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03-15-2017 02:06 PM

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Sorry to post this here, If anyone objects I will remove this topic since its not really wood related.
I am needing tires on my 2002 chevy 1500 ext cab. I put around 6000 miles on it each year. Mostly driving it just to hunt or in the winter or to go buy materials (generally fairly large loads but only a handful of times a year). I rarely pull a trailer and maybe haul a four-wheeler a dozen times a year. I live on a back road too.
Anyway… I am looking to likely get some Maxxis Buckshots (265/75/16) but I need to choose between 6 or 10 ply (only $50/set difference). I don’t really know which Id be better off with. Currently I am running cheap 4ply tires and they have been nothing but trouble.
Once again sorry for posting on the woodworking site but I don’t belong to any other sites and I figured a lot of you used your trucks for hauling stuff around as well.

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#1 posted 03-15-2017 03:38 PM

10 ply gives a stiffer ride, so long as you don’t mind that they would be better for what little you use your vehicle. At $50 extra for the set this is not bad.

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#2 posted 03-15-2017 05:10 PM

If your roads are nasty the 10 ply will last longer as they take more abuse. I personally do not think that on a 1/2 ton you really need anything past a good 6 ply. I would also stick to a major brand—like Bridgestone, Michellen, or Good-Year; I personally do not like Goodrich tires, but some people do. The last set of them I had wore well; BUT, a hint of moisture on the road and I had to drive like I was on ice. Stay way off the throttle. They were slippery when wet!

There are other good brands too. Also check the warranty and make sure it is covered in your area too.

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#3 posted 03-15-2017 05:44 PM

6ply will give you a better ride and you really don’t need the 10s. Use the extra 50 for a new tool. ;-)

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#4 posted 03-15-2017 07:27 PM

I looked at my truck tires when I got home turns out they are 6ply. They are National Cammando tires. I’ve never paid any attention to the “ply” count before for but these tires absolutely SUCK. They r noisy even when they were new (only about 25k on them now) they rode horrid and seem to go flat around 4 times a year. The road I liv on is gravel mostly. I only travel around 3 miles of it tho. Then it’s pretty nice state roads if I’m working or a decent chip An seal county road if I’m hunting.
Are all 6ply tires crappy or is it just cause these r off brands? Anyone hav any experience of going from 6ply to a 10ply and how they drive? I figured if I went 10ply and replaced my shocks ( truck has 165k on it) that it would ride at least “as good” as it does now

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#5 posted 03-15-2017 07:28 PM

Btw thanks for not jumping on me for asking this here. I kno this isn’t a auto site.

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#6 posted 03-15-2017 07:38 PM

I’ve always had good luck with Cooper 8 ply on my 3/4 ton. Were it a half ton, I wouldn’t hesitate to put the 6 ply on it.
New shocks will help with tire wear, also. Ride comfort is subjective, but I have no complaints.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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