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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ozmoses, Aug 10, 2019.
Load range E.
What are you running?
Not a Tundra, but I currently run LT tires rather than P Tires on my half ton Chevy.
Most of the LT tires are either D or E rated....mine are E rated (I had to look).
My 3/4 ton Ford has an E rated tire.
Heavier side walls, can really feel the difference towing.
Fewer flats.... every set of P/passenger tires has been plagued with flats (job site related).
LT tires ride rougher and seem more skiddish on wet roads. I drop my 3/4 ton from the recommended 75 psi to 50 psi in the rear if going on an extended run while empty.
I've always run E rated on both 1/2 and 3/4 ton work pickups and vans,for obvious reasons.
This truck came with P metrics in 255/70/R18- a size for which there is no LT, E range, tire available, therefore my question.
E range choices are plentiful in the 275/65/R18 size.
The difference is just over 3/4" in width which should not present a clearance issue.
Trying to educate myself on load range vs load index. LI is what is shown on the link and indicates a max inflation pressure @ 80 psi...which seems(?) to correlate to load range E?
I've always mounted Michelin LTX on my Tundra and other vehicles if the LTX is offered.
Most Tundra run p tires as you are most likely never carrying anything with the 4ft bed they all have. Load range E for 3/4t or 1t trucks. Doesn't hurt I suppose though to run them, but ride will suffer, and that is more important than load rating obviously for most that own a Tundra.
I have BFG KO2 right now. They’re okay but wearing funny. I have about 9k left in them and probably won’t buy them again. Everyone around here runs duratracs on their trucks.
My Chevy Express 2500 came with the Michelin LTX; I swapped them out pretty quickly for a set of Cooper Discoverer ATs which I did not care for very much.
The LTX was not great on the dirt roads and farm roads where I was spending most of my time, but was great on pavement and gives good mileage as I understand.
I have an 8' bed.
And carry/tow shit regularly.
I've found BFGs last well to a point, then wear very quickly and lose traction; great when new,though.
Currently, I am leaning toward the Continental TerrainContact A/T:
The Tundra isn't offered with a 4' bed. I don't even think there's a Tacoma with a 4' bed.
I’m running C rated Nitto Ridge Grapplers on my 2018 Tundra. They started quiet but have gotten a bit noisy over the last few thousand miles
Excellent traction and are wearing nice though
They also ride nice, was worried the 10 ply of the E rated would make it ride too rough
2008 Landcruiser here - running Hankook Dynapro M/T in E rating. 285/70R17 size. Work great in rocks, mud and on the street. Not too noisy so far.
Ford F-150 the main, most common tire size is the 275R75-18. My OEM set of GY's has 59k on them and still well with-in TWI's but I have a set of 116T load rating Michelin LTX M/S tires to go on next. I really don't tow very heavy RV trailer but just what I decided to use. On 4 new Tundras I never went past the first set except for one truck. In that size tire your getting enough width IMO w/o going to a lower height tire. I like clearance.
You've got 17s ??
Running E rated Nitto Terra Grapplers G2's 285/50-22 for the summer. Seem to be wearing pretty well. Run them at 40psi.
You have 22s ??
These trucks are all over the map!
I know guys who spend a lot of time in the dirt like those Nittos.
Whoa! That's an aggressive tire.
I always liked Hankooks on my VWs.
Here's a shot of the Dynapros from Moab this spring....
I'm running 275/70/18 Hankook Dynapro ATM on my Tundra. Not as aggressive as the MT, but definitely not a passenger car tire.
The slightly larger diameter helped fill the fender wells a bit better and fixed my speedo error.
Oh man, I miss Moab !!!
Was gonna say, I see them closest in 285/65/18 which is almost 1 1/4" wider than stock for me.