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Old 06-24-2011, 07:53 AM   #1
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'97 Jeep GC / '70s Safari Tires

My 97 Jeep GC 5.2/v8 currently has Michelin LTX M/S P225/70r16 tires. I've read many of the tire threads here and on the Jeep forums and the recommendations seem to converge toward a LT 245/70r16 LR D or E. I plan to tow a 70's Safari. Will the P225's be sufficient or will I need to replace with the LTs?, thoughts on moving to 245s?
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:11 AM   #2
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I would go with the stock spec tire size. The 245 is much taller than the 225 and will hurt you in the hills. They do make an LT225 size tire.
The P tire is rated at 1703 lbs at 35 psi.
The LT tire is rated at 2640 at 50 lbs. This tire will ride a bit rough but there will be less squish in the sidewall. If you are towing long distances you may want to upgrade.

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TV Tire selection revisited

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The LT tire is rated at 2640 at 50 lbs. This tire will ride a bit rough but there will be less squish in the sidewall. If you are towing long distances you may want to upgrade.
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I am revisiting my TV tire decision as I ended up purchasing a Argosy 26 which is heavier than a Safari. When I checked the MS2 LTX I didn't see an LT in the current size but only a LT225/75R16/E which is rated at 2840 @ 80 lbs. Any thoughts on changing from a 70 to a 75? Would I gain any additional benefit of running with a Load E tire considering the JGC "squishy" suspension?
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