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8 Ply or P rated tires?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by memario1214, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    memario1214

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    I am looking to pick up some new tires for my truck in the near future and I have been taking a hard look at the Nitto Trail Grapplers. The problem is that they only come in a Passenger rated tire and the next lowest is D Rated tire (or 8 ply). I'm thinking that 8 ply would be super stiff and that P rated would be too gentle of a tire... Thoughts? Or do I just ditch that type of tire and go for something like the Duratracs where I can get something like a 6 ply?
     
  2. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    I have a set of 285/65/18 Nitto Terra Grappler's in 8 ply and they ride pretty firm. I am kind of in the same boat here, I will be needing a new set of tires shortly and don't know if I should get these again or go with something that's a lighter load capacity.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    P rated Firestone ATs FTMFW
     
  4. Jul 1, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    Puncture resistance? That is my main concern
     
  5. Jul 1, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    The tires that Toyota puts on our trucks (Off Road TRD 4WD) are P Rated. Unless you are constantly hauling a heavy cargo, no need to change to a heavier tire, right?

    I have P rated Hankook's, they are doing fine...
     
  6. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    The thicker sidewalk of the non-p tires offer better sidewalk stregnth for offroading as well as hauling/towing. Trade that for a stiffer ride while unloaded.
     
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    I need all of the sidewalk strength I can get... :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the input guys, keep it coming!
     
  8. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    I have P rated Hankooks, as well. I've aired them down for some pretty intense beach off-roading, done some normal off-roading and they've performed very well. I got the P rated tires to save some weight and to have a better ride, as I don't do a lot of towing.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    I have the 10 ply E rated Hankook Dynapro MT's

    Nothing is gonna damage the sidewall on these , but it's a stiffer ride especially with the box empty
     
  10. Jul 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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  11. Jul 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    If I were offroading (or even gravel roading) a lot I would have gone something in D at least. I'm 95% highway so I bought my Hankooks in P. Lost less than one MPG going from 245/75 to 265/75. I made the right choice for me, but it sounds like you need an offroad tire.
     
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