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315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

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Chris
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315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#1 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:49 pm

I finally got tires for the 16s today, Very happy with the results.
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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#2 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:04 pm

The best way to describe the ride is cloud-like.

I also had the fronts road force balanced, the truck is super smooth.

I may still add 1 inch wheel spacers at least to the front because the drivers front tire scrubs the steering box.
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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#3 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:12 pm

You can see where the 32inch tire rubbed in blue, and the 35 in red
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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#4 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:19 pm

I was having problems uploading photos, I guess we are limited to file size now.

I wish we did not have to resize pics!

Otherwise, this format is wotking great!,, good job guys.

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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#5 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:41 pm

I was under the impression that all pictures were automatically resized?

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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#6 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:47 pm

I am drooling!!! This what I have in mind looking for new tires. How is the ride? road noise?
MPG? any problems w/ your speedo?

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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#7 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:01 pm

jonathan joseph wrote:I was under the impression that all pictures were automatically resized?

Jonathan


Me too, thats why I was stumped as to why my pics were not uploading, then I noticed the caption in red saying 600 was max.



Minh, my on board computer told me 15MPG @65MPH avg on the ~50mi ride up with stock 30" tires (spedo was correct), on the ride down with 34.8" tires it read 13MPG @65MPH. but now the spedometer is 15% slow, somebody help me with the math!

Road noise gets loud over 50mph, but tolerable, louder than 32" all terrain, not as loud as my 35" MTRs. I suggest you hear it for yourself.

I got the tires from Americas Tire there in Santa Rosa, nice guys, I only had to twist their arms a little bit, they could not accept that 35s would fit, they now know better.

I wanted to give you a call but I didn't have your #, no worries, I should be floating down the Russian river this sun, mon, or tues.

You guys are welcome to a test drive, we can even swap the wheels so you can get the full experience.

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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#8 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:39 am

Chris wrote:Minh, my on board computer told me 15MPG @65MPH avg on the ~50mi ride up with stock 30" tires (spedo was correct), on the ride down with 34.8" tires it read 13MPG @65MPH. but now the spedometer is 15% slow, somebody help me with the math!



Chris,

if your speedometer is 15% slow, it also counts 15% less miles - that throws the mpg off.
Since you know its about 15%, calculation is easy. 15% of 13 mpg = 1.95 mpg (so, about 2). 13+2=15,
meaning your engine did not mind the extra load of larger tires.

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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#9 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:38 am

I knew you would be able to help me out Harold, thank you.

I reasoned that I was still at 15 but I doubted my calculations because many others claimed lower millage.

I was lucky when I got home, The truck now just barely fits in the garage.
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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#10 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:40 am

well, It let me upload the second pic @ full size, but the first had to be under 600.

Strange.

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