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Old 03-16-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
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What is the difference between light truck tires and car tires?


I have an old Ranger that needs tires and I don't much to spend. Is there
a difference between car and lt truck/suv tires?

I guess the question is: Is it ok to use car tires on my Ranger?
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What is the difference between light truck tires and car tires?

I've seen people with those "rubber band" low profile tires on trucks. If it
fits the rim, it should be okay. Car tires don't have as tall profile, so
your ride may not sit as high.
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> I have an old Ranger that needs tires and I don't much to spend. Is there
> a difference between car and lt truck/suv tires?
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Old 03-16-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What is the difference between light truck tires and car tires?

If you are referring to the LT and the P before the metric sizing, YES
there is a BIG difference. P refers to Passenger and is a lighter duty tire
with better ride at the sacrifice of load capacity. Typically a range from
1-4ply. LT refers to Light Truck and come in a range from 6-12ply and
typically are a stiffer tire with higher load capacities. How fast they each
wear depends more on the tread pattern and compound. You can get VERY mild
tread tires with higher load capacities and versa-visa...

On your Ranger, you should be able to go with a P rated tire
easy...UNLESS you haul some decent weight in the back. Ask a trusted shop
what would be best for you. But remember, lower priced means cheaper about
half the time. Do some homework!!!



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> I have an old Ranger that needs tires and I don't much to spend. Is there
> a difference between car and lt truck/suv tires?
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> I guess the question is: Is it ok to use car tires on my Ranger?
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Old 03-16-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: What is the difference between light truck tires and car tires?

You are referring to low profile tires which they do have some
specifically designed for trucks. I don't think he is referring to
installing 40 series tires as compared to 75 series.



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> I've seen people with those "rubber band" low profile tires on trucks. If
> it
> fits the rim, it should be okay. Car tires don't have as tall profile, so
> your ride may not sit as high.
> bg
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> "McQualude" <mcqualude@hoohoo.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns961B5F04D475Amcqualude@66.26.32.9...
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>> I have an old Ranger that needs tires and I don't much to spend. Is there
>> a difference between car and lt truck/suv tires?
>>
>> I guess the question is: Is it ok to use car tires on my Ranger?
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>> McQualude

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Old 03-16-2005, 18:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: What is the difference between light truck tires and car tires?

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 14:20:25 GMT, McQualude <mcqualude@hoohoo.com>
wrote something wonderfully witty:

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>I have an old Ranger that needs tires and I don't much to spend. Is there
>a difference between car and lt truck/suv tires?
>

Basically load capacity.

>I guess the question is: Is it ok to use car tires on my Ranger?
>

Do you use it as a car or a truck? If you use it as a car, car tires
should be OK. If you carry up your vehicles load limit on even a
semi-regular basis I would advise against it.
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Old 03-16-2005, 19:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: What is the difference between light truck tires and car tires?

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 14:20:25 GMT, McQualude <mcqualude@hoohoo.com>
wrote:

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>I have an old Ranger that needs tires and I don't much to spend. Is there
>a difference between car and lt truck/suv tires?
>
>I guess the question is: Is it ok to use car tires on my Ranger?


The last set of tires I put on my F-150 were car tires in the same
size as the originals. I never haul anything in it, so I didn't worry
about it. The load capacity on car tires is generally lower than a
light truck tire.

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