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Bias Tires On A Dd?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    im looking for some new tires and cash is a problem, and ive noticed the radials are $$$...especially for a teenager, does anyone know how bias tires around 38x15x16 or so would be for a DD, i dont do highway much at all, i go about 45 or under for usual driving.:confused: should i pinch my pennies for a long while and get radials?
     
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    they only suck the first 20 min in the morning, then they round out.
     
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    Get radials. My bias 38.5x14.5x16 are getting close to done with only 13k on them. Or you can get some smaller, cheaper tires for the in town and use the bias ply for the trail.
     
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    I had bias ply 36" tires. I hated them. No road manners at all. My truck felt like a caddy after I got some radials back on it.
     
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    don't forget it gets cold in our neck of the woods and it takes forever for them to round out..........................................


    felt like i was in a paint shaking machine on my 3 mile commute:o
     
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    Go for the Bias-Plys. It is not like they are going to kill any one. You will be much happier if you get your truck rolling now, instead of throwing away too much time dreaming of radials in the future. I am probably going for a set of Bias-Ply Interco TSL's myself. When you buy the tires, make sure the tires are well balanced (soft pellets work the best [about 10 ounzes per-tire for 38" tires]). Good balancing of tires makes a world of difference, on how good a truck feels rolling down the road.
     
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    TSL also drag down the gas mileage due to a much higher rolling resistance. I ran on a set of 36" bias TSL's for a month and couldn't wait to pull them off.
     
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    When it comes to tires in the 38" range, the radial vs. bias debut almost becomes a moot point when it comes to highway driving. The problem is not that the tires are bias, but bias tires in that size are almost always super aggressive like a Swamper.
     
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    well said, this is the real issue
     
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    I drive my bias swampers every day. To me it's no big thing, If I wanted a caddy ride I'd drive a caddy.
     
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    awesome guys, thanks for the input:bow: ...i think ill be checking into some air soft pellets...and some new bias tires.:D
     
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    My Iroks are my first set of bias tires. I've said it before, they ride better than the 35" BFG MT's or the 38" SSR's that I had before, and these don't have any balancing what so ever. I can't speak for other style bias tires, but these don't even get flatspots when parked for a couple days.
     
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    i had 38x12.50x16.5 tsl tires on a 6500 lbs truck. were all good in less than 5 miles at the most. average was 2 miles. then flat spots were gone.
     
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    I've run Swamper TSl and Boggers on the street, they both suck! Get radials!
     
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    What size are you running (15 or 16 inch wheel)? If its the size in the sig, cool. I'm looking at IROKS that size.
     

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