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Do most of you run E-rated (10 ply) tires when upgrading from stock?

Seems that the majority of people go with a 285/70r17 or 275/70r17, most of which are E rated tires (also known as 10 ply).


My newbie questions:
- Is the norm around here to go with E-rated tires?
- Is there any added benefit when wheeling to have an E-rated tire?
- Any other pertinent info I should be aware of when looking at the load range?


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Re: Do most of you run E-rated (10 ply) tires when upgrading from stock?

E rated tires have a little extra support in the sidewall when aired down...
And, 16" tires are a good bit less expensive fwiw...
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Re: Do most of you run E-rated (10 ply) tires when upgrading from stock?

I have ran both E and D and LT tires and for the FJ I favor D sidewalls which typically let you run higher pressure for the same contact patch as an E side wall.

On trails I typically run 20 PSI and in sand 14 PSI.

With E sidewalls you have to run the pressure lower to net the same effect sometimes lower than 8 PSI in sand which takes you closer to losing the bead seal.

Airing back up is faster and road comfort is much improved with D.

If you want your ride to feel more truck like and you plan on destroying your tires get E sidewalls.
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I have ran both E and D and LT tires and for the FJ I favor D sidewalls which typically let you run higher pressure for the same contact patch as an E side wall.

On trails I typically run 20 PSI and in sand 14 PSI.

With E sidewalls you have to run the pressure lower to net the same effect sometimes lower than 8 PSI in sand which takes you closer to losing the bead seal.

Airing back up is faster and road comfort is much improved with D.

If you want your ride to feel more truck like and you plan on destroying your tires get E sidewalls.
Thank you for the input. My FJ is a daily driver who will see lots of Colorado's trails on the weekends, nothing too crazy though! Sounds like D rating might best suit my needs.
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Re: Do most of you run E-rated (10 ply) tires when upgrading from stock?

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My newbie questions:
- Is the norm around here to go with E-rated tires?
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My experience with this forum is that NO it is NOT the norm....

Heavy wheelers run them for a reason... But as a "Norm" no.

I have NEVER run E rated tires on any of my FJ's or Jeeps.
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Re: Do most of you run E-rated (10 ply) tires when upgrading from stock?

I run the E's for the additional protection and strength gained in the sidewalls already mentioned. Not sure what the "norm" really is but I do see many running the E's.
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Re: Do most of you run E-rated (10 ply) tires when upgrading from stock?

I run Es.

I don't like the stiffer but I like the stronger sidewall.

Depending on how much weight you carry on the trails should be a factor on your decision also. When you load your FJ for camping, head for the mountains, and air down, load range E gives you some piece of mind.
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I run Es.

I don't like the stiffer but I like the stronger sidewall.

Depending on how much weight you carry on the trails should be a factor on your decision also. When you load your FJ for camping, head for the mountains, and air down, load range E gives you some piece of mind.
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Re: Do most of you run E-rated (10 ply) tires when upgrading from stock?

E rated. Love them.


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Re: Do most of you run E-rated (10 ply) tires when upgrading from stock?

E rated are tougher, but you got to pay to play. They will cost you significantly more at the pump. I ran Toyo E's on my Jeep. I swear I could run them flat and not lose a bead. I pulled them off and switched to a C rated cooper. The HP gain was astounding.

For me, E's for the Super duty, 3 ply sidewall C's or D's for the FJ or other 6 cylinder rides.
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