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Which should I go with P or LT?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Glocker23, May 8, 2018.

  1. May 8, 2018 at 5:11 AM
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    Glocker23

    Glocker23 [OP] Drive fast take chances

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    Currently I have LT 265/70/17 E rated general grabber at2. In market for new tires and playing with the idea of going back to a P rated tire .

    Truck going off road is going to the landfill occasionally for dump runs. Heaviest thing is usually my lawn tractor prob once or twice a month. Winter time I put 200 pounds of sand in bed for the snow driving. I do 25 miles of highway to work daily.

    Love the LT tires but am trying to decide if it is really necessary for my needs. Looking for advice! Thanks
     
  2. May 8, 2018 at 5:19 AM
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    My $0.02:

    Based on what you've said, it sound like you'd be fine going back to a P-rated tire. I personally have P265-75-r16 Goodyear Trailrunners. I used to do about the same level of "off road" and hauling as you did, but have since gotten a longer commute. Both scenarios I never had any problems. Again, I don't do any hardcore wheeling or anything, just the occasional fire road or national forest.

    Another option of course is to split the difference and get a C-rated tire. From my surface level understanding, E is too thick for our trucks to really benefit from since they don't weigh a lot to begin with.
     
  3. May 8, 2018 at 5:21 AM
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    Thank you . I have looked at C rated and some are as expensive or little more than the e rated. I assume due to it being more of a specialty size.
     
  4. May 8, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    I'm in a similar boat, trying to decide between standard load, C, and E load range. I'm looking at the same 265/70R/17 size as you. I was looking at the BFG KO2 in load range C because that was one of the lightest C rated tires I could find. It was recommended to me to look at the General Grabber A/TX as well, however that tire doesn't come in a C, just an E and standard load. And the E weighs around 55 lbs.

    How did you like your AT2s in E? Are you looking to go back to a P for better gas mileage and/or ride quality/comfort?
     
  5. May 8, 2018 at 9:45 PM
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    It's like looking into my brain. Lol.

    I was looking at k02 as well as it was best rated for c tires which are also very limited. I have at2 e rated and love them but looking to yes get better gas mileage and a better ride. Heaviest thing that goes in my truck is a mower at 400 or so pounds. I like how the lt tires done flex and are good for that. But my 25 mile ride to work on highway is prob better with p rated tires .So the c would be best of both worlds. In theory.

    My at2s have 70000 miles on them. That is the other reason I am thinking to still with the e rated tires. Had them for 3 years. I do a lot of driving.

    But getting 14-15 mpg sucks with current set .

    I was looking at the ATX tires next round. What I have readris a better road design with the rugged feel and look
     
  6. May 8, 2018 at 9:51 PM
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    In my experience, even if you aren't going off road much or hauling heavy loads, you'll still want the LTs, either C or E. LT tires seem to wear much better than Ps, and the difference in price and weight is negligible.
     
  7. May 8, 2018 at 11:15 PM
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    Agreed . Want the ATX a lot. The at2s were amazing. But right now leaning to the c rated bfgsb
     
  10. May 9, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    C load Cooper Discoverer A/T3's are a cheaper choice that outperforms the BFG KBro2's.
     
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    I have C load KO2s. Remember, LTs generally require more air to carry the same load, so you’ll need to run higher air pressures than the door jamb sticker. BFG recommended 40, and while the truck is not unbearable, it does ride, well, like a truck.
     
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    Have you considered the Falken Wild peaks? They'e p - metrics, but have the look of an aggressve A/T. They ride well and you won't lose noticeable mpg. You can order a set online for about $480 shiped.
     

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