Best 10 Ply Tires

Friday, May 31, 2013 by Steve Huffman

Do you need 10 ply tires? What is Load Range E? If you're not familiar with these tire terms, don't worry, we can help. Most 3/4- and 1-ton trucks are going to require a Load Range E, also known as a 10 ply tire, for proper load carrying capacity. Many drivers of half-ton trucks also prefer them while towing due to their stiffer sidewall which helps prevent swaying.

One of our best sellers is the Firestone Transforce HT. This Highway All-Season tire has been around for awhile because of its all-season traction, long treadlife and dependability. The tire is available in many popular truck sizes and is offered with a 30 Day Buy & Try Guarantee.

Are you looking for a tire that's more suitable for off-road use. If so, one of my favorite options is the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac. This tire features a rugged tread compound that helps resist tread block chipping, chunking and tearing, especially during heavy loading and towing applications. Wrangler DuraTrac tires are also branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol to identify they meet industry severe snow service standards. They are also designed to accept optional #16 metal studs to enhance ice traction.

Another great value option is Kumho's Road Venture APT KL51. The tire offers excellent all-season traction with a relatively smooth and quiet ride. When we tested the tire, we liked that it provided great traction in the dry and wet.

Firestone Transforce HT
Firestone Transforce
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac
Goodyear Wrangler
Kumho Road Venture APT KL51
Kumho Road Venture APT

To gain a better understanding of load range, read "Load Range/Ply Range Identification."

Comments on Best 10 Ply Tires

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Rich:
1992 Nissan P/U OEM 14" wheels. Minimal road use, farm use vehicle for hauling fresh cut wood, debris, etc. Upgrading to 16" wheels for better A/T tire selection. My property has hills, sharp rocks, and brush, stumps, etc. It was recommended to upgrade to a E rated /10ply tire. Is that rating necessary to get the stronger (puncture resistant) sidewall and tread? If so, what is the closest available E for 225/60-16, my recommended size for 16" wheels?
Thursday, October 31, 2013 by steve:
Tires like the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar features Goodyear's Durawall Technology that resists puncture. The closest size that tire comes in is a 225-75-16, but that is likely 4 inches taller than what you are using now. Not so sure it would fit. Load Range E tires only come in very tall sizes.

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