: Moved: Bais Ply Tires Pros vs Cons


SuperPoser
09-28-2007, 11:26 PM
I know this is a tech question.But what is the down side to running bais ply tires on the street?I think I have ready they don't wear well but is that the only down side?
Todd's tire question has got me thinking about these.
http://www.maxxis.com/products/automotive/product_detail.asp?id=5486
but they aren't cheap.
what are the pros and cons of bais ply tires?

this belongs in tech joe!

SuperPoser
09-28-2007, 11:31 PM
cons:
bias ply tires will gain a flat spot if sitting for any period of time (yes overnight is a period of time)
I have never been able to have a bias ply tire properly balanced... perhaps using dynabeads would solve this problem :dunno:

pros:
flat spot goes away after ~ 10 min of driving...
mud tires are difficult to balance whether they are bias ply or radial, so not really a con to bias specifically
punctur resistant... I ran over a nail in columbus with my LTB's, and could hear air coming out from around the nail... I pulled the nail out and that tire never leaked again... (5000 miles later, no problems)
great offroad!

RedRunnertc
09-29-2007, 12:27 AM
x2

I'll sum it up by saying you don't realize how spoiled you are by radial tires.

Full_Tilt_Fud
09-29-2007, 07:49 AM
I have heard that creepy's suck in mud too