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I am looking at buying a new set of tires and was wondering if i have to buy E load range or if i could just go with D's? I usually dont pull very often but sometimes i pull 6,000 to 8,000 lbs so i want to be safe. Also, how wide of tires can i put on my stock rims?
 

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i've been told if your running an over size tire that a D would be fine. on stock rim i'm not to sure but i know anything over a 12.5 would prolly be to wide.

i had a set of 315 70 on stock wheels D load rating and they didnt last very long at all. plus they where procomp xtreme mud terrain. whatever you do dont get them.
 

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i had 285/75/R16 BFG all terrain TA/KO's on my '97 that were E load rating and they have over 6000 and look brand new still. on my '06 i have 285/70/R17, same brand and everything, and i burn them all the time and they have like 3000 still have the little hairs on them. i don't think i will ever buy a different tire:thumbsup:thumbsup
and you should be fine with D load rating. my buddy hauled a 35 foot gooseneck with a backhoe and his were fine and you have to have a CDL to haul that its like 30,000 pounds GVW with that combo.
 

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Call me old school, but I will always use E's on my trucks. If you're not hauling heavy, then maybe you can get away with D's, but I like the idea of 10 ply tires. I have tried D's before, and the squish factor really made things unpleasant. I took them off my truck, sold them, and put E's back on.
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i will prolly just go with D's because i don't haul that much so i should be safe. Right now i have 265/75/R16 Dueller A/T's on my truck. Tire sizes really confuse me so i'm gunna ask a dumb question. I want some bigger tires on my truck but i'm not gunna lift it at all so they can't be to big and I want them to fit on my stock rims. I want them to stick out past the fenders a little bit so what size tires would i need for them to stick out?
 

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Anyone have an idea?
 

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16's right? I'd just go with a 285/75/16. I think they look good on that year of truck. My bro-in-law has 35's on his 98.5 and they look really big. For some reason, they look bigger than 35's on a 3rd gen.
 

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I had D's once and will NEVER do that again!!:CRY: They will make you sick how they fell waaaaay too soft IMO....
 

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I have just under 50k on my 285/70/17 BFGs with no problems. They are D-rated and I run them at the max 65psi fulltime.
 

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I have just under 50k on my 285/70/17 BFGs with no problems. They are D-rated and I run them at the max 65psi fulltime.
I had bfg's d rated and had death wobble so bad it wan't even funny... Soon as I got rid of em it was gone...
 

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I've got a set of Toyo A/T's in 285/75/17 on order. I hope they don't look too small. Anyway, it took a while, but I finally found a tire I liked that was E rated. I tow everyday and won't make the D rated mistake again.

Glad to hear some guys are having luck with the D's. Each circumstance is different I suppose.
 
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