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BFG Load Range "E" Tire Question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jgang, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Aug 22, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    jgang

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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.
     
  2. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    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.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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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. :-(
     
  4. Aug 26, 2009 at 3:12 AM
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    IMO...18s are too much for this truck, more people are running 17s ;)
     
  5. Aug 26, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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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.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    What about a 'D' rated tire?
     
  7. Aug 27, 2009 at 4:51 AM
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    Same for D and E rated, overkill for the truck and both will be considerably 'stiffer' than the stockers,which are P-passenger rated.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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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.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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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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