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Re: 50psi?? New LT265/60R18 BFG TA KO2

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I'm going to have the 265/60R18 K02s installed next week and wanted to get an updates on recommended pressure. After reading the thread it appears 36-41 psi might be correct zone? Any other sage advice?


Personally, I started at 39 (or just above) since according to the chalk that was correct but have since settled on 37...

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Re: 50psi?? New LT265/60R18 BFG TA KO2

I run my LT Bridgies around 37-38.


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Re: 50psi?? New LT265/60R18 BFG TA KO2

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I'm going to have the 265/60R18 K02s installed next week and wanted to get an updates on recommended pressure. After reading the thread it appears 36-41 psi might be correct zone? Any other sage advice?
I'm running the 255/70R18 Currently running 50psi, handling is good and tire hum is low at this psi... I originally tried around 40, but the tire noise was much loader and handing was soft..

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Re: 50psi?? New LT265/60R18 BFG TA KO2

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I'm going to have the 265/60R18 K02s installed next week and wanted to get an updates on recommended pressure. After reading the thread it appears 36-41 psi might be correct zone? Any other sage advice?

With the EcoDiesel I found that 41psi front and 39psi rear to ideal - in that same size. But after 6 months of ownership, I removed the tires and went with a P-metric/Load range C tire. The BFG's were a stellar performer in all types of terrain and weathers, but I was displeased with the stiffness of a Load Range E tire and ride quality on pavement on comparatively light vehicle. Perhaps I'm getting old(er), but I've come to enjoy a more compliant ride. The constant buck over expansion joints was wearing on me.
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Re: 50psi?? New LT265/60R18 BFG TA KO2

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I'm running the 255/70R18 Currently running 50psi, handling is good and tire hum is low at this psi... I originally tried around 40, but the tire noise was much loader and handing was soft..

YMMV
The 255/70R18 are load Range C so they don't have the over-all stiffness of the Load Range E 265/65/18. Happy so far with the ride and handling, a small bit of steering wheel shudder over grooved roads but nothing disconcerting.

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Re: 50psi?? New LT265/60R18 BFG TA KO2

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The 255/70R18 are load Range C

BFGoodrich does not manufacture a 18" tire with anything less than a load range D rating.
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BFGoodrich does not manufacture a 18" tire with anything less than a load range D rating.
My bad.. The 255's are load range D... I went with them partial to avoid the load range E of the 265\60's ( and to use the jk wheels)
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Re: 50psi?? New LT265/60R18 BFG TA KO2

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Perhaps I'm getting old(er), but I've come to enjoy a more compliant ride. The constant buck over expansion joints was wearing on me.
Thanks for the feedback. Do you have the Quadra-Lift suspension?
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Thanks for the feedback. Do you have the Quadra-Lift suspension?

Mine is a coil suspension. Ordered it w/o.
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Re: 50psi?? New LT265/60R18 BFG TA KO2

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But after 6 months of ownership, I removed the tires and went with a P-metric/Load range C tire.
What did you choose in P-metric to replace the KO2? Something close to equivalent?
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What did you choose in P-metric to replace the KO2? Something close to equivalent?

I acquired one of those deals "too good to pass up" from a Craigslist source. 5 brand new 275/65R18 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs. Much like the KO2's they also triple peak/snowflake rated - which is a absolute must have for me.
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Re: 50psi?? New LT265/60R18 BFG TA KO2

I settled on 36 PSI. The ride is firm but not harsh, and the MPG is equivalent.

All the tire people will tell you 50 PSI, but since the vehicle is not typically anywhere near GVWR I am going much lower. There are some formulas the put a normally loaded vehicle in the upper-30s PSI range.
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