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Old 09-11-2015, 02:06 PM   #15
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P or E rated?

Just curious as to what load index the OP went with. I'm looking at the same kind, but have an F150 and am wondering if the E's are overkill considering my truck can't even carry that much weight. Thanks


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Old 09-11-2015, 02:18 PM   #16
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Old 09-11-2015, 02:33 PM   #17
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My dilemma is with the 275/65r18's, the MS2's only come in P or E. I've been researching the heck out of what I think I really need. Pulling a 25ftFC I was hoping the P's would be good with the right hitch set up. Otherwise I'm looking at cooper AT3's that come in C rating. I would like more of a highway tire for this vehicle considering that's all I'm really on.
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Old 09-11-2015, 02:46 PM   #18
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OARfan, I had a 2010 F 150 that I ordered. It had the P-rated tires as OEM. I was in Newfoundland and ruined one of those "way-too-light-for-this-truck" tires. As soon as I could after this, I put Michelin LTX MS2 LR-E tires on it. They were a far superior tire to the OEM of which I can't even remember the brand. I got 72K miles from them. I ran 80 psi in them. They impressed me so much that I have the Michelin LTXs on my new '15 F 150. I changed out the OEMs with only 100 miles on them. I, too, have the 16" LTXs on my trailers. I like Michelins !!!

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Old 09-11-2015, 02:55 PM   #19
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Thanks for the info Dan!

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Old 09-11-2015, 04:24 PM   #20

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Originally Posted by BoldAdventure View Post
Michelin LTX MS/2, I swapped out my Goodyear SR-A's too. I think they're a terrible OE tire.

Originally Posted by runnersg View Post

Here is my current vehicle:
2014 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 - 5.3 V8
3.42 - GVWR 7200 - GCWR 14000
Front and Rear Axle rating 3950
Current Tire P-rated - Goodyear Wrangler SR-A - Load Index 111 (2403 lbs)

What is the best tire decision i can make?

Appreciate everyone's help.

I second the Michelin LTX MS2 nomination....just got our new set yesterday. Replacing the earlier LTX MS's. (56k w 4/32"left) E rated, 28/15 build.
A 4 tire purchase gets a $70 rebate 'til 9/27/15

According to the Michelin Man at Dunn tire that I spoke with, the MS2's are no longer being made. Michelin is replacing them with the "Defender" line. Our size was $2.00 more, but no timetable, popular sizes first, (guess 16" is no longer popular )

The rebate made me do it.

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Old 09-11-2015, 10:13 PM   #21
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I had four blowouts of Firestone tires on a small car and will never buy them again. And, that was even sever years before the public scandal about their safety problem. Michelin and Goodyear are my brands. The best tires I ever had were Michelins.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:26 AM   #22
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Ditto on Firestone tires. I had two incidents in a van conversion, fortunately at low speeds. No more Firestone anything for me. Michelin or forget it...especially on a vehicle my family rides in.

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Old 09-12-2015, 04:15 AM   #23
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The 2 best tires I found are the Goodyear Adventure and one of the Michelin LTX tires. The Goodyear's should go a couple yrs more before the sidewalls crack and are more durable off-road. The Michelin should go a little more miles and be slightly smoother.

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