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Old 03-23-2014, 08:23 AM   #11
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We had Wrangler P tires on the Ram, never liked them and felt "squishy" when towing the TT which was 5800 lbs. When we got the Eagle HT 23.5, I changed tires for Michelins LTX/AT2 (I think) which are 10 ply LT tires. Expensive but worth it. I get them rotated regularly and have to say, I don't really feel the ride while not towing any harsher than with the P tire
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:38 PM   #12
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I think I might look at a set of Firestone Transforce tires next. There are getting really good reviews, and reports that they wear like iron.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:12 PM   #13
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Here's one for the tire experts: My truck has Michelin LTX/AT2 tires (model #) and the size is P265/70R17.

According to the ISO standard tire nomenclature system P is a passenger tire, LT is light truck, ST special trailer.

So the Michelin MODEL NUMBER is LTX/AT2 and this, in my opinion, misleads the un-informed into believing it is a Light Truck tire.

The internationally accepted ISO number says otherwise...P (passenger)265/70R17.

If this Michelin tire on my truck was TRULY a light truck tire then the ISO number should read LT265/70R17.

For me the ISO designation supercedes the manufacturers model number/trade name.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:08 PM   #14
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I just replaced my Michelins LTX/AT2 LT 265/75/18 10ply last week, they lasted 20k miles, nice tires just didn't last and got them replaced under the 60k milage warranty.

On the LTX/AT2 that is just the tread pattern of the tire it has nothing to do if its a P or LT tire, most 1/2 ton trucks and SUVs have P rated tires they ride softer and smoother than a LT tire. You can have a two new trucks on a car lot and one has P and one has LT it's all based on the factory option package, you can have a LTX/AT2 in a wide range of sizes and ply and speed rating most P rated tires have a higher speed rating than a LT , so you have to ask the right questions when buying tires, and not go by what the computer says your truck needs and most the time LT are a few dollars more so if your not towing most people go with the cheapest tire option and the same for the factory on tires
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:00 AM   #15
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Here's my question.... I put about 12,000km on my Sierra (1500) with "high performance factory installed suspension", 20" wheels.... about 3-5,00 of those are for towing.

I love the smoothness and low noise level of my P tires on my truck...

Wouldn't mind moving to LT tires, but if that means harshess ride, stiffer ride, more noise and higher fuel consumption, I'm not that interested since my towing is only for part of the yearly drive....

Is there a big difference between LTs and Ps on that side of things?
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:11 AM   #16
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You need to look at the load range of the tire and if your trailer weight fits the tires load rating your ok, but if your overloading the tire than you need to change to a higher load range tire, and that may have to be a lt tire, we have a ltz Tahoe with 20" rims that we use to tow the 5000lb boat and it has Low profile P tires on it, we towed over 10k miles last year and never had a problem with it. I would not get all scared if you have P tires
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:28 AM   #17
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Living, I have the same setup that you have with your Tahoe...

I'm not scared, I just need to be changing tires soon and was considering the LT option... but I'm not too keen of losing the ride comfort I have with the Ps....
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:36 PM   #18
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On a 20" rim you are very limited on load range E tires and you will find alot of xl tires but not LT, unless you change tire size most factory sizes 20" rims run P tires, on our tahoe the 20" rim and tire fills the hole so no way to go to a bigger LT tire without it rubbing when turning. Nitto has some 20" LT factory size tires but at $400 a tire its a tough call I ran Nittos on my dodge 2500 and was not happy with them at $300 a tire they didnt last any longer than $150 tire. To me they are more a show tire like most 20 and 22 tires are. When I bought my new chevy 2500 it had 20's on it and I had them changed to the 18" due to not wanting to have a limited choice and $400 a tire. It all comes down to your load your pulling, if its over the tire rating than your asking for trouble and something needs to change. I would recommend go to a tire shop and talk to the owner or a manager not the new guy that started last night and see what options they have for your tire size, and find out what is best for you either a P, XL or LT tires
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:55 AM   #19
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That's one of the issues, tire shops...not many of them have real experienced guys that know what they are talking about!!!!

On the load range, the tires I have on right now (Goodyear LS-2...stock ones) are rated 111 (so that's 2400lbs)....

On that front I don,t think I will have an issue at all... no cat scale results yet, but once I get the TT I will go and have my setup weighed in and see how much is sitting on each wheel...if my WDH is set up right I should be fine!
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Hey Salsa, I was looking at LT tires for my truck this evening. If you punch in the make and model, you wont find much (if anything) for our trucks in LT tires. But if you go with alternate sizing, that opens thing up somewhat, still only a few choices, but its something.

I think I found my next set, Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure. LT285 55R20 E1 122 R B. Probably overkill on our trucks, but that's kind of the way I like it.

I also decided I'm going to run my OEM tires just under the max pressure listed on the sidewall (44 lbs) on our next trip and see how she behaves. I'm hoping for a little better ride, not expecting anything dramatic. We'll see....
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