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post #1 of 7 Old 03-02-2009, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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anyone running load range E tires?

I came across a deal for four nearly new mtz's for $500 but they are E range tires. Are these not a good tire for lightweight cherokees or will i be alright with em? I don't want a stiff-as$ ride.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-02-2009, 11:16 PM
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I would venture to say that you'll be fine, I had a set of Load Range D's on my 99 I just ran them at a lower pressure, granted the ride would rattle your teeth out at times and it would get a little twitchy on some rougher back roads but if you use a little caution and all I think you would be ok. But thats just me



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i wouldnt. its way too much tire for a cherokee. the added weight will kill your acceleration and you'll have to run at least 55psi in a load E in order for them to wear correctly. i vote no
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I'm running them on mine and don't think they are that bad. I am running around 32 PSI I think and the wear is fine. I think it is a little rougher than when I had my other tires but I think that is also do to going from BFG ATs to Cooper STTs. Who knows though, it may have been worse had I not installed the supple OME suspension!-)

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32psi in a load range E is no good. just my .02
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32psi in a load range E is no good. just my .02
why?


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post #7 of 7 Old 03-03-2009, 09:33 AM
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I'm running E load rated 305/70/16 Maxxis Bighorns on my XJ and the road ride is very smooth. The main reason I went to an E load rated tire was for the beefier sidewall. I had some 33x12.50x15 C load rated MTRs that had some thin-*** sidewalls and I blew one driving down the highway.

I've driven my Jeep to the Rubicon and to Moab on the Bighorns. Very nice ride. And I've not noticed any decrease in gas mileage. I run 32 psi on the highway and they are wearing perfectly smoothly.

On my MJ, I'm running the E load rated 245/75/16 MTRs that came stock on the Wrangler Rubicons. Again, no issues.
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