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d load tire

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by pkenn, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    think ill be ok with an 02 f250 with a v 10 and an 8 ft boss plow with d load bfg ko's? or do i need e?
     
  2. Diesel Sniffer

    Diesel Sniffer Member
    Messages: 46

    I'm sure I'll start something here by saying this, but in my opinion you will be just fine. I have replaced several "e" load tires with the exact same you are describing and I have NEVER had any problem. I've used and abused several sets of the BFG KO's (D's) and they have always exceeded my expectations. I think it may have something to do with the fact that the sidewalls on the BFG's have just as many layers as most others "e" range tires. Others may tell you how wrong I am, but my opinion is you'll be just fine
     
  3. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    Load rating in pounds is more important that load range, IMO.


    Some load range E tires are only rated at 2910lbs.....which I could never run on my PSD.


    A load range D with a high load rating should be fine.

    Of course a load range E with the same load rating would be better with stiffer sidewalls.
     
  4. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    The load range should match the truck use - heck put passenger tires on it if you get groceries only
     
  5. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    The truck came with E rated tires, but i can get a new set of ko's for $500 out the door if they are D rated and after all the tire prices ive looked at, i would really like to take advantage of the great price.
     
  6. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Do u tow or carry alot of ballast?
     
  7. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

  8. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    i only carry 500-700 lbs ballast, and when i tow its a 2 axle 3500 lb trailer.
     
  9. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    U should be fine. E would be best but the d is still a lt truck tire. I had to run d ply last year not to many e ratings in 315 75 16. Plus I had the diesel, 8 ft, plow some ballast. I would not want to tow a heavy trailer across country but I dont think u will have a problem.
     
  10. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    where are you guys located out of? i see you have grabber at2's..that was my first choice, but $550 was my budget
     
  11. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Taunton ma. The grabbers seem good so far. I only have about 4 k on them so far and have not seen much snow so far either. They are however an e range tire. They where a ton cheaper then bfg.550 seems like a really good price.Is that at like a bj's or something.
     
  12. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    friend of a friend bought them last week and cant use them so he wants $500 for them (bfg) i wanted grabbers, but the only place reasonable to get them is online,but after shipping its over my original budget. i used to use grabbers,and they are AMAZING in the snow! (and like you said they are E load)
     
  13. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Dealer cost for the grabbers is over 500.
     
  14. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    What is the exact size of the tires u want?
     
  15. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    im looking for either p265 or p285 /75 r16 E load....grabbers price took off...i bought some two or three years ago from sears and they where $125
     
  16. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    not p265 u mean lt 265.. I just cked online with one of the places we order from and they are out of stock of both 265 and 285 grabbers.
     
  17. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    yes lt...sorry......yes, they seem to be very poular...maybe ill buy the bfg's and try to trade them with someone or sell them...,i think they are around $185 online,and townfair tire sells them for $204. i really appreciate all the help :)
     
  18. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    No problem at all.Pm me If u need anything or if I can help u in anyway.
    Definitly a real good price on those tires.Whatever u decide to do with them. Good luck.