Originally Posted by tntbream
Thanks everyone. Aquaman, the "P" I was referring to was in the tire size (P265/70R17). The technician said I need a truck tire that starts with a T (T265...). Perhaps the technician was incorrect.
I just got off the phone with my tire guy and I think I am going with the Michelin LT-X M/S2 in the E-rated version.
I appreciate everyone's help. You guys rock!
Yes all the folks who chimed in where on the mark with the fact the "p" rated tires on your truck where a "Passenger" tire hence the "p" now as for the "e" rated tires it will be a HUGE waste of money!!
Now before all of you jump all over me go to tire racks web site link here http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....del=LTX+M%2FS2
and you will see that there is a 265 in non :"e" and a rated "e" tire, now yes everyone is correct that the "e" rated tire will be strong and solid BUT everyone in the room is missing is elephant in the room "PSI" the non rated tires are a rating od 44 psi and the "e" rated tire is rated at 80 psi, since you had "p" rated tires on from the factory, you will not be safe putting the "e" rated tires on as the wheel will break and you will get into an accident! "P" rated wheels are only good may be up to 40 psi, so you can only safely put the non "e" rated tire unless you are going to also change all the wheels out also, and to change all the wheels to 8- psi wheels and to also purchase the "e" rated tires will not be CHEAP!
Foe everyone please go to the National highway safety web site and learn about tires and safety for the safety of everyone including your family's and mine.