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I am curious as to what you guys run on your trucks. Is there an obvious advantage of one over the other? I know the LT's have a higher load capacity and stiffer sidewall, but will they last longer? Also, is there a noticeable difference in MPGs?
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If both types of tire are new, & both have the same type of tread, either highway or all terrain, the slightly heavier LT will use more fuel, but the difference in MPG would be so slight, you would have to measure it in tank fulls, not per gallon

My Ram came with P rated tires, i drive a heck of a lot, like yesterday a job took me about 400 miles, most of the day i was on asphalt or concrete, but i was also on construction roads & parking areas. nails & screws were every where
P rated tires seem to reach out & grab sharp objects & if they hit a road hazard, they blow out
I switched to LT tires before the factory tires were even close to 1/2 worn
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Thanks GTyankee that is the exact type of response I was hoping to get! My truck also came with the P-rated tires but I am considering upgrading to LTs when these wear out. I do alot of highway miles each day on my truck so that is where my concern came from if they will affect my MPG.
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"LT" means Light Truck. "P" means Passenger. The LTs are much tougher with better sidewalls. The "P" tire has a softer ride and is a lot cheaper than the LT. But with a "P" tire you can get what they call "impact bulges" in the sidewall from a pothole, curb, big rock, etc. These are not considered defects and are not covered by the tire manufacturers warranty. If you run on nice pavement all the time the "P" tires may be good for you. If you do any rough duty or off-roading an LT tire would be better. The 3/4 ton heavy duty trucks all come with LT tires. The 1/2 ton comes with P tires for the soft ride and low cost. I run LTs in my 1/2 ton truck.
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Not all brands of LT's are created equally. Make sure to read the tire sidewall to see how many plies of material they are made of. Most tires will be load range C,D, or E.......normally thats 6,8, and 10 ply rated. Some of your foreign brands seem to have their own grading system, such as a kumho load range E with only 6-7 plies of material. In your case i think tire brand/quality is more of a concern than load range.
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Check out www.treadwright.com for some pretty good deals. Ive had three sets of tires from them with zero problems. Right now i have the 315/70r17 guard dog's and i love them!
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Check out www.treadwright.com for some pretty good deals. Ive had three sets of tires from them with zero problems. Right now i have the 315/70r17 guard dog's and i love them!
Those are some really great prices!! How many miles can you put on a set of those tires?
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if you use your truck as a truck go with LTs P rate tires are Passenger not for work they are softer for better ride not made to hold up to work
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Picked up a small screw in my Wrangler HP' last week cost me $30.00 at Sears (only place I could find on Sunday who would fix it) I will be switching toi an LT tire when these are gone.. BTW this set of Wrangler's are doing great alreadt 12k on them and itlloks like these are going to go at least 40k. My last ones were all done in 32k off the 08. I wonder what the difference is?
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I believe they are warrantied for 2 years/24k miles. My first set of warden a/t's got considerably more than that. I wanna say it had almost 32k on it when I changed them. But they were far from bald. Give them a call. They will take the time to explain the process. Some of the nicest people in the tire industry right there!
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