I really like the Toyo Open Country's ... just switched from BF KO 315/70R17's to 295/75-16's ... also available in 285's, 305's and 315's. Just got them installed today but had them on a previous truck. The Bridgestone Revos are very popular among forum members.
Before installing the green keys I did a comparison between just cranking the stock keys and the green keys because I was skeptical of them like everyone else. I cranked the stock bars 8 full turns netting about 1.5' of lift but the ride was way harsh. Front suspension was almost non existant. I then swapped the keys and cranked them up for about 2.5" of lift. The ride was horrible because it bounced all over the place. Kinda like trying to balance on top of a ball! I decided to crank them back down to 2" of lift and the ride was really good. That is where I left it a year ago and 10K miles. I would compare the ride to about 3-4 turns on the stock bars. just enough to stiffen hings up so it handles better.
Appreciate the info. I turned my torsions down and let my tires down to 46 psi and the ride really improved. I have just a hint of tire rub at full lock left in reverse. I am going to try it for the weekend. I will probably order the keys and give them a try to see which seems best for my application.
I am most likely going to run the Nitto's on mine, I like the way they look and I can also get them cheap so that is a plus. But should that fall through then I am going to get the BFG's. I use to have them on another truck and they were awesome. Nice and quite and easy to take care of.
Depending on what wheels you use. Stock wheels you should be ust fine. With 16x8 wheels with a minimum of 4.5" BS you will most likely have to zip tie your inner fenders back a little for clearance. 3-4 turns on your torsion bars, and possibly trim a hair off your front valance. Nothing major though.
As far as the speedo mine was only off maybe 1-2mph at the most. Not even an issue if you ask me. 265 is all the dealerships can program for that is if you can find one that will do it for you. You kinda have to know somebody there. I used a HPIII to reprogram my speedo, adjust for the 285's, shift firmness and shift points. Throttle responce and performance was greatly improved and maybe a mpg or so improvement.
According to my GPS when the truck indicates 70 mph actual speed is 74, at 40 mph indicated actual 42.8. I have done nothing for odometer correction.
On installing 265's if any modifications are needed I would think 2-3 turns on the torsion bars, this is a maybe.
For my 285's I trimmed the front air dam, used industrial velcro to secure the left front inner fender to the washer reservoir, cranked the torsion bars 60-75 % of capacity. I have no problems with this setup so far.
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