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Old 11-01-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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tire load range question

My F250 SuperDuty has existing all terrain load range D LT285/75R16 tires on it that are almost new and have a max load rating of 3305# at 65 PSI.

The stock tires that came with my truck were load range E LT265/75R16 tires that had a load rating of 3415# at 80 PSI.

Only a 110# difference and BOTH types of tire have more weight capacity than I need for towing. I am wondering if it is worth it to go back to E rated tires for towing simply for handling alone? Is there a noticeable difference in the "drivers seat" feel of a E rated tire in comparison to a D rated tire of a similar weight rating? Will it be noticeable enough to make the change worth it?

My instinct tells me that with the weight ratings being so similar that I will notice no difference, but thought it best to ask for other opinions.


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Old 11-01-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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I always run load e, so cant answer that question.. IMO I would go with E before D even on a half ton

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Old 11-02-2013, 01:18 AM   #3
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I always run load e, so cant answer that question.. IMO I would go with E before D even on a half ton
Same here.i have a 2004 F250 powerstroke and I can say that the BFG a/t KOs have worked the best for me out here in Colorado. I have the same size you described in load e ,Never let me down in snow, mud or ice.
I have replaced all four shocks with rancho9000 (adjustable) and added a leveling kit on the front ( no more nose diving) and installed the heavier f350 leafs in the rear and my ride is really nice, with and with out a load.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:00 AM   #4
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I just put tires on my PU in Aug.
Went with Coopers in a E load range.
I hope they do better than the continental tires it came with.
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