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Old 12-04-2015, 07:35 PM   #21
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I have P rated on my 14 F150 max tow and run at the max 44psi. I installed air bags and the ride doesn't feel as squishy as before, but LT tires will be my next upgrade. Just can't justify getting new tires when the current ones have ~15k on them. I also use an Andersen WDH that handles sway very well.
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:27 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the replies. I do run my tires at the max 51 psi. I think I have my WDH and sway control dialed in as I have no issues any other time but when being passed by large trucks. I have no unreasonable bounces and all my weights are well within the limits. Actually towing is a pleasure with the exception of what a friend calls getting suck/blowed. The trucks suck you in and then blow you out. And I do try to move right when getting passed and that helps. But sometimes the trucks catch me off guard.

From the comments I received I think I will try a set of LTs before our next journey. Thanks for all the input.
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:33 PM   #23
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I have the same issue in my F-150. I upgraded to the LT's with air bags and h/d shocks but still get thrown around. I think the issue is the 1/2 ton pickup is just not enough. I don't think you would get that with a 3/4 ton truck and if you did it would certainly not be as bad as the 1/2 ton.
Check the weight of a 3/4T of the same year/model of your 1/2T, I think you will be surprised at what little difference in the actual weights are.
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:36 PM   #24
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My 2015 F150 with Max Tow package came with Goodyear 275/65-18 Wrangler Fortitude tires. They seem pretty good and the load rating number meets the needs with my setup.

My only complaint with towing is that I get pushed around by large trucks passing me. I know I have a light tow vehicle but could the P rated tires have an effect on this?

Where will I see the benefit of switching to LT tires and what differences can I expect? I am willing to spend the $1,000 if there is real benefit to switching to Lts.

And if I switch to Lts, which tires should I look at?

Thanks for any input.

I have a 2015 F150 King Ranch with the max tow package and the tires are Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain with Kevlar, the max psi on the sidewall says 51 psi. I haven't towed with it yet but my last F150 had max psi of 44. I won't have a chance to tow until spring but it should be interesting to see if these are better than the last set on my old truck. There is no P designation on this set and I am assuming these are LT tires.
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:42 PM   #25
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............ I think the issue is the 1/2 ton pickup is just not enough. I don't think you would get that with a 3/4 ton truck and if you did it would certainly not be as bad as the 1/2 ton.
I have to disagree. A 1T truck pulling a TT is still susceptible to the sucking air disturbance caused by a passing big rig.
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I have to disagree. A 1T truck pulling a TT is still susceptible to the sucking air disturbance caused by a passing big rig.

My 150 liked to pull in with semis.
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I have a 2015 F150 King Ranch with the max tow package and the tires are Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain with Kevlar, the max psi on the sidewall says 51 psi. I haven't towed with it yet but my last F150 had max psi of 44. I won't have a chance to tow until spring but it should be interesting to see if these are better than the last set on my old truck. There is no P designation on this set and I am assuming these are LT tires.
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LT better for gravel roads

I spent a lot of time driving fast on gravel roads (not towing) when I was in the Forest Service. If you drive 30 mph on washboards, you only hit the high spots. All of our 1/2 ton pickups came with passenger tires. I had two flats on the same day multiple times, and averaged a flat every two weeks. Once we switched to LT tires, the issues disappeared and we seldom had flats. Lowering the tire pressure improves the ride immensely. The tire pressure listed on the door panel of your vehicle is usually a good place to start when unloaded and driving around town. Off road, 25 psi is great if you have a way to pump them back up for the highway.
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:39 AM   #29
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Michelin Defender M+S2 10 ply on my F150.
Superb towing and handling over the stock P 18“ tires.
Lost a small bit of the Lincoln Continental ride unloaded but towing performance is what I'd rather have for my pick-up truck.
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Good timing for this post ( for me). I was quoted yesterday (Friday) a price of $ 1150.00 out the door for Good Year SRA E rated tires (275/65/18). I'm not in the market yet, but am looking at 6 or 7 months.

I've had no noticeable issues with the P tires which came on the truck. As with others here, I'm concerned about a harsh ride with LT tires! The P tires have been fine for our limited towing of five or six times a year, and nothing over a one day's drive (8 hours).
My thoughts are for longer trips next summer.

The Michelins have my attention at this time.
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