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Old 04-30-2015, 05:46 PM   #11
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I have the KO2's on my '13 F150 and really like them. I've gotten several compliments on the looks as well. Not the best pic, but all I've got at the moment.

Nice, I like the Ford Rims and don't want to spend more money on rims if I don't have to takes away from the upgrades I want to add to the Roo 😃


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Old 04-30-2015, 07:40 PM   #12
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Thanks for the pic...that seems like a contender.


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Old 05-01-2015, 09:26 AM   #13
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I have Cooper Discoverer AT3's on my 08 F150 XLT and these are the P not LT tires they do not wiggle when towing and do well for a off/on road tire. I still do not understand the concept of putting LT tires on a vehicle. You are only adding the tounge weight (approx 600lbs) and with a WDH that would be over 4 tires. It's not like we are hauling a 5 er with all the weight in the bed. Or am I off my rocker here?
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:49 AM   #14
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I have Cooper Discoverer AT3's on my 08 F150 XLT and these are the P not LT tires they do not wiggle when towing and do well for a off/on road tire. I still do not understand the concept of putting LT tires on a vehicle. You are only adding the tounge weight (approx 600lbs) and with a WDH that would be over 4 tires. It's not like we are hauling a 5 er with all the weight in the bed. Or am I off my rocker here?
You have a huge sail behind you that, when acted upon by a force (wind) can create force on the tires through the hitch. Soft tires allow the side of the TV to be pushed more easily, resulting in squirm. Basically, if you grabbed the stinger of 2 identical trucks, one with P tires and one with LT, you could induce more side to side movement on the P tires by pushing/pulling back and forth on the hitch. So, it's not just about weight, it's about side to side movement.
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Okay, I guess I just haven't noticed that, or contributed it to occasional trailer sway
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From what I have learned P tires are softer with less Ply in them usually 6 or less and the LT have 8-10 which adds more rigidity to the tire and handles a load better since there is less wiggle. My P tires are wearing bad on the outside tread pulling my trailer also only go up to 44PSI and 2200# load the BFG go to 2700# and 10 ply up to 65PSI so less flexing on the sidewalk or entire tire. Going with BFG KO2's LT275/55/20 on my stock rims


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Okay, I guess I just haven't noticed that, or contributed it to occasional trailer sway
The definition of "sway" seems to vary between individuals as well. When someone tells me they have a standard WDH with a 30' TT behind a half ton and have NO SWAY even in 30mph cross winds- they've got a different definition than I do of the term. Some people don't consider it sway unless there is considerable fishtailing between the TV and the TT. ANY movement I get at the hitch that I don't induce I consider sway.
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Nice, I like the Ford Rims and don't want to spend more money on rims if I don't have to takes away from the upgrades I want to add to the Roo 😃


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I've yet to see any rims that I think look better than the factory ones. Plus, pretty much ALL of the aftermarket ones have a different offset and place the wheel farther out. I don't particularly like the idea of chunking rocks and debris all down the side of my truck. And I don't like the looks of fender extensions.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:52 AM   #19
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Squirm is the perfect word. In most cases on these Roo's we are talking 7-800 tongue weight with the WDH. Driving a similar tongue weight on my previous trailer with the soft Pirelli tires I never felt terrible, but it felt less planted and that squirm felt to me similar to minor trailer sway.

I am sure it is fine with the P but it is not as confidence-inspiring.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:32 PM   #20
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Anyone looking for the BFG KO2's BJ's has them for $230 each plus $15 mount and Val plus tax, cheapest I found them for a LT275/55/20


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