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Old 07-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Son has 3/4 ton, 08 chevy pu. Needs new tires. Current tires are E rated. Can he go to the D rated tires and not lose sway control. Is this safe? Tongue weight on TT is 1300 lbs. It is diesel. He was told he would get a softer ride. Hope I am in the right section.
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If the load rating( weight capacity ) of the tires isn't equal to; preferably over ; the rear axle weight rating of the truck , DO NOT , go with a lower rating. The chances of poor control and even tire failure are too great.
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A reputable tire dealer will NEVER install a tire with a lower load capacity than that called for by the manufacturer as shown on the driver's door jamb. Although it's theoretically possible to keep the same or even higher load capacity by moving to a larger-than-stock size D-rated tire, the lower maximum inflation pressure of the D-rated tire and its less rigid construction could well make it more susceptable to sway. The same construction that gives the promised softer ride also makes it softer handling and softer in resistance to side-to-side motion - not what one wants when carrying a slide-in camper or towing a heavy RV.

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Thanks for the info. Going with the D rating. Even the possibility of mishap enough to decide foe him.
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Can you please clarify post #4? Do you mean he's going with the E-rated tire because of the risks associated with the D-rated tire that were described, or do you mean that he's going with the D-rated tire despite the unanimous recommendations not to do so?

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My mistake men. I did mean the E rated tire. Thanks for the alert.
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When I'm towing, my load range E tires are inflated to sidewall maximum to reduce sway as much as possible. I'm not concerned with the ride, just stability of towing and safety.
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If you're more concerned with ride as opposed to safety, an RV is not for you.
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