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Old 08-15-2015, 07:24 AM   #41
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Mine came with Michelin LTX MS/2 tires on it.
P-rated or LT? That's the first I've heard of a factory spec MS/2. I know a lot of the 20's come with a Hankook AT series tire, the name escapes me. It is the second tire I would consider.

I noticed Ford updated their build site. Guessing they are getting ready to roll out '16 builds/options. We'll see if there's any curveballs there in terms of bundled packages.

After more deliberation, I think we're riding it out for another 6-8 months with the x5. Now that I've paid for another $$ oil change and alignment I should be ready for another 10K miles. These trucks are some big money. Especially looking at what you can get a 250 for at the moment. I'd love to have that 6.7L because I love a diesel and they are beasts, but it won't be the right truck for a 4mi commute everyday driver. And we really have no need for that much truck......
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Here is a shot of my tire. Interestingly I did not think about the other point until you made it - P or Metric rated just that they were LT tires.

So, I looked it up. Michelin lists a Metric version of the MS/2 in a 20" as the LT275/65R20/E 126/123R. The HD payload models all have the 18" tire/wheels and guess what, metric rated tires. BTW, there were several brands of tires on the trucks I looked at. They do not seem picky on that point. Mine are listed as P rated with 275/55R20 113H with 2304# load capacity. The metrics are 3700#in the 20". My 17" load E MS/2 on my previous truck were 3400# each. Whew, I hope I can use these.
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:03 PM   #43
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ok, i was beginning to freak out over the tires not being heavy duty. Then I read something on a web page about matching tires to your truck. Here is the gist.Tires should match the load capacity of your truck. The load capability of the tires is x4 with the weight of the truck and payload added. My truck weighs just over 5000# the tire load capacity is 9216# leaving around 4100# for payload. The article further describes how manufacturers of light trucks, when using P rated tires on a truck or load-bearing vehicle, are "required to decrease the claimed capacity of the vehicle by 10% to accommodate the tire type." So my payload rating on the tire sticker on the door is already showing the actual figure with those tires. If they were heavy duty rated, by the article, the manufacturer would be able to list 100% of the capacity which I guess to be around 1900#. At the beginning of the article it lists the reason manufacturers choose P rated tires for many of the trucks in their line is because of ride quality, gas mileage and reduced noise.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:04 AM   #44
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I purposely ordered 18" wheels hoping that they would be better the the 20" version. Beefier side wall I believe.
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It still works out ok, at least for me. My CAT scale rear axle weight is 2340# with a maximum rating of 3800# for axle and 4608# for tires. That leaves 1,460# for rear axle load alone with the tires. The tongue weight, while 1000# does not ride only on the rear with WD so it is still within specs though I must say that I can fully understand why some would want HD tires as it gives that extra margin of heft. These have to carry the weight specified so we will see. I will know more on handling, etc when I tow.
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Old 04-20-2016, 03:02 PM   #46
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Just got the call from the dealer that it's here. Can't wait to pick it up this Saturday.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:05 AM   #47
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Newbie question. I'm looking at getting a TV and TT. Recently retired and want to get out to see our great country and Canada. TT to be about 25-27 footer (I want a queen size bed in it...). Considering getting a Platinum 150 with the 3.5EB with max tow package. Looking at a bunch of trucks on the lot, it looks like this combo ends up with available payload of ~1500. Outside of stuff directly needed for camping (generator for AC, tools, etc.) , the most I may add is a couple of bicycles. Is this payload rating cutting it too close?
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Could be a little close. Drop down to a Lariat and you could quite easily pick up another 2-300 pounds of payload. If you are specing a new truck it will come in less then advertised. Best if you can check the sticker on a truck in stock. Another couple of hundred pounds never hurts for a little added cushion.
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