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Tires for a Tacoma tow rig

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Hank_Mille, May 11, 2017.

  1. May 11, 2017 at 6:05 PM
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    Hank_Mille

    Hank_Mille [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, a tire thread...

    I have a 2016 Tacoma Limited crew cab with tow package. Already added a P3 brake controller and Sumo springs.

    Plan to tow a 7x14 dual axle aluminum trailer carrying a couple of race bikes on flat roads for no more than 120 miles trip (each way), several times a month during the Summer months.

    Total trailer weight fully loaded will easily be between 3,000 and 3,500 pounds.

    The truck will never go off roading and I prefer a quiet tire. Not really interested in aggressive looks - just don't care...

    Only other consideration is prefer something I can use all year long - so good in snow. However, if I can't get that, I'll just get a second set of dedicated snow tires... FWIW, I'm not very price sensitive when it comes to this stuff.

    Do I need E-rated tires? Probably not, then again, that's why I'm on here asking as I don't know jack poop about light truck tires that are good for towing... and are quiet...

    Many thanks in advance!
     
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  2. May 14, 2017 at 3:02 PM
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    Kaerntner

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    Look at the stock setup you have.Will do the trick just fine. You're not towing at full capacity every day
     
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  3. May 15, 2017 at 8:51 AM
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    Lord Humongous

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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/lord-humongous-gigahorse-build.436524/
    Like kaernter said C rated is fine and what your truck is certified at with its factory tow rating. E rated tires are going to be heavier and hurt performance, ride and mileage.

    I've got about 7000 towing miles on my 16 with factory C rated rubber and have had 0 issues. We tow a 3500lb TT.
     
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  4. May 18, 2017 at 7:31 AM
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    Spindifferent

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    Make sure to increase the tire pressure to near/at max pressure so that they can safely carry the additional weight.
     
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  5. Jun 1, 2017 at 1:27 PM
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    stickyTaco

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    I'm happy with the wear and lack of road noise on the Michelin LTX M/S 2 we're running on my wife's vehicle.
     

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