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Old 04-20-2024, 04:54 PM   #1
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Tires ?

I’m sure this has been covered somewhere but I’ll ask anyway….

I have a 2024 GMC AT4 3.0L diesel half ton and pulling a 2023 Rockwood 2614BS
Total trailer weight is 8040lbs my truck is good to pull 9100lbs so no issues there and I use a blue ox sway pro WD hitch I keep my chains at 10 I have Goodyear wrangler duratrac LT265/60R20 c rating (6 ply) tires on this truck never had these tires before

looking for advice or if anyone else is pulling similar truck and trailer to compare thoughts

Just got back from Myrtle beach from Ontario Canada and truck worked great although had some sway here and there when passing or getting passed by big rigs and was pretty windy in some spots ran about 65mph avg and I was probably a little over on hitch weight by maybe 150lbs (did a cat scale weight)

Wondering what people are running if 6 ply is good or go to 8-10 ply ? I know more ply means more noise

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Old 04-20-2024, 06:02 PM   #2
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Moved thread from the Running Gear/ Axles/ Brakes/ Frames and Tires sub-forum to the Towing, Tow Vehicles and Hitches sub-forum since the OP's questions are for Tow vehicle tires, not trailer tires.
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IMO LR E on a half ton pickup is overkill and will brutally affect your ride. LR C is plenty.
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I put Load Range D Michelins on my F150 and the ride was very comfortable.
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I put Load Range D Michelins on my F150 and the ride was very comfortable.
I'm running Load D Range Goodyears. Ride is quiet and comfortable. Better ride than our Accura.
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First off...I'm with the load range D group if you are going to be spending significant time towing with your half ton. D's will reduce some of the body roll attributed to the tires if you're an aggressive driver when not towing.

Now about your current tires...I've swapped between summer and winter tires on my last three trucks. My winter tires were the same Duratrac tires you have. (and they are awesome for winter weather use but noisy).

Early one year I had to the move the camper and I used my winter Duratrac tires. I instantly noticed a squirm or wiggle. The truck just didn't feel as planted. It wasn't bad but that effect may be more noticeable with less truck/tire...I had a 2500 series truck at that time. There is no question it was the tires. I think it had to do with the tall tread blocks and large gaps between the lugs allowed the tires to 'shift' around a little.
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