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Old 04-15-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Bias vs Radials, blowout, damage to trailer

I would just like to know what tire causes the least amount of damage to the trailer when you have a blowout.
For this thread I am not concerned about handling, ride or any other issues.

If I remember correctly with Bias ply you could run them until the belts shown through and if you did have a blowout they just go flat.
All the radials I have ever had blowouts with seem to shred into pieces.

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Old 04-15-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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Steel belted radials would cause the most damage. The steel belts act like giant weed eater strings flailing around shredding anything in their path.
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