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Old 11-02-2011, 09:19 AM   #11
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We tow a 5,500 pound travel trailer with P tires and they do just fine. There is a wide range of P tires. We got some very heavily built XL tires with a high load index. Another step up are LT tires that are C Rated. You can definitely do these on the factory wheel (50psi). Standard 1/2 ton factory wheels may not be rated for the 80 psi of an E rated tire.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:23 AM   #12
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I believe the OP was talking about replacing the original equipment P-rated tires, which most certainly wouldn't be up to the job.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:51 AM   #13
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I believe the OP was talking about replacing the original equipment P-rated tires, which most certainly wouldn't be up to the job.
XL rated for 3000 pounds each or 12000 total is not up to the job? Really? What is the GVWR of most 3/4 ton's 10000???
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:54 AM   #14
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padave, give it a rest already.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:23 PM   #15
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So the tires I'm looking at 275-60-20 XL 119s rated at 3000lbs
Will be noticeably better then my current tires Goodyear HP
275-60-20 rated at 2600lbs ?
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:21 PM   #16
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So the tires I'm looking at 275-60-20 XL 119s rated at 3000lbs
Will be noticeably better then my current tires Goodyear HP
275-60-20 rated at 2600lbs ?
Mine are much better...I made the exact same switch from the Good Year HP 275/60R20 to Hankook Ventus Rho7 XL 119H's
(H speed rated rather than your S which should not make a difference while towing). I noticed an immediate improvement ...especially on turns. But only made one trip before adding the air bags. Make sure you inflate the tires to the upper range of the air pressure...I usually put in 48 psi..... I am towing the bigger and heavier cousin to your Tracer 3150.....which is the Lacrosse 318. The Dodge Ram 1500's have fairly soft springs which makes for a smooth ride but lowers the payload. I think the air bags would be very beneficial....they will help with handling, porpoising (on rough highways with bad joints) and squatting....
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Did you check the General Grabber HTS?..they are fairly highly rated by consumers on both the tire rack and discount tire direct websites and a bit cheaper than the Coopers....Same 119s Rating. They are rated as low rolling resistance which will probably give you slightly better mpg's than the Coopers....Just a thought....
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:38 PM   #18
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PAdave,did you get your (FREE) tire pressure gauge from (HANKOOK)? Youroo!!
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PAdave,did you get your (FREE) tire pressure gauge from (HANKOOK)? Youroo!!
nope just a $50 rebate..Was it nice? ......I see that the tires that I bought seem to be back ordered many places.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:23 PM   #20
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Why would anyone ever run an XL or LT tire at 80psi ?? This is about 30 psi more than I would ever consider putting in a tire to tow any legal weight trailer/TV combination !!
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