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Is shopping online worthwhile, with shipping and all? Or am I better off going to local Tire Discounter? Looking to replace stock BFG's that came with OR pkg.
 

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Depends on how much the local guy is going to gouge you for mount, balance and any rotations for not purchasing the tires from them. I'd think if you took them to good ol' Wal Mart you may get the best deal with the least hassel. Big O or Firestone are sure to charge extra....but many tire places will match internet pricing so you can save on shipping just have to be a savvy businessman! Good Luck!
 

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I buy all my wheels and tires at Discounttiredirect.com but I shop around too, they'll match anyones delivered price, anyones. Buying online can save you some money but make sure you look at all the costs to get the best deal. Here's where you will spend your money. Look for the best price for each and you have it made.

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If you are buying wheels and tires some places will mount and Balance for Free and some online companies will ship for Free too, Discount Ships Free. You don't have to buy the warrantys but it is a good idea on your tires. One non repairable flat and you've saved some money. For installation call around, some places give you a lifetime balance, some don't.
 

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i got my so cheap no online tire shop could match. i got them for 160 a tire out the door!
 

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TravisDTD said:
yeah, I'd say thats cheap. Nice work

if you lived close to me i could get you those tires for a price somewhere close to that!
 

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TravisDTD said:
yeah, I'd say thats cheap. Nice work

what prices have you seen? i might be able to get you a good deal and have them shipped!
 

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I don't believe there is a such thing as a BFG P285/70/R17 A/T KO, but only a LT285/70/17.

The OEM Off-Road Pkg. BFG Rugged Trail, all season tires are a P285/70/17, but most have gotten poor mileage out of them, (less than 25K miles). Their AT KOs are a much better tire with a much better tread life.
 

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NorCal 4x4 said:
I don't believe there is a such thing as a BFG P285/70/R17 A/T KO, but only a LT285/70/17.

The OEM Off-Road Pkg. BFG Rugged Trail, all season tires are a P285/70/17, but most have gotten poor mileage out of them, (less than 25K miles). Their AT KOs are a much better tire with a much better tread life.
Pushing 60k on my stock BFG's.
 

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Pushing 60k on my stock BFG's.
There are a few like you, (that get more than 25K miles), but if you search around the Titan forums, you are definitely in the minority.

The light truck BFG AT KO is normally the tire people can get 50-60K miles out of. My guess is you'd get at least 100K miles on them with your history. :huh:
 

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I don't believe there is a such thing as a BFG P285/70/R17 A/T KO, but only a LT285/70/17.
I keep forgetting, P is for passenger.

Looking online, Discount Tire has them for $210, we've got several stores here in town. Discount Tire Direct online price is $235. I got a few months before I really need to get new, probably wait till late fall next year.
 

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florida razor said:
speaking of tires would it be advise to upgrade to e-rated tires for pulling 5th wheel rv of less than 7k
Not necessary, your truck's load capacity will run out long before the stock tires load capacity will.

But if you select an E or D rated, light truck, (LT), remember to air up the tires before carrying a heavy load. If not, a passenger rated tire will have greater capacity than a D or an E, left at 35 or 40 psi. but even left there, probably would be o.k. unless you were exceeding the truck's maximum load capacity.

The stock Off Road Pkg. Rugged Trail P285/70/17 has 2833 lbs. maximum load rating at a 35 psi maximum inflation pressure. They must be derated for pickups and SUVs to 91%, so 2578 lbs at its maximum 35 psi.[2498 at 32 psi].

The aftermarket BFG AT KO, in this size is D-rated, LT285/70/17, and has a 3195 capacity at its maximum pressure of 65 psi. But if at 35 psi, the maximum load is only 2105 lbs.

BFG AT KO LT285/70/17 psi/load
35 psi ... 2105 lbs. max. load single tire
40 psi ... 2315 lbs.
45 psi ... 2510 lbs.
50 psi ... 2755 lbs.
55 psi ... 2890 lbs.
60 psi ... 3070 lbs.
65 psi ... 3195 lbs.​

So for this LT285/70/17 to match the load capacity of the P-rated P285/70/17 of the same basic size, you would need to run somewhere between 45 and 50 psi in the LT285/70/17.
 
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