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Which tires are recommended??

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Zac808, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Nov 6, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    I'm not sure what the difference is besides price. But which one to I need for my 08 DC??
     
  2. Nov 6, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    The load rating is higher on the bottom one. It will be a little heavier.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    I would go with load range D tires, they will ride better than the Load Range E tires. THe load ranges have to do with the sidewall stiffness(I think correct me if im wrong) and how much you would be towing or hauling.
     
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    In turn, burning more gas??
     
  5. Nov 6, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    Possibly, if you don't tow or pull a lot then I would go with the lower rated but that's jusy my $.02.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    The difference is load rating. The 'D' is a 8ply, the 'E' is a 10ply tire. A load D is more than adequate for our little trucks. I have load C tires(6 ply) and tow over the max tow rating with no problem. The higher the load rating is, the rougher the ride is gonna be and the heavier the tire will be. As mentioned, the increases rotational mass will reduce fuel economy a tad and also make acceleration slightly slower as well.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    I recently put on 265/75 load range E and I have noticed a difference in power/mpg, but I can only compare to the stock 265/65 tires. I wish I would have gone with D seems to be the best option.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    im running standard ply 265s with no issues at all.even pull trailors.rides great to.less $ as well.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2009 at 4:26 AM
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    What is the brand you are looking at??
    Where are you going to buy them??
    Discount tire and 4 wheel parts price match, so find then cheap online then take the website to the store and have them match or beat the price. I got the best deal w/install and rims at 4 wheel parts ;).


    Go with the lowest load rating available, not less than 2300lbs, to maintain your ride quality and mpg.

    I have P-passenger rated Nitto TG all terrains which are rated at about 2500lbs, my stockers were 2300lbs, so my mpg didn't change and my ride remained plush. The traction of the all terrains was much better than the dunlops I had.
    Also the lower load ratings will usually be cheaper.
     
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  11. Nov 9, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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