Toyota Tundra Tires

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  1. ozmoses

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    Load range E.

    What are you running? :ear
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  2. muddywater

    muddywater Bless Your Heart

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    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.
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  3. ozmoses

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    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.
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  4. r1150r

    r1150r Out standing in my field

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    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.

    https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tires/michelin-defender-ltx-m-s
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  5. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    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.
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  6. Hollywood D

    Hollywood D Been here awhile

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    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.
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  7. ozmoses

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    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:

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=TerrainContact+A/T&partnum=765SR8TCATOWL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes
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    tvpierce Been here awhile

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    The Tundra isn't offered with a 4' bed. I don't even think there's a Tacoma with a 4' bed.:dunno
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  9. GabeHanson

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    FEE7C122-9E4A-42B0-AF36-72C125D55570.jpeg 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

    285/75/17

    They also ride nice, was worried the 10 ply of the E rated would make it ride too rough
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  10. tominboise

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    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.
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  11. kantuckid

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    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.
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  12. ozmoses

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    You've got 17s ??
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    Yessir!
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    Running E rated Nitto Terra Grapplers G2's 285/50-22 for the summer. Seem to be wearing pretty well. Run them at 40psi.
    IMG_2917.JPG IMG_3149.JPG IMG_3150.JPG
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    Whoa! That's an aggressive tire.

    I always liked Hankooks on my VWs.
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    tominboise Long timer

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    Here's a shot of the Dynapros from Moab this spring....

    dynapros.jpg
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    Stasher1 Been here awhile

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    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.
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  19. ozmoses

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    Oh man, I miss Moab !!!
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    Was gonna say, I see them closest in 285/65/18 which is almost 1 1/4" wider than stock for me.
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