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Old 03-09-2009, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Towing capacity for 315-70-17 BFG at

Does anyone use their bfg at's for pulling any wieght? I have a 24ft enclosed trailer that I pull a race car in. I would say it wieghts 8k. Would a 315-70-17 on a set of H2 wheelsbe okay? I drive the truck 90% and pull a trailer 10%

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Should be fine. Tire rating I think is 3195 lbs. Guys on here run H2's to pull in competion and that sled weighs alot.

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Just trying to think things through. Thanks
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There's really no such thing as 'towing capacity' for a tire. Here's what you need to consider. You need to weigh the truck (while it's got the trailer) - get the weight of the rear axle. As long as it's under 6,390 lb, you're fine. While a typical rear axle scales in just around 3,000 lb, that leaves 3,390 lb of margin before you get to the limit of the tires.

Yes, you will be fine - as long as the tongue weight isn't more than 2,100 lb. (a LOT more than it should be), which puts you at 9,200 GVW.
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Thanks for the info. I know there is no "towing capacity". I guess I am more worried about swaying. Since you can only air them up to 50psi.
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