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Load range E factory upgrade question

This is a discussion on Load range E factory upgrade question within the RAM 1500 Diesel Wheels and Tires forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel Appearance - RAM 1500 Diesel Mod Corner category; Have enjoyed Cooper E’s the last 60k miles. Had I known about ordering them factory would have done that. Super tires and I get great ...

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    Have enjoyed Cooper E’s the last 60k miles. Had I known about ordering them factory would have done that. Super tires and I get great fuel mileage into the 30’s.

    Do not believe E-rated tires hurt my fuel mileage. I run 65-70 psi all the time and they are great.
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    Thank you for all the replies so far! Now for some more specific info on my question. I currently have a 2017 1500 QC tradesman 4x2 Pentastar, 3.55 with the stock standard load SR/A tires. As a grocery getter, this tire setup is just fine. I however, work this truck to the max. It tows dump trailer much of the summer, and in about 30,000 miles, I'm up to at least 5 flat tires. One tire has at least 2 plugs. The puncture resistance is comical at best, but again, i understand they are a standard load tire on a 1500. I've gone so far as to have a shop swap out my spare with one of the damaged tires (which, you guessed it) so that i could eliminate as many plugs as possible from my drive tires. I have on order, 2019 classic, in the exact same body, but with Hemi, 3.92, large fuel tank, vinyl/vinyl, trailer brake, anti spin, U3 and most importantly, LR E tires. I am trying to figure out if i should sell my extra set of snow tires, use the "Silent Armor" (if they are still the tire used) for winter, and purchase a set of the LR E Michelin Defender MTX for summer driving to reduce rolling resistance while keeping a tougher tire under me. I understand the "negatives" of a heavier tire, but if it means not having to change flats at often, it is well worth the minimal fuel penalty.

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    My recommendation, forget about the big names BFG at’s michelins etc. shop tire sales and buy the cheapest set of name brand e range tire with the all season tread pattern you need and never look back. Inflate them by the chalk test and they will last a long time and I’ve never had them hurt my fuel mileage, but I’m not a red light racer either, I presume that is where most of the fuel mileage complaints come from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    My recommendation, forget about the big names BFG at’s michelins etc. shop tire sales and buy the cheapest set of name brand e range tire with the all season tread pattern you need and never look back. Inflate them by the chalk test and they will last a long time and I’ve never had them hurt my fuel mileage, but I’m not a red light racer either, I presume that is where most of the fuel mileage complaints come from.
    +1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    I guess I don’t agree with anyone so far. I like E’s for the puncture resistance, they wear better, and while the loads we carry are within the rating of P tires LT’s do it much more confidently. I have also never noticed a difference in fuel mileage. Definitely not a drop from 19 to 14 lol

    Agree 100%.

    My first replacements were 285/70-17's (8 ply)..... Then I decided to go narrow and did, 255/80-17's (10 ply). Next to go on will be 285/75-17's which are 10 ply.

    The MPG computer shows lower MPG, like an average of 22-23, but when I hand calculate, I am getting 25-26 mpg.


    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    My recommendation, forget about the big names BFG at’s michelins etc. shop tire sales and buy the cheapest set of name brand e range tire with the all season tread pattern you need and never look back. Inflate them by the chalk test and they will last a long time and I’ve never had them hurt my fuel mileage, but I’m not a red light racer either, I presume that is where most of the fuel mileage complaints come from.

    Also agree 100%. Matter of fact, I have started buying my tires at WalMart.com, as they are the least expensive anywhere.... and they install and balance for only $12 a tire, which includes free rotation every 5k miles. Just can't beat $131 a tire for 285/75-17's!

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nexen-Roa...0ply/778888975

    It seems the E range, 10 ply tires are made with a different rubber compound and they last a lot longer than standard tires. My OEM tires only lasted 20k miles. Since I went to D-E range tires, I am getting 45-50k out of them.

    I've never done the chalk test, but believe I will in the near future. I honestly run my tires constantly at about 65 psi, because I tow our camper about every 3rd week, 8 months of the year.
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