Serious 4x4 tyres offer a 3-ply sidewall, which will obviously be stronger than a 2-ply.

The major benefit is the puncture-resistance added to the vulnerable sidewall and tread areas.

In a normal 2-ply radial tyre, each ply runs at the same 90-degree

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