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rarnold
03-22-2011, 05:41 PM
I need to buy new tires and am anticipating buying a fifth wheel unit with a GVWR of around 14,000 and a pin weight of around 2,100. Does it make a huge difference if I go with the 8 ply Michelin LTX M/S 2's or a 10 ply like the Open Country's A/T?

Also, are the all-terrain treads a rougher ride than the M/S or A/S?

Thank you for your thoughts.

Rod

2006 Ram 3500 4X4 quad-cab, 5.9 CTD, A/T, L/B, SRW

TedS
03-22-2011, 07:27 PM
I just gought Goodyear Silent Armor Prograde, 10-ply, m+s, they run quiet. I'd go for 10-ply. Tire load rating 3042lbs.
Compare 8- and 10-ply load ratings.

jnbhobe
03-22-2011, 08:04 PM
If you would let us know what your truck is and what size you are looking for it will be easier to give you advice. Jon

TandT
03-22-2011, 10:22 PM
When it come to structural items, more is usually better. (As in plys)

Gaffer
03-23-2011, 09:25 AM
I am running Toyo Open Country 265's load rating E with the mud tread (M/T). Not rough or noisy. 40k miles so far.

branson4020
03-23-2011, 11:02 AM
Is "ply rating" the old designation for load range? Is 10 ply rating the same as load range E?

jnbhobe
03-23-2011, 11:46 AM
Is "ply rating" the old designation for load range? Is 10 ply rating the same as load range E?

Yes it is !!

lwmcguir
03-23-2011, 03:52 PM
10 ply E series for sure. Isn't the Michelin available in E as well? I run 10 or heaver on all the trucks. Not that much price difference for the safety factor.

Drew
04-14-2011, 10:08 AM
I would consider 10 ply or load range E a minimum! The last time I weighed my rig the pin was 4k, thats when I went to 14 ply.
Those silent armors are nice tires and very tough.