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    Jeepmedic46

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    Tire rating

    Post by Jeepmedic46 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:45 am

    I have a 05 F150 which I'm going to be putting on 265/70/17 BFG A/Ts. I will be pulling 2 draft horses. I was wondering if I should go with the load rating E. It will be a bumper pull trailer
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    Re: Tire rating

    Post by MtnClimber on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:18 am

    How heavy are the combined horses and trailer? You may all-set with Load Range D tires. I believe BFG AT tires come in that flavor.

    I found a comparison betwen C & E tires for ya:
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/CompareTires.jsp

    And if you're going to spend the money, Duratrac's are $5 cheaper (Load Range E), more tread, and a better well-rounded tire for your application.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/CompareTires.jsp?removeIndex=67QR7WDTOWL


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    Post by Jeepmedic46 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:21 pm

    Thank you, adopting one horse weight about 1800 to 2000lbs, still specing out the trailer. Will be aluminum. I tried to access that link but it said it was timed out.
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    Post by MtnClimber on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:56 am

    I compared a Duratrac, BFT AT, and a MTR, (Load Range E) all in your size on tirerack.
    I alos compare the C & E ranges for thier carrying capacities. C's will be a bit softer in the sidewall, whereas E's will be stiffer, but will last longer and exhibit safer handling while towing/hauling. If you spend more time on the farm and roads than on the trails, I'd go w/an E. It'll still be enjoyable on two tracks and so on. You may just air down to 35PSI w/the E's to regain the comfy ride.

    A friend of mine runs the MTR's on his F-150. He hauls a 2 place snowmobile trailer all winter & a boat in the summer. He has them rotated often and they seem to be holding up.


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    Re: Tire rating

    Post by achampagne on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:35 am

    When in doubt go with the E.
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    Post by Jeepmedic46 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:52 am

    I was reading the mtr isn't that great in the snow. That the Duratracs is a better all around tire.
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    Re: Tire rating

    Post by MtnClimber on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:08 am

    A good friend of mine has 235/85R75 E Duratrac's on his truck. This blizzard was easy peasy for him...even when the road went right and he went straight out into a field at 3:30 in the mernin. He just plowed his way right out of it.



    He runs a 8.5' Boss Vee plow and tows his racecar with his 09 Chevy 2500. He loves his Duratrac's.


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    Re: Tire rating

    Post by FJ Boozah on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:21 am

    I was using Toyo Open Country tires for this last storm in the E rated variety on a similar truck. Very very pleased with the performance of them in the deep snow, as well as the ride. They maintained a great ride even on the highway with minimal noise. Just another suggestion.


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    Re: Tire rating

    Post by Jeepmedic46 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:39 am

    Thank you, I will check them out. I'm hoping my taxes come in so I can get the new tires on her.
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    Re: Tire rating

    Post by booth9c1ss on Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:02 pm

    I have the Goodyear Authority (similar to Duratrac and the Toyo Open Country tread patterns). I have the LR E on my half ton GMC and they ride great. The stiffer sidewall helps it corner better. Available at WalMart for about $200/tire. I lucked out and found mine gently used on a Dodge 1/2 ton in the junkyard.

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    Post by Guest on Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:02 am

    I have Cooper AT3's in 265 C flavor & they feel very soft to the D's I had on there before

    & I only tow my M416 which I cant even tell is back there

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