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2 (Wranger RTS) 5 19.23%
4 2 7.69%
6 10 38.46%
8 or more 5 19.23%
What?! 4 15.38%
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How many Plys do your tires have?

Me and my dad are going back and forth on this, he says that ill be unhappy with the ride with an 8ply tire, yet arnt the stock bfgs 8ply?
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I realise the higher the ply the harder the ride, but those of you with stock trucks who upgraded from the RTS tires to whatever u bought, hows the ride difference?
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8ply is alot. heck that is recommend for 3/4 ton trucks.

i think my MTRs are 3Ply or something idk never too concerned about it
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i think BFG's are 6ply

My procomps are thinner so i think they are a 4ply

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My STT's are 6ply rated, they ride good for a mud tire.

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The original equipment BFG A/T's on Level II's have 3 sidewall plies, 5 plies under the tread, Load Range C.

On newer tires, the actual number of plies and the ply rating may not be the same. Regardless, a Ranger will ride harshly on 8-ply or 8-ply rated tires.

Look for Load Range C tires and stay away from Load Range E for a Ranger. I had a set of 8-ply rated E's that I used for awhile on a Ranger because I got them for free. I'll never do that again.
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well this is the size I am looking at, and it doesnt say anything about the ply, so what is it?

255/70 SR16
111S SL
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load range E? its what they gave me i asked for cheapest biggest a/t i could get so this is what i got from walmart tire center. uniroyal liberator a/t load range E 245/65/16 comes out as 30.5 or somting but has like a crazy 80 psi max.
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Bob is correct. And you poll is useless because it doesn't list the answers we need to click.

My MTZ's have 3 ply sidewalls and 5 ply treads just like the BFG's.

Most tires have 2 plies these days -- including most 15" offroading tires and many 16" and larger.

I can't click your poll sorry!
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my mud terrains have 3 plys
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Most of the BFG offroad line have 3. Others like Cooper/Mickey Thompson/ProComp (all made by Cooper) are finally starting to "catch up" with BFG.
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Most of the BFG offroad line have 3. Others like Cooper/Mickey Thompson/ProComp (all made by Cooper) are finally starting to "catch up" with BFG.
Yeah I am pretty sure my Cooper STT tires have 3 ply on the sides. Not sure about the tread tho.
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just get some bfg at's you will be happy with em.
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enuff with the bfg's already!

If I could afford the bfg's I would have bfg's. Plain and simple. sheesh
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BFG's are 6 and ride like a baby's ***...

my Cooper STT where 8 and didn't ride bad at all

i also keep all my tires around 33psi...

FYI also Bills dad (04lvl2) has 8 ply BFG 265x75x16 on his FX4 offroad and it rides fine...
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you are getting all sorts or weird answers because there are two ratings of ply the sidewall and the tread.

i dont think you are getting your answers.

also that size you mentioned does it have a P or an LT in front of the size? P is for Passenger and LT is Light Truck. P is usually 2 ply sidewall and LT is 3 ply and on up.
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BFG's are 6 and ride like a baby's ***...

my Cooper STT where 8 and didn't ride bad at all

i also keep all my tires around 33psi...

FYI also Bills dad (04lvl2) has 8 ply BFG 265x75x16 on his FX4 offroad and it rides fine...

are you sure that the tread isnt 8 ply and the sidewall is 3 or 4?

i think a lot of the ride conditions depend on the sidewall ply.
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well this is the size I am looking at, and it doesnt say anything about the ply, so what is it?

255/70 SR16
111S SL
Read the fine print on the sidewall near the bead. The example below has 5 plies under the tread and 2 in the sidewall.

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I already have said it many times in many posts on tires, but some of you aren't receiving:

THE BIG NUMBERS ARE PLY "RATINGS" NOT THE ACTUAL PLIES.

Bob has tried to tell you this too. I hope he got though!

Not one of you with BFG's has "8 ply sidewalls", lol. They are 3 and are "rated" like OLDER tires (read, much older) that had 8 plies.

The reason is todays materials are stronger, and tire manufacturers didn't want long time users to think that because a tire had 2 or 3 plies it was weaker than tires that historically had 4 or whatever -- quite the opposite, they are actually stronger than the older tires while having fewer plies then the old ones, and more flexible.

So, anyone who says "my BFG's have 8 plies" doesn't know what they're talking about (ZACH!) and should pay closer attention.
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doesn't matter how many plies you have, if you have a big enough ply swatter
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^^^^^ Lol!
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I emailed General tire about this, since I couldnt find my answers anywhere. And yes Ne3lz, I understand what u mean about rated ply and actual ply. I think thats retarded, but if it works for them oh well.

http://www.generaltire.com/generator...nt_data_en.pdf
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since load range is SL (Standard Load) i'm guessing it is 2-4 sidewall ply.
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The plies will vary in number, both in the sidewall and under the tread. The tire may be made of different combinations of steel, polyester, nylon, aramid or whatever. The individual plies can also be made in different thicknesses without affecting their number.

Trying to use the number of plies to equate to a scale of relative durability, load capacity or ride quality would be a mistake. You would have better results if you simply compare the load ranges of the tires.

Be sure to also read any independent reviews of the tries that you are considering.
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Oh most definitely, so far i have about 6 months invested in the research of these tires... i read just about every reveiw there is on google. and their all positive so i think thats what ima get.
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