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Old 03-28-2013, 02:52 PM   #11
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Your weight on the rear axle is alarming to me because I don't believe you could have more added weight in the rear than is expected for normal use which means the unloaded weight must be near the 9460 lbs (Rear Rated weight). I have never weighed my rear axle so I don't know. Maybe Clemens can respond to off the factory floor weight. He said they now weigh each vehicle and post.
They posted a weight record above my kitchen sink with false information showing GVWR of 8760lbs.

As for tires, yours are the same as mine with a 10720 lbs for all four tires. I've scheduled for installation of 6 new mechelins this saturday, but I may see if they can find a higher rated tire.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:59 PM   #12
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As a side note: Dr. Mike, I have the same "E" rated Michelins but the say they are rated at 2680lbs not 2470 lbs. Made in Canada.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:29 PM   #13
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I'm not so sure on cost - my guy got 6 LT225 16.5R75 for right at $1,000. That is $200 less than 4 tires for my wife's Toyota Highlander
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:18 PM   #14
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Tire solution continued...

Thanks again, J8; I will leave my rack off and run up to a local scale and re-weigh for a second opinion, just to be sure. There is not much that I can move around other than the stuff on the rack (at least that weighs much).

Thanks also Gerry. My Michelins have two load recommendations embossed on the side; one says MAX LOAD SINGLE 2680 lbs (as yours indicates), then just below that it also says MAX LOAD DUAL 2470 lbs. I am assuming they recommend a lower load when used as duals because the load shifts to different tires when cornering.

Road Trip; what brand tire did you purchase and what is the load rating in lbs?

Thanks to everyone for the quick responses. Looks like I'll be giving the economy an infusion soon when I go tire shopping... :-)
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Thanks again, J8; I will leave my rack off and run up to a local scale and re-weigh for a second opinion, just to be sure. There is not much that I can move around other than the stuff on the rack (at least that weighs much).

Thanks also Gerry. My Michelins have two load recommendations embossed on the side; one says MAX LOAD SINGLE 2680 lbs (as yours indicates), then just below that it also says MAX LOAD DUAL 2470 lbs. I am assuming they recommend a lower load when used as duals because the load shifts to different tires when cornering.

Road Trip; what brand tire did you purchase and what is the load rating in lbs?

Thanks to everyone for the quick responses. Looks like I'll be giving the economy an infusion soon when I go tire shopping... :-)
Glad to help. Any chance there is internal gear that can be moved? You would be surprised how much some things weigh you never think about. I bet we have 500 lbs in our kitchen stuff. But then, I like to eat which means I gotta cook!
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Telstar. Don't know the exact poundage as we have dually's, but it's in that 2500 lb range. It's probably online somewhere though.
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