Looking for input on folks that run 265/75/R16s and made the switch from BFG Ats to Duratracs. I've been a long time user of BFG ATs and they are a fantastic tire. Over the last 12 years I've used just about every offroad tire on my 1/2 and 3/4 ton work trucks and I've settled on BFG AT due to their traction, reliability, and toughness. I work for the Forest Service so I put about 30k mi a year off road on those tires.
I ditched my stockers last week and ponied up for a set of the BFG ATs in 265/75/16. Way back when these were offered in a load range C, but now you can only get then in E. With the load range E and the 3 ply sidewall I expected them to be stiff...but these are unbearable! Extremely stiff both on and off road. I have played with the pressures and by the time I get them pliable enough they start to get squirely. A dcsb trd OR tacoma with a 300 lb camper shell is just way too light for these tires.
Since I've only had these for just over a week I'm going to hit up Discount tire on their "satisfaction guarantee" and see if they will swap them out for something in a load range D or lighter...preferable C. Not interested in a P rated tire, they just don't hold up to the sharp rocks and other nastiness found in the New Mexico desert and mountains. Looks like my best choice would be the Duratrac. I'm looking for input from those that have made the switch as to what I can expect. Softer ride? More road noise?