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Old 04-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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I need new tires....and more hair.

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I am officially starting a search for tires for the RED Tundra !!! My primary concern is handling and towing. The tire size I can kinda figure out on my own but is there anything I need to know about a tow tire or even if the is such a thing??

Or perhaps I am over thinking this??
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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When I got my 28DSBH, my truck was feeling "squishy". After doing some research and help from members of this forum, I decided the "squishy" feeling was coming from my P275/55 R20 tires. So, I put on Michelin LT275/65 R20 Load Range E tires, filled them up to 70 lbs and NO more "squishy" feeling. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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LT load range E tires would serve you well in towing a large TT. P or Passenger tires have softer sidewalls and do not lend themselves well to heavy loading.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:31 AM   #4
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Agree with the above. My truck weighs 6,200 lbs empty, and it was suggested that I upgrade from D to E for towing the 5er. Firestone LT Transforce E range at 75 psi seem to work great for me. No squishy softness, but still rides well.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:34 AM   #5
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Oh, and as for more hair, someone once told me that his brain power was actually growing up through his hair, and he would much rather have more brains than hair.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:58 AM   #6
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You want LT tires.. they have the sidewall strength you need.
Hair is over rated...LOL
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hair is over rated...lol
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Actually - on the Chinese Crested Dog Breed, less hair is more desirable....

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:53 AM   #9
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Actually load range D might be all he needs for that size truck. Even with "D" the tires their rating will probably exceed his axle rating and provide a much improved ride and save a little money. Personally I don't think I'd put E's on a 1/2 ton pick-up. JMO.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:20 AM   #10
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Well the picture of that Dog certainly helped my self image !!!
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