What is the difference between a LT tire and a P tire?

What is the difference between a LT tire and a P tire?

The difference between passenger (P-metric) and light truck (LT-metric) tires comes down to how the tire is engineered. LT-metric tires are used for rougher driving conditions. You’ll find these tires on SUVs, pickups, and vans that tend to haul a heavier load and travel in more off-road conditions.

Can I use LT tires instead of P tires?

Tread-wear or tire mileage is typically about the same for LT and P-metric tires, except if used often on gravel roads. If used on gravel roads, you should consider an LT tire instead of p-metric because the tread rubber in LT tires is usually especially formulated to resist chipping from stones.

Do I need LT tires on my truck?

Vehicles like ¾ ton or larger pickup trucks, work vans and trucks, and other large vehicles that regularly carry heavy loads or pull heavy trailers will need Light Truck (LT) tires.

Can you mix LT and P tires?

The “LT” tire should give you a little higher load rating. rideandslide, It is ok to put LT tires on the rear and P on the front.

Can I tow with P rated tires?

P Rating doesn’t matter as far as weight is concerned. The weight is in the trailer. Where the tires come into play is trailer sway.

Does the P matter in tire size?

P stands for passenger vehicle tire. P-class tires include cars, SUVs, crossovers, minivans and smaller pickup trucks. LT means light truck tire, designed for vehicles that are capable of carrying heavy loads, towing trailers, or for those looking for an extra heavy duty option.

Can you put P rated tires on a truck?

P-metric tires are perfectly adequate for pick-up truck owners that rarely go off paved roads, carry heavy loads, or tow a trailer. Many half ton trucks come equipped from the factory with p-metric tires for this very reason.

Do LT tires need more air pressure?

Size-for-size, compared to P-metric tires, LT tires require higher air pressures to carry equivalent loads. Failure to adjust air pressures to achieve the vehicle’s load requirement will result in tire fatigue and eventual tire failure due to excessive heat build-up.

Do LT tires help towing?

In general, yes LT (Light Truck) tires are designed for heavy towing and feature heavier body plies, bigger beads, more tread depth and an overall heavy-duty design made for higher inflation pressures for heavier loads.

Can you use p235 instead of P225?

Because they have less life, the tires of the vehicle need to be regularly maintained and replaced. When we practically consider these two tires, both are durable enough to handle their respective types of vehicles. In some cases, both 225 and 235 tires are compatible with the same car.

What does LT tire mean?

Light Truck use
If a tire size reads, LT235/75R15 104/101S, the LT indicates that this tire is meant for Light Truck use. These tires are made for light-duty and heavy-duty pickup trucks (typically ½ ton, ¾ ton, or 1-ton load capacity), SUVs and vans.

What pressure should I run my LT tires at?

In most of these cases, 40 psi should be more than enough, and since most modern tire designs will allow up to 44 psi (in some cases more) this is not a problem. If you have a heavily loaded vehicle, up to 44 or even higher is ok if the tire allows it, but this is a little high for most vehicles.

What PSI should I run my LT tires at?

So your new tire pressure should be 55PSI front and 60PSI rear in order to support the same weight as your factory tires. Again, this is just a guide. I am not an expert but I have lived and breathed tires for the last 5.5 years and counting.

Are LT tires more puncture resistant?

If a high load rating or tire resistance to punctures is high on your list LT rated is the best option.

Should you inflate tires to vehicle specs or tire specs?

Your car has a recommended tire pressure that will give the best gas mileage, handling and tire life for that car — and it’s written right on the vehicle’s door. That’s the one you should follow when filling them up with air to the recommended pressure, measured in pounds per square inch, or psi.

Do LT tires need more PSI?