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Old 10-04-2019, 09:52 PM   #1
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Fudge, new tires

DW came home from an interview and the left front tire is flat as it can be. I have on order a set of BFB KO2 LT tires. I'm pretty sure it's going to mess up DW's daily driving, but I don't care. I'm glad my DW is a truck girl.

We're in the process of selling our current TT, and need the extra load rating to fit our planned TT.

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Old 10-05-2019, 05:34 AM   #2
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I put BFG KO2's on my Silverado 1500. They are load range E which is overkill for a 1/2 ton truck. I wanted load range D but they were a different brand and $39 more per tire. They do make the truck ride harder because of the stiffer sidewalls and higher pressure that they need to be run at, your DW may not like that. The sidewall says 80 psi max pressure and I run mine at 45 psi on the front and 40 psi on the rear. I'll never load the truck enough to need to set them at 80 psi.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:34 AM   #3
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I put BFG KO2's on my Silverado 1500. They are load range E which is overkill for a 1/2 ton truck. I wanted load range D but they were a different brand and $39 more per tire. They do make the truck ride harder because of the stiffer sidewalls and higher pressure that they need to be run at, your DW may not like that. The sidewall says 80 psi max pressure and I run mine at 45 psi on the front and 40 psi on the rear. I'll never load the truck enough to need to set them at 80 psi.
Thx for the reply. Was hoping to get another year on the tires. Thought might as well upgrade now. How's the road noise?
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:01 PM   #4
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I went from P-rated tires to E LT tires on my F-150 (Falken Wildpeak AT/3W, which are similar to your BFGs). Lost 2-3 mpg and definitely lost some comfort. My F-150 rides the same as my F-350. Doesn't/didn't bother me one bit. But, just be aware that E rated LT tires on a 1/2 ton does have consequences.

Zero road noise. Definitely performs better on dirt roads, snow, and ice than my tamer P-rated tires.
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Thx for the reply. Was hoping to get another year on the tires. Thought might as well upgrade now. How's the road noise?
There isn't enough road noise to even notice it unless you listen for it.
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I went from P-rated tires to E LT tires on my F-150 (Falken Wildpeak AT/3W, which are similar to your BFGs). Lost 2-3 mpg and definitely lost some comfort. My F-150 rides the same as my F-350. Doesn't/didn't bother me one bit. But, just be aware that E rated LT tires on a 1/2 ton does have consequences.

Zero road noise. Definitely performs better on dirt roads, snow, and ice than my tamer P-rated tires.
I lost about a half a mile to the gallon at first but now that the tires have broken in the mileage has come back up. I'm surprised that you lost that much.
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:25 AM   #7
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I have a set of Nitto terra grappler G2 and they have been a good wearing tire for me. Road noise is minimal. I have the XL rated so a little stiffer sidewall but not bad for the ride. They do make LT as well but I did not want the rough ride. The XL gave me about 400-500 lbs over my p rated tires and better handling while towing and they run at a max of 50 PSI.
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:27 AM   #8
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Whoops i thought you said you we’re thinking of ordering tires but I guess you already have them ordered lol . My brain goes slow some days haha
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