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Buying tires, 265/70 or 265/75

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by yaphi, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    yaphi

    yaphi [OP] Member

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    I see a lot of people posting 265/75/16 on here but everywhere I call say I want 70's. I am running just regular TRD Off-road rims. Does it even matter?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    misterquad

    misterquad Well-Known Member

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    70's are P rated or Passenger car tires, 75's are LT light truck.

    70's are factory. 75's are the next step up.

    I think P are 4 ply. LT are rate like this: C - 6 ply, D - 8ply, E - 10ply

    Every level up gets tougher sidewall and tread but gets rougher and heavier. And your mileage drops each level too.

    If you stay on the street then P works, the more you offroad the more you go from C to E rated.

    Hope that helps.

    PS - your rims work for any of these tires.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    yaphi

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    Ah ok thanks. So if I am mostly street with a little bit of off-road here and there I probably want to stick in the P rating.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    misterquad

    misterquad Well-Known Member

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    My suggestion:

    Never offroad - P rated
    Seldom offroad - C rated
    Often offroad - D rated
    Offroad machine - E rated

    P rated are pretty soft and likely punctured. But it depends on your personal driving.
     
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