Re: Superior tire assistance for everyone.

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Posted by Ronny Jepsen on October 05, 1999 at 16:06:05:

In Reply to: Superior tire assistance for everyone. posted by The Tire God on September 23, 1999 at 10:05:30:

I'm trying to figure out what is the best light truck tire for my driving
conditions to use on my 1998 C1500, regular cab, short bed. I have been reading
on the internet. I have many questions.

What is the difference in tire construction for P (passenger car), LT (light
truck) metric sized tires and tires that have all numbers such as 30x9.5R15 96S?

I have seen a chart on speed and load ratings that explain a number like 105S
but what do load range letters like A, B and C indicate or how do they compare
with numbers like 105S?

I have Uniroyal Tiger Paws that came on the truck in size P235/75R15 105S. I am
not particularly impressed with that tire. Could I change to a 255/70R15 and
keep the original wheels? Would I get any benefit from changing to that size or
should I stay with the original size? Should I get "P" or "LT" size tires or
could I get a tire that is a size like a 30x9.5R15 96S that would fit my
original wheels?

I've been reading about Bridgestone Dueler H/T, Pirelli Scorpian A/T and
Michelin LTX M/S. Most comments prefer the Michelins. Nearly all of my driving
is on city streets and highway with practically no off road but I'd rather not
get stuck if I do go off road. I live in Dallas, TX so there is practically no
snow concern. I would like good wet pavement traction. Cost is always a concern
but cost must be weighed with performance and longevity. Do you have any answers
or comments for me about my questions or considered tire choices? Would you
recommend some other tire and what size?

technically inclined...

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