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Only E Load AT or MT 285/75/16 Tires?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by c-slak, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    c-slak

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    I have tried to search this subject but single letters for the load rating are not searchable! I have not been able to find much of a variety of choices in 16" tires that are not in an E load rating. I know that a 285/75/16 tire is very common in full size trucks but are there no tire companies that make lighter load rated tires in this size? I have only found Nitto TG's, BFG ATKO's, or Yokohama Geolander MT's in either a C or D load rating. Are there no other choices for this tire size?

    As another question, for those of you with E load tires in this size, how harsh of a ride are they? I currently have D rated ATKO's and they aren't that bad.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    I was searching for D load rated BFG ATKO's but my dealer couldn't find a full set since they're discontinued so, I went with the E. In my opinion, they weren't as harsh as I was expecting. I have no experience with the D load rated tires but I don't think you'd feel much difference in a tire with only two extra plys (D vs. E).

    The E rated tires definitely provide more "feedback" on the road versus the stock passenger rated Rugged Trails but I actually prefer that in a truck. I was riding on BFG M/Ts the last 4 years on my Tundra so, the E rated ATKOs on my Tacoma feel great to me.

    ETA: I'm running 265/75/16 so, YMMV.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    Thanks for the input. Anyone else with some feedback about E rated tires? I have heard from a bunch of people that they are too heavy for our trucks but I'm sure most of them don't have them so any input would help.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    I'm gonna run E rated duratracs or hankook A/Ts. I have C rated NTGs right now and there wore like shit...
     
  5. Dec 18, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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    I am seriously considering those Duratracs. Tread pattern looks good and the BFG ATKO's that I have are losing lugs everytime I go wheeling and hit any type of rocks. Also a lot of weight to balance. Not the best tire imho. Also thought about the hankook MT's. I want something a little more aggressive than the ATKO's but still highly streetable.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    I have the nitto a/t load c and there still lasting but offroad the loose little bits and chucks and they ware like shit
     
  7. Nov 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    I bought new rims when I got a set of duratracs and decided to get 17s so that I could get 285/70/17s in D rating. I was pretty hesitant to go with E rating and I really wanted the duratracs. It also helped that the rim I liked the best only comes in 17 or 18. I am very happy with my choice.
     
  8. Nov 29, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    The added weight concerns me more than the firm ride.
     
  9. Nov 29, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    my grabber at2's are load range D and they make for a smooth comfy drive.its not a harsh/stiff ride at all. an E rated tire can give a pretty rough ride given the type and size of the vehicle. for my small 1st gen the D range was the way to go IMO.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    That was a concern for me too. I think that's a factor when people talk about mpg loss and power loss when going to 33's. I haven't noticed much of either with D rating.
     
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