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bthorntonclan 10-14-2011 11:10 AM

BFG All-Terrain A/T KO
I'm new to this forum and have a few questions. I have a 2006 3500 5.9L CTD SLT Mega Cab 4X4 SRW, stock chrome rims, and currently have Goodyear Wrangler Dura Trac tires 265 70R17E (stock size tires). I need to replace them soon d/t wear and was looking at the BFG All-Terrain A/T KO tires in 285 70R17E. I have not made any modifications to the suspension and would like to avoid having to go that route. The only modification I've made is putting in a Banks Air Intake w/Super Scoop and 4" cat back Monster exhaust (hwy mileage went from 22 to 29mpg). Most of the tire fitment guides at various websites (i.e. Tire Rack, etc.) only list the 265 70R17s as fitting. I have two questions:

1. Has anyone had any experience w/the BFG All-Terrain A/T KO tires? (I've heard/read that they are a good, long lasting 10-ply tire)

2. Will these tires fit my truck w/o rubbing and w/o having to do anything to the suspension?

Thanks in advance for any assistance

Rayne 10-14-2011 11:17 AM

I'm running my second set of BFG's now. My first set I had on my Tacoma and I got around 70,000kms out of them so yes they do last a loong time.

SeattlePete 10-14-2011 11:21 AM

BFG makes a great tire in the T/A line, so you should enjoy them should you choose to go that route. I'm in a similar situation, and am looking at the Bridgestone Revo, Nitto Terra Grappler, Yoko Geolandar, and Toyo Open Country as replacements for the stock GY Wranglers.

As far as sizing; look at these sites:

An ideal step-up would be a 285/65R17- you get the wider footprint, and overall diameter remains virtually identical, so your gearing and speedo remains the same, without rubbing.

cody0707 10-14-2011 11:47 AM

A 265/70R17 is a 31.6x10.4" tire. A 285/70R17 is a 32.7x11.2" tire. So you will be gaining an inch in overall hight (which will lift your truck .5") and you will gain close to an inch in width. You could always go out and turn your tires to full lock and measure for clearance. Just add .5" to both sides of your current tire.

You may be able to go to the tire shop and have some 285/70R17 fitted on your truck to make sure you have the clearance.

proudpapa 10-18-2011 03:57 PM

I had a 07 2500 diesel and I went with a BFG AT KO in that size, 285/70/17 and had no rubbing issue at all. Being the truck I had at the time I went with the 10ply, when I traded the 2500 in I kept the BFG's and put them on my 2011 1500, tires probably have around 9000 miles total mileage on them and still look new.

Barnyard 10-18-2011 04:36 PM

I got nearly 75k MILES out of a set of All-Terrain KO's on my '98 Dakota years ago. They're a great tire IMHO!

AzHunter 10-18-2011 10:50 PM

I have had 3 sets of the KO's. One on a Dakota and two on my Silverado 1/2 ton. They were the best tires I ever had. Excellent traction in everything except sloppy mud which only a aggressive mud tire works in. Excellent in snow, sand, dirt and on the highway. I got an easy 60k out of each set. Keep in mind that I always changed my tires BEFORE they hit the wear marks so some people may have gotten an extra 10k miles out of them.

DOZER 10-19-2011 01:56 AM

Great tires had them on my last Ram. As far as size I have a 2006 2500 HEMI qc 4x4. I put 295/70/18 (34.3x11.6) and had minimal rubbing at full lock to the left on the driver side wheel well. After I leveled it it still rubbed so I trimmed the plastic and it's good to go.

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