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Old 10-28-2013, 02:40 PM
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Hey guys i need to buy new winter tires and im debating if i should get LT tires or regular P tires, on the side of door it is written Lt 265 70 17 tires but i've been reading in forums that alot of people have P tires on a dodge ram 1500. Right now i have LT 4 season. i do not pull or put weight on my truck
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My Ram came with P rated tires, Goodyear Wranglers, as far as i am concerned, they were the worst tire on the highway currently, especially when the road is wet

Now i run LT tires, i have 56,000 miles, (90123km) on them & they hardly show any wear
i don't tow, but i do drive more then most people
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It doesn't sound like you need the load rating of LT tires. P rated tires usually ride softer than LT rated. LT are often heavier and most expense too. I agree with GTyankee on the Goodyears, they do suck. That isn't because they are P rated, just low end tires. How much do you take the truck off road?
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i don't take the truck off road, in future i might put a shovel in front of my truck, so will the p rated tires still do the job of i would need the Lt
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I think based on the description of your driving habits you'll be just fine with the "P" tires.

If you loaded up the bed, did some towing, or even brought it occasionally off-road, then you'd be better off going with an LT tire.

One thing that you may want to consider though, is the fact that you probably won't be able to find a "meaty" tire in the "P" rating. This may affect the way the truck handles when you start encountering all that snow and ice that I've heard you experience in the Great Arctic North.

Good luck, and be sure to post up some pics when you get the new shoes, regardless of what rating that you decide to go with


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a good P rated tire would work for you
just get a good tread pattern for the conditions that your vehicle will be used in

If your current tires still can be used for normal driving, you might consider retreads for the winter months
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i used my Lt wranglers 4 season last year i had no problem with getting out of the snow but now im afraid that the P tire treads wont do the same job, (in quebec they came out with this law this year and on, that all tires in winter have to have a snowflake)
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i used my Lt wranglers 4 season last year i had no problem with getting out of the snow but now im afraid that the P tire treads wont do the same job, (in quebec they came out with this law this year and on, that all tires in winter have to have a snowflake)
Does not matter if the tire is P or LT rated, it still needs the snowflake designation which signifies a winter tread/rated tire to conform with Quebec laws.

Here on the west coast, I run the factory GY tires. Not the best as others have mentioned but I find having the rear tires at a lower pressure then the front tires makes a big difference in handling, even in the rain. I would like to purchase new, but 20" tires are at a premium price. And with only putting 4-5000 projected miles per year on the truck, it does not make economic sense right now.

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