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Old 08-22-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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BFG Load Range "E" Tire Question

OK, so LR "E" 10 ply BFG ATs are "supposed" to be for heavier duty trucks. However, for those with 18" wheels, the only thing available in the BFG AT is a LR "E" tire. For you guys with 18" rims running BFG ATs, do you notice a harsher ride vice a LR "C" tire? LR "C" is all we really need on our Tacomas.
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OK, so LR "E" 10 ply BFG ATs are "supposed" to be for heavier duty trucks. However, for those with 18" wheels, the only thing available in the BFG AT is a LR "E" tire. For you guys with 18" rims running BFG ATs, do you notice a harsher ride vice a LR "C" tire? LR "C" is all we really need on our Tacomas.
Yes, you will have a 'harsher' or 'more truck like' ride with the stiffer 'E' rated tires. But most people don't mind it too much, so it is a matter of personal opinion. Also they will weigh a little more, so you can expect your mpg to go down slightly.
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Bout what I figured. Not sure if it's worth the hassle to find an 18" wheel I like, then pay $225/tire. :-(
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Bout what I figured. Not sure if it's worth the hassle to find an 18" wheel I like, then pay $225/tire. :-(
IMO...18s are too much for this truck, more people are running 17s
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E load range is overkill for the Tacoma i would have to say. 10 Ply tire is gonna be very stiff. Paying way more for them too when you won't be needing it.
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What about a 'D' rated tire?
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What about a 'D' rated tire?
Same for D and E rated, overkill for the truck and both will be considerably 'stiffer' than the stockers,which are P-passenger rated.
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had BFGs (forget which model) but LR "E" on a 98 4Runner i had and yes..ride is very harsh, should have gone w/LR C.
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Just because it is a LRE you don't have to put 80 psi in it. You can keep them around 40/50 front back if you tow some and if you tow a lot bump the rears up. It's a lot better for towing heavy loads, it won't sway. But I agree that that is too much tire for that.
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