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dreamachinef250
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235-85-16 load range D and E tires
#1639698 - 02/08/04 10:06 PM

Hey Men;

Have any of you changed from OEM 235-85-16 Load range E to load D tires and did you notice a lot better ride, my truck really rides rough and I was just wondering if it is the E range tires.

Thanks---Bill Miller.


RASS
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Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1639721 - 02/08/04 10:13 PM

I bought some used 265-75 D's and noticed a little difference but very minimal. I currently have some c's on there and even a little better. When winter is over and I am hauling things again they will have to go as they can not hold very much.

Powerstroke2000
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Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1639734 - 02/08/04 10:16 PM

Yes, those E rated tires definitely are harder sidewalled than the C's and D's Bill.

I went from a 235/85/16 tire, up to a BFG/AT 295/75/16 Bill, and my truck rides real nice (for a truck). Not that you need to go that large, as I believe your truck is 2wd, but you can go to a little larger tire in a D rating (my 295's are D range and a load rating of just over 3100 lbs each) so you still get a decent ride.
There again, if your running around empty most of the time, your not going to get a car-like ride anyway Bill!

Dale

BigBopper
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Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1639751 - 02/08/04 10:23 PM

Bill, on my last 2 trucks I switched from E to D rated tires and noticed a better ride.

Cheers...

mattymx
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Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1639931 - 02/09/04 12:00 AM

I noticed that as well. A good move for sure as long as you do not push your truck to max GVWR all the time.

BigBopper
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Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1639939 - 02/09/04 12:02 AM

My BFG 295 ATs with a D rating, have a higher load capacity than the load range Es that I took off...

Cheers...

dreamachinef250
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Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1640407 - 02/09/04 09:23 AM

Hey Men;

I want to thank all of you that responded to my message and when I have to buy tires I am definately going to load range D, I mainly use my truck just to ride around in any way, and I sure need a better ride LOL.

Thanks---Bill Miller.

bigblue
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Loc: Keenesburg, Colorado
Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1640410 - 02/09/04 09:26 AM

Sometimes, I lower my tire pressure to 60 psi for a better ride. The tires wear better at 80 psi however.

TheWarpedDog
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Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1640430 - 02/09/04 09:42 AM

It's a truck, it's going to ride harder then a car. What I have found, for me, is dropping the air pressure on my air springs when not loaded, she rides decent. I would think if you wanted to make it more cushy on daily ride, rather then sacrifice on tire rating, get different shocks to dampen the rebound. My .02

dreamachinef250
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Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1640816 - 02/09/04 01:20 PM

Hey Warpeddog;

I will check my shocks, they may be shot,, if they are I am sure new ones would make a big difference.

Thanks---Bill Miller.

memfuzz
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Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1640951 - 02/09/04 03:01 PM

Bill, you wouldn't beleive how much better it would ride with a hundred or two pounds added over or tor the rear of the rear axle. At least mine did. Might want to throw a bag or two of sand in and give it a try. if you do replace your shocks, catch a decent weather spell and give me a holler. Brad

dreamachinef250
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Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1641533 - 02/09/04 07:51 PM

Hey Brad;

I have about 150 pounds of lead in the box, I won't do anything to my shocks until spring and pretty weather and I appreciate your offer.

Thanks---Bill.

quadrider400
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Loc: Forest Grove, Oregon
Re: 235-85-16 load range D and E tires new
#1644835 - 02/11/04 03:44 AM

When I got mine after one trip my wife would not ride in it till it was smoother..... but honey its a 1 ton.....

Anyway new set of Bilsteins, velvet rides and 295-75-16's and she will seat next to me again....

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