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P285/70R17 or 285/70R17 E rated 10 ply?????

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by cdn_bacon, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Feb 3, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    cdn_bacon

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    So I ordered new shoes tonight only to get stumped by the magic question, what service rating for the tire?

    NITTO TERRA GRAPPLERS
    Manufacturer Part NumberN200-830 Size285/70R17 Load Range10 O.D.32.76 Section Width11.50 Load Rating3750 Side Wall StyleBLK F.E.T.2.36

    Manufacturer Part Number N200-830
    Size 285/70R17
    Load Range 10
    O.D. 32.76
    Section Width 11.50
    Load Rating 3750
    Side Wall Style BLK
    F.E.T. 2.36

    or

    Manufacturer Part Number N200-990
    Size P285/70R17
    Speed Rating S
    Side Wall Style BLK


    My buddy who's doing up his truck recommended the E rated tire however the sales guy at DT recommended the P285 which is rated for a light truck. He tells me there is no diff in the physical size of the tire or tread and its all in the interior radial belts and these tires are used for heavier trucks like F250's etc.

    [edit: I stand corrected, per the Nitto website there is a very slight diff in tread depth
    P: 13.4/32"
    LT: 16.4/32"
    ]

    What do most people get? recommend? I know its a heavier tire, but is it worth it? Whats the diff? ...I'll be doing 90% street/highway driving. If someone can help it'd be appreciated, I need to call the guy back in the AM
     
  2. Feb 3, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    Load range D will do great. E is just overkill IMO, just sucks down your gas tank because it is a heavier tire.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    Dellosa89

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    Yea im running D in my tires and they are sometimes too stiff. E, i would never get thats what f350s use.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    Only get E rated tires for your taco if you want your spine to shrink ½" from the rough ride.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    Well if its a toss up between Passenger rating or a 10ply id think about what you're doing with the truck.

    Its a taco so you really arent gonna be hauling heavy loads but the 10 ply is usually alot more durrable tire and it is true that the tread depth is deeper on a 10ply. I was in the same pickel getting tires for my titan cause the tire I wanted was either a P or a E. I chose E cause I haul a trailer with car on it every now and then and I like manly tires.


    Another thing to think about is the feeling/response you will get from diff tires. A P on my heavier truck feels hoooooorible, E, maybe alittle too stiff. D was perfect but they dont make them in the size I went up to.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    if you're doing 90% highway, you'll want P.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    wat?
    IIRC, u can check the nitto site and see there is a size difference between P and the LT terra grapplers
     
  8. Feb 3, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    So I guess "P" it is...now here's hoping DT will reduce their prices on my pkg :p
     
  9. Feb 3, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    You'll be fine with "P". That's what I'm running now and I haven't had any problems.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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    Man I hate when vendors make you sound like retards. I called in and confirmed my tire order, I went with the "P" based on what y'all and some friends were recommending. While I would love to get in offroading and take advantage of the heavier tire, I just can't see my offroading being significant enough to warrant the extra loss of MPG and weight etc. What I hate though is the guys at DT were like, are you sure? we have to order those in b/c its rare to order "P" tires for that size.

    here's hoping I made the right decision...although for $100 diff....should I have gotten the "LT" tires? :confused:
     
  11. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    Don't be afraid:D. P's work fine. I run P's in the Nevada desert. So far so good.
     
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