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Old 10-30-2006, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default 4 ply or 8 ply sportsman front runners?

I gotta get some MT sportsman front runners, these cheapo VW tires look almost flat under the weight of my car and I could use the extra ride height. Do I need the 4 ply or 8 ply (for heavier cars) for my car? It weights about 3800 with me in it, and has an iron block 408 w/ a D1SC and FMIC, not to mention all the stock **** (A/C, etc.). So theres a fair amount of weight over the front end. Is there a downside to using the 8 ply's if the car weren't so heavy (as in if I lightened it up later on)? I see they are a little heavier than the 4 ply's, but like it matters in this tank. If you go by MT's recommendations I need the 8 ply, but we've used the 4 ply on some average weight cars with no problems. Just wanted to make sure before I order.

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I would go 8 at the weight.
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I have the 8plys on my street wheels and they are some meaty tires. If you drive a lot on skinneys a lot I would have them on a 3800lb car, they are pretty heavy but no more heavy then the 165 radials.
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i run 8
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I have (2)15" MT sportsman front 8 plys for sale. With 5" X 15" street legal weld drag lites already mounted if you like. PM me if your interested. Tires have only 50 miles or so on them.
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Get the 8-ply if you plan on driving on the street. I just drove my car nearly 500 miles to the track and back with 8-ply fronts and MT DR's. The ride was very smooth and comfortable.
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I have 4 ply, but only b/c I got a good deal on them when I bought the wheels (used). No problems or complaints, but I will go w/ 8 ply when these wear out.
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8ply for sure.


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I have (2)15" MT sportsman front 8 plys for sale. With 5" X 15" street legal weld drag lites already mounted if you like. PM me if your interested. Tires have only 50 miles or so on them.

What size are they? I have 3.5" rims, will they fit? I want the 26" tall ones. If thats what you have then I'm sure I'll take them.
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il let tom break the news, lol



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What, you bought them already? Thanks
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put 8 ply on my car, specially with a 4000 lbs. GTO, safe operation is no1.
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no i didnt, i attempted tho lol


He had sold them to his brother awhile back, but his brother never told him he picked them up.


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**** happens i guess
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