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Re: Tire life and ride quality

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Posted by Morgan Neelands on May 24, 2005 at 10:30:41:

In Reply to: Posted by on May 24, 2005 at 09:17:11:

: like at the classic military tires for the look, but how do they ride, are they really noisy and what kind of life do they have?

I've never driven NDT's or NDCC's which is what you're talking about. But here are some of the things I know.
They are very poor tires to have if you live in an area with lots of snow and ice. The tires tend to ride on the center rib on ice and can be very squirrly.
Being bias tires don't expect them to have the same life as radials. Whereas radials can last from 40 to 60 thousand miles bias only last somewhere around 20 or 25 thousand. However, bias tires aren't supposed to dry rot as bad as radials can due to different compounds in the tires. And they are dirt cheap.
I would have bought NDT's to put on my CJ2A, but I live in Wyoming and my Jeep is going to be my winter vehicle. I wanted a safe tire.
BTW, to clear up some confusion that had me stumped for a while. NDT's have a square profile if you look at the shoulder or edge of the tire. NDCC's are more rounded on the edge. Supposed to give more traction off road.
Hope that helps some,

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