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265/75r16 BFG A/T (with pics) & PSI info request

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TAC1, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    TAC1

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    Hello Forum,

    I finally purchased the BFG A/T's (265/75r16) for my '08 PreRunner 4.0 with 39,944 miles. Yes, the difference is slightly noticeable but no where near as extreme as I have read. My suspension is all stock (rear leafs are 3 total) & Timbrens. I have a u-bolt mod that I read hear under the post "goodbye axle wrap mod" Yes, it works & the rear is more firm due to this. I do not plan on doing a lift for my truck but I do want to upgrade my shocks/struts eventually. One thing at a time.

    Now to my question:

    Can someone PLEASE tell me what the correct PSI should be on these tires? I called Michelin's 800 # & asked them this question. I gave him every detail of my truck necessary. He put me on hold for about 4 minutes. Then he comes back with this.

    45 front & 50 rear.

    I asked him "more in the rear than the front!?" He said yes. I decided to set them at 38 front & 36 rear. I read a post of someone who did a chalk test & came up with this PSI. After today it will be a while before I get enough time off for me to be able to do a chalk test of my own. I would like more opinions on this from people who have driven a few thousand miles with these tires to hear their input & what P.S.I. they are using.

    P.S. I also tow a 4,200 lb boat (total weight with trailer & gear) once a month for a total of 18 miles. Are these tires good on the ramp when pulling the boat out?

    Here are the pics.
    THANKS:D

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  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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  3. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    Are yours Load Range E also?
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 5:52 AM
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    Nice looking truck.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    Load range D.
     
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    Michelin's 800# for BFG tires?
     
  7. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    I ran 32 front and rear on my '03 and they wore a little fast in the center of the tread, indicating that they were slightly over-inflated.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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  9. Apr 6, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    Thank you for the info & compliment!
    BTW, BFG & Uniroyal are Michelin products. Also, there are no 265/75r16 BFG A/T's available in Load range D.

    On an unrelated note. Today I installed Hellwigs 550 model on my leafs (on the leaf portion behind the axle) & a ToyTec 1/4" strut spacer which I installed on the left front to even out my truck. I measured before & after & I gained 1" of rear height.

    Not bad. I was thinking of buying 1.5" steel (so they won't break) tapered blocks (tapered to eliminate vibration risk) but I might just leave it like this:D
     
  10. Apr 7, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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    These were bought back in 05.265 /75/16 BF Goodrich AT KO..Load range D,printed on the sidewall.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2012 at 6:39 AM
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    Load range E tire is way to heavy and too stiff to run on a Tacoma IMHO.I would go with nothing hravier than a D on a small truck.Potholes and bumps are gonna jar the heck out of you unless you run them low on pressure,and your fuel mileage will also suffer with these tires.I would consider a Michelin or another lower weight rated tire for these trucks,I have been running these tires for years on many trucks from Toyotas to Ram 2500 diesels..Just my .02....
     
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