The trucks come with P tires (SL rated) from the factory. Unless you tow a lot or offroad, the LT will just be overkill. The LT is a heavier duty tire. Like mentioned above, they also are heavier, (maybe) ride rougher, and use more gas. I'm also in the market for tires although, I have been looking at 275/60R20. The BFG's are LT and the others I've looked at are P. I'm looking at: Goodyear Duratracs $230 ea BFG KO2 $235 Ea Falken Wildpeaks $175 ea Nitto Ridge Grappler $207 ea
Google search shows Wal-mart has the Falkens for $165 each, Will the 275/60r20 fit without a leveling kit? if so, I can do tires then level. if not, I will do level then tires. I'm thinking Bilstein leveling shocks? Good? Bad? Ugly?
I've started the search for new tires. I believe I have 5k miles left in mine. I currently have the stock GY. I average about 20k to 22k a year so I'd like to buy a tire that would not kill the MPG too bad. I would like a little more of an aggressive look than the street tires that come on these trucks. I am currently looking at the following in 275/60R20: 1. BFG KO2. ($235 ea. LT)Good: These look great and would probably last a good while. Bad: expensive, they don't have a rim guard which I think would help on a 20" rim 2. GY Duratracs. ($230 ea. LT) Good: Nice looking tire, have the rim guard and I live 25 miles from a Goodyear plant (support the local company). Bad: Expensive 3. Falken Wildpeak AT/3.($175 ea. P) Good: less expensive, have rim guard, Bad: not as aggressive, lesser known brand I don't do any off-roading but I do like a good looking tire (AT). Snow traction isn't a concern (North Alabama) I don't do any real towing. Things that matter: 1. Wet traction 2. Noise 3. Loss of MPG 4. Tread life Advice? Experiences? Thoughts? Thanks.
Instructions on the Rough Country kit 3. On models with electric power steering, remove the 6 bolts holding the factory skid plate using a 15mm socket. Unplug the three connectors going to the electric power steering. See Photo 1.
I'm new to the forum and have read several posts on the issues with the steering rack after a leveling kit has been installed. I'm at about 42k miles and want level when I replace the tires. i don't want to have to deal with replacing the rack. Has anyone nailed down the actual cause of the rack issues? I have noticed that the instructions on most of the leveling kits tell you to unplug the rack before you start. Any chance the failures are coming from those who choose to skip that step in the process? thanks
I'm looking at these tires. How do you like them? How are they in the rain? Noisy? Thanks. Also, I'm new here and it's time for tires on my truck. I'm thinking about going with the Bilstein leveling shocks. What is the consensus on them? is there a better way to level? Also, I'm planning on using 275/60/20
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