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Old 02-19-2006, 04:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tires 8 ply vs 10 ply

I ordered a set of BFG A/T's in size 285/70/17 today. They are for my 2005 f250 6.0 4x4 crew cab. The tires are 8 ply, but there is a 10 ply option. I have ran BFG tires on every truck I have ever owned, and I have never had a single problem with them. I had a set of 33x12.5x16.5 on my Chevy 1500hd, and I towed my trailer without any tire issues. Should I get the 10 ply instead, or will the 8 ply be ok? I use my truck for everyday driving, towing my travel trailer, and for getting to some remote camping areas where you need 4x4.
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Re: Tires 8 ply vs 10 ply

I put 8 ply on mine and like you have never had a problem, but I don't put much of a load in the truck. I do have a heavy 33' TT (11.5k)and they have worked just fine. I think it rides much nicer also. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: Tires 8 ply vs 10 ply

I would have gotten the 10ply's. The difference is in the load range. The 10ply's are E's and the 8ply's are D range. The E's will handle better towing and a thicker sidewall is ALWAYS nice to have 4x4ing.
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I bought the BFG A/T's, they are 8 ply. They ride great, and I like the way they look with with the 2" leveling kit. I call it my 2005 f250 high-boy.
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Re: Tires 8 ply vs 10 ply

go with the 10ply. My 8 ply 295/75R16 BFGs did not wear well at all, and I am now running a 10 ply toyo that wears much better. the 10ply will not heat up as easily as the 8 ply.
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Gonefishin2 add a signiture to your post so we know where you are from and what you have for a rig and if anything is done to it more for future issues than for this one.
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Re: Tires 8 ply vs 10 ply

Your LRD & LRE don't make much difference when plus sizing. You need to pay attention to the load index on the tire. Make sure the tire can still hold the original weight that your stockers did. Normally a 285 compared to a 265 can hold just as much or more weight than stock. Be sure you use the correct rim width when installing wider tires, people complain about short tire life because they've squeezed or ballooned their tires onto the wheel. 285's are recommended on a 7.5 to 9 inch wheel.

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Less chance of flats due to nails, screws, etc., with the 10 plys, plus you can tow more. Kepp the pressure at max for the best wear, less air, better ride, but more heat.
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