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Whats the difference between p rated and Lts?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Rob Lewis, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Dec 4, 2008 at 8:08 PM
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    Rob Lewis

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    Are you guy's running P rated tires or Lts? The price for the Lts tires is as much as a set of BFG KO's! I'm talking about the Destination TA's!



    Help please!


    Rob
     
  2. Dec 4, 2008 at 9:31 PM
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    dabighi

    dabighi Well-Known Member

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    P= passenger car, lower load rating
    LT= light truck, higher load rating

    be safe and go with the lt's
     
  3. Dec 5, 2008 at 1:21 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    http://www.nittotire.com/assets/safety/Replacing%20Tires%20on%20Light%20Trucks.pdf

    I have Nitto Terra Grappler all terrain P rated 265/70/17 and no problems with them.

    My truck came with Dunlop Grandtrek at 20 P245/75/16 which are load rated at 2271lbs at 44PSI, but the sticker on the door says to have them at 29PSI which lowers the load rating even further.

    I now have Nitto's P rated tires with a load rating of 2535lbs @ 35PSI and I have them at 38PSI.
    So my P rated tires are safer than the stock tires.

    P rated tires are lighter which saves MPG, softer which provides a better ride and cheaper. They are fine for normal offroading, not rock crawling and extreme stuff.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2008 at 2:45 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    If you're a serious offroader or tow often, get LT's. Otherwise, you don't need them. I have the Destination A/T's and, since I rarely go offroad and don't tow anything, I got P265/75/16's. The LT's will definitely affect your MPG if that's any concern.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    Rob Lewis

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    Yeah I talked to a tire guy and all he said was "You don't need 10plys It will ride like a tank!" I rarely tow anything heavier than a drift boat so I think I should be ok with the P's! Thanks again all who took the time to answer!



    Rob
     
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