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    Just wondering what everyone is running. Im thinking of going to a bias ply only because the tire im looking at, in the size im looking at only comes in bias. pros and cons?
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    I have 33" X 12.50 radials. If I remember right, bias can be difficult to balance for on road use.

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    DOn't radials have weak ass side walls?

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    trade offs either way. Bias wear faster and are a rougher ride on the road, but are tough on the trail. Radials are smoother on the road and typically wear better, but as mentioned have side wall weakness. I speared a side wall on one of my Swamper SSRs and it has to be replaced. So it really depends on what you use your rig for most.

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    If you drive it on the road radials all the way. My roommate had bias on his TJ, they took a few miles to warm up and never really balanced out, even with beads.

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    Yeah if its on the road radials but if its just to the trail and back then bias plys
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    Thanks guys that was the kind of info I was looking for. I remember way back when that the bias sitting for a while would flat spot, it just took a few miles to warm up and they were ok.
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    ^ yes, they will flat spot. Ok is a subjective thing!

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    Have had to drive a military humvee on the interstate many times after it had sat for a couple of months with the old bias plies...Shake your teeth out for about 4 miles with the flatspotting!! Definitely radials for a DD.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cknx77 View Post
    Have had to drive a military humvee on the interstate many times after it had sat for a couple of months with the old bias plies...Shake your teeth out for about 4 miles with the flatspotting!! Definitely radials for a DD.....

    Ditto.. If it is your DD on hardball, radials are the answer. If it's your trail only vehicle, bias baby, bias.
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