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Old 07-26-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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BFG Load range C better than a load range E?

i was just wondering if you guys with BFG all terrains like load range C better than E. I just ordered a set of BFG's in 26570R17 to get a load range C think that will be a good choice ?? opinions and comments or sugestions are welcome please

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Old 07-26-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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Get what your truck is rated for. Thicker sidewalls mean more rolling resistance. The only time thicker is better is when you tow heavy frequently; There is less squirm and better steering feel.
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6ply vs 10 ply. 10 ply will have a higher load rating, be much stronger sidewall... but will be a much stiffer ride too.

If you're abusing off-road a lot, 10ply will take rock abuse a lot more.
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10 ply will make it ride like dump truck. If you do a lot of wheelin I would go E. If you only do avg.... to below avg, I would go C.
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Load range C is still be stiffer than whats on 'em out of the box. Load range E is overkill unless, like others have said, you need the thicker sidewalls to take more abuse.
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Just to note, I believe my last BFG AT's were C range (not 100% sure though). They were stiffer, but honestly the truck felt better on the road. More planted, more secure somehow. Might feel a few extra bumps but it's a truck.
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i have load range D 285 bfg at's seem to ride alright i have a lift and i get around 17.5 mpg i do a lot of interstate and i baby it around town, just always have.
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Alright well i ordered C's so i think i will be pretty happy with em thanks for all the inputs and advice
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I was told BFG stopped making the C's. All they have now are D's and E's. What I was told.

The E's killed my mpgs.
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Look at the links at the bottom of this age. There are already numerous threads on this topic.
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I would go with the C's. The main reason I did not get the BFG's is because they only offer 265/75/16 in a load range E. My coopers are Load range D and ride pretty rough.
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I may be wrong but I think the "C" rated At's which I have are "severe weather rated" with an icon of a mountain. The D's or E's are not.
I know here in Cali if CHP sees that designation on your tires, no snow chains required in snow.

BFG website shows this.
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when i bough my bfg a/t's i noticed that the E rated tires were a bit smaller and the tread wasnt as deep as the D rated tires. both were 285/75/16's but the D tire was a little taller than the E's.
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I got E's without knowing to much about load ranges, that be the last time. Really killed my mpg. So just speaking about mpg's though, C > E.
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I was told BFG stopped making the C's. All they have now are D's and E's. What I was told.

The E's killed my mpgs.
I just bought C rated 265/70/17's, so unless they are old stock I think they are still making them. They are 6-ply and have the severe snow mountain symbol.

I like 'em, didn't really notice a change in ride quality over the horrible stock Dueler 684 II's.
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i didn't know a hole lot about tires either and got 265/75 r16 10 ply a year ago and mpg went down, and i heard a clunk every time i shifted.
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ive got E ratings on my 265/75/16's (BFG at/ko) and I love them. No issues at all.
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