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10/09/2002, 12:58 PM
When I bot my Pirelli Scorpion AT's, I had the choice of P (Passsanger) or LT (Light Truck) ratings for the same size (245/70-16). I chose P for a softer ride. So far I am quite happy. I just finished a 2000 mi. trip to see Dragon Bob in northern Nevada and up to the coast of Oregon. Now I wonder if the LT makes a stronger tire sidewall for aired down applications. Softer is not necessarly less strong.

10/09/2002, 02:35 PM
LTs typically have a higher load rating and thicker sidewalls but you definitely want to check the specs on the brands you are considering.

10/14/2002, 10:13 PM
Check out related comments of pros and cons, albeit on a different tire (BFG MT T/A KM)



10/15/2002, 07:56 PM
Most tires aren't nearly as versatile as the VX. To get more versatility from my tires, I chose BFG ATs. They have a reputation for great on and off-road performance. To further enhance performance, I sacrificed ride and got "D" load rated tires. They have a higher load rating, are more durable, have a stiffer sidewall and can be aired up beyond 50PSI for a rock-solid sidewall that performs like an 18" on the road (or track). Off-road they are durable with as little as 10PSI and the stiffer sidewall allows better lo-PSI handling.http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b2ce20b3127cce90807cc4fcc10000003410

10/15/2002, 09:14 PM
what tire/wheel size are you running Baxman

10/17/2002, 05:52 PM
275/70-16 on 8X16 zero offset rims.

10/17/2002, 07:12 PM
Quick question for anyone...I know that going to a taller tire will effect your speedometer reading and accuracy, but how will it effect the overall performance of the vehicle. I would think that low end torque, off line starts would be lagging a bit while top end would be increase? Similar to a gear ratio change. Is there much difference over a stock tire?

10/17/2002, 08:34 PM
Yep, lo-end suffers, so does accelleration at speed w/o kick-down. Now I need a supercharger ;Db;