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Old 07-31-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
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BFGoodrich All Terrain KO

Looking into replacing the tires on my 2001 F350 and want to try the
BFG's out and looking for advice on a couple of things. One, how do
you like the tires and how are they holding up and the other guestion
is about size. Presently I have 265/75/R16 on it and want to go up to
either the 285 or even the 295, any advice? I have a Lance 1010 Camper
that goes on it and I do a lot of trips in it, driving across country
every year from Oregon to North Carolina and back....
Thanks for the advice
Chris

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Old 07-31-2005, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: BFGoodrich All Terrain KO

I have 265/75/R16 BFG A/T KO's on my F150 4x4 and I am very happy with
the way the have performed in tons of rain and snow and gravel roads. I
only put them on last September so I can't make a very good judgement on
the way they wear but they still seem to be holding up pretty well. You
probably have the rims to go quite a bit bigger with your F350 and I
would, given the considerable difference in weight between your truck
and mine.

I went from 255/70/16 to 265/75/16 and the increase in diameter was
about 4%. I have not noticed any increase in milage from the larger
tires, probably because of the more aggressive tread.

I think you will be very happy with the A/T T/A KO's

Stephen



epicday wrote:
> Looking into replacing the tires on my 2001 F350 and want to try the
> BFG's out and looking for advice on a couple of things. One, how do
> you like the tires and how are they holding up and the other guestion
> is about size. Presently I have 265/75/R16 on it and want to go up to
> either the 285 or even the 295, any advice? I have a Lance 1010 Camper
> that goes on it and I do a lot of trips in it, driving across country
> every year from Oregon to North Carolina and back....
> Thanks for the advice
> Chris
>


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Old 07-31-2005, 09:02   #3 (permalink)
Chris Hill
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Re: BFGoodrich All Terrain KO

On 31 Jul 2005 01:02:58 -0700, "epicday" <epicday@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Looking into replacing the tires on my 2001 F350 and want to try the
>BFG's out and looking for advice on a couple of things. One, how do
>you like the tires and how are they holding up and the other guestion
>is about size. Presently I have 265/75/R16 on it and want to go up to
>either the 285 or even the 295, any advice? I have a Lance 1010 Camper
>that goes on it and I do a lot of trips in it, driving across country
>every year from Oregon to North Carolina and back....



Why change size? You'd have to have the speedo recalibrated, and that
isn't as simple as it sounds. Besides that it's going to be harder on
your power steering and steering components. The bfg's are pretty
good. We drive a fair amount on gravel roads and still get 40,000 or
more out of them.
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: BFGoodrich All Terrain KO

A few reasons for the bigger tire, one is that with the 265 in the
wheel well of the F350, well it looks like at times that i have
doughnuts in there and the other is that with a bigger tire I will get
better float at the coast in the sand or in the mud and snow around
here. They are coming out with an E rated tire in the 285/KO in the
fall and I am thinking about waiting for that one to come out but kinda
need the tires now.

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Old 07-31-2005, 10:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: BFGoodrich All Terrain KO

On 31 Jul 2005 08:49:17 -0700, "epicday" <epicday@yahoo.com> wrote:

>A few reasons for the bigger tire, one is that with the 265 in the
>wheel well of the F350, well it looks like at times that i have
>doughnuts in there and the other is that with a bigger tire I will get
>better float at the coast in the sand or in the mud and snow around
>here. They are coming out with an E rated tire in the 285/KO in the
>fall and I am thinking about waiting for that one to come out but kinda
>need the tires now.



I don't have the BFGs, but I went up to a 285 last time around and I
don't think it was worth it. Increased floatation? Well, on paper
that is true but I've yet to notice a difference. Doughnuts in the
wheelwells? Still looks that way. Going with a 315, maybe even the
305, would improve that situation, but both tires need further vehicle
modifications to be done right. On the negative side, I noticed a big
difference in performance (degraded) and a noticable drop in mileage
(after figuring in the correction) and as mentioned, the speedometer
is now slightly off. If I had it to do over again, I'd either stick
with the 265s or jump to the 315s. If I'm going degrade performance
and mileage, I want to make it worthwhile!

Matt
99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4 (w/4.3 gears)
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Old 08-01-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
Matt Macchiarolo
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Re: BFGoodrich All Terrain KO

I upsized to 295's and have no problems with fitment, I bought a Truspeed
speedo recalibrator on eBay to correct the speedo. Not a terribly hard
install, would have been easier if it wasn't thirty degrees out. With the
speedo recalibrated, there was no noticeble difference to mileage. Also
worth noting that the BFG AT in 295-75R16, if memory serves, actually has
the same payload rating as the Steeltex (3415# at max pressure), even though
it is still a load range D.

"Matt Mead" <mdmead@DELETETHIScharter.net> wrote in message
news:ngtpe1pfiq7kdvk51v1pk6o65b91jk1bvt@4ax.com...
> On 31 Jul 2005 08:49:17 -0700, "epicday" <epicday@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>A few reasons for the bigger tire, one is that with the 265 in the
>>wheel well of the F350, well it looks like at times that i have
>>doughnuts in there and the other is that with a bigger tire I will get
>>better float at the coast in the sand or in the mud and snow around
>>here. They are coming out with an E rated tire in the 285/KO in the
>>fall and I am thinking about waiting for that one to come out but kinda
>>need the tires now.

>
>
> I don't have the BFGs, but I went up to a 285 last time around and I
> don't think it was worth it. Increased floatation? Well, on paper
> that is true but I've yet to notice a difference. Doughnuts in the
> wheelwells? Still looks that way. Going with a 315, maybe even the
> 305, would improve that situation, but both tires need further vehicle
> modifications to be done right. On the negative side, I noticed a big
> difference in performance (degraded) and a noticable drop in mileage
> (after figuring in the correction) and as mentioned, the speedometer
> is now slightly off. If I had it to do over again, I'd either stick
> with the 265s or jump to the 315s. If I'm going degrade performance
> and mileage, I want to make it worthwhile!
>
> Matt
> 99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4 (w/4.3 gears)



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Old 08-01-2005, 10:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: BFGoodrich All Terrain KO

I did know that about the payload, the 295 is higher than the 285.
That is great to hear about the mileage as well, that is something that
I have been thinking about for sure with the price of diesel at were it
is right now.

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