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Old 01-30-2013, 06:14 AM   #31
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What rims did you get? You were looking for 16" tires earlier weren't you?
I got 17" ATX artillery wheels. I went with 17s to get the "D" rated tires which I assumed would be a little less stiff than the "E" rated which is the only choice for the 285/75/16.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:29 AM   #32
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I formerly stated somewhere that the "E" rated Duratracs all got the 3-ply sidewalls. This is not true. I saw a Duratrac the other day that was "E" rated and it had 2-ply sidewalls according to the stamp on the side. So you'll have to look at the specific tire you're thinking of to see if it's got the stronger sidewalls or not, if that matters to you.

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #33
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ATX with Duratracs?

Good taste!
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:54 PM   #34
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3 ply vs 2 ply

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Going from "D" rated Falkens to "P" rated stock tires was VERY noticeable. It was SO much softer over bumps and it rode like a Cadillac. You cannot tell me that "E" rated tires ride as good as the stockers with paper thin sidewalls. It's simply not possible.

And we've already established the fact that the JK has a maximum GVW of around 6,000 lbs. So "P" or "C" rated tires are all you will ever need for any job you can do with the vehicle.

Like the above poster said...the only reason to buy the "E" rated tires is if you need the stronger sidewalls for rocks. Otherwise they are overkill and will cost you more money every time you drive the Jeep because they are heavier.
....... I don't know why everyone is bringing up Towing, Hauling, 3/4ton, 1 ton, Dually's.
I have to say that ANY tire is up to the job that any jeep can do towing or load wise, However- it's a fact that 2 ply sidewall tires do not hold up well at all off road. And you don't have to be "Rock Crawling" to damage them. One rock out in the middle of the woods is all it takes to ruin your day, even a small stump or stick can damage a 2 ply sidewall. There will always be some trade off when it comes to which tires and how you use your jeep
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:24 PM   #35
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C, D or E Rated all drive fine on pavement. You don't feel a difference till the road gets rough. Then the Cs with better sidewall flex are way smoother and the Es ride like a lumber wagon across a creek bed.

I know my next wheels for my Rubi will be 15" so I can get a C rated tire.

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