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hey everyone...sorry if this is a repost..but ive been searching for a while and i cant find the answer im looking for.

i purchased yesterday a new set of BF goodrich at's 265/75-16. what psi do you guys run them, for city and highway driving?

im leaving for a 1000 mile drive friday morning and i want to make sure i'm running a good psi, and i dont have time to do some chaulk tests.

thanks in advance and appologies if this is a repost.


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I have the exact same tires as you. I'm sure others will chime in but here's my experience.

I run them right at the factory suggested 35psi. Now, they're an E load and I'm sure people will say that's too low. I had them at 40psi and 45psi and driving the truck at highway speeds was none too fun, truck was very loose.

I also had to go through a bit of battling to get the them balanced as I had a pretty bad shimmy in the wheel. Had the dealer re-balance them and it's pretty good now.

One thing, in my experience with these tires (this is my 3rd set) you will get a lot more road feel in the wheel then you did with other, softer compound/sidewall tires. These things are heavy and the sidewalls are like iron so you're going to get more road feel in the wheel and the seat.

These are my experiences with the BFG A/T tires. All 3 sets I've had, one on the Frontier and two on my old Ranger all behaved the same way more or less. I still bought them. They are a fantastic tire. Once you get some wear on them they really are amazing. Two major keys to long tread life with these, proper inflation and rotate them every other oil change.
 

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I've run mine at 35 and 45, didn't really notice a difference but thats just me. I know you're supposed to run higher pressure in a higher load range tire so I've been running them at 45. I was told by the shop that I should be ok running them at 35, so I did for the first 6 months and then upped it just because, didn't really notice anything odd either way, and I'll second Westracing, you will feel the road alot more.
 

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on road trips with a lot of highway I ran 45PSI, commuting I ran 35psi, in the winter on snow/ice I ran 28PSi, Wheeling on dirt 18-25PSI, Snow/Sand wheeling 12-15 PSi..
 

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35 for me rides smooth on the bfg at when i go higher it grabs at every crack in the road and the truck bounces more...
 

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Mine came from the dealer with 45 psi. Truck drives fine. And the tires have the right 'profile'. (The right bulge at the bottom).

I'd be afraid that if I let 10psi out they'd sag.

Though, Nissan says 35psi. Wonder why they delivered it to me with 45?

I will check again with a 2nd gauge.
 

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Mine came from the dealer with 45 psi. Truck drives fine. And the tires have the right 'profile'. (The right bulge at the bottom).

I'd be afraid that if I let 10psi out they'd sag.

Though, Nissan says 35psi. Wonder why they delivered it to me with 45?

I will check again with a 2nd gauge.
Mine came with 48psi in each tire! I just lowered mine down to 32psi and it drives much better. I'm 2wd with the long trail tires though.
 

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thanks for the quick responces, its greatly appreciated. now im off to ocean city, MD... i'll let you all know how i found them during the tow.
 

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Mine came with 48psi in each tire! I just lowered mine down to 32psi and it drives much better. I'm 2wd with the long trail tires though.
I recently found out my long trails were overinflated as well, presumably from the factory. I have them down to around 35 or so but bulge where the tire meets the pavement seems a little too much :confused:
 
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