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bias vs Radial

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Jul 27, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Who's got the low down dirt ass guts on the difference between bias and radial tires. PRo's, con's, theory....
    The hole kitten kabootle!!!

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  2. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Bias plys flat spot worse, could be wrong though.
     
  3. Bias are better off road,they flex better,and the sidewalls are alot thicker.But they have not so good street maners,they get flat spots that can jar your teeth untill they warm up.They also wonder on the road a bit more and are a little loser in curves.
    I would keep radials for a good on/off road truck,but I would go bias for a mostly off road rig.
    Plus the tech. in the new radials are hard to beat for a good all around tire,just my $.02
     
  4. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    In a bias ply tire the cords go at a 45deg angle to the tred in a over lapping X pattern. There are also as many ply's in the sidewall as in the tred (sidewalls as puncture resistant as tred). In radials the cords go from bead to bead at a 90deg angle. There are usually only 2 or 3 ply's in the sidewall of a radial and 5 or 6 in the tred.

    I have bias ply TSL's on my truck as it is for fun only. When I aired them down to 8psi you could barely even tell.

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    I fully agree with what was said above. i am still waiting for Bogger Radials. I think I might be waiting a while, like say when I cant drive anymore.

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