Re: A story about "airing up" for offroading...
Posted by Ken D on August 15, 2002 at 08:06:55:
In Reply to: Re: A story about "airing up" for offroading... posted by Goody2shz on August 15, 2002 at 01:25:36:
Like Goody said, the "LT" designation on the sidewall is important. It stands for "Light Truck" rated, as apposed to the "P" designation for stock tires, that stands for "Passenger" rated. The difference is that the LT rated tire is an 8-ply tire vs. 6-ply for P rated. The LT's have an extra ply on the tread and on the sidewall, which makes all the difference in the world in the back country. I agree with LCR that BFG makes a good offroad tire (I have them on my F-150), but the LT designation still applies because BFG makes P rated All Terrain tire as well, which are as weak as any other brand. If you're buying a new vehicle and you plan on taking it offroad, ask the dealer to swap out the tires for LT's, they'll do it.