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need some tire info..

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by spongebob, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. spongebob

    spongebob Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    i just purchased some bfgoodrich 265/70r/17C from my tire guy thats been selling me tires since day 1...these are all-terrain t/a's..

    anyway my truck is a 06 1ton srw long bed..i might haul 1500lbs of stuff..

    how do i figure a load rating for the tires?
     
  2. neetchracer

    neetchracer Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Maybe I've always done it wrong, but I look at what rating is on the tire, multiply by 4(in your case) and go from there. If you only haul 1500 then I would think D range would be fine, but I'll bet your truck came with E's which will increase the payload.
     
  3. BigBurban

    BigBurban Member
    Messages: 31


    Load range "C" are going to be under what you would want. These are rated for 2470 lbs @50PSI

    A 1-ton truck should have "E" or atleast "D"

    Here is a link to the BFG A/T ratings

    http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/assets/pdf/all_terrain_ta_kd.pdf
     
  4. spongebob

    spongebob Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    yea, i talked to a chick at bfg/michelin, and she told me i was a dumb a$$ for buying the C tires..so i talked to the dood that sold me the tires and hes getting me 4 E tires..thanks guys..
     
  5. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    Has anybody put 265's on their 2500hd's w/o a lift?
     
  6. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Yes, No problems, no rubs, lost about 2mpg. lugging engine a little more...