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P vs LT rated tires?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by freesample, Feb 19, 2009.

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P or LT rated tires.

  1. P

    206 vote(s)
    42.4%
  2. LT

    280 vote(s)
    57.6%
  1. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:41 AM
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    freesample

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  2. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:44 AM
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    Delmarva

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    I have LTs
     
  3. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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  4. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    for offroading.......like serious offroading.....lt tires are the way to go as far as im concerned.......................but for normal everyday driving.........p-rated are fine.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    LT rated tires. I 'wheel mine and I regularly tow/haul so I need the beef
     
  6. Feb 22, 2009 at 1:10 AM
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    Aldo ct

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    I have LT. They are too damn heavy. I will go with P rated next time.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2009 at 5:05 AM
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    AK27

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    i have lt rated winter tires and p rated all seasons
     
  8. Mar 15, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    Will LT's have a noticably harsher ride than P rated tires of the same size and brand?
     
  9. Mar 15, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i have LT 255/75/17 BFG mt's and LT 285/75/16 nitto TG's
     
  10. Mar 15, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    darkturtleninja

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    yeah just what is the difference... i have lt325/60r18
     
  11. Mar 15, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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    What exactly is the difference?
     
  12. Mar 16, 2009 at 2:34 AM
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    P Rated = anything from 1-4 ply's, with 1-ply sidewall. LT rated= 6-ply+, with most 3-ply sidewalls..Mt/r's, BFG M/T, ProComp M/T, Swampers, etc...One more thing. P=Passenger/P-metric Which is why you always see "P" or "LT" before the corresponding numbers, such as 285/70/17, etc... LT=Light Truck, and not all LT's have 3-ply sidewall technology. Most newer company's offer it, just check the sidewall of your tire, and it should tell you how many ply's the tire is and if you sidewall's are TRi-ply(3-ply). Or have letter's A,B,C,D,E. A=2-4ply, B=4ply, C=6-ply, D=8, E=10...
     
  13. Mar 16, 2009 at 2:35 AM
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  14. Mar 16, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    i havent been able to even find a p rated tire for my rim...
     
  15. Mar 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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  16. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    I just ordered 4 P265/70R17 NTG's from 4wp. Town fair tire told me Nitto did not make a P rated tire in that size and that I would have to go with LT or change tire size or wheel size.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2009 at 2:31 AM
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    Thickness of the sidewalls is the biggest factor. LT's have a thicker sidewall hence they are heavier and more durable for extreme offroad conditions and they have a higher load rating.

    Why not? LT and P come in the same sizes. What size and brand of tires are you running now??
    Edit: noticed in another thread you are running procomp (assuming muds from your pics). You can get a P rated all terrain tire in an 18" that would fit your rim, but not a mudder.
    That is what I am running, no complaints.
    Noticably...maybe, slightly....yes.
    LT's are heavier and have a stiffer sidewall so they do not give as much, but how noticable it is depends on the person.
     
  18. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    I have LT.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    anytime i go to a site and put in 325/60/r18 i always get nothing but lt rated tires... i would settle for road tires at this point..... and keep the procomps for when i need them
     
  20. Mar 31, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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