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handye9

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Is it possible, the air pressure is low and you have side wall flex?

The load range "E" tires that came on my F250, say (on the tire) max pressure is 80 PSI. The door post sticker, says tire pressure should be at 65 PSI. I have less side to side movement at 80 PSI, either with my TC or with my TT.

Every time I go in for an oil change, the grease monkeys let air out of my tires and I have to tell them to put it back at 80 PSI.


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Yes checked tire pressure, trailer is loaded as it has been in the past with no problems before. The Michelin's are LTX M/S. I mistyped earlier they are not 12 ply tires (that is what my TT tires are) The truck tires are 7 ply. Is that typical for truck tires hauling this weight. I have driven just about 3k miles since the tires were replaced. I have the Blue Ox Say pro and this past week while at the CG, I moved the hitch up one setting. This raised the hitch height a little bit. May have helped a little. Perhaps I will raise it one more setting. I'm just at a loss, wondering if something is broken on the truck suspension wise? Oh and the wheels are OEM and the truck came with 245's these are 265's. Thanks for all of your help guys this site is awesome.

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Handye9 brings up a question that I also have. Do yall inflate to tire max cold pressure (in my case 80 psi) or pressures on door panel of TV ( in my case 55psi front 80 psi rear)? BFG techs told me inflate to tire specs not truck specs.

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leatherhead612 wrote:

The Michelin's are LTX M/S. I mistyped earlier they are not 12 ply tires (that is what my TT tires are) The truck tires are 7 ply. Is that typical for truck tires hauling this weight.

Do you mean 8 ply? That truck should have 10 ply (load range E) on instead of load range D. The E tire takes up to 80 psi and the D tire takes up to 65 psi. Maybe double check to see what you have on the truck?


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More air.


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Tom&Dee wrote:

leatherhead612 wrote:

The Michelin's are LTX M/S. I mistyped earlier they are not 12 ply tires (that is what my TT tires are) The truck tires are 7 ply. Is that typical for truck tires hauling this weight.

Do you mean 8 ply? That truck should have 10 ply (load range E) on instead of load range D. The E tire takes up to 80 psi and the D tire takes up to 65 psi. Maybe double check to see what you have on the truck?


It is load range E but I added all the number of "plies" and the total is only 7, 5 in the tread, and 2 sidewall

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dodge guy wrote:

The tires will require a few hundred miles to break them in (heat cycle). this makes the tires less squirmy! look up new tire squirm or heat cycle and you`ll see this is common with many new tires.


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As long as they are load E and properly inflated- 80psi while towing, you're fine. As above, it just takes some time to break in. Much more noticeable while towing...


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Yep. I have noticed more wiggle from new tires. Takes a while to wear the wiggle out.


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Yeah....no. OEM rims are only 6 1/2" wide and not rated for anything bigger than a 245 size tire. You "can" get 265's on there but 285s too big. With the rim being too narrow, it doesn't allow the tire to sit right and track right. I went to 16x8 rims when I went to 265 tires and have no handling issues. The BFG having an offroad lug allows more squirm vs. the Michelin hiway tread pattern.


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BurbMan wrote:

Yeah....no. OEM rims are only 6 1/2" wide and not rated for anything bigger than a 245 size tire. You "can" get 265's on there but 285s too big. With the rim being too narrow, it doesn't allow the tire to sit right and track right. I went to 16x8 rims when I went to 265 tires and have no handling issues. The BFG having an offroad lug allows more squirm vs. the Michelin hiway tread pattern.


I originally replaced OEM's with Michelin LTX 285's. That's what I had when I purchased the trailer. Drove from OH to NC, NC to PA and many local NC trips no problems whatsoever. I replaced the 285's with BFG All Terrain 265's (the tire store would not put 285's on my stock wheels)and since then I've had the handling issues. Looked great but handled terribly when towing. I immediately switched back to the Michelin LTX in a 265. They are somewhat better but still handle poorly.

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