E LOAD OR D LOAD TIRES?

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Asked by Mar 19, 2008 at 10:25 PM about the 2000 Ford Excursion XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

TRYING TO BUY TIRES......  IT CAME WITH D RATED TIRES BUT THE TIRE DUDES SAY ELOAD SHOULD BE PUT ON....I DONT TOW OR HAUL ANTHING BUT MY WIFE A COUPLE OF KIDS...I DO MAKE HIGH SPEED LANE CHANGES....CUZ I'M A MONSTER ON THE ROAD...

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Go with what the tire guys are recommending.

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The tire guy is trying to make a good sale! E load is a heavier load rating, if you dont tow you will be fine with a D load rating tire.

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If you tow at all, you want E load. And just a suggestion, I have Firestone transforce A/T's on my ex. I keep them properly inflated, and I always rotate them every other oil change (so 6k miles) and I currently have 60k miles on them. I expect another 15k-20k out of them with the tread thats left.

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Your tire guy is right. D load tires have too soft of a sidewall for you big X. The truck alone pushes the limits of D rating tires. The truck will handle better with E rated also, due to the stiffer side walls.

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