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Bradymydog

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LR refers to Load Range Index 129 E 4080

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We replaced our OEM 275/70/18’s (3640 lb. rating) with Michelin Defender LTX 295/70/18’s (4080 lb. rating). Nice to have that extra 880 lb. rear axle tire capacity. Speedo is approx. 2 mph slower. There is some sidewall flex. Otherwise, a good tire.

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My Ram has 20" rims and stock 285 60 20 tires. The original Firestones are wearing quickly so I will probably need to replace them after my next big trip. I am thinking of Michelin Agilis tires. Load E is rated for 3640#. What choice do I have for a higher load rated tire in that size? Is there a bigger size that will fit my rims?

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I ran 275-65-20s on our old truck. A hair taller than the 285-60 and 3750 lb load rating.
Generally higher load rating in similar width and rim size is higher aspect ratio.
Same truck, hauled AF860 on OE 285-60-20 and 295-70-17. Can’t say I noticed any difference.


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JimK-NY wrote:

My Ram has 20" rims and stock 285 60 20 tires. The original Firestones are wearing quickly so I will probably need to replace them after my next big trip. I am thinking of Michelin Agilis tires. Load E is rated for 3640#. What choice do I have for a higher load rated tire in that size? Is there a bigger size that will fit my rims?
The only 20", 4080 lb. rated tire I'm aware of is the 295/65/20. Unfortunately, this tire has a 35.1" diameter (285/60/20 is 33.4"). FWIW, a 285/65/20 has a 3860 lb. rating with a 34.6" diameter.

BTW, the character based Load "E" rating is a rough, general tire category based on the number of plies, air pressure, etc. The "numerical" load rating (125, 129, etc.), along with a conversion chart, provides you with the exact number of lbs. the tire is capable of supporting.

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The tires I have are 285/60/20 with a load rating of LT125, 3640#. The 295/65/20 tires would be too large with too much of a change in the speedometer and gearing. It sounds like the 285/65/20 tires would work and they do have a 127, 3860# load rating.

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My BFG KO2's just came in and my tire company told me to come down and have them put on but I've decided over the last 2 days that the KO2's had too many reviews with horrible wear on them with trucks. So, I've done more research and decided on the Toyo LT 295/65R20 129 4080lb for my 2018 3500 Ram. I like dirt roads getting me to places nobody else is so want and need the A/T tires. Lots of good reviews for this tire plus my brother in law has them on his 2500 Silverado towing a 32ft 5th wheel and his Jeep..... and loves the tires. Right now, the tire shop is seeing if they're available in Calif. because there's none in the warehouse.

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You would have better luck asking which oil should I used..lol

Just sayin..

Let the good times roll.

I just bought new nitto terra grappler g2.. almost 4000lbs per tire ..bad ass for a stock rim.


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I went with the Visions for our F350 SRW. That was to allow me to go to commercial tires as I felt the rubber would be the weakest link. I went with Michelin XDS2's. 16 ply with load range H. Camper on, I run them at 120 PSI. Camper off I run them at 80. Supposed to be good for 100,000 kms. and so far it looks like they just may. I got drive treads for the rear but steer treads for the front (quieter up front). I also upgraded the TPMS valves at $35 each but they have never worked. The truck won't recognize them. Every time I ramp up to 120 psi I get a dashboard message,..."low tire pressure". Go figure. I just feel much safer with these tires.

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I just added Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar to my F250 Superduty, they are fantastic in snow and ice, a very comfortable ride and very quiet.They are fantastic in snow and ice, a very comfortable ride and very Tested them out in the MN ice and snow and bitter cold temps. I am extremely pleased with the purchase.

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