Anyone running LT tires at this point?

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Anyone running LT tires at this point?

Post by Herbie » Thu May 21, 2020 9:45 pm

Hey, with COVID-19, we're not going anywhere, but I'm using the time to get my van prepped for another trip just as soon as we can go. On my list of stuff to refresh is tires. The current tires have plenty of tread, but are getting old. I'd need to check the date codes, but they may already be past their "expiration".

I'm currently running Yokohama Geolandar ATS in 245/70-16 (29.7"). After my switch to 4.10 gears, this size works pretty well with only tiniest hint of rubbing at full lock left (right is ok...) I've been happy with these tires overall, they're relatively lightweight, so the suspension has tolerated them well (even the front end).

However, these are P-metric tires, rated to 2094lbs each. Given that my rig is heavy (it was borderline overloaded for a while, but I've since put her on a diet to get back down under 6100lbs), I'm concerned the standard-load range tires are asking for trouble.

Is anybody running an LT tire on a straight van? (I know there are a few Tiger owners, etc. who are running E1 range LT tires.) Yokohama's newer AT G015 is available in the same P-metric size I'm running, but also in a LT225/75-16 (29.4") E-range. I've also been thinking about going tall/skinny, as they also have a LT215/85-16 (30.5") tire. I'd need to pick up one to do some test-fits, but I suspect that I could get a bit more height to work without rubbing if they were a little more skinny than my 245 tires.

Thoughts or experience?

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Re: Anyone running LT tires at this point?

Post by okie1 » Tue May 26, 2020 1:20 pm

I am running LT tires but have a gen1 van, so I can't help much. Good luck on finding the right tires. :supz:

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Re: Anyone running LT tires at this point?

Post by mdmead » Wed May 27, 2020 4:31 am

I ran one set of LTs on my high-top and preferred them. The van wallowed a lot and the stiffer tires helped. it currently sits on a set of cheap Wal Mart A/Ts (p-metric) down in my shop, but that was because I was poor last time it needed tires. :muhaha:
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