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Load Rating

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ninorth, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    ninorth

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    Would a higher load rating on a tire matter?
     
  2. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides. Thor

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    Matter for what?? Higher load ratings usually mean a heavier tire...but they are are still going to be whatever size you order...
     
  3. Oct 18, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    moto932

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    may give a rougher ride the higher the load rating
     
  4. Oct 26, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    I've had the Costco tire guy tell me that if I went to a load E tire my ride quality would be horrible. Load E tires are designed for full size trucks/heavy towing which is why they have more plies than load C. A lot of people don't realize they are going to load E when the upsize their stock tires from 265/70/16 to 265/75/16 for the BFG all terrains. That is why I'm staying away from the BFGs in that size. Some companies (Goodyear) make load C tires in that size. I can't speak from experience though if there is a ride difference. Pick up a load E tire and then pick up a load C tire in a store and you will feel a 10-15lb difference. I imagine the load C would give you better gas mileage as well.
     
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