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#4033 - 02/20/11 11:47 AM Re: What tires do you like? [Re: Wildhorse800]
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Originally Posted By: Wildhorse800
Originally Posted By: Mcfly
Alot of times you have to watch when talking about the "Ply" of a tire. Alot of manufacturers out there will state "My tire is 6 ply...blah blah blah" when in reality the only thing that is 6 ply is the tread portion of the tire. The sidewalls end up being 2 or 3 ply and end up getting all the damage. The sidewalls are what always concerns me on tires. Most of the time the tread bar can be patched or plugged but if you get a gash in the sidewall, it could be lights out for that tire.


That's what vulcanizing is for.


I have a shop 3 miles from my house that does it an they do a great job.
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#6151 - 04/20/11 10:44 PM Re: What tires do you like? [Re: magoo]
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OK!! The verdict is in.. I went with the Duro Power grips and a new set of ITP steel rims. Why steel? These are going to be my riding tires and rims..I Don't want to mess up my nice aluminum ones on the rocks. I am saving the old tires and rims for everyday riding. banana

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#6171 - 04/21/11 03:10 AM Re: What tires do you like? [Re: Wheelie man]
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Originally Posted By: Wheelie man
Originally Posted By: Wildhorse800
[quote=Mcfly]Alot of times you have to watch when talking about the "Ply" of a tire. Alot of manufacturers out there will state "My tire is 6 ply...blah blah blah" when in reality the only thing that is 6 ply is the tread portion of the tire. The sidewalls end up being 2 or 3 ply and end up getting all the damage. The sidewalls are what always concerns me on tires. Most of the time the tread bar can be patched or plugged but if you get a gash in the sidewall, it could be lights out for that tire.


That's what vulcanizing is for.


This is perfectly said....

When riding the Grizzly 700 this past fall down at Hatfield McCoy trails..a "sharp" rock, punctured the side wall of the ITP Mudlite XTR, 15 minutes into the ride...and being a brand new tire to boot..had to use a tube for the remainder of the trip..got home and didn't even think of using the "vulcanizing" avenue. I now know where to get this done (locally)...if needed in the future.

So when looking into some new "shoes" for my Polaris...I looked long and hard...and here was my choice..

26" EFX Moto MTC tires, with 14" MSA Patriot rims...a very nice combination...6ply all over....





If this doesn't work...I don't know what will....

Good thread....Kurt


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