Originally Posted by seattleducati
One quick question, because I'm going tonight after work to probably get the ms2's, are you all riding on LT or P rated tires? The guy I just spoke with at discount tire was suggesting that I get the P rated tires because of the LT's 10 ply side wall creating a harsh ride.
I communte with the truck about every day, but on the weekends I'm either hauling two dirt bikes in the back or loads of stuff from Home Depot.
I heard too much of that stuff with people trying to dissuade me from getting LT, but my HD trucks have always required LT tires at 70 PSI and I like how they ride so if I can make my Tundra more like that I find that to be a feature. Plus overkill is better than the alternative, right?
Apparently the M/S² tires are P rated, or that's what the owner of a tire shop I visited said when he wanted me to consider them instead of the 10 ply E rated tires. He said the ride would be so bad with the LTs that I'd be FLYING over every bump, but that is SUCH a hyperbole.
In the end, it's not a major difference, but mainly related to how much pressure you fill them up with. I'd think a range of 50-80 PSI for the E-rated LT tires is good, you don't want to underinflate them by too much because again the thicker sidewall doesn't like to bend and if it bends due to low pressure it gets hot and fails.
I don't think harsh is a good term for it. I don't want tires which flex a lot on turns and stuff, and LT tires certainly give you better stability on cornering and such maneuvers which involve a lot of lateral force.
I don't remember how the stock P rated LTX tires felt like, but I do remember how I got stuck very often and fishtailed all over the road with them.
Traction outweighs any potential 'ride quality' issues for me.