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Old 10-23-2015, 08:29 PM   #29
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Michelin now has 20 inch E rated tires in the DEFENDER LTX M/S. This is from TireRack.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....nder+LTX+M%2FS



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Old 10-23-2015, 08:32 PM   #30
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Our 2012 Ram 1500 came with 20" wheels/Good Year tires so we replaced them a couple of weeks ago with the same size in Michelin brand. Maintains the load rating of our axles and a better ride than a heavier rated tire.

They are indeed a smooth ride and I believe the low aspect sidewall gives us a little better resistance to side motion when the trailer is being towed than a higher sidewall. Really has nothing to do with "bling" in my mind, just the most overall practical for comfortable driving and stable towing.
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:14 AM   #31
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The bling was already applied at the factory.
The whole 20" wheel fad is the OEM following the aftermarket. Big wheels were made popular by rappers,gangsters, NBA stars and NFL stars. 22" wheels are available from the factory now. When will they go to 24", 26", 28", 30", and beyond?
The word "bling" was even invented by rappers in 1999.
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:16 AM   #32
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I'm sittin' on phat factory twinkies/dubs, too.
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:17 AM   #33
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According to the man at Can-Am low profile tires are a good thing when towing an Airstream.
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:17 AM   #34
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Michelin just introduced the Defender 20" for my 2014 Expedition Limited. I put a set of 20' "E" rated Defenders on my 3/4 2013 Duramax, Denali, check it out--Discount tire.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:25 AM   #35
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I need to replace the worn, passenger tires my 4wd Expedition.

On my Yukon, I ran Bridgestone Dueler Revo's, and was very pleased. Well, except that my poor parallel parking skills slightly ruined the raised white lettering....

Now I can't find any E rated tires for my newer truck. Looks like the Geolander A/T's are XL passenger tires - and the BFG All Terrain T/A K02's are D-rated.... Maybe either is "enough"?

My main focus is getting a tire for towing my 5700lb '73 Overlander - rapidly followed by a tire that handles well in rain (I had a bad hydroplaning experience that traumatized me several years ago).

Any suggestions? I've been browsing here and chatting with TireRack but getting nowhere. Thought about changing to 18" wheels for about 16 seconds - I really don't have the $$$ for it. Picked up this truck about 6mo ago and have already sunk $2K in repairs - with another $2K planned (belt, plugs & exhaust leak at rusted mainfold). But it got me across the country. I won't be surprised if I need brakes too. Mother trucker....

Laura
My vote is for Michelin. My F350 came with LTX MS2 LT275 X 20". Smooth, quite and good traction. I have always had very good success with Michelins. The same tire "other than size" came on my new Classic. They will probably cost you a little more than most other brands, but like the old sayin goes, "you get what you pay for!"
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I have a 2013 Expedition and switched to a stiffer load 117 tire to eliminate sway from the Perrellis I had. I am using Goodyear eagle sport 20 inch. Do not switch to the 18 inch wheels, it serves no purpose to do that.
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Fact to remember and consider.
It is the air not the tire sidewall that carries the load (or at least 95+% of it)
Wheels have a max load and inflation rating so if your original application was with tires rated at 35 psi the wheels may be overloaded and over stressed at 80 psi.
It is important to ALWAYS select tires and inflation levels that provide equal or greater load capacity than original tires.
If your vehicle placard is missing your dealer should be able to provide the appropriate information or you may find it in your owners manual.
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UPDATE:

On my next trip to the tire shop, I found they could get the NITTO Terra Grappler G2's from the warehouse - that's what I went with: LT265/60's. I'm happy with the tires and they fit fine.

On another note, they found a crack in one wheel - which was causing my 3-day air loss. They had it welded twice - still wouldn't hold. Found another OEM wheel on craigslist for $70 and had it mounted. Now all is good...

Thanks for all your suggestions and feedback!

Now for the next item to fix on the FORD. Always sumthin....

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