E LOAD OR D LOAD TIRES?
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...
Go with what the tire guys are recommending.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a Used Excursion in your area?
CarGurus has 721 nationwide Excursion listings starting at $3,995.
Search Ford Excursion Questions
Ford Excursion Experts