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Old 02-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #11
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The Toyo M/T LT295/70R17 128P E/10 (33X11.50R17) is a 33.5" tire with a capacity of 3970 pounds.
This is the tire you want.

I have the Toyo ATs in 17 inch size and will buy another set when mine wear out.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:36 PM   #12
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Re: Tires and Load Ranges

I tried running a lower rated tire up front. While my axle weight was well under the tire's ratings, the higher-than-typical center of gravity took their toll on the tires pretty darn fast. I had to to re-up back to E's after not very long. They wore fine, bit you could see the sidewalls bulging from the cords breaking inside the sidewalls.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:40 PM   #13
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Re: Tires and Load Ranges

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The Toyo M/T LT295/70R17 128P E/10 (33X11.50R17) is a 33.5" tire with a capacity of 3970 pounds.
This is the tire you want.

I have the Toyo ATs in 17 inch size and will buy another set when mine wear out.

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Looks like the Toyo Open Country MT in the 295/70/17E is what I will go with.
They have a fair amount of siping too - important in the NW.
The Nitto Terra Grapplers I have now have had a hard time staying balanced.
They have been re-balanced several times. When I rotate my tires a particular pair vibrate (on my Walker Evans wheels).
30K miles on my Terra Grapplers in 18 months! Done with Nittos for now.
Come June/July I will mount up the Toyos for my Colorado blast...
Thanks gentlemen.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #14
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Okay, okay!
Sorry, I couldn't resist

BTW my MT toyo's are wearing faster than BFG AT's as to be expected
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:13 AM   #15
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Remember that an E rated tire is only able to sustain its max load at 80 psi; similarly a D rated tire has to be at 65 psi to sustain its lower rating. So if you run at less than these ratings given our heavy vans, you are taking your proverbial life in your hands. BTDT got the T shirt too.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:07 AM   #16
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Anyone tried cooper discoverer st maxx?
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:02 PM   #17
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Remember that an E rated tire is only able to sustain its max load at 80 psi; similarly a D rated tire has to be at 65 psi to sustain its lower rating. So if you run at less than these ratings given our heavy vans, you are taking your proverbial life in your hands. BTDT got the T shirt too.
Not all E rated tires have a max load index that needs 80psi. I'm running E-rated 315/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs at 45 and 50 psi, respectively. My van weights 4500 lb over the front axel and 4700 over the rear axel. The load index is 3860lb at 65 psi.
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Remember that an E rated tire is only able to sustain its max load at 80 psi; similarly a D rated tire has to be at 65 psi to sustain its lower rating. So if you run at less than these ratings given our heavy vans, you are taking your proverbial life in your hands. BTDT got the T shirt too.
Not all E rated tires have a max load index that needs 80psi. I'm running E-rated 315/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs at 45 and 50 psi, respectively. My van weights 4500 lb over the front axel and 4700 over the rear axel. The load index is 3860lb at 65 psi.
Yes, his general point about don't underflate below correct load carrying capacity is correct, but that load capacity varies based on pressure AND tire size. Check the other threads listed above.
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