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Old 05-20-2014, 05:16 PM
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What size Nitto's will you be putting on? Keep me posted on how they ride.
Same as stock. 275/60r20 I know there are other options if I change to 65's, but I just want to make it the switch as seamless as possible. I'm having a local Firestone place install them for around $1150.

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I'm going to try and stay with the stock size for my 20" wheels also. Haven't looked at the Nitto yet but saw the BFG's at 4 wheel parts. I'm wondering if we need to go with the E rating since we have the 20 inch wheels. Quite a bit of weight difference in the E's making them stronger (10 ply). But with the shorter sidewall is it necessary? Your thoughts on this subject. Since I'll be doing a lot of traveling in the near future, I might go ahead with the extra weight and strength just to be on the safe side. The little extra weight should be very minimum on mileage.
Again, do you think they're needed with the 20" wheels?
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:31 AM
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I'm going to try and stay with the stock size for my 20" wheels also. Haven't looked at the Nitto yet but saw the BFG's at 4 wheel parts. I'm wondering if we need to go with the E rating since we have the 20 inch wheels. Quite a bit of weight difference in the E's making them stronger (10 ply). But with the shorter sidewall is it necessary? Your thoughts on this subject. Since I'll be doing a lot of traveling in the near future, I might go ahead with the extra weight and strength just to be on the safe side. The little extra weight should be very minimum on mileage.
Again, do you think they're needed with the 20" wheels?
Thanks in advance.
Sounds like you're going to be towing your TT around quite a bit. The load range e tires might be overkill, but I always tend to error on the side of caution, especially when approaching max payload of the truck. At the minimum, I would get a set of load range d tires. I know there are tons more options for the stock 20"ers in the load range d category. I'm sure the load range e tires will have an affect on my truck's mileage unloaded, but for me, it's worth the trade off. I've only put 7,750 miles on my truck after one year of ownership.
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The mileage loss is going to be trivial. I'll probably go with the E rating also unless someone talks me out of it. I was just wondering about the sidewall height. Seems like that would come into play with the 20's vs the smaller wheels with higher side walls.
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The mileage loss is going to be trivial. I'll probably go with the E rating also unless someone talks me out of it. I was just wondering about the sidewall height. Seems like that would come into play with the 20's vs the smaller wheels with higher side walls.
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I honestly think you'd be fine with the load range d tires. They are a stout tire, compared to the P rated tires our trucks come with. I love the ride the P rated tires give, but I wouldn't tow with them, even with the smaller sidewall. At minimum, I'd go with an LT tire with a load range d depending upon price and availability.
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