Originally Posted by etex211
One thing you may not be considering is that putting on the taller tires will have the same effect as a higher gear ratio. I know that one size doesn't sound like much, but it will be enough of a difference to notice. Your truck will have to work harder to pull the trailer.
I don't recommend it.
Understood... Being a V10 I dont suspect that its going to make a huge differance. The 5th it will be towing (about 6-8 times each summer at most) is just about 12k gross. Being its a shared truck between my wife and I and my folks, they are the ones using it for towing the 5th wheel. He was towing it with a 7.3 cc sb, but since we were killing that truck by not driving it, we down graded to a gasser. He's going to have to learn that the new truck wont handle the job nearly as well as the diesel, which is o.k. by me. He would tend to let the rig get away from him with the diesel, and before you knew it, he was running 70+ down the freeway. When we convoy, I usually try to keep it 60-65 max. The truck on a good year will get 5000 miles on it. those miles are working miles though. If its not towing, its plowing snow.
Originally Posted by djtho1
I know this is about the tires, but have you put any thought into the effects the tire will have on your towing? Are you correcting the speedo? Your shifting will also be off (with an auto) and you won't be able to brake quite as well. Just some thoughts. I don't mean to offend.
pretty much the same as above, but according to my TOMTOM, the speedo is about 3-4 mph slow now. So by upgrading the tire size, that should put me real close to dead on.
I havent made the purchase yet, but talking with the wife last night, I decided that i am going to go with the KO2 BFG. It will be load range E and white letter. I am just hoping that the pattern hasnt changed enough to cause traction issues while plowing. I know the origanals work very well in the snow, so hopefully these will to. Many of my clients live in the dunes on Lake Michigan. At 4 in the morning, its hard to call a friend if I get stuck, and with the BFG, i have pretty much elimanated getting stuck (this past winter, not once). I have used other brand tires out there, but havent had nearly the close calls (sliding down the hills) with the BFG's as I have with other name brand tires