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Tires, your money or your life. FYI Guidelines
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(10-18-2017, 08:21 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: of course you need a rim to handle the load but we were not talking rims we are talking tires.

No disrespect, but precisely.
Suggesting a tire with the nifty 85 PSI molded on sidewall, but slide on equal consideration of part it goes on, isn't quite the best thing to be doing, I hope you'd agree.

it's easy to study ply rating v protection of organizations that see harsh offroad use.

HMMWV didn't have 10 plys, neither did CUCVs.
We didn't have tire problems- All company repairs went across my desk, and saw what was breaking in the other units in post maintenance.
No one's going to argue terrain and conditions weren't about as harsh as you get, and this was a massive number of tires, LoL

In short, use tire, rating and pressure specified by chassis manufacturer.
If you feel you're situation is special, there's load/pressure charts to specify exact pressure, load rating.

I do silly things, too, but I don't post about them because someone else might just listen!



(10-18-2017, 09:59 PM)deadwood Wrote: You get the best tires you can for your car. It might just save your life.

I just put a set of ... BFG ...

Hated BF Goodfornothings the worst. LoL
Inner liner was always cracked, and quality, in general was a step lower than avg.

Advert campaign must be awesome, people, without any justification, thought they were great
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#12
If you want to spec out stuff, both Bridgestone and Michelin make commercial tires in 16 and 16.5 with steel cable sidewalls like semi tires.
They're intended for multiple recappings, so they're tough.

Right now, your tires just have scary polyester sidewalls, LoL.
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Yes out in the distant gold fields we need heavy tough tires. But also need special rims to fit those tires. Most vanners will be well served with d rated or even c. It depends on the individual vehicle. Not everyone or even most will need e rated tires. I would not trust a side wall repair, even patched, except as an emergency until it can be replaced. As soon as possible.
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Minivanmotoman (10-20-2017)
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didn't I say heavy loaded and driving off road. also 3/4 ton and above. as far as I know the only 3/4 tons that don't run "E" tires are older light duty ones with 15 inch rims. finding a "E" rated tire for a 15 inch rim is like trying to find unicorns. highdesertranger
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Speaking of HMMWV's, I do NOT miss changing a tire and dealing with "inner tire" on HMMWV's, in the mud, in the rain, with Kevlar helmet, and Load Bearing Equipment on.

"Bridgestone and Michelin make commercial tires in 16 and 16.5 with steel cable sidewalls like semi tires"

Where can I find out more about these tires?
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I have read that kevlar sidewalls may resist punctures too. Was it Bob who was talking about that?
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yeah do you have a link for the 16.5's. several people through the years on this forum have tried to find 16.5's with very little luck. a link to these 16.5's would be very useful in the future. highdesertranger
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rvpopeye (10-19-2017)
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HOLY COW $763 per tire. and only comes in one size.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp...mpare1=yes
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past the edit time limit.

looks like it was for HMMWV only

"Those tires are specifically designed for the HMMWV and double internal beadlocks. More so to handle the weight of a M1113 fully loaded(14,000+lbs). "
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#20
If I could find some quality E or F rated w/fresh DOT codes that would fit my rims and have proper dual spacing , it would make my day. (81 Chevy G30 1 ton)
The ones on it are 8R16.5 and over 20 years old !
Good thing I only put less than 30 mi @ 45mph or below / year on them right now..
but it sure isn't relaxing mileage!
I've been looking for 16" rims but they're hard to find too (without being bent or dented ).

I do know that you can use higher load range tires but just inflate them to the maximum rim pressure if it's not high enough to match the inflation pressures the tire is rated for.
(Info from a retired tire engineer that investigated causes of tire failures for a major mfg.)
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