I wouldn't go D or E on a ZJ. I had 31" 16's in D on mine for a short period. It rode like a TANK! I felt every little bump in the road and my Monroe shocks couldn't keep them stuck to any surface if there was a series of bumps.
Granted, the tires were cheap pieces of crap but I personally believe the higher load range was the biggest factor in me not wanting to drive my Jeep until I got rid of them.
I also had D range Good Year Wranglers on my old 74 CJ-5 and I honestly thought all 4 of my shocks were locked it rode so rough.
Both Jeeps rode SOOOOO much better as soon as I went range C or under.
Really can't decide if I want the howlers or the guard dogs. My buddy has the guard dogs but they are stock size so they arent too loud. I do a bit of highway driving in the summer to go to the lake and such. I still have the 249 t-case too so idk about the howlers because they will probably wear very quick with the bad viscous coupler
I run the guard dog E loads. They were kind of loud at first but quieted down to a nice hum. Great tire so far and wearing well.
X2. Ride is pretty stiff. I'm considering C's next time but really wanted puncture protection.
"The" Matt | '00 Limited WJ | "The White Wolf" aka "Willow" aka "Cool Whip" aka "Sweet 'N Low" aka "AKA"
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trreadwright started doing by commercial truck recaps and claim to use the same process on their light truck tires.
I just got off of the phone with treadwright and this is what they said.
There are three ways to re tread a tire which are mold cure, cold cure, and bead to bead. Treadwright uses a mold cure process and buys their molds from new tire companies. The molds are made of 6 sections. After they take off the old rubber the tires goes to an over treader which digitally wraps the new tire in rubber. The rubber is one piece.
Some commercial trucking companies may use "the mold cure process" but among the other things they do differently, none that I have ever heard use digital technology to do this.