One way to know that a bead has been cut or torn is that it will cause a bulge in the sidewall of the tire. We do NOT accept offers on any of our listings or offer discounts off the listed price. The pictures are just to show what the tire looks like and may or may not be the size that the listing is for.
Radial tire plies are not the same as they were back in the 70s when all tires were bias ply. When tires went to radials they became a Load Range or Ply Rated. This means tires may have fewer true plies but are rated the same as the old bias tires with more plies. The plies are much stronger and hold up a lot better than the old way. Below is a chart that shows how tires are rated today.
As the need for greater fuel economy and the cost of materials rises, the tire manufacturers have gone to using lighter but stronger materials like Kevlar that provide the same strength that would have took several layers of materials years ago. Fewer layers also means less heat build-up, which is essential for longer tire life.
LT-Metric, LT-Flotation and LT-Numeric Light Truck Tires. Maximum load pressures could vary from that listed in chart. The item "2 NEW ST205/75R15 Mirage Radial Trailer Tires 8 PLY 205 75 15 ST 2057515 R15 ST" is in sale since Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\RV, Trailer & Camper Parts\Tires & Wheels". The seller is "parrishtirecompany" and is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.