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Load range C

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Ramrod88, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Jun 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM
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    Ramrod88

    Ramrod88 [OP] Drives a 4Runner on a Corolla budget

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    Im trying to decide on E or C load ko2s. I've had the Es on my tacoma and honestly I think they were overkill and they put a dent in my gas mileage. My main concern is durability. Have any of you guys punctured a C load ko2?
     
  2. Jun 2, 2017 at 1:36 PM
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    I have C rated Nitto's on mine. Never punctured so far. Granted I don't go off road much and when I do there isn't very many sharp rocks. Many folks wheel their stock P rated tires without issue, C's will be better than those...
     
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    I drive allot of gravel roads and run C rated tires on both the 4runner and Tacoma. Haven't ever had any issues. I think the ride quality and weight savings is worth the risk of a puncture if it were to make that much difference between a C or E tire.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2017 at 6:12 AM
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    C is perfect of our vehicles. E is overkill unless you do some serious off roading.
     
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  5. Jun 3, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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    Im positive ill be just fine with the Cs. I live in new orleans and when i do off-road it's around my moms place in Tennessee/ Kentucky which is mildly rocky and dull ones at that. I'll eventually take it out west to moab. But for what I do, the c loads are definitely sufficient
     
  6. Jun 3, 2017 at 3:58 PM
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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    I run C (Cooper Discoverer AT3s) and they are fine. We have some rocky stuff out here and I have yet to have a puncture. I previously ran C range Firestone Destination ATs, same deal. No issues, and I ran Moab, Colorado, Idaho, and Montana trails with them.

    I also have tried E range KO2s and frankly, they are overkill for any normal driving or off roading, and they killed what little gas mileage the 4R gets.
     
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  7. Jun 3, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    IMG_0165.jpg Sometime in April I Purchased a set of
    B.F. GOODRICH ALL TERRAIN T/A KO2's
    Size: LT275 /70 R17 121R E1 RWL
    Choose Load Range E and wished I had gotten the "C"…But I believe would had to select a different manufacturer because of tire size I wanted. I believe they provide a stiffer ride for me in my opinion. Not been off-road much. Awesome Tires though; Cost was about $198.00

    Good Luck on your decision.
     
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  8. Jun 3, 2017 at 6:23 PM
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    Good God those wheels look amazing! Mind if I ask what brand?
     
  9. Jun 3, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    Now it's just deciding weather to face the white letters in or out
     
  10. Jun 3, 2017 at 10:09 PM
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    Not at all, I'm proud of my selection…they are Level 8 Tracker Pro 6's; purchased from Discount Tire.
    After installing I had to do some minor trimming along front fenders then did a mid lift…nothing major.
    See Link below for more info:
     
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  11. Jun 4, 2017 at 6:46 AM
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    Are there bfg ko2s in 275/70/17 in c load rating???
     
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    Or any 275 series tire in c rating?
     
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    I had C truck tires on my 1500 truck . came from factory . tires lasted 90K miles no problems.

    tried to find C tires to replace what I had which were A/T .. could not find so I put on the Michelin LTX E tires .. great traction little wear but a stiff ride ... good for a 2500/3500 truck ..

    T4R it is big over kill to use the E tires ..

    On gas MPG it did not change still get 18 MPG 17 yrs old 170K miles 1500 truck ..
     
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    Do u have more pics of your truck? I want to see how the 17x9 and -12 offset look on our trucks.
     
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    IMG_0163.jpg
    Here is a pic before lift.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2017 at 10:36 AM
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    Looks great!! What type of lift did you end up doing?
     
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    Switched out OEM shocks to install Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks all around with Daystar 1.5" Rear Spacers; adjusted front to keep factory vehicle rake. Sorry no pics, but it's approximately a little over 2" lift and was very affordable.
     
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    Nobody makes a 275/70/17 in a load range C that I am aware of....
     
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    I believe that FIRESTONE and KUMHO manufacture tires that size with Load C;
    Source was TireRack.com
     
  20. Jun 7, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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    I went from 285/70/17 E to 315/70/17 C rated BFG KO2's and OMFG, so much better ride man! I really REALLY did not know that it would make that much of a difference in little things like pot holes and how much you feel the impact in the steering wheel. I wheel pretty hard but so far no issues, you have ot remember that most new tires are strong, and the "load" rating has nothing to do with how many plies there are anymore.
     
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    Like I said E load tires on a 2500/3500 truck is good.. 1500 and less very stiff .. C tires are tough to find on certain sizes ..
     
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    On the Bfg TA ko2's c load tires you get a 2 ply sidewall, on the E load you get a 3ply sidewall. Stiffer ride but better rock protection . And worse mpg ( heavier Tire). The c load is only available in 265 size.
     
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    That may be true, but the breaker and ply thickness, number of butyl and squeegee wraps, sidewall thickness all do.
     
  24. Oct 15, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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    Had a chat with BFG recently, they will be releasing a 285/70R17 in the C rating shortly. That will be my next set of tires.
    K02.jpg
     
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    my GM truck from factory back in 2000 had C load tires. 1500 ext cab truck. ran 2 sets of these tires 145K miles . about 70K plus miles on each set. then 2 years ago I had to buy E load tires. not all that happy with the ride very stiff.. no size to fit my truck 16 inch wheels.. gas MPG did drop slightly with the E tires.

    the C tires Firestone A/T I had no problems all tires lasted until the wear was down to 30%... sidewalls looked good for 7 years...

    I will replace my T4R tires with the C load when its time...E load on the Toyota is over kill and a waste.
     

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