02-04-2007, 02:01 PM
I was surprised not to get hub rings with my wheel purchase. I paid extra for the road force balancing and it paid off. These 285/60/18`s on the predators spin just fine, no vibes!!! not to shabby for being lugcentric...PR...
02-05-2007, 02:31 AM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d139/usmcxterra/IMG_3785.jpg Well how ya like my Predators in black? I fell in a hole through the ice and below the Ice was blackest mud you ever saw. Close up.
But for those of you paying attention real hi jack ? is, On a Stock BFG LT did you notice everyone says "Mount em black side out" Ok, but check this out and somone come up with an offical answer. Why?
02-05-2007, 03:03 AM
The reason why is the white side out on many tires (especially MTs and ATs) have a re-enforced sidewall on the "outside" to resist sidewall slices.
I know this to definitely be the case with Firestone/Bridgstone tires.
02-05-2007, 08:05 AM
aren't Long trails directional?
look at the tread, and the left is different from the right side
Asymmetric all-season tread design; stabilized outside shoulder
ETA: i looked at a set of stock long trails...and yup they are "asymetrical" ie, directional
02-05-2007, 08:21 AM
Unfortunately you have to look at factory provided tires and purchased aftermarket tires differently. Take for example the stock BFG Rugged Trail tires: from the factory they have less tread depth then if you would have purchased them from a Discount Tire/Sams Club/Costco. The manufactures do this for a few reasons, and one of them is because they are cheaper.
02-05-2007, 01:05 PM
The reason why is the white side out on many tires (especially MTs and ATs) have a re-enforced sidewall on the "outside" to resist sidewall slice's I know this to definitely be the case with Firestone/Bridgestone tires.
That's what I am thinking. Why did BFG force a white letter out situation? Does not say anything on tire about directional and if they were it normally would in same lettering as mount this side out.
I have great sidewall protection on the inside! Great! I hate stock tires and I do notice they don't wear as long as aftermarket of same, but dealers swear they are the same. MC
02-05-2007, 01:12 PM
I went to the point of measuring brand new tires on a Chevy truck and then measuring the same size aftermarket tires. My results were that the aftermarket tire had about 1/8" more tread.
02-06-2007, 07:53 AM
An FYI, the stock Rugged Trails are a passenger tire, hence the "P" 265 size as opposed the the "LT" 265 size for trucks.
02-06-2007, 10:09 AM
If I was a tire manufacturer - I'd want you to mount the White Letters facing the world so everyone can easily see my brand name!
Probably just a marketing thing :)