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Old 04-07-2018, 07:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have Nokian Hakkapellitas on my truck. They are stamped Ultra Low Rolling Resistance on the sidewalls.

The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 10,708.4 miles in 2017 at 35.5 MPG.
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Just looking through Tire Rack for LRR tires. If you search for LRR truck tires many come up (even some in your size), but when you start clicking on the specs and sizes, you find that the tire has LRR sizes, just not YOUR SIZE. I could only find one tire in my size, or anything close enough to not throw off the speedo by more than 5%.

General Grabber HTS. 30 Lbs, 44 psi max pressure, and interestingly it says they have a 9" section width. (Maybe CapriRacer is on to something.) The have fairly good weather ratings. Not quite as good as my other choices, but if the LRR is that big a benefit, then this becomes my best option.

The other two choices I am considering are........

Firestone Destination A/T 205/75/15 24 Lbs, 44 psi max pressure, 6.3" section width.

Kumho Crugen HT 51 225/70/15 27 Lbs, 51 psi max pressure, 7.1" section width.

Both of the other choices have excellent ratings in weather and comfort and tread wear. The Grabbers don't rank quite as high but aren't down very far.

If you had to make the choice.........which would you go with?


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Old 04-11-2018, 05:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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What are you looking for? What size tire do you currently have? The reason why that is your ranger weighs about as much as a 4 door civic. I dont think you need ultra high load ratings either since your payload cap is nothing too.

2010 Prius. 36W low beams. 185 LRR tires. Aero wheel covers. CR 70 windshield. CR 40 side window. Passenger mirror & wiper delete. Antenna stick removed. Rear wiper & Squirter delete. 50lb weight reduction. 2" hitch.
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