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Load range D vs. E 285/70/17 BFG A/T?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by mxracer250f, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. mxracer250f

    mxracer250f [OP] Member

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    Just slapped on new wheels and BFG 285/70/17 A/T Baja Champion tires. I noticed after driving home that the load range on the tires are E, far above what I would need. I saw BFG also makes a D in the same size. The truck drives fine so far, will it make a big deal in terms of the stiffness driving as well as the gas mileage from D to E tires?

    The tire dealer said that these new BFG's work fine on light trucks even in the 10 ply/E range. Any truth to that :confused:
     
  2. whitetaco01

    whitetaco01 Well-Known Member

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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    There's no reason a load range E wouldn't work on a Tacoma, it's just overkill unless you need the extra plys for off-roading. The truck will ride rough and your gas mileage may drop a little because the tire is so heavy. There probably wouldn't be too much difference between the D and E on a Tacoma though.
     
  4. Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    its a matter of 8 ply sidewall vs 10 ply sidewall. MAYBE d range if you do towing. E range is for full size trucks with a lot of weight and towing. I had e range bfgs. they killed my mpgs so i traded in for c range duratracs.
     
  5. mxracer250f

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    What kind of mileage did you get with the BFG's? That's my primary concern with this tire.
     
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    I'm getting like 15 mpg right now with easier driving. It's not the end of the world for me, but im running 265/75/16s not 285s. Do you have a first or second gen?
     
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    I get 20mpg ish with E load 265x75R16s. The weight of the tire is pretty negligible. Your right foot will do much more for saving gas then an extra 5-10lbs on the vehicle will.
     
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