bfg tire pressure

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Greetings,

I recall this being discussed a while back however I could not locate the thread.

I just installed BFG's 285/75/16's. Stamped on the tire reads 65psi cold. I would not think that I should run that high of pressure. I told them to inflate to 40 psi. Is there an optimum pressure to run these tires for road use?

Thanks in advance,

Steve
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65 psi will likely cause kidney damage. I run 15psi on trails, 35psi around town, and 40-50psi out on the open road with my 285/75/16 GY MT/Rs which also call for 65 psi cold.

The higher the pressure the harsher the ride will be, but your truck will be capable of slightly better mileage figures.
 
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As we all know (especially us former Explorer owners), more air = a cooler tire = less chance of tread separation = less chance tire manufacturer gets sued. It would be hard to imagine anyone keeping in check with the tire manufacturer's recommended pressure. I've always ran BFG A/T's (3 sets) around 40 psi and done pretty well with wear. Mi dos centavos.
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Mine are stock size 275/75/16 BFG AT/KO's with around 45K miles on them and 10/32's of thread. The wear has been even and I alway run 35 psi all around. My LC is run empty almost all of the time, I don't even keep the third row seats in the LC.
 
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I ran a set for about 30k mi. Ran 36psi except on trips when the vehicle was heavily loaded, then I would bump it up slightly to 38-39psi. Rotated every 5k and all tires had even wear and had approx 12/32" tread remaining when I sold them.

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