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I tried searching, but I didn't find the info I'm looking for. I noticed the BFG AT 285-75-16 has an E load rating. My current 265-75-16 BFG AT's have a D load rating. A load D rating is plenty for my truck, and E seems way over kill! Won't the E load rating be a stiff riding tire for such a light truck? Does BFG make the 285-75-16 in a D load rating?
 

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luv 'dem "E" load tires on the trail... durable

Bias ply if it's got to be tougher.

Currently I have "D" load tires... but they're bigger !
so that makes up for it. (also 'cause they don't make an "E" load for muh 295's)

"E" load tires are not for everyone !
major overkill on a street queen
JM:2cents:

If ya spend more time on the street then a trail...
I'd look for "D" load tires or maybe even contemplate "P" tires.
LT tires are not necessary for parking lots or malls. :2cents:
 

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Lt is a must I you plan on hauling anything ;)
too the dump maybe :neener:

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I've had "P" tires on tons of crap that hauled on the tarmac.
They'd support the lightweight Tacoma no sweat...
especially because the Tacoma can't carry much load anyway.

But the squat of the tires, from weight, definitely brings the sidewalls down
and closer to harms way.

I'd never run a "P" on muh junk...
would never stand up to the trail abuse I dish out.

Heck, I'm even concerned with dropping from muh original "E" load tires...
down to muh current "D" load tires.
Hopefully the larger tire size compensates some.
 

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Load range E's on my truck. Personally I wouldn't run less the D's but that's just my :2cents:. I run them at 35-40 psi and the truck is smoother then the wife's stock 4 runner on stock C's that bottoms out everywhere...

I'm not a hardcore wheeler but don't want to worry about my tires if I have a bed full of firewood or whatever.
 

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Meh, I ran c's before the swap, and there was a couple times I should have cut the sidewall but didnt

Tire manufacture plays a bigger role than load range
 

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For the sake of discussion I'll go ahead and post.

I recently switched from C range 32s to E range 33s. While the ride is a bit more "rocky," the difference isn't significant. Still seems to be riding fine. Running 30psi all around.
 

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I know the "E" load tires have a 3400lb rating, but most of the wheels I see only have a 1800-2200lb rating. Is there a concern of overloading the wheels?
 
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