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Anyone with the 2.7L run E load rated tires? How bad will it be?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by barch88, Jan 25, 2024.

  1. Jan 25, 2024 at 8:42 AM
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    Anyone with the 2.7L run E load tires?

    I just picked up at set of Method 703’s in 17”. They are 2.8lbs lighter per wheel than my stock steelies. I was really torn between BFG K02 tires in C load (265/70r17), or Toyo AT3 in C load.

    I ordered the C load Toyos but after checking the spec sheet, the Toyo C loads are actually 50lbs per tire and their E load of the same tire is only 48lbs per tire. Not entirely sure if this is 100% accurate for the C load weight, but I did confirm the E loads are 48lbs each. Tirerack told me the C rated ones are backordered 90+ days. I paid the difference and changed my order to the E load. I didn’t want SL or P metric because the sidewall isn’t nearly as aggressive looking and I live in a very rural area where I go down lots of gravel roads. I’ve had terrible luck with tire punctures over the years so I wanted something strong.

    How much worse off will I be with the E rated tires? I tried to do some quick math, between the weight savings with the new wheels and the added weight from the new tires, I should be around ~50lbs total heavier than my previous setup (total, not per tire).

    I doubt I’ll feel 50lb difference overall, but I know tires can be weird how you feel the rolling resistance. Anyone run E load tires with the 2.7? How bad is it?

    I called Toyo and they told me to run 38psi in the E load tires for my truck. What does everyone else run?

    Thanks guys. First big upgrade on my taco and it should really transform the look.
     
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  2. Jan 25, 2024 at 8:50 AM
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    FWIW i wouldnt run E's on a mid size truck, but thats just me.
     
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    I feel it depends on where you live.
     
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    Michigans upper peninsula. Rocky, woodland area. No crazy mountain passes but the trails and backroads consist of old logging roads, very gnarly sharp rocks and things of the sort. Figured E toughness would pay off in return for poor acceleration and worse braking performance. Luckily I don’t daily commute the truck as I work from home. It’s mostly used for fun and running errands, so I want something that’ll last awhile
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2024 at 9:25 AM
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    I spend a lot of time around sharp objects, so this truck has always had E rated for that reason. That said, in March I'm going to see how XL rated tires do on the volcanic rock in the Parashant National Monument. I finally got tired of the rough ride after 35 years...
     
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  6. Jan 25, 2024 at 9:27 AM
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    It’s the 2.7L? I know this truck already struggles a bit on inclines, gotta put my foot down a bit. How much worse is the acceleration and braking?
     
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
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  8. Jan 25, 2024 at 9:30 AM
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    I feel tire size, more than weight affect performance of acceleration and braking. The stiffer sidewalls are what make it harsh on pavement, but a godsend on the sharp rocks.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2024 at 9:31 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Harsh. Good.
     
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    Ya, that’s a little much.
     
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    38PSI sounds a bit high to me. I'd lower that a bit if you hate the ride. Obviously, it could be right for your tires. I run my E-load Duratracs anywhere between 33 and 35, but my truck is constantly using about 1000 pounds of it's payload with all the sliders, bumpers, and such. When I throw the camper on I bump it up to around 55-60. It's just about undriveable at those pressures without the camper, hahaha.
     
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    I run around 35ish psi with maybe 6000ish pounds. I do like feeling more confident aired down to 15 psi on Es. We'll see how the XLs feel aired down this weekend. I'll start at 18 and see how it goes.:fingerscrossed:

    Edit; My Yokohamas from last week supposedly weighed 50 pounds. My new tires supposedly weigh 45.
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    I have STT Pro mud tires on my 4cyl auto. They are heavy, and slow on the road braking suffers. It's not terrible, might be worth the trade off if I ever took the truck off road.
     
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    I’ll start with maybe 33 and go from there. What would be the minimum psi to safely run E load tires without doing much sidewall damage? I imagine anything below 30 would cause the tpms to go off? I know certain situations like airing down for rocks and snow etc is normal, but I’m talking about for daily driving
     
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    Those are even heavier- what size do you run?
     
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    265 75 16, so not that large but still heavy.
     
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    I'd start with what they suggested and go from there. Once you find the pressure you like, you should reset your TPMS to that pressure. I'm assuming you can do that on the 3rd gen like you can on the 2nd gen, but I don't know how for you. On the 2nd gen, there's simply a button under the steering column, but the 3rd gen has an improved TPMS system.
     
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    Also a pretty safe rule is the more aggressive the tires look the heavier they'll be respective to their weight rating.

    Edit; Before it starts... usually, but nothing is "always."
     
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    I aired down to 35 or so at ~7000 pounds to drive out onto the sand to get to camp, and it worked pretty well. I unloaded the camper, forgetting to air down again, grabbed my trailer and drug it out on the sand and did NOT make it very far. My wife was like, "you didn't air down again, did you?". Dropped to around 17 and it worked great (after digging myself out and dropping maxtrax).
     
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    37 is what the converted pressure comes to when converting from stock. Go with that.
     
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