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235/85/16 vs 265/75/16 but not E Range

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by nermalgod, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Dec 3, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    nermalgod

    nermalgod [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not going to brag.
    I'm looking at tires and need to pull the trigger soon. Problem is Load Range. I don't want to kill my mpg with E range tires. I've been looking at Wrangler Duratrac and General Grabber AT2, but also considering Firestone Destinations AT. I have two good local shops, but neither one carries Firestone.

    I want 235/85/16, but I can't find anything that's not E rated. Is there any? Should I just go with 265/75/16 and which ones? The Grabbers are E, the Duratrac have an E and a C.

    I've mulled this decision too long. Somebody help.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    bagster

    bagster Well-Known Member

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    I think BFG makes an D-rated, All-terrain tire.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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    happy

    happy Well-Known Member

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    CBI Moab 2.0, 2.5" Radflo Coilovers, Light Racing UCA, Dakar Leaf Pack, 265/75 16 Kelly Safari TSR, Leer XR100
    I'm buying a new doublecab this winter. I've decided on the duratracs. Either the 235/85r16 (E load range) or the 265/75 r16 (C load range).

    I chose the AT duratracs instead of a MT because the truck will be my daily driver.

    I prefer a skinny tire (so the 235's) because of snow and ice performance, but I am worried that the 235/85's might hurt my gas mileage because of weight.

    I've always driven C-range 31x10.5r15's on my '01 taco, so I have no experience with the E-range tires.

    Can anyone tell me about the respective weights? (Goodyear's website lists everything BUT weights.)

    Additionally--those of you running E-range tires--does it make for a bumpier ride???

    Thanks!
     
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