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OEM tires P or LT

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jcayce, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    jcayce

    jcayce [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I did search and this probably belongs in the tire section (hoping to get more traffic from knowledgeable individuals), but I am trying to track down a definitive answer on the state of the OEM tires on the Offroad package. Are the OEM Rugged Trails P or LT rated? What designates them as P or LT?
     
  2. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    Tire Rack has two versions, the 111S and the 111T and designates them both as "Light Truck". The Toyota OEM seems to be 111T. Still no real answer though.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    I finally got some better information. P stands for P-metric and Tire Rack has the OEM tires also listed as SL (standard load) which falls under the P-metric category.

    So, even though Tire Rack claims them as a "light truck" tire in their description, their P-metric designation makes them suitable for passenger cars and staion wagons. Perhaps Toyota thinks that our trucks are offroad station wagons?

    I'm not sure how the person looking at buying my tires/rims/sensors is going to take this.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    It's all a load rating thing. The P-metric tires are rated well above the payload capacity of the tacoma, so getting LT tires is complete overkill. The only reason to get them would be for a stiffer sidewall when offroading.
     
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