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03-23-2009, 12:00 PM #1
Tire Load rating
I have 05 Suburban & looking for new tires. I was looking at 265/75-16 or 235/85-16 & not sure about the E rating(10ply) of the 235 tire. Would the ride be to rough compared to 265 tire?
I like the 235 better since it thinner and same height.
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03-23-2009, 12:11 PM #2
its gonn be too thin i think for your truck. It would most likely be less stable too. you are gonna have alot more sidewall and not enough footprint on the ground, 265/75/16 with E rate99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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03-23-2009, 02:20 PM #3
Thanks, The 235 is about an inch thinner than 265. I am more worried about the ride on a 10 ply versus an 6 to 8 ply. Most of the HD trucks come with the E rated/10 ply tires. The suburban is no light weight, I will be toeing ATV's in enclosed trailer a few times a year.
03-23-2009, 06:27 PM #4
I would go with the 265's cuz they will look a lot better and still will be fine towing with your suburban. an E rated tire are for the more HD/diesel/commercial trucks and will ride a little rougherPETE
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03-23-2009, 07:46 PM #5
they are both a 10ply rating most of the time and will ride very similar the 265's load index is usually only a little bit more...is it a half-ton or three quarter-ton suburban?00' Chevy Z71
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03-24-2009, 01:58 PM #6
Thanks. The Burb is a 1500. The 235 only available E rated, the 265 you have options in load rating.
03-24-2009, 05:08 PM #7
I have the E rating on my 1500 and really didnt notice a difference from the tires I took off, I have been very happy with my choice
03-24-2009, 07:23 PM #8
either way which ever YOU think looks better. Being a half-ton you dont need more than a 4-ply for the truck so if you want the extra weight carring capability the ride is going to be similar on either one. I'd go with the 265, wider tread, more stable on highway especially pulling a trailer.
03-24-2009, 08:56 PM #9
If you have a 2500, look into the wheel /tire combo i have.. Its a lil bit of a stiff ride, but nothing you can't get used to00 Chevy Tahoe LT, 5.3 4x4
03-25-2009, 12:19 PM #10
Its NOT just that it can support more weight the 10ply is extemely durable toward punctures, I would never go below 10ply on any truck, EVER.
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