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Load Range vs Max Load

I see that most people recommend an E rated tire for my F350, but as I look at different tires I have noticed some have a Max Load of 3200 pounds which is less than some of the D rated tires i've seen. What is the more important factor? I do not pull many heavy loads, but do occasionally load up the bed pretty heavy and I want to be able to use my truck to full capacity if needed.

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I see that most people recommend an E rated tire for my F350, but as I look at different tires I have noticed some have a Max Load of 3200 pounds which is less than some of the D rated tires i've seen. What is the more important factor? I do not pull many heavy loads, but do occasionally load up the bed pretty heavy and I want to be able to use my truck to full capacity if needed.
Load capacity (LBS), or as an alternate, Load Index. Load Index is a standard unit of load capacity that can be easilly compared accross different tires and manufactures. Look for something with a Load Index of 126 (3,750 LBs per tire) or higher.

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The minimum LT load index you can run on your F-350 is 123 but like noted above, 126 is ideal.
Thanks. Speaking of discount tire, I'm wanting to move up to a bigger tire, what is your policy if I were to purchase 37" tires from one of your stores and they were too big for my truck? Am I stuck with them or is there a return policy of any kind?


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Thanks. Speaking of discount tire, I'm wanting to move up to a bigger tire, what is your policy if I were to purchase 37" tires from one of your stores and they were too big for my truck? Am I stuck with them or is there a return policy of any kind?


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We do not want you keeping product that does not suite your needs so if you purchase this size and they do not work out as planned we will certainly swap them out for another size. If you purchase this set from your local Discount Tire Store they will be able to test fit them for you as well.

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