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Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RDAY, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Jul 8, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    RDAY

    RDAY [OP] Well-Known Member

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    P285/70R17 117S NT GRAPPLER 32.7"
    D rated 8 ply


    Does D rated only come with P and LT is E rated?
    Also how much could i look at for instalation on these? And they have to take my sensors off and put them on my new wheels right?
     
  2. Jul 8, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    AR_Taco

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    Sounds like a good deal, seach the internet and price check
     
  3. Jul 8, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    And double check tire places near you that deal...they may match that price. You can also check out Mrwheeldeal.com-He does tires too.

    I'm not sure if it's a hard and fast rule that Passenger tires are D's and LTs are E's...but passenger tires are made for lighter cars under less strenuous conditions.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    see i want a D rated tire in an LT is that possible in 285 70 17 i have seen it in 285 75 17 but not the size i want.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2009 at 2:49 AM
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    Not according to Nitto specs, but the P, D, E ratings are all simply load ratings. Our trucks do not require an LT or a D/E rating.

    Nitto 285/70/17P is rated at 2833lbs
    BFG rugged trails, only comes in P- 2575lbs
    BFG all terrains, in D and E rated - 3195lbs

    Stock on our trucks...;)
    Dunlops P245/75/16-2271lbs
    BFG Rugged Trail P265/70/16-2185lbs
    BFG Rugged Trail P265/65/17-2125lbs

    http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/options.html Even the TRD Off Road and TRD Sports come with P rated tires from the factory.
    You will be prefectly fine with those Nitto TG P rated 285/70/17's.
    I have them in P265/70/17 and don't have any damage to the sidewalls from offroading.

    Yes, the tread is the same in P rated as LT rated on all sizes of the Nitto TG.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jul 9, 2009 at 3:14 AM
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    That seems like a good price for that size especially with free delivery. You will have to call around locally for install prices though because it varies. Yes, they will have to take out the TPMS then mount it all on the new rims, some places around here charge a fee for installing TPMS. I don't recall what my labor charges were.

    D rated in a P tire?? You sure about that cause letter load ratings are only for LT tires and the 117S is a P rated tire. Also the rating is no longer relative to the ply rating, but rather to the load range. Tires no longer come in 4,6,8,10 plies but are now 2 plies and sometimes 3.

    "Today's load range/ply ratings do not count the actual number of body ply layers found inside the tire, but indicate an equivalent strength based on early bias ply tires. Most radial passenger tires have one or two body plies, and light truck tires, even those with heavy duty ratings (10-, 12- or 14-ply rated), actually have only two or three fabric body plies, or one steel ply." http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=55
     
  7. Jul 9, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    i also noticed that the P rated and the LT tire have diff. tread depths P is .42 and 3 is .52
    How hard will it make my truck ride with E RATED.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    That's not much of a difference to matter to me.

    My opinion is it will make it a very rough and noticable ride, but lots of people have them and like them. Just depends what you like, do you want the 'ride of a real truck'. My bf has E rated tires cause he tows a lot, the ride quality sucks IMO.

    The P are cheaper, hold up just fine to moderate offroading and have a better ride quality.

    It all comes down to what you want and why after knowing all the proper info to make an educated decision.
    Hope this helps and good luck on your choice :D.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    yea chris 4x4 said P rated will actually hook traction better than E so im going with the P RATED
     
  10. Jul 10, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    search a little more cuz i was going to go with P but i switched to LT cuz P wears really fast accordind to my research...
     
  11. Jul 10, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    they only make my size of 285 70 17 in an with an LT in a E rated tire tho right??
     
  12. Jul 11, 2009 at 2:46 AM
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