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Old 06-30-2016, 08:25 PM   #1
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I'm driving a 2015 Lincoln Navigator and occasionally pull a 34' Heritage Glen with a dry weight of approx 7000 pounds. Time to replace tires. Currently use a stock passenger rated tire. Thinking about a light truck tire but not sure how it will affect vehicle's suspension with auto load leveling. Any ideas?
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:57 PM   #2
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I'm driving a 2015 Lincoln Navigator and occasionally pull a 34' Heritage Glen with a dry weight of approx 7000 pounds. Time to replace tires. Currently use a stock passenger rated tire. Thinking about a light truck tire but not sure how it will affect vehicle's suspension with auto load leveling. Any ideas?
Just get a 10 ply rated E-load tire. Stability while towing will be remarkably improved.
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:16 AM   #3
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Since you pull infrequently I would replace with the same stock tire since you seem to have no complaints.


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Old 07-30-2016, 11:51 PM   #4
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The current tires are P Metric. Many posts suggest a LT tire for better stability with this size trailer. Tires are 275-55-20. Only LT in that size seems to be BFG all terrain K02. Looks like pretty aggressive tread. Wondering about ride and noise when not pulling. Yokohama has a XL rated with a 2800 lb max load.
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XL's are smarter way to go. LTs are to much for your navigator IMO- loss ride quality and noise. I wont run LT's on my tundra because I know It will ride bad - for what I tow Im ok with alittle wiggle.
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I tow 7300 lbs loaded with a Tahoe, so I can relate. I run Nitto 420S XL rated in the rear at 45 PSI cold and it handles great. I drop to 35 PSI when not towing and have a stock ride.
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I think LT's aren't a good idea for your vehicle; especially E rated. You would be unhappy.
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I tow 7300 lbs loaded with a Tahoe, so I can relate. I run Nitto 420S XL rated in the rear at 45 PSI cold and it handles great. I drop to 35 PSI when not towing and have a stock ride.

How long have you had these tires? I am looking at the exact same ones and wondering how they ride and are wearing.

I don't want to kill the ride on my traverse so I have decided against the LT tires for now.

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How long have you had these tires? I am looking at the exact same ones and wondering how they ride and are wearing.

I don't want to kill the ride on my traverse so I have decided against the LT tires for now.

Thanks
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I've only had them for about a month, but I've had good luck with Nitto. I ran them on my Camaro and now I run them on the front of my Vette. I'd put them on the back, but they don't make a drag radial in my size so I had to go with Mickey Thompson.

The ride is as good as stock on the Tahoe at 35 lbs. I've got nearly 900 lbs TW and 45 PSI felt good and rode like stock when towing. Unhitched I definitely notice the rougher ride at 45 lbs.
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I've only had them for about a month, but I've had good luck with Nitto. I ran them on my Camaro and now I run them on the front of my Vette. I'd put them on the back, but they don't make a drag radial in my size so I had to go with Mickey Thompson.

The ride is as good as stock on the Tahoe at 35 lbs. I've got nearly 900 lbs TW and 45 PSI felt good and rode like stock when towing. Unhitched I definitely notice the rougher ride at 45 lbs.

Thanks for the info this helps.

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