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Old 04-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Different Load Range?

The old tires where a load range of "D". The new ones I bought are range "E". My question is will I have problems with the two different load ranges? My plan is to run the "E" range tires on the front and outside duel. Then put the best "D" range tires on the inside duel. I know the psi will be different, but the "E" tire is the same size as the old ones (8.00/16.5) I would have liked to keep all the same, but those 16.5 tires aren't cheap or easy to come by. Plus the price I got on these four "E" tires was to good to pass up for brand new unused tires. Woody
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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No, no... Put all your 'E' rated on the rear duals.. the tires back there should all be the same at the same PSI.. I guarantee that the actual outside circumference of those E's are different than the D's. What will most likely happen if you mix them is one of the inside tires will blow going the road..
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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As mentioned already you want the same load range on the duals. Both tires need the same PSI. Take the old tires and put them int the front if you insist on not purchasing six new tires. I guess the question needs also, how old are those D rated tires? You might be best looking for two more E rated and have piece of mind. What might cost a little now will cost a WHOLE lot more if one of those tires blow and take out some vital equipment under your rig. Good Luck with your decision.
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Your steer axle should never get hand-me downs!
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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Your steer axle should never get hand-me downs!
Agreed, but its better than having mixed tires on the rears..
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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Darn it.......I knew it couldn't be true. Well I guess old friend Visa will have to buy the last two. Darn it!! But your right, best to get it over with and buy all new. I'm such a cheap a$$! Ha Woody
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LOL.. I'm still putting off buying mine, so dont feel too bad
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #8
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Wait till you upgrade to a DP with tag and new tires cost you over $5000 for eight! I only had to buy six and it was still over $3,200 in late 2010! (4 275/70's and 2 305/70 22.5's)
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #9
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Driving an older gas rig isn't so bad after all.

$1200 for a set of 6 new BF Goodrich LT's sounds like a deal compared to a new set for a DP.

I'm stating to like low tech in a high tech world.
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I'm not going to complain to much. I'll have just over $900 in six tires installed. Thats $300 more then what I paid for the thing!!! HA! I can't wait for two more weeks when we take it out on our maiden hunting trip to western Nebraska to do some turkey hunting. My friend hase a 78 Dodge motorhome, so we plan to just take it easy on the back two lanes and have a good time of it.....and pray neither one brakes down! Woody
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I thought I would post where I bought my tires, since the topic came up. I found the same tire I had before on tire-easy.com . The tire was $122 and they charged me $18 per tire to ship and the local Ford dealership will put them on for another $10. That included mount/balance/new valve stem for $10 each. I didn't think that was to bad. I didn't even think of some of the tire websites untill a co worker said I should look. I always just figured the shipping would kill a guy and make the saving on the tire go up in smoke. So I paid just a little over $150 a tire installed, which was about $30 a tire cheaper then any of the old places that I went to. Heck some of them couldn't even get a 16.5 tire anymore. Woody
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Don't overload it with all your hunting kills. Just kidding!!!!! have a good time. but do put the new tires of the same size on the rear axle. And then purchase new tires for the front axel.
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Darn it.......I knew it couldn't be true. Well I guess old friend Visa will have to buy the last two. Darn it!! But your right, best to get it over with and buy all new. I'm such a cheap a$$! Ha Woody

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If you are going to use load range E, then put them on all the way around. Do not mix load range D with load range E, you're asking for trouble.....
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