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Load Range E Tires

Unread postby rmw1990 on Tue May 20, 2008 4:32 pm

Hey folks!

My boss's son just bought a set of Load Range E Michelins for his Titan. On the sidewall the plies are listed as 7. The guy he bought the tires from (local dealer/small town)is telling him that Load Range E tires are always 10 ply even though the sidewall only lists only 7. Can any of you guys clarify this for us? Is this guy right?

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Re: Load Range E Tires

Unread postby skipnchar on Tue May 20, 2008 8:55 pm

His tires are "10 ply RATED" but probably built using two plys. Radial tires do not actually use the old bias ply system but it's still referred to in the ratings. The E rated tires are built to carry a LOT more weight than the Titan will handle so they're overkill and probably won't be liking the ride that much. A tire with a C rating would handle his weight just fine and would allow for lower air pressure to make the truck ride a lot smoother.
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Re: Load Range E Tires

Unread postby BAJA X on Tue May 20, 2008 9:00 pm

I just bought some tires for my truck, Bridgestone Dueler A/T's Revo load range ''e'' and they are a 10 ply tire and the side wall on them also only add up to 7, so really not sure why. Theres no tire tech's in here?
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Re: Load Range E Tires

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Wed May 21, 2008 1:08 am

skipnchar wrote:His tires are "10 ply RATED" but probably built using two plys. Radial tires do not actually use the old bias ply system but it's still referred to in the ratings. The E rated tires are built to carry a LOT more weight than the Titan will handle so they're overkill and probably won't be liking the ride that much. A tire with a C rating would handle his weight just fine and would allow for lower air pressure to make the truck ride a lot smoother.


The ride will kill ya for sure, I put on BF Goodrich all terrain T/A's and when they put them on they pumped them to the sidewall marked max PSI....it was horrible! I took them down to 50PSI and now they are not so bad. Max PSI is stamped 80.
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Re: Load Range E Tires

Unread postby rmw1990 on Wed May 21, 2008 9:51 am

He is not airing them up to max either but, is right now trying to find the comfortable air pressure to run them. He said he had them aired up to 50psi but they felt spongy so he ran them up to 65psi and is checking to see if that is going to be enough. I run max in mine but I am constantly hooking up to a stock trailer so it is easier for me to just leave them alone.

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