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Just wanted to say I chose Firestone Destination AT's 265/70/17 and just got to try them out at the Raush Easter run the northeasters just had. They performed good on rock, mud and I think I may have broke traction once. I have a 3" lift but stuck with the 265 for economic reasons. No change in gas milage and no tire noise. Now just have to see how long they last. Thumbs up Firestone!:clap:
 

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Those tires are awesome !
That is all I have had for years on all my vehicles. They wear like a pigs nose.
They go great in everything... ! (Didn't do any crawling) Got me out of a few places that my Tacoma should have never been..... lol
 

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I had 2 sets on my TJ and they were great. VERY good on wet roads. Very good off-road, not great in mud, but not bad. I think I got about 30-40k from each set.
 

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I hope I get more millage than that, I was seeing posts with people getting fifty thousand out of them.
 

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Just wanted to chime in that I got 285s towards the end of last year & I can't say enough about them. They were great over the winter and I just took them on the beach for the first time this season. I have no complaints whatsoever. They look great & the highway noise was much better than expected.
 

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Looking at Tirerack, they have two different prices for these. Can anyone explain the reason to choose one over the other (or why the price difference). Thank you.

Size: 285/70R17
Sidewall Style: Outlined White Letters
Serv. Desc: 117T
UTQG: 460 A B
Price: $166.00 (each)

Size: 285/70R17
Sidewall Style: Outlined White Letters
Serv. Desc: 121/118R
Load Range: E
UTQG: None
Price: $224.00 (each)
*** These have a caption underneath: Road Hazard Program is not available for LT metric/flotation tires
 

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The cheaper ones are a "passenger"(p-metric) tire: lighter with thinner side walls.

The more expensive ones are "light truck"(LT-metric) tires: E-load rating has more plys so they're heavier, stronger and stiffer.
 

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I just purchased mine on Wednesday. I go the LT 265/75R16, which are a "C" load bearing tire. A key is the maximum pressure rating stamped into the tire sidewall. If it says 50 psi maximum it is likely a "C". The P 265/75R16 are thinner wall and have a 44 psi maximum stamped into the tire sidewall.

I got 52500 miles from my first set of tires, Bridgestone Dueller AT Revos LT 265/75R16, but it appears they are no longer manufactured in the light truck ("C" load rating). I want a more substantial sidewall than is offered by the passenger tire, but not as stiff as an "E" rated tired, which is why I opted for the Firestone AT Destinations in the LT series.
 

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Hmm. In the 285/70/17, they only have passenger and LT with load range of E. I see in the 265/75R16 they have the C.

I currently have the stock 265/70/17 but need new tires and am getting an OME lift on Monday. Am I really at a disadvantage with the passenger tires vs a Load Range of C? How would a load range of E or C affect mileage, road noise, etc? Most miles will be driven on road but I don't want the tires to rip if they hit a rock off roading.

I like the Firestone Destinations. Any other tire size suggestions? I don't want to get killed at the gas pump either.
 
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