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Old 04-26-2016, 09:21 PM   #11
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Don't forget, it is not the tire that carries the weight. It is the air
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Exactly. Running e at 50 psi has no more load than d at 45.


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Old 04-26-2016, 09:32 PM   #12
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Anyone have a rim explode? Lol


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Old 04-26-2016, 09:34 PM   #13
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Air tanks run 125 psi and are a lot thinner than you rims. Rims won't explode. Lol


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I didn't change for extra load capacity, as my axle is the weak link anyway. I changed for a stiffer ride with more stability. From what I can tell, an E tire will give that almost regardless of air pressure (due to the stiffer sidewall).
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:01 AM   #15
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I did the same. I went from a F-150 4x4 w/ 4 leafs and 10 plys to a non 4x4 w/3 leafs. Had to put 10 plys on it w/ a helper spring. We haven't towed with it yet. It should be just fine for the 4000 lb 21FBRS w/ the WHD set right. Have a slightly rougher ride at 65 psi. But it's a truck.


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Which tires did you get? FWIW, I got the Defender LTX M/S. I towed on our first trip at 50psi. It was a noticeable, but I'm going to experiment by going higher...probably try 60psi next.
I went ahead with the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:24 AM   #17
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Don't forget, it is not the tire that carries the weight. It is the air so you need to run more air pressure to get any benefit of the LRE tires. Also 1/2 ton rims may not be rated for the increased pressure and you would for sure need to run high pressure valve stems possibly even having to change your TPMS sensors depending on how they are made if you need to exceed 50PSI. Michelin, TOYO and some others have a chart on their sites that shows what various pressures in specific range tires will give you for load carrying capacity.

Here is a link to Toyo's. Page 22 is where the LT tire chart starts.

http://www.toyotires.ca/sites/defaul...-LT_102913.pdf
Thanks for the link. They put in new valve stems when they mounted the tires. Now I'll figure out what pressure to run with my trailer. Don't have TPMS on the truck. May someday look into it for the trailer, but probably not, and highly doubtful for the truck.
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Which tires did you get? FWIW, I got the Defender LTX M/S. I towed on our first trip at 50psi. It was a noticeable, but I'm going to experiment by going higher...probably try 60psi next.
I've run Michelin LTX M/S 10 ply on my vehicles for years.
The newly introduced Defenders take the place of the old LTX in the 10 ply version. The only downside, they are available in black sidewall only. I really liked the ROWL.

I tow at 65-70 psi rear/55 psi front and bump them back to 40 psi for everyday driving.

They are one of the best investments you can make to enhance your towing experience.

Oh, and they ride just fine!
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Just once, it was on an old 1969 F250 that had split ring rims ring blew off the wheel and smacked the dog out of a walnut tree.
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I got Firestone transforce. HT


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