping for more than the "seagull" response from Interco... Thought this could have turned into something. Guess not?
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Ok I am off to the tire store, unless something better has come around I'm going to get a set of Trail Grapplers.. after tearing my 2nd sidewall I am officially done with the DuraTracs. I will miss how nice the ride is, hoping the Nittos won't be too much louder. But flat tires are a drag on the trail, and ripping 2 now means it's more than a fluke.
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Ok I am off to the tire store, unless something better has come around I'm going to get a set of Trail Grapplers.. after tearing my 2nd sidewall I am officially done with the DuraTracs. I will miss how nice the ride is, hoping the Nittos won't be too much louder. But flat tires are a drag on the trail, and ripping 2 now means it's more than a fluke.
They get louder as they wear and they require pretty frequent rotations, but I'm happy with the Trail Grapplers. I'd like to get a little more mileage out of them, but they are pretty soft so that doesn't help with long term wear.
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Ok I am off to the tire store, unless something better has come around I'm going to get a set of Trail Grapplers.. after tearing my 2nd sidewall I am officially done with the DuraTracs. I will miss how nice the ride is, hoping the Nittos won't be too much louder. But flat tires are a drag on the trail, and ripping 2 now means it's more than a fluke.
at least it wasn't a step or a tail light or a rocker panel


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at least it wasn't a step or a tail light or a rocker panel


Thankfully, I am armored up pretty good. Spring Creek tested just about everything I've bolted onto my rig, including both bumpers, both sliders, all 3 skid plates, heck I even used the winch. I was struggling to remember the last time I needed a winch in the summer . But a couple of those slams were pretty good, my lower A-arms, skid plates, swaybar links, even driveshaft and pinion looked like I drove through a war zone.

Doesn't excuse the flat though!
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