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Tire load rating

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Blue76, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    Blue76

    Blue76 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Dealer installed Leather, Truck Cover USA roll up cover, Pop n Lock, Bilstein 5100's on 4 corners set at 1.75, Rear Spring TSB. USA Spec iPhone adapter, 265/75/16 Mickey Thompson ATZs.
    Just like the Nitto thread below... He asked about the difference between P rated and LT rated tires... I am wondering about the difference in C rated tires and E rated tires. Some of the tire makes I am considering differ in this area... I noticed the Duratracs are C rated.... some of the Nittos are C rated and some E rated... or 4 ply vs 10 ply. I like the look of the Coopers Zeons .. they are E rated... I also like the Mickey ATZs which are also E rated. If I go with more of a street friendly tire the Silent Armours are offered in all three... P, C and E....

    My question I guess is this... can you really tell a difference in the way they ride and handle for everyday driving... not considering off road or hauling a load... just everyday commuting to work and the trip to the grocery store... Isnt that what most of our driving is anyway? LOL...

    Here is my deal... I love the look of the Mickey ATZs... I "like" the look of the Nitto TGs (and they are WAY cheaper). The Nittos I can get 8 ply OTD for $650... maybe better... Th ATZs are $840 OTD.... The Coopers I like are $730 OTD... About the same with the Silent Armour... No one could find the Duratracs anywhere... Price was $860 OTD....

    Opinions?

    If I go with Nittos I would have some extra money to go get those Ivan Stewart wheels I like <G>

    Greg
     
  2. Mar 23, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    lizard1

    lizard1 Well-Known Member

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    Leer cap, rear TSB, BFG All Terrains 10 ply 265/75/16, mud flap trim, black badges, AFE filter, 3" Toytec lift, 884 OME coils, add - leaf, Bilstein 5100 all around
    I recently installed brand new e rated (10) ply bf goodrich all terrain ta ko's. Ride is a little firmer. Heard horror stories about the ride so i was hesitant. Very happy with the tires - no regrets!

    Fyi: Upgraded size to 265/75/16 on stock suspension - no rubbing issues at all
     
  3. Mar 24, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    Blue76

    Blue76 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Dealer installed Leather, Truck Cover USA roll up cover, Pop n Lock, Bilstein 5100's on 4 corners set at 1.75, Rear Spring TSB. USA Spec iPhone adapter, 265/75/16 Mickey Thompson ATZs.
    Anyone running E rated tires and think they are too stiff? I have read more conflicting stuff about tires I am pretty confused...

    I really like the look of the Mickey ATZs and can put up with a little hum and even a firm ride... What I do not want is a loud roar and a bone jarring ride... I wouldnt even worry with this is the Tacoma was a heavery truck but being so light I am concerned with the stiffness of the E rating.

    Greg
     
  4. Mar 24, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    Silver_Taco

    Silver_Taco Senior Member

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    I run E rated 285/70 BFG AT's ... love 'em. Yeah, it rides a little stiffer but not the "bone jarring" stories you hear on this site.
     
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