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Unread 03-15-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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This looks like a great hybrid or aggressive AT, if available in a size you want.

Uniroyal HD/T. Looks to be like the best siped hybrid or aggressive AT I've ever seen.

In addition to being for year round use on and off road, it's also RMA Winter rated aka Snowflake rated. Most sizes have 18/32nds tread depth.

Unfortunately size choices are limited, but I did contact Uniroyal to ask for more sizes.

http://www.uniroyaltires.com/tire-se...edo-hd-t-tires

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Unread 03-16-2014, 08:35 AM   #2
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they do look good. almost afraid to search and see what they cost.
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they do look good. almost afraid to search and see what they cost.
Uniroyal is known for good quality at affordable prices. I think it's a subsidiary of Michelin.
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Uniroyal is known for good quality at affordable prices. I think it's a subsidiary of Michelin.
They are. I looked at these and it seems that sizes are limited and limited to 16" wheels and all e-rated. Maybe I didn't see a complete list, but it's something to keep in mind.

They give me siped-mini-km2 vibes. I'd totally try hem if I had an appropriate application for them (but I don't).
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They are available in 235/75R15C and 215/85R16RD, as well as several metric sizes in load E.

The 215/85R16 is 30.4 x 7.25 R16D
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Yeah, I missed the 235/75r15 C and the D when I glanced before. Still pretty limited sizing (only 6 options), but that 215/85r16 is a nice pizza cutter that I'd be all over if I had 16" wheels.
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Yeah, I missed the 235/75r15 C and the D when I glanced before. Still pretty limited sizing (only 6 options), but that 215/85r16 is a nice pizza cutter that I'd be all over if I had 16" wheels.
Ya, I agree about that pizza cutter. I normally avoid load D (or E) tires in favor of load C for ride quality, but I think that tire might still ride somewhat decent in load D. So it's interesting. That's the only tire I've ever seen of that size, though there's probably other brands in that size. But are there other brands of that size that aren't load E?

The thing that would concern me (for 215/85R16) is wheel width. I think it might need a 16 x 6 wheel. That tire is 30.4 x 7.25 R16.

Are there any stock Jeep wheel that are 16 x 6, 5 on 4.5 ?

The tire is RMA Winter rated, aka Snowflake symbol rated. So I imagine it's pretty good on Winter roads, especially in narrow sizes.
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I hope someday they'll offer 30 x 9.5 R15C, 31 x 10.5 R15C, 245/75R16 and 265/75R16 load C and D (as well as the E they already offer in those sizes), and also a 285/75R16 in D and E, and also a 33 x 11.5 R15C.

That's for Jeeps and other brands of 1/4 ton and half ton SUVs.

For my personal Jeep I'd like 30 x 9.5 R15C and 245/75R16C.

I mention this in case Uniroyal sees this thread.
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I'm pretty sure you can pull off a 215 on a 7" wide wheel. There aren't many XJ wheels that are 6" wide (one old steel and one old rare alloy), but 215's are fairly common on XJ's and even listed as OEM much of the time. I don't think you should go any narrower than 215 on a 7" wheel, though.

Again, I'd totally use this tire IF I had an appropriate use for it, but it doesn't look too MPG friendly, and it also doesn't look too quiet. It just doesn't jive with what I do. Should be great in snow and mud, and if I was any kind of off-roader and had 16" wheels, I'd totally give it a try. That 215/85 size is very much my style. I wish I could find 215/80 or 215/85 in a 15" wheel variety, but 80+ profile tires seem extremely uncommon. The only tire I've found with such a size is Interco's TSL Radial--extremely NOT my style. I wonder if they're less safe or harder to manufacture or....I dunno why they're impossible to find, but I want.
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85 profile tires have more sidewall lean during cornering, unless a heavier load rating to stiffen sidewall.

I've found 75 & 80 profile tires to be great all purpose tires in load C.

An 85 profile tire pretty much has to be load D (or E) to keep sidewalls stable.
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i like 235/85x16's in the e-rating myself. i just air them down to what is needed for my vehicle weight. the ride is good, cornering and handling is just fine without any lean or sway.
i've used them on pickups and as light as a Tracker dd/trail rig. i had them tubed (as i always do to my tires) and could air them down to 5psi when the little tracker het the trails. having another set of them put on my '66 wagoneer this summer.
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i like 235/85x16's in the e-rating myself. i just air them down to what is needed for my vehicle weight. the ride is good, cornering and handling is just fine without any lean or sway.
i've used them on pickups and as light as a Tracker dd/trail rig. i had them tubed (as i always do to my tires) and could air them down to 5psi when the little tracker het the trails. having another set of them put on my '66 wagoneer this summer.
My experience with D, and especially E, tires on a light 1/4 ton SUV is you can air them down enough to ride decent, but the gas mileage is terrible. A load C will ride as good with more air pressure and get better gas mileage doing it.
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we just have different experiences Charley3. mine have been very good with e-rated tires, without suffering all the complaints you seem to have about them. my little tracker on a 5" lift and those e-rated tires still managed to get over 30mpg driving at 65mph on the freeway. yeah, i could have driven faster but i got lots more close looks and waves going a little slower than the other drivers. and it rode nice. drove it on a couple of 1600 mi trips with no numb butt or back pains.
and the same can be said for my little '83 Ranger 4x4 pu. had the same tires on it after the tracker rusted away. several of those 1600 mi trips visiting family and no issues at all. comfortable ride, great handling, and no decrease at all in gas mileage. just lucky?
been thinking more about my '66 wagoneer and may go up to 255/85x16 for it instead of the 235/85x16 i was planning on.
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we just have different experiences Charley3. mine have been very good with e-rated tires, without suffering all the complaints you seem to have about them. my little tracker on a 5" lift and those e-rated tires still managed to get over 30mpg driving at 65mph on the freeway. yeah, i could have driven faster but i got lots more close looks and waves going a little slower than the other drivers. and it rode nice. drove it on a couple of 1600 mi trips with no numb butt or back pains.
and the same can be said for my little '83 Ranger 4x4 pu. had the same tires on it after the tracker rusted away. several of those 1600 mi trips visiting family and no issues at all. comfortable ride, great handling, and no decrease at all in gas mileage. just lucky?
been thinking more about my '66 wagoneer and may go up to 255/85x16 for it instead of the 235/85x16 i was planning on.
Well, my miserable experiences with load D tires was with a wider tire. A 285/75R16D. So maybe the width was part of the terrible gas mileage. It also rode rather rough until aired way down.

I'm surprised you got a good ride from E, unless aired way down. Maybe part of that is your vehicles ride better than my Rubicon did. Rubicon are notorious for harsh ride, which is all the more reason they need a softer riding tire, IMO.

I assume an aired down 85 aspect ratio tire would have a lot of sidewall lean in corners, but you didn't seem to have any problems. I don't know. I would advise that it could be a problem for some people.
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