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P:metric or LT for my new tires???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by thehulk, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Jan 30, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    thehulk

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    I am looking for some new tires to run in the summer- I am considering the Toyo A/T or the NITTO TG's. Both are available in 6ply LT's and in 4ply P-metric...
    From what I have noticed, doesn't the Toyo A/T in a P-metric have a more "rounded" shoulder than the LT version? also is this the case for the NITTO TG as well??

    Any suggestions comments would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    The appearance thing doesnt surprise me. a C rated LT tire aka "6 ply" will be heaver than a P-metric, because more material is used. wouldnt srprise me if the treads appeared beefier
     
  3. Feb 2, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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  4. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    So if I might occasionally haul a travel trailer, would you recommend P or LT? Seeing as how I wouldn't be hauling all the time, would P be better? Or should I go with LT seeing as how I'd haul a trailer sometimes?
     
  5. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    Just get some load range C LT tires.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    I'm looking at some NIT-200-860 LT265/70R17 (E 121R) - Terra Grappler on 4wheelonline.com and don't see the designation load range C. Is that something I would or would not be able to get online without calling? Am I missing something here?
     
  7. Mar 8, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    TG's are either D, E or P rated.....

    What type of travel trailer are you going to be towing??


    I run the 265/70/17 P rated tires and tow a flat bed trailer with 3 quads without any issues. They are rated at 2500lbs each and E are 3200lbs.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    ok cool; the wife and I will likely be getting one of the those camping trailers. No specific brand yet, but it'll be light enough for me to haul with plenty of weight to spare. How far do you typically travel with your trailer/quads? Is it local stuff or do you find yourself on the highway for a while?
     
  9. Mar 11, 2010 at 2:28 AM
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    Opps, sorry I missed this post.

    We drive about 2.5 hours away to get to the sand dunes, half way is on regular highways at 65mph, then it goes into a 2 lane highway w/speed limit of 55 while towing. It's just about 200 miles or so each way. Then offroad in the desert for a few days. The load is probably close to 3000lbs and I only do it a couple times a year. Most times I just have 1 quad in the bed of the truck.

    My mpg averages 17-18 on my regular driving which is about half highway and half city, it went down only about 1mpg when I went from crappy Dunlops to the Nitto TG's. The ride quality improved greatly, not too soft not too rough and traction both on and off road is much better. It's pretty dry here, but when it rains our roads are super slick and these manage very well.
    I've had them almost a year and a half, the wear is very even and they still look new. I have no damage from offroading in the desert, rocks.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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    I just got the Toyo Open Country AT's in LT265/75/16 Load Range "C" they look beefy for sure.

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