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Old 03-11-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Ride Quality - LT(10 Ply) vs P Tires

I'm looking for opinions on the change in ride quality going from a P rated tire to a LT 10 Ply tire.
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I'm looking for opinions on the change in ride quality going from a P rated tire to a LT 10 Ply tire.
Good question. Ended up with the P rated tire when I opted for the 20" rims. I believe the LT has a slightly more aggressive tread than the P. I am no tire expert so I am not 100% sure about that. Wish I Ford gave you more options on tires. Haven't heard anything good or bad about the Pirelli Scorpions, which I assume are coming on my Lariat.
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Its all in how much pressure you have in them

Mine are ok I run about 40 in them when not towing

had "P" on my Escape ...ride seems about the same as the 150 with LT's
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Its all in how much pressure you have in them

Mine are ok I run about 40 in them when not towing

had "P" on my Escape ...ride seems about the same as the 150 with LT's
That's good to hear. The nittos I want are completely out if stock and not coming in anytime soon so I may go with the same tire, just LT.
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I replaced the Pirelli's with Nitto Tera Grapplers for off-road reasons. On the road the Pirelli's were a smoother and squishier ride. The Nitto's are firmer and a tad bit louder. I greatly prefer the feel of the Nitto's, no contest off-road, and the look is awesome.
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I'm looking for opinions on the change in ride quality going from a P rated tire to a LT 10 Ply tire.
A "P" rated tire usually rides smoother then their LT counterparts because they are lighter, have thinner sidewalls which give a truck the roly poly side to side sway when making turns. They will usually give better fuel mileage and shorter braking distances then a heavier LT tire. The LT tire usually a 8 or 10 ply is much heavier and stronger, better for towing and carrying loads and has better resistence to getting flat's. The LT handles better making turns due to heavier sidewalls, better traction on and off the road and they definetly look better in my opinion.
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Thanks for all of the great info everyone. I'm starting to feel better about getting the LT's.
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Love my BFG a/t 285 65 18 tires. They are E rated - 10 ply. I keep them at around 42 psi. The ride feels more like a truck should in my opinion but it's still a comfortable ride on long road trips. Passenger tires that came stock on the truck were a little too soft and mushy for my taste.
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I did have BFG A/Ts on my ranger a long time ago and don't recall having any concerns, forgot about that.
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Good question. Ended up with the P rated tire when I opted for the 20" rims. I believe the LT has a slightly more aggressive tread than the P. I am no tire expert so I am not 100% sure about that. Wish I Ford gave you more options on tires. Haven't heard anything good or bad about the Pirelli Scorpions, which I assume are coming on my Lariat.
the pirellis suck big time. don't look for them to last more than 36k. i don't know why ford still uses them.........they suck. they should only sell michelins as stockers. those goodyears are good tires, too. at discount, the goodyears ford uses as stockers sell for $237 a tire here in houston.

btw, my bfg's rides so smoooooth!
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