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Old 03-07-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
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We haven't purchased our A/S yet, but I have noticed that I need to replace our P265/70R16's, and was thinking it would be wise now to upgrade our tires to a higher load rating. When we do purchase an A/S it will not be any bigger than an Overlander, probably something in the 25' size. I have been a huge fan of Michelin's, however, our local Costco says that there is no LT265/70R16's in an E loading available, and the only model they have is the BFG's AT T/A KO's in that size, which I didn't like because of the aggresive offroad tread pattern. I prefer quiet and comfort over offroad truck tires. Does anyone have any good rec's for a passenger road type tread pattern in a "trailer-able" load rating?
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
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The higher load ranges would be available in a higher profile tire such as LT245/75R16 which would have the same overall diameter. You might need a narrower rim depending on what you have.

Might want to weigh your burb if you haven't already and see how much tire capacity you really need. You might find that the stock tires give you enough.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:44 PM   #3
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I up-graded our OEM 265/70's.. to Michelin LTZ 265/75/16 load range D. Great all around road tire, quiet, sooper ware and traction if 'ya need it.
No reason they wouldn't work on your Burb also.


Wouldn't use anything but Michelin...

BFG's not so much.


Note... the added tire height of the 75's will effect your speedo and driver info center, any GM store with a Tech II diag computer can re-calibrate. Not absolutely required if you can live with a 3-5mph difference.
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Hi, Check these tires out . They are available at Tirerack.com and I am sure you could find some one local to buy some heavier duty tires from. I bought Michelins LR E in a 17 in for my 04 Suburban and they were cheaper from my GM dealer than the local tire shop that I use.



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Might want to weigh your 'burb if you haven't already and see how much tire capacity you really need. You might find that the stock tires give you enough.


Agreed. There is no reason to change Load Rating as the vehicle manufacturer has tested all vehicle parameters with specified tires. A hard riding E is no fun (and no benefit) where not called for . . . suspension bushings, shock absorbers are "out of sync", IMO, with such changes.

If I am looking to improve TV, then, IMO, changing anti-roll bar bushings (front and rear) to polyurethane and going to BILSTEIN shock absorbers is the best method. I would also search out any "on-center dead spot" in the steering componentry.

Start by weighing (CAT Scale) TV with only driver, full fuel in vehicle. Published weights (shipping weights) are meaningless.
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After much lament, I ended up the the E rated Bridgestone Duelers. I was seriously concerned about the hard ride - as even the dealer questioned my choice on installation day.

Initially, I ran them at 45 lbs and although I noticed the difference in ride for my 2000 Yukon XL, it was not jaw jarring - as suggested. It did turn my cadillac ride to a truck ride ... but the added security, especially after my prior hydroplane issues, made the cost of these tires and the ride change worth every penny.

I now run the tires at 60 lbs. The ride is a bit more noticeably harsh on very bad, rutted roads but my kidneys are still intact. This is my daily driver and I still haven't been inclined to reduce the pressure...

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I up-graded our OEM 265/70's.. to Michelin LTZ 265/75/16 load range D.
Oops, mis-speak...load range E.

With no regrets...

Agree.... CAT scales a must. Our ready to camp combined wt..16300Lb, a real surprise and the reason for the E's.
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We tow our 25FB (7400#) with two Suburbans, an '04 and an '05. We have pulled Lucy with these TV's more than 50,000 miles. We run load range E tires as come on 2500 Suburbans. We have not experienced any popped rivets or any other problems with the load range E tires.

The Subs came with 245/75x16's. I recently replaced the tires on the '04 with Michelin 265/75x16's. I like the little bit larger tire much better and will soon be replacing the tires on the '05 with 265's. I plan on going with the Bridgestone Dueler A/T's from Sam's Club. The Michelins on the '05 are experiencing sidewall cracking after 40,000 miles/3 years.

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Wow, thanks! There's lots of good advice here. I'll start with getting my TV weighed and then go from there.
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You might also check out the Toyo HT's at Les Schwab in the LT rating. Might not be the cheapest, but you will be able to talk to some knowledgeble people. Get the information and then make your choice.
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You can run those load range E tires at a lower psi to get a better ride, than when you hookup the as pump up the psi for the extra load. On my tundra I have good year wranglers with silent armor and run them at 45 psi empty and 60 when towing or have a heavy load in the bed. It helps alot with the ride specially in this truck.
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