Does this make sense to most ??

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Reply By: Kimba10 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 22:59

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 22:59
Sorry hit post button before I finished. Does this explanation seem true or some one talking out there ####............
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 23:27

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 23:27
Its a pretty broad explanation which for the most part seems pretty good for the layman.
What is the issue you have with it?
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Follow Up By: Kimba10 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 23:29

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 23:29
I know jack shi# about tyres and side walls etc. I just didnt know wether this was a fair dinkum comment about them or not. Just come across it and was wondering if the explanation sounded like they knew what they were talking about ..........
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 23:46

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 23:46
I believe that the actual number of plys in a tyre equating to the ply rating went out with cross ply tyres. That is why they now talk of ply rating.


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Reply By: Muntoo - Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 01:50

Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 01:50
Sounds bit suss to me.

If you make a 265/76R16, then usually the load and speed rating is very close to all the other brands. Same with a 165/70R14 or 35x12.5x15. They are usually all pretty close to each other.

Only thing that varies is maybe the "PLY" rating or amount of "PLY'S".

So, what he is saying really is stupid. If they make a 275/85/16 then the load rating will decide what vehicle it can handle. The load rating is determined by strength of tyre. He says they are no good for big vehicles. Which means they are weak tyres, which have less strength and are suited only to lighter loads then other tyres of the same size and rating.

In regards to wear, we all know a soft compound will wear faster then a hard, and have more grip so he is correct there. But it doesnt make sense to say that tyres arent suited to larger cars, or smaller cars.

By reading that, i reckon it says our tyres are weak, and are only good for light loads. Of course a lighter car will wear tyres slower then a heavy car with same tyres, so again he is saying our tyres are crap.

I think it was all just a sales pitch.

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 06:45

Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 06:45
The standard OEM road tyres are the same load rating as the aftermarket AT that most people change over to and they are a heavier stronger sidewall but designed for a different purpose.
I think it is a fair statement that he has made
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