In June we spoke about All-Terrains (Thick & Thin), and focused on a crucial fact about Passenger and LT tyres. Essentially, the story highlighted the strength and rubber differences between the two tyre types – despite the fact that the tyres are identical in every other way. This month, we’re looking at sidewall ratings, and the longstanding myth that ply count is the be-all and end-all of tyre durability. There’s no contesting that a 3-ply sidewall will be stronger than a 2-ply sidewall – provided the two tyres are precisely the same in every other way. Unfortunately, because of age-old misconceptions and misleading marketing, off-road tyre buyers have been led to believe that the only as

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