Posted by oLD MAN g on August 12, 1999 at 23:57:35:
In Reply to: Re: Re: LT tires or passenger tires???? posted by Juan Pablo on July 21, 1999 at 23:43:19:
We have been using 235/75X15 Extra Load Radials on our Ford F150 service trucks ever since 1982.
We have always had better service from these replacement tires than on OEM LT tires.
We normally cary at least 600 to 1000 lbs in our F150s.
We have had well over 2000 lbw in most of these trucks at times.
Remember Extra Load 235/75X15 are rated at 2183 lbs each so they are not really over loaded with 2000 in the bed.
We are running 8 service trucks.
These Extra Load usually last quite a bit longer than OEM LT tires, they ride better and handle better in the mountains.
We are in a high mountain area with quite a few mountain roads as well as we run service calls over dirt roads on Reservations.
We run all weather tires most of the time but run a true winter tire in the winter as many of our roads are snow covered and many are not maintained.
We have been using Dunlop Winter tires and Kelly all weather tires.
The Kelly tires have been giving trouble in the last year. Some are leaking through the sidewall for no obvious reason.
We have one 1982 F150 with just short of 344,000 on it and it has always had 235/75X15 Extra Load pasenger tires on it with no unusual problems.
Old man G.
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