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Old 05-16-2013, 10:25 PM
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Default BFG AT Questions for those with experience with this tire.

Picked up a good used set of BFG all terrains in great shape in 285/70/17 and had them mounted and balanced. I immediately noticed the truck riding much more stiff. Like I had added helper springs or something. I replace Goodyear Wrangler AT/S in a 265/75/17 which rode very smooth and comfy.

The BFG are the "E" load rated version, is this to be expected? I know they have a 3 ply sidewall and a much higher weight capacity.

I love how they look and they have a great reputation. Would the "D" rated version of the same tire ride softer?

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have the same size tire and every thing on my own ram. great in the snow and the truck handles really good. even in rain.
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I just installed 285/65R20 BFG ATs on stock 20s my 09 CC and it definitely rides harder. I have it leveled with Bilstein 5100s, and it rode much better before with the stock rubber. They look mean though and fit perfectly. I am going to play with the air pressures a little bit and see if that helps. They have gotten smoother as they've broken it. When I first put them on, it felt like the truck had concrete wheels. Sluggish everywhere and hard to stop and turn. With 1500 miles on them now they do feel better. Or maybe I've gotten used to it. I do get a lot of steering wheel chatter and feedback with these tires on though. And I had to have them rebalanced after 1000 miles, and they were indeed out of balance. They do surprisingly well on the highway though, with little vibration or noise.
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As an AT it has to perform well at both on and off road. It can't be the best at either. They are compromises at both. They are not going to feel better on the road than a road tire and they aren't going to feel better than a pure offroad tire offroad. However, if you have to have them then you have to have them and that should just be accepted.
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Picked up a good used set of BFG all terrains in great shape in 285/70/17 and had them mounted and balanced. I immediately noticed the truck riding much more stiff. Like I had added helper springs or something. I replace Goodyear Wrangler AT/S in a 265/75/17 which rode very smooth and comfy.

The BFG are the "E" load rated version, is this to be expected? I know they have a 3 ply sidewall and a much higher weight capacity.

I love how they look and they have a great reputation. Would the "D" rated version of the same tire ride softer?

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I have used the c range of these tires on my 97 1500. Now my 2012 came with e range Goodyear silent armor stock. You didn't happen to mention what pressure you run the tires at. During the winter I was running 45 psi in front 43 psi in rear(stock setting is 43 psi all around) now during summer with pulling 7500 lbs camper I run 50 psi in front and 60 psi in rear. I also have airlift 1000. I think the truck rides excellent but I did notice a little rougher ride while empty in summer but still very acceptable in my mind. If you are running them at 80 psi your ride will be rough no doubt but if you lower pressure to around 40 I don't think you'll notice much difference. But remember you do have to run higher pressure than stock door sticker since it the higher load is only gained due to higher pressure. Running at 35 psi you'll most likely be under rating of c range tires at same pressure
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Yes, the E rating is why the truck rides stiffer. I know many will disagree, but I prefer a D-rated tires, even on full-size trucks, unless I'm going to tow with it. For me, tow-rig=E=rated; daily driver=D-rated.
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Thanks, for replies, that's pretty much what I figured. Shop had put 50 psi on front, 42 on rear, I dropped that to 38 front, 36 rear, now alot more comfortable, but feels a bit sloppy, gonna put a few pounds in each one and go from there.
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