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Old 07-01-2018, 11:04 AM   #1
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Well getting ready for a nice 3 week camping trip, replaced existing P rated Michelin tires with Michelin Defender LTX m/s (LT 245/70 R17) Load E. Will run @ 55 psi unloaded and bump rears to 80 psi loaded. Ready to camp trailer weight is normally around 4800 depending on necessity of full water tank. I try to keep my pin weight close ETI's recommended 19 percent pin weight, so ready to roll a little over 900 lbs pin weight and Bear tows like a dream.
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:23 PM   #2
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That’s all I use on my trucks smooth ride n great traction in the rain
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:21 PM   #3
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Up here in the wet coast of B.C we call them rain tires . Good choice of tire . Very nice .
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That’s all I use on my trucks smooth ride n great traction in the rain
Great to hear, so far I like them. Can hardly wait to try them out on the open road.
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I have the Michelin Defenders on my 4Runner and love them
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:05 PM   #6
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Up here in the wet coast of B.C we call them rain tires . Good choice of tire . Very nice .
lol, down here on the dry south coast we call them rock tires great for trekking in the desert.
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I have the Michelin Defenders on my 4Runner and love them
This is good news
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Got 'em on the Yukon too....didn't think they were rock tires though and take it very easy there. Did not know there were different load ratings; my sidewall says 44 #'s max and I tow at 40 rear and 38 front. Tire guys say 32-34 normal and it does ride better that way when home.
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Got 'em on the Yukon too....didn't think they were rock tires though and take it very easy there. Did not know there were different load ratings; my sidewall says 44 #'s max and I tow at 40 rear and 38 front. Tire guys say 32-34 normal and it does ride better that way when home.
Sounds like the Michelin defenders that these tires replaced, they where P rated(44 PSi Max). Good tires and met my load ratings but not enough tread and the sides where very thin and bulging out. These load E's treads are nice and big tread and the side walls thicker.
This last time out @ Death Valley, we wanted to visit the Racetrack Playa but I did not feel comfortable with the P rated tires.





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Well getting ready for a nice 3 week camping trip, replaced existing P rated Michelin tires with Michelin Defender LTX m/s (LT 245/70 R17) Load E. Will run @ 55 psi unloaded and bump rears to 80 psi loaded. Ready to camp trailer weight is normally around 4800 depending on necessity of full water tank. I try to keep my pin weight close ETI's recommended 19 percent pin weight, so ready to roll a little over 900 lbs pin weight and Bear tows like a dream.
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80PSI is suitable for a fully loaded F350 or chevy/dodge 3500. My F250 diesel calls for 55 PSI front, 70 PSI rear when at the GVWR of 8800 lbs (thats 5200 lb front GAWR, 6084 lb rear GAWR), running LT265/75R16 Load 'E' ...
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