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Old 01-30-2014, 05:10 AM   #11
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I would say it depends on how often you tow. If you make 2 or more towing trips per month year round then I'd go with the LT tires. If you only camp maybe 8 times during a calendar year I would get the P rated tires. You'll find the LT tires make your vehicle which once rode like a magic carpet into something that rides like an ox cart...and you get to live with it until they wear out which takes a long time.

For me, I'll live with a bit more mushy tow experience a few times a year and enjoy a comfy ride back and forth to work the rest of the year.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:28 AM   #12
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You can use an E rated LT but not to its full potential. More than Likely your Rims are rated at 50# and E rated need more than that to meet the stated load rating.
I put LT c's on my 1500 that have a 60# maximum to reach their full potential. I run the front at 45# and the rear at 42.
You will have to look at the manufacturers web site for an inflation chart that shows the weight limits at various pressures. The load rating embossed on the tire is at maximum inflation.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:10 AM   #13
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I will tow 2-3 times a month from May through September and the other months the TT is sitting winterized. Knowing that, does it change whether I should go P or LT?
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:35 AM   #14
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snip...... More than Likely your Rims are rated at 50#........ snip
That's a possibility, and a good point that should be confirmed. In many cases the maximum rated PSI may be stamped on the rim, and most retail tire outlets should be able to confirm as well.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:04 PM   #15
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LT vs P rated tires. Why?

From what I gather the OP is asking about tires on a tow vehicle. Is that correct? I hope no one is confused.
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From what I gather the OP is asking about tires on a tow vehicle.......snip
That's my understanding.

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I apologize, I do not yet know how to snip partial comments on my cell phone. I'm just trying to determine if I absolutely need LT type tires. I appreciate all the feedback.
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I apologize, I do not yet know how to snip partial comments on my cell phone. I'm just trying to determine if I absolutely need LT type tires. I appreciate all the feedback.
IMHO....... you don't absolutely need LT type tires. My previous TT was in the weight class of your TT, and I did just fine with P type tires on a half-ton truck. Save your money.
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I apologize, I do not yet know how to snip partial comments on my cell phone. I'm just trying to determine if I absolutely need LT type tires. I appreciate all the feedback.
No apology needed. I 'm not sure how to do that either on my i4s. Lots to learn!
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A couple of things...

I've got LT's (Firestone Transforce) tires on my half ton truck, and I am pleased with the ride quality. I just let the air down when it is unloaded.

I've been wondering about putting LT's on the back of my dually and P-metrics on the front. Does anybody have any thoughts on this? I never rotate the tires on this truck, so that is not a consideration.
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