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Old May 7th, 2010, 12:28 PM
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I'm looking to put new tires on my D-90. The factory tires were a load rating D. The tires I'm looking at come in either a C or an E and are quite a difference in price. I don't do any hard core off road driving but some of the trails do get gnarly in places. Do I need to spend the money on the E or is the C enough?
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Old May 7th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Buy E. They will last longer and are more resistant to puncture.

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Old May 7th, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Someone correct me if I am wrong (as this information came from Costco when I had them order my BFG MT), but the ratings also equate to the stiffness of the tires--so the higher the rating, the tougher the tire and hence the stiffer the tire. I am not saying this is a bad thing at all, and I would probably go E over C, except on a daily driver as the C would be more forgiving and quieter. Just good to know if it is indeed true. For an offroad used truck, I would go D or E. My current set of BFG AT's are D I believe (on my disco)
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C,D,E etc. are load ratings and yes, stiffer as you go up. I run E range on my LWB, my D90 and on my "109"

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Old May 7th, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Long story short, if you are using the truck off road, any , go with a good off road tire which most probably will have a higher load rating, than a standard passenger tire. You will get a little rougher ride and maybe decreased mileage but it will hold up off road.
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The higher the rating the worse they will be on rocks though and the rougher the road ride will be. I've run both D and E in the past and E were far too stiff/heavy for their size. My new ones are C and quite a bit lighter but I won't have an option on the ride until I finish getting the rest of my parts (stuck with a 3rd party shipper for the last 5 months, finally supposed to arrive in a week and a half).
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You are running C load range on an expo type 110?

You would be over the weight limit pretty quick with them.
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Will see, one of the first trips will be to the scales with a full fuel tank to see.
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