Originally Posted by 05CrewDually
Fantastic! So tell me, how many bad experiences with LT's have you read about?
Sorry, I don't want to hijack the thread. Feel free to PM me.
I know of at least one. Don't recall brand, though. I do know the owner is meticulous about preventative maintenance on his rig and took care of them.
Overall, I think LT tires can be a good choice. I don't subscribe to the theory that they aren't appropriate since there are quite a few high end trailers that come with them. (I also am not on the bandwagon that all ST tires are junk.)
My big issue with LT tires is the lesser cargo carrying capacity vs equivalently sized ST tires. With axle spacing, there's not always room to increase the diameter of the tire. At least, that was my personal experience.
My second issue is that I just don't know enough to understand the sizing differences- for instance, my tire size is 235/80/R16 but most LT tires I found were 235/85/R16. That 80 vs. 85- I just wasn't sure how that impacted things.