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8 ply vs 10 ply

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Eesh, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Feb 13, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    Eesh

    Eesh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How many people here are using an E load range tire? How are they on the highway? I really want Goodyear Duratracs in 295 65 18. But they only come in an E load rating :(. Do you think there is a noticable difference between an (D) 8 ply and a (E) 10 ply tire?
     
  2. Feb 13, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    i have duratracs in the e load.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    woops didnt mean to press reply yet. to continue its not bad at all in the e range.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    D is 8 ply and E is 10 ply.

    I have owned sets of both and have not noticed a difference. My current tires are an E rating. This really is not an issue for a compact truck. If you had a full size diesel and did a lot of towing or you do some exteme off roading, you would want to make sure you had an e rated tire.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    So are you saying that its not a big deal if I was to buy an E rated tire?
     
  6. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    Not enough to mention on this one. Give me time!
    I have e rated Duratracs and love them. I have found that a 10 ply tire last longer on a lighter truck. Got 70K out of a set of BFG's on my old 97 in the e load range. Overall you might give up a little due to weight however I get 19 MPG with a 3" OME lift and 265/70/16 10 ply duratracs.
     
  7. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    I have E 10 plies and they ride nice on the hwy @ 40psi but they are a heavy tire that are are over kill on a tacoma and it hurts gas mileage abit too
     
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