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can someone tell me the difference between these 2 bfgs

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by gacandido2010, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    gacandido2010

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  2. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    saundern

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    different load ratings
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    The load ranges
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    It's sad that a longer lasting rougher riding tire for our trucks costs less than the better riding one with less ply's.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    so besides the load range is there a difference in offroad capabilities?
     
  6. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    The E load range will have a stiffer sidewall when you air it down. Less susceptible to puncture.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    and a rougher and stiffer ride
     
  8. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    but there both 3 ply?:confused:
     
  9. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    The load range on a tire's sidewall helps identify its strength and ability to contain air pressure. Load ranges are identified in ascending alphabetical order for light truck/SUV tires (the further along the letter is in the alphabet, the stronger the tire and the greater amount of air pressure it can withstand and load it can carry). offroad maybe less puncture resistence due to more ply walls but sure as hell stiff for normal driving.:notsure:
     
  10. Apr 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    Load Range E = 10 ply
    Load Range D = 8 ply
     
  11. Apr 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    One of them is also severe weather rated with the mountain snow icon and one is not. A difference in the make of the rubber. There is however an e rated tire with the sever rating.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    Load range e is stiff but if you play around with the psi it ain't that bad...plus the truck feels more stable in turns.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    totally agree
     
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    You guys do realize that a D or E load range tire still only physically has 2 or 3 plys right?
     
  15. Apr 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    Yes, the 'ply rating' is the equivilent of the old bias tires. Today's D or E rated tires only have I think 4 plys, 3 fabric and one steel but they have a sidewall equivilent of 8 or 10 plys when compared to old school tire making methods when the tires actually had that many layers.
     
  16. Apr 2, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    okay so the question now is, is load E to much for our light trucks? its not like we can hual much anyways
     
  17. Apr 2, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Short answer , Yes
     
  18. Apr 2, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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    Or that .

    I have E rated tires myself
     
  20. Apr 2, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    Weird.

    Tire Rack has the E tire at 56 lbs each.
    They list the D tire at 59 lbs each.
     
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