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What Pressure BFG KO2 265/75r16 Load E

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Marc529, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Nov 28, 2016 at 4:55 PM
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    Mike G

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    I have the same tires and have approx. 20,000 miles on them. I run 32F 30R with an empty truck and the tires have a perfect wear pattern. When I tow or carry a heavy load in the bed I will increase the PSI accordingly.
     
  2. Nov 28, 2016 at 5:25 PM
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  4. Oct 4, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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    Late to the post but im running 50 psi.
    I was running 44 and it was wearing out the wall of the wheel.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2017 at 6:40 PM
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    I did that for my 265/70 16s, but in summer here you'll get more than 10%.. It's cool now and I'll redo, then in December again. Then I'll know for next year.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2018 at 11:30 PM
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    This ^

    https://www.toyotires.com/media/2125/application_of_load_inflation_tables_20170203.pdf
     
  7. Dec 5, 2018 at 11:35 PM
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    I have the same tires and run 39 psi.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:39 AM
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    Same exact tires, I run around 37 PSI
     
  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:51 AM
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    Called BFG they said for the Tacoma run 50 psi we run 45psi rides excellent gas mileage is better doesn't ride rough either. They said because these are LT tires.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:27 AM
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    I have had two sets of these. First set I ran 30 PSI for a softer ride and they wore down in 25k miles. Second set ran 40 PSI and the wear level was much better. I now run 40 PSI at 50 degrees which goes to 45 PSI at 90 degrees temp.
     
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    Run pressure that is indicated on tire. Within few pounds.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2018 at 4:59 AM
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    hahah - I went from 43 cold to 33 cold and I like 33psi much better. Granted it does drag a tad but it is much smoother to me. I am in testing mod.
    Good luck OP with your trial and error. :thumbsup:
     
  13. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:02 PM
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    Interesting. Unloaded the chalk test was good at 30 psi at 45 degrees at 5000 ft elevation.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    I had trouble with the chalk test also, ended up running them at 45 PSI for about 15k miles. It was a little firm but I got used to it.

    When I took the truck in for the “stumble TSB” they rotated the tires and set them at 32 PSI.

    I left it like that. My gas mileage dropped from about 17 to struggling for 16mpg.

    It was either the PSI or the update.

    I’m not impressed by the winter driving of KO2s and have a set of Falken Wildpeakes on order.
     
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    Same tire and size - I run 35-37 cold. offroad around 20.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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    Don't do this. The sidewall of the tires lists the maximum pressure, not the proper pressure. The max pressure on the LRE KO2s is 80psi. That is not the ideal pressure unless you are completely maxing out the load carrying capacity of the tire.

    As others have said, check out the load inflation table provided by Toyo and many other tire manufacturers. Your pressure depends on the load you are carrying and it is recommended you always inflate your tires to at least carry the load identified on the door placard. Stock tire is a load index of 112 with a recommended pressure of 30psi, which equals a load carrying capacity of 2117 pounds per tire before the Metric to LT 10% derating. After the 10% derating it's closer to 1924 per tire. So you should inflate your new tires to meet or exceed the load carrying capacity of the OE tires as identified on the door placard. The load index of the KO2 is 123 and it is a LT and when inflated to 40psi it carries 2100 pounds per tire.

    Obviously if you are towing or carrying extra weight, increase your psi accordingly to carry the load. Weight and heat are a tire's worst enemy.
     
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    The listed pressure on the tire is max pressure for maximum load. Talk about rough ride on an empty truck...
     
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    Load range E for that size tire seems crazy stiff, is the ride a or harsher than the oem "highway only" tires?

    I had 33x10.5x15 on my old pathfinder and they were only a "C" rating.

    I have the the fallen wild peaks on the work truck, 2011 ram 1500 hemi and they suck compared to the bfg.
    The falkens are a blockier tread pattern, closer to an MT....which suck in the rain and snow.
     
  19. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:27 PM
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  20. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:46 PM
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    I'll have a look at work tomorrow and hit back, but pretty sure they are the AT......whatever is on there is entirely unimpressive to me.
    I've had bfg at's for over 20 years....but they were always load c, even the 33x12.5x15 on my 77 blazer....the E's must be harsh as hell.
     

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