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265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???

I'm getting a new set of BFG A/Ts in the next few days, but I can't decide which size. I think I've decided to stick with my factory 16" wheels, but should I go with 265/70R16s (31x10.5) or 265/75R16s (32x10.5). The 70s have a D load rating and the 75s have an E rating. Pros and Cons to each?

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just get the 75's i loved mine.
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cant get C's?
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75s, the 70 will look small. Here's my 75s

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X3 Go with the 75's for sure.
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75's and a slight tbar crank
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The 75's look better, but the E load rating doesn't make the ride very good.
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What load range are those?
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Yeah I'd go with the 75's too, that's what I got and they fill the finder well very well. Yeah E rating would be a bumpy ride for sure. I got C's on mine they ride smoothly for a 4X4 truck.
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The 75's look better, but the E load rating doesn't make the ride very good.
I disagree when I had my 75 bfgs on the truck as long as they are balanced good they ride very smooth and were comfortable to me.
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What load range are those?
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I disagree when I had my 75 bfgs on the truck as long as they are balanced good they ride very smooth and were comfortable to me.
The last set of tires I had were 8-ply load range D and comparatively they rode much better than the 10-ply load range E BFG. The 75 series BFG's were far from bad though, they just don't offer the same ride as a tire with a more appropriate load rating.

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go the 75s. I bought the 70s and have been kickin myself ever sine then.

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70s 1 inch bodylift, bars cranked and rear lifted an inch.
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Since no-one else mentioned it, I'll say it...thats a very clean and nicely kept Ranger.
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Since no-one else mentioned it, I'll say it...thats a very clean and nicely kept Ranger.
Thanks for the compliment!
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Yeah thats a great looking rig. I need a garage to park mine in.
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I will agree, that is one clean truck man. Good luck on keeping the black clean lol.
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I will agree, that is one clean truck man. Good luck on keeping the black clean lol.
Thanks guys! Yeah it takes a little extra work to keep the Black looking good, but I bought it 1 1/2 years ago with 21k miles and its still looking good with almost 60k on it. I'll post more pics when I get my BFGs on it.

I need to get my tires in the next couple days in order to get the $60 BFG rebate. I don't know why, but i'm leaning toward the 265/70s. I guess I'm just worried about the higher load rating of the 265/75s and the loss of power and gas mileage of the larger tires. Any last minute thoughts before I pull the trigger???
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It is so close in sizing that it isnt going to make any difference. Ive run my 265/75-16's for 2 years now and there hasnt been any issues
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get the 75s.
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i agree go with the 75s or else your just gonna have wider tires... Kinda wish I had gone to 75s when I bought my tires
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I had 70's and always wished I would of gone 75's. Sure the 70's looked ok, but the 75's would of been perfect.
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265/70 photos compliments of "outdoorsman"


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Kinda makes you wonder how many broken little cars they had to tow off that road before that sign was put up...
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I went to Discount Tire today and did some comparing. They were even willing to mount one of each size just so I could see how they looked.

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