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post #1 of 17 Old 03-11-2010, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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is a D rated tire enough

is a D rated tire enough for a superduty crew diesel? or is E the only way to go? im lookin at irok 41s but some the 39.5s are e rated
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ide like to know that same. Im planning on getting some 37" toyos for my trucks with a load range D. My trucks a Crew cab long bed.

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Yes they are. The difference between D and E is 300 pounds. I have loaded my truck down to the max and have had no problems with my load range D tires.


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If you plan on towing the E's are the only way to go. You can be fine with a D though, the tread life isnt as long but its also cheaper to buy a D tire than E.

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my BFG KM2 are a D and I haul 12k on a regular basis with no issues

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my BFG KM2 are a D and I haul 12k on a regular basis with no issues
And i will say from seeing them first hand that they will make it to 100k, At over 80k on them already they still have a good bit of meat left to go through!

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If you are doing some “heavy duty” towing, I would recommend the E rated tire. If you are not using your truck as a tow rig for heavy loads, the D rated tire is fine. I know a lot of people who have the D’s on their trucks....I am not aware of any problems.

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And i will say from seeing them first hand that they will make it to 100k, At over 80k on them already they still have a good bit of meat left to go through!
Over 80,000 on BFG KM2!?!?!? Wow thats awesome! Are they d or e rated? What road conditions? And with a powerstroke under the hood?

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Over 80,000 on BFG KM2!?!?!? Wow thats awesome! Are they d or e rated? What road conditions? And with a powerstroke under the hood?
Yes, look at post #5, the red dually. The "pig" as we call it. Last time i saw em they had 84k and should make it to 100k. No lie, ive never seen a tire last like those. They are D rated holding up a 6.0L and he hauls a trailer with nearly 12k day to day with his business. And those are 37-12.50's on stock rims.

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