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Thread: 2002 Ford F-150 Lariat FX4 - Passenger tires vs LT tires?

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    Blade
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    Default 2002 Ford F-150 Lariat FX4 - Passenger tires vs LT tires?

    I have preowned 02 F150 Lariat FX4; about a week ago the front right
    tire apparently blew all by itself. It has a 4 inch tear radiating away
    from the rim.

    The truck came with P265/R7017s on it. The truck has 36000 mi. 99.9%
    of my driving is city. 0.1% is back-country gravel road.

    Should I replace the two front tires with Passenger or Light Truck
    Tires? Is there any downside to using LT tires instead of Passenger
    tires (other than the fact that I have to special order them)?

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    Spdloader
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    Default 2002 Ford F-150 Lariat FX4 - Passenger tires vs LT tires?

    The weight and handling of your truck is important when choosing tires.
    Passenger tires are not up to the task.

    Spdloader

    "Blade" <capmblade..........m> wrote in message
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    > I have preowned 02 F150 Lariat FX4; about a week ago the front right
    > tire apparently blew all by itself. It has a 4 inch tear radiating away
    > from the rim.
    >
    > The truck came with P265/R7017s on it. The truck has 36000 mi. 99.9%
    > of my driving is city. 0.1% is back-country gravel road.
    >
    > Should I replace the two front tires with Passenger or Light Truck
    > Tires? Is there any downside to using LT tires instead of Passenger
    > tires (other than the fact that I have to special order them)?
    >
    >
    >

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    T&L
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    Default 2002 Ford F-150 Lariat FX4 - Passenger tires vs LT tires?

    LT tires have a heavier rating so you can haul heavier loads if you so
    choose, I always get LT's over P's.

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    Blade
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    Default 2002 Ford F-150 Lariat FX4 - Passenger tires vs LT tires?

    Thanks to everyone who replied. I realize that most people recommended
    the LT tires, but reading between the lines, and looking at other sites,
    as well as what other trucks had on them....

    ....I went with Michelin X-Radials P256/R7017 for $150 ea from Costco.

    The one thing that I didn't want to sacrifice was my city driving; it is
    at least 99% of my driving and I treasure my smoove, quiet ride.

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