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The OE tires on my truck are reaching the end of their life and I’m going to be replacing them with LT tires. I’m wondering what that will do to the ride quality? Anyone with LT tires? Please, your information would be greatly appreciated!!
 

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For around town/highway => Michelin LTX M/S2s = expensive but worth the money
For off-roading, I'll defer to other experts here on the forums but other owners like Toyos
 
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My most recent tire purchase was for passenger car "SUV XL load rating" tires. They were winter tires, and I have not been happy with the rubber compound of LT winter tires on other vehicles.

For my purposes, I'd consider LR C tires if towing heavy or if I had some sort of slide-in camper. You could go up to and LR D or E tire, but if that was warranted, I'd be asking myself why I should be using a one-ton truck for the application.

My short answer is that I have no experience with LT tires on an F-150, but I've read conflicting reports on the generic F-150 forum. I selected P-metrid winter tires for the better winter performance. I plan to try LR C tires when I wear out my summer tire/wheel set based on my usage patterns. I expect a notably harsher ride.
 

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For around town/highway => Michelin LTX MS/2s = expensive but worth the money
For off-roading, I'll defer to other experts here on the forums but other owners like Toyos
I like the stock Michelins, but they are a little too soft when towing my fifth wheel. My extent of off road is gravel lanes. I do need something good for snow. Maybe an 8 ply, instead of a 10 ply??
 

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I should have looked closer at your profile pic before responding...
 
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I exclusively run load range E LT tires on all of our pickups. They may ride a little stiffer, but you don't need to have them aired up to 80 psi. I run mine at 40 when unloaded and they are fine. When you are towing your 5th wheel, you can air them up more. Another perk of 10 ply tires is less flats. We drive quite a bit of gravel, so that is a definite bonus. I wouldn't hesitate at all to run 10 plies since you are towing with it....actually, I would highly encourage you to do it.
 

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Also, look for triple snowflake rated tires for snow traction. I have had good luck with Toyo Open Country A/T3's and also Goodyear Duratracs....but I like agressive tires.
 

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Stupid question.. how loud are the Toyo open country tires? I’ve got a set of Goodyear’s on my company truck and I really hate the road noise from them . The Michelins are so quiet but are too soft when I’m towing. Even running them at 45 psi there is a lot of squirming when a tractor trailer passes. Ford rated this truck at 10,000 lbs towing capacity but they put crappy tires on it.
 

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Stupid question.. how loud are the Toyo open country tires? I’ve got a set of Goodyear’s on my company truck and I really hate the road noise from them . The Michelins are so quiet but are too soft when I’m towing. Even running them at 45 psi there is a lot of squirming when a tractor trailer passes. Ford rated this truck at 10,000 lbs towing capacity but they put crappy tires on it.
My thoughts exactly!
 

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Stupid question.. how loud are the Toyo open country tires? I’ve got a set of Goodyear’s on my company truck and I really hate the road noise from them . The Michelins are so quiet but are too soft when I’m towing. Even running them at 45 psi there is a lot of squirming when a tractor trailer passes. Ford rated this truck at 10,000 lbs towing capacity but they put crappy tires on it.
What type of Goodyears do you have? Any AT tire will be louder than the wimpy stock highway tread tires. There will be a trade-off usually. If you want better traction, then they will be louder. The worst are the mud tire type treads. I have never thought that AT tires are overly loud when you compare them to mud tires. I live in the country, so I guess I may be biased, but if the tires don't hum a little, then they probably aren't meant to be on a 4x4 pickup. 😜

That being said, if you only drive highway and don't live where there is snow, then you don't need an AT tire. There are plenty of 6, 8, or 10 ply tires with highway tread patterns that will be nice and quiet.
 
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The OE tires on my truck are reaching the end of their life and I’m going to be replacing them with LT tires. I’m wondering what that will do to the ride quality? Anyone with LT tires? Please, your information would be greatly appreciated!!
I just got 115k miles out of my Toyo RT 35x11.50R20 on factory wheels.
 

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I don't mean to dispute EDank (we all have different tow/haul needs and live in different parts of the country), but I'm also shopping for new tires - the OE tires on my 2018 PowerStroke are Goodyear Wranglers and I can't wait to get rid of them. The tread is gone at only 45,000 miles. I used BFGoodrich Advantage TA Sport on my 2005 F150 and I was getting 80k miles off every set pretty consistently. I plan to go with the same BFG again. Great grip, long life, handled snow well - I'm in Missouri, it snows here plenty. I don't tow much...
 

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I had a set of Bf Goodrich AT’s in my 2005 Dodge 2500. The siidewalls got torn up on the curbs here but the tread held up very well. Only reason I didn’t buy again was price at the time. I ended up with a set of Cooper discovery tires they held up well. Kind of sucks they are now a part of Goodyear now.
 
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