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wheel max load < tire max loads?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by NYCO, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    noticed while looking at a new wheel/tire setup that most of the aftermarket wheels have max loads that are way below the max loads that our tires have...

    285/75/16 MTR & Duratrac has a load rating of 3750lbs (per tire)
    285/70/17 MTR & Duratrac has a load rating of 3195lbs

    Pro Comp Rock Crawler Series 152 Steel has a max load of 2000lbs (per wheel)
    Pro Comp 7089 Series has a max load of 2200lbs
    Mickey Thompson Classic Lock max load 3100lbs


    given even the 2000lb per wheel max loads will cover our vehicle weights, pounds can add up quickly with skids, tools, rooftop tents, trailers, etc...


    question is i guess, is this common all around? is it acceptable still to have that low of rating? do we really have to worry that much about the tire rating seems how most aftermarket wheels can't handle anywhere near 3000lbs anyway? are there any "stronger" wheels out there being use by tacos?
     
  2. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    for a 2006 extended cab

    gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,100, curb weight (lbs) 3,595
    Max. Towing capacity 6,500 lbs. (*except X-runner 3,500 lbs.)
    Max. Tongue weight 650 lbs. (*except X-runner 350 lbs.)
    max payload (lbs) 1,505
     
  3. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Just to be clear, the load ratings are per wheel/ per tire. So even the weakest wheels up there can handle 8000 lbs of weight combined. Still 800 lbs over the vehicle weight, tongue weight, and max payload combined.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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    yes exactly...that's per wheel

    it got me going because the huge difference between the wheel load and the tire load ratings..

    outside of having more durable sidewalls, there's not much need to worry about the tire load ratings if the wheel rating is so much lower..
     
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