What does load rating D mean?
Load range D tires only provide more capacity and a harsher ride if they are inflated to the higher-rated design pressure. A truck with load range D tires can be run with the lower air pressure for a better ride and inflated to full pressure when the load capacity is needed.
What is Load Range D in ply?
Load Range D – 8 ply rated. 65 psi. LR/E. Load Range E – 10 ply rated. 80 psi.
Are Load Range D good for towing?
Registered. I’ve had good luck with Load D range Nitto’s (285’s). Got around 42k on this set here, and have towed a considerable distance without ever overloading them or the truck. 6,500 lbs should be fine, in my experience.
Is Load Range D or E better?
Expert Reply: Load range D has a capacity of 1,220 lbs at 65 psi, whereas load range E has a capacity of 1,520 lbs at 80 psi. Basically the only difference between the two is the weight capacity.
Is Load Range D better than C?
The difference between an load range C and load range D tire in the same size is the capacity and psi rating. The two tires will still have the same dimensions and fit on the same wheel. The D rated tire has a higher capacity. For a C load range in the same size, like # AM1ST76 , the capacity is 1,360 pounds at 50 psi.
What does D stand for on tires?
The D is the designation for the internal construction of the tire. The D stands for diagonal or bias ply construction. That means the tire body plies inside the tire will crisscross. The 15 is the wheel diameter in inches and the C after the tire size will designate the load range.
How much weight can a load range D trailer tire carry?
The D load range is rated for 2,540 pounds at 65 psi. And the E load range is rated for 2,830 pounds at 80 psi. If you had a single axle trailer with a gross weight rating of 5,000 pounds, you would use the D or E tires in this size since the C tires would be under rated for the weight.
What load rating do I need for towing?
To be completely safe when towing with your truck, you will need 10 Ply or Load Range E tires. The best 10 Ply tires for towing should be capable of at least 3,000 lbs of weight per tire and do it while giving you safe driving experience with a high amount of grip and traction.
Which is better Load Range C or D?
The difference between an load range C and load range D tire in the same size is the capacity and psi rating. The D rated tire has a higher capacity. For a ST175/80D13 like # AM1ST77, the capacity is 1,610 pounds at 65 psi. For a C load range in the same size, like # AM1ST76 , the capacity is 1,360 pounds at 50 psi.
What’s better load range D or E?
Can I use 60 instead of 55 tires?
Most likely yes. The 55 or 60 in this case is the aspect ratio. It’s how tall the tire is as a percentage of its width. A 60 means the tire’s sidewall height is 60% of the width of the tire.
Can you tow with D rated tires?
For driving unloaded it would be fine. If you are running much lower than the >tire< rated psi then yes. D or e rating makes little difference aside from being an old way of rating tires but is a quick reference. The load index rating can be higher on d rated tires than e rated based on tire size.