Super Lug 9x16 tires

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I'm sure this may have been asked before; has anyone ran the Super Lug biased ply 9x16(36.3x10.4x16) tires on their CUCV truck? Good, bad or ugly? Just curious how they performed overall..

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Had them on my M1028 when I bought it. They were ok for about 10K miles. After that I started getting the death wobble. I swapped them out for radials and the wobble went away.
 

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They are belted bias old school tires not modern radials. Would not recommend for that application.

I use them for m101 trailers with no issue.

I know they need tubes with the old lock ring rims but not sure if they are a tubeless tire for other applications. Might need to verify specs.
 

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I thinking about trying them on my 86 M1008... just wanted a taller skinny tire than the 255 85 16 KM2's that are on it.
 

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I wouldn't spend a dime on a bias ply.

Plenty of reasonably priced alternatives and you can always go with a retread if money is that big of a concern.

$270 will get you a 315/75/16 Duratrac and I like mine. You could go for retread for under $200.

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They are belted bias old school tires not modern radials. Would not recommend for that application.

I use them for m101 trailers with no issue.

I know they need tubes with the old lock ring rims but not sure if they are a tubeless tire for other applications. Might need to verify specs.
They do offer a tubeless version as well which is what I would opt for.
 

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I wouldn't spend a dime on a bias ply.

Plenty of reasonably priced alternatives and you can always go with a retread if money is that big of a concern.

$270 will get you a 315/75/16 Duratrac and I like mine. You could go for retread for under $200.

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Any specialty tire is not going to be cheap... lol, checked the prices of anything from Interco recently??

My 86 M1008 sees quite a bit of off road time and it's not a DD, so it's not going to bother me. I also want to stick with a tall skinny tire for this truck. My 85 M1008 already has 315's....
 

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Right but your get what you pay for. I guarantee that tire has about as much traction as an old non directional military tire. Plus it's bias ply so you will never have a good ride.

Sure you may need to spend a few bucks more but what you are advocating is spend $250 on a crap tire or maybe $300 on a far superior one.

Buy once cry once...don't shoot the messenger bro.

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Sounds like you already made your decision regardless of what other people are saying. Go buy them and be happy. If you're not happy, well you were warned.
 

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Sounds like you already made your decision regardless of what other people are saying. Go buy them and be happy. If you're not happy, well you were warned.
Umm.. no. Just wanted feedback, but thx!

An Interco SSR 35X10.5X16 radial would be ideal. I just can't stomach the current $365 price tag for each tire. To be honest it's looking like the expense of regearing the truck is the way to go.
 
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I guarantee that tire has about as much traction as an old non directional military tire. Plus it's bias ply so you will never have a good ride.
Hold on there, Mr. Skinny. Don't be so quick to bash those "old non directional military tires".

I've been building and running 4WD chevy trucks since 1969, and have probably run just about every brand and type of tire out there. I have actually lost track of how many 4WD trucks I have owned in my life. My current 11.00-20 non-directional military tires pull better in mud and snow than any tires I have ever had. And with 16 ounces of Dyna Beads in each tube, they are smoother than my wife's Mercedes. I took them off my M1028 when I had back surgery and installed new BFG 37's, but I am preparing to put the non-directional's back on to get the pulling power and ride quality.

Didn't mean to hijack this thread, but just couldn't just sit by and let your comment slide.

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Right but your get what you pay for. I guarantee that tire has about as much traction as an old non directional military tire. Plus it's bias ply so you will never have a good ride.

Sure you may need to spend a few bucks more but what you are advocating is spend $250 on a crap tire or maybe $300 on a far superior one.

Buy once cry once...don't shoot the messenger bro.

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Buddy of mine runs 33x12.5x15 TSL bias ply on his rig. Obviously not the same road ride as a radial like my KM2's, but they were not bad either when I rode in it. It's just personal preferences for a rig that is not a daily driver. To each their own..
 

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Yeah...totally losing sleep tonight.

Good luck with your bias ply tires or non directional tread rubber bands.

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Hold on there, Mr. Skinny. Don't be so quick to bash those "old non directional military tires".

I've been building and running 4WD chevy trucks since 1969, and have probably run just about every brand and type of tire out there. I have actually lost track of how many 4WD trucks I have owned in my life. My current 11.00-20 non-directional military tires pull better in mud and snow than any tires I have ever had. And with 16 ounces of Dyna Beads in each tube, they are smoother than my wife's Mercedes. I took them off my M1028 when I had back surgery and installed new BFG 37's, but I am preparing to put the non-directional's back on to get the pulling power and ride quality.

Didn't mean to hijack this thread, but just couldn't just sit by and let your comment slide.

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No highjacking at all, I appreciate the feedback
 

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I'm sure this may have been asked before; has anyone ran the Super Lug biased ply 9x16(36.3x10.4x16) tires on their CUCV truck? Good, bad or ugly? Just curious how they performed overall..

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I've never run those exact tires but have had many like it over the years. They do ride rougher and will devolpe flat spot in cold weather from sitting (they go away as the tire warms up) They worked great for plowing snow and driving in woods and fields where small stumps can rip open a soft sidewall on a radial tire. For a daily driver I think I'd pass and go with a newer radial for farm/woods I might go with bias.
 
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