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Old 01-15-2018, 01:10 PM   #1
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P to LT?

Anyone have any real world feedback on switching from P to LT tires in regards to towing? It's time for some new shoes on the F150 and while I am not at all dissatisfied with my current towing experience, if LT tires will make a marked improvement it would make sense to move up.

Looking for the good and the bad if anybody has made that switch. Currently contemplating moving to the Michelin Defender M/S LT Rated, E load range. I currently run the Michelin LTX M/S2 P.

Thanks in advance!
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I went from P to LT on a Tundra I had. Due to the stiffer sidewalls, it made a world of difference with no constant bouncing of the truck.
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I went from P to LT on a Tundra I had. Due to the stiffer sidewalls, it made a world of difference with no constant bouncing of the truck.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:45 PM   #4
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I went from P to LT tires on my wife's truck. I will agree that it was a good move.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:47 PM   #5
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My F150 came with LT tires (max payload package). Tows great with them and will be replacing with in LT tires this spring.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:57 PM   #6
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Anyone have any real world feedback on switching from P to LT tires in regards to towing? It's time for some new shoes on the F150 and while I am not at all dissatisfied with my current towing experience, if LT tires will make a marked improvement it would make sense to move up.

Looking for the good and the bad if anybody has made that switch. Currently contemplating moving to the Michelin Defender M/S LT Rated, E load range. I currently run the Michelin LTX M/S2 P.

Thanks in advance!
I can tell you there is no comparison, LT yields a far better experience towing than P tires ever will.
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Much better for towing, but you should be aware due to the strong construction LT tires are heavier then P in the same size, and will effect fuel economy.

I family member who works for a company that has a large fleet says it's about 1 MPG difference between P tires and LT load range E on an F150 for empty driving. If you tow a lot, it's still worth it.
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When I was using my F150 to tow my 28' toyhauler I went to Michelin LT tires after one season. It was so much more stable, especially when large trucks passed me. I didn't get sucked in nearly as much. And I didn't notice any difference in mpg.

The F150 is my daily driver now and I would buy the same LT tires again, even though I am not towing the RV anymore
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:25 PM   #9
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Thanks for all of the great info, everyone. It sounds like the positive attributes will likely outweigh the negative.

Thanks again!
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I will go LT next time. I am not in a place to just chuck brand new Michelins. But I will go with the LT when I need tires.
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