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    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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    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 rate
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    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.

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    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 rougher
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    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?
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    Thanks. The Burb is a 1500. The 235 only available E rated, the 265 you have options in load rating.

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