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Old 05-19-2011
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Load range on tires

Well i did a 3 inch body lift and now it time for tires and rims. I think I've read all the tire threads, but still a little confused. I have stocks steel rims, 16X7, and BFG's long trails, 245/75/16 E. I want to get soft 8's,but not sure if I should 15X8 or 15X10. I all so am trying to figure out if I should get 33X10.5 or 33X12.5 rims. I want to get a softer ride and I have read that I can go down to a load range D and even a C tire on a 15'' rims and a taller tire.
So my questions are, 1) How much softer ride can I get with going down a D or a C range 33'' tire? 2) How much of a mileage drop am i go to lose go to a 33X 10.5 or 12.5 tire? Right now i get 14-16 city, and 20-22 on the highway.
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C is the way to go on our trucks. will keep the ride somewhat soft. D and higher will be stiffer. but its your call. and 12.5 is good on a 8 or 10" wide wheel IMO.

if you keep your stock wheels you might want to look at a 10.5" Wide tire.
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x2 what he said. Make sure you go with a load C tire. If I was you beens you dont have big fender flares then Id go with 33x12.5 on a 15x8 wheel.
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i have E range stiff as ever and bumps suck with shackles and tbars cranked bumps hurt. I love riding in a car here and there even if it a pos car i enjoy it while i can
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^^no joke. driving the g6 is like riding in a cloud compared to my truck. and my tires are load range C haha
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Bumping an old thread...

the Wrangler Authority tires I just bought are 265/75/16 Load C... this should be fine, right? I was under the impression that I needed E's, but they didn't have those in stock, so I got C's instead.
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C = ranger
D = f150
E = f250

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ty!
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Load range D and E set to the correct PSI (not the max PSI on the tire) can ride just fine. 90% of a rangers shitty ride comes from torsion bars. My same exact tires with 32PSI in load range D road a million times better with a D30 SAS and coils than it did stock with the torsion bars.
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