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    Default Re: Pay extra for Load Range E's?

    Nothing wrong with d rated as long as you are not overloading them. The insurance argument is bs in my book as long as you are not overloading the tires. I have used d rated tires on one ton trucks before that didn't pull heavy loads with zero problems.
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    Default Re: Pay extra for Load Range E's?

    Thanks for the input from all of you...I too have not seen any Load Range D's locally in that size. The main reason I was wondering about the issue is that when I was at Wally World yesterday the price for a premium load Range E (Goodyear) was about $65 more than the same size in standard load. Spent a half hour comparing prices at Discount tire online and their price for a standard load tire (midgrade) is only about $15 less than a LR E. I am leaning toward the Cooper Discoverer HT LR E. Tread on the OEM Firestone Steeltexes is still good, but the sidewall are beginning to get very hard and cracking around the rim is getting to be noticable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDgreen227 View Post
    I agree with you about the added protection of the E range tires against nail flats, but for what it is worth I have not had a nail puncture in any tire, even paasenger car tires, going back to at least 1996. .

    Now you have gone and done it. You will have multiple flats in the next year.

    I had not had a flat tire from 1970 until 2009, 39 years. Since then I have had 13 flats and one violent blowout in 3 years. Hope 2013 is the start of another 39 years stretch. No pattern to the flats but have acquired a wide range of nails and screws from tires.
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    Default Re: Pay extra for Load Range E's?

    Quote Originally Posted by JDgreen227 View Post
    Thanks for the input from all of you...I too have not seen any Load Range D's locally in that size. The main reason I was wondering about the issue is that when I was at Wally World yesterday the price for a premium load Range E (Goodyear) was about $65 more than the same size in standard load. Spent a half hour comparing prices at Discount tire online and their price for a standard load tire (midgrade) is only about $15 less than a LR E. I am leaning toward the Cooper Discoverer HT LR E. Tread on the OEM Firestone Steeltexes is still good, but the sidewall are beginning to get very hard and cracking around the rim is getting to be noticable.
    I wish they still made the steeltex tires. Do a little research, I have had a sneaking suspicion that wally world and possibly even discount tire use a specially made tire to meet a price point. What makes it even more suspicious is that often discount tire has their name embossed on the tire. No real evidence of this, just something I have pondered for a while.

    I usually run E's on my 2500 because I like the ability to fill to 80 psi if I am hauling something heavy. Otherwise I run 60 front and 65 rear. Right now however, I have D's because I got a good price on some barely used tires. When I need new ones, I will get E's again. Tires are something I never like to go cheap on. BTW, I also gradually up-sized from the 245-75-16 to the current 285-75-16. truck sits a little higher and doesn't look as stupid.

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    Default Re: Pay extra for Load Range E's?

    Walmart is a place I would not buy tires or batteries. We replace more walmart brand car batteries that are only a few years old (if they make it that long) over anything else, and the tires are cheaper there for a reason and its not bulk pricing.

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    Default Re: Pay extra for Load Range E's?

    Last time I bought tires, I went to Sears for them. The reason, they priced match tirerack.com for the Michelen's I got. Originally, Sear's wanted 248/tire and tirerack had them for about 185/tire. So Sears matched at took another 10% of the difference off to get me down to about 178/tire. Totally worth checking around and letting them know about competitor's pricing.

    These are the tires I got about 3 years ago from Sears. 265/75 R16 on a Sierra 2500HD
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    Default Re: Pay extra for Load Range E's?

    Quote Originally Posted by puckgrinder85 View Post
    Walmart is a place I would not buy tires or batteries. We replace more walmart brand car batteries that are only a few years old (if they make it that long) over anything else, and the tires are cheaper there for a reason and its not bulk pricing.
    I bought tires at WalMart, Goodyear something or another, and was the same exact tire you get from a GoodYear dealer, only $75 cheaper. A house brand may be inferior but a name brand and specific model has to be the same, unless you know something I don't know. Plus you get service with a smile. I have no problem getting tires at WM.
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    Still trying to figure out why load range E is needed on a Suburban...On my 14,000# class C MH, I get it..Having owned Suburban class vehicles in the past I can say I never bought or needed them unless you're towing a park model TT in a serious HD XL..

    Saftey police aside.

    I've towed (more times than I can count) 6,000-10,00 loads with LT tires and never had anything that concerned me...

    I'm sure I'll get flamed for this but me and everyone I know put the biggest tires that came OEM, regardless of the door jamb sticker and are just fine. That includeds insurance claims that were never denied.
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    While we are on the topic, got a 2005 2500hd 4x4, when from stock 245 75r16 to 265 75 r16. When I run 65 psi all around I.swear the tires seem.over inflated, touching only in middle. truck is used really just for driving now, no loads over 1000#. should I reduce psi to 45 like the half tons? Door says 55 front, 80 back. I did go to load D

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    Default Re: Pay extra for Load Range E's?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulharvey View Post
    While we are on the topic, got a 2005 2500hd 4x4, when from stick 245 75r16 to 265 75 r16. When I run 65 psi all around I.swear the tires seem.over inflated, touching only in middle. truck is used really just for driving now, no loads over 1000#. should I reduce psi to 45 like the half tons? Door says 55 front, 80 back. I did go to load D
    I would dial back a little, but probably not to 45, try like 55 and see what happens. As far as I know there is no real good way to tell until you see tire wear problems. It should be easy for you though, since you have a consistent weight. My load varies an awful lot, and lately with gas prices so high, I hardly drive the truck unless I am hauling something.

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