Buying new tires...but I have a question
Being a newbie I thought I'd throw this in for some feedback. I'm getting ready for 4k road trip in a couple of weeks here and just noticed that my tires are older than dirt. My 98 35WP Winnie has 2 front tires from 1996 and the back tires are 2008. I found some new Cooper LT235/85R16 for the front replacement, but due to my retired status(money budget) I was wondering if I could replace the rears in a couple of months. The tread is still good and the pressure seems to be holding. I guess the question is "Can I switch to a different brand, other than Cooper for the rear tires?" I've seen several people say that the Toyo's and Hankook's are a semi good tire. I know the Michelins and Goodyears are better, but the budget can't fit them (for 4 in the rear). Also should the rear's be 10 ply or would a 6 ply make a difference?
As always I appreciate any insight into any information here. Thanks again.