View Full Version : 4 ply or 8 ply sportsman front runners?


TS6
10-30-2006, 04:10 PM
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 shit (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.

Thanks!

Steve Burger
10-30-2006, 04:14 PM
I would go 8 at the weight.

kp
10-30-2006, 06:04 PM
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.

SiL3NtXWS6
10-30-2006, 06:24 PM
i run 8

Tom the roofer
10-30-2006, 07:30 PM
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.

DrkPhx
10-30-2006, 07:41 PM
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.

calongo_SS
10-30-2006, 09:33 PM
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.

JPMuscle
10-30-2006, 10:38 PM
8ply for sure.


Tom the Roofer you have mail




-john

TS6
10-31-2006, 03:27 PM
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.

JPMuscle
10-31-2006, 07:43 PM
il let tom break the news, lol



-john

TS6
11-01-2006, 06:35 PM
What, you bought them already? Thanks

Tom@SpeedInc
11-01-2006, 06:37 PM
put 8 ply on my car, specially with a 4000 lbs. GTO, safe operation is no1.

JPMuscle
11-01-2006, 06:53 PM
What, you bought them already? Thanks


no i didnt, i attempted tho lol :chug:


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


-john

94z28L
11-01-2006, 07:19 PM
shit happens i guess