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Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 2COR517, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Time for tires on the Tahoe. Money is a little tight with all the auto repairs I've been doing. Was headed for an 80 mile trip to look at a set of used tires. Half tread, one nail hole, $150. Getting close to the salvage yard, thought "I should give them a quick call".

    Had two sets to pick from. Got a set of BFG Radial Long Trails for $100. Still on the Jeep, and holding air. Can't have more than 5,000 miles on them, if that. Now I can use the money I saved over buying a new set, and hopefully get some BFG ATs for the 97.....

    Mama should be agreeable to that, right?:rolleyes:
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    And you saved money not driving 80 miles too!
  3. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Interesting idea...never thought of calling the junkyard for tires. I'll need some on the truck this year, maybe I'll try that...otherwise I'm staring $600+ in the face and it ain't pretty.
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    My check with a Goodyear dealer. They have tires they are selling at fire sale prices. My dealer said they have truck loads they made but the buyer refused them due to low production of vehicles. Wranger's- 245LT 75 -16 --> $114 a piece.
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Did it again. Four brand new BF Goodrich AT tires, never been mounted. 31/10.50/16.5. Four 16.5x8 Aluminum 8 lug rims. $450 for everything.

    It pays to gawk at stuff on the side of the road.

    Here's a load inflation table for most size tires. It doesn't have 16.5 tires, but it has 31/10.50/15. I think the max load/max psi is the same so I will use it.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2009
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Here's the link. Upon further review, the LT 245/75/16 looks closest in terms of Load Range/max weight/max psi.

    My tires are LT 31/10.50/16.5 Load Range D, 2755lbs@65psi.


    So I will stay with 40-45 in front, 30-35 in back. If I am doing a lot of hauling or towing, I pump up the rears.
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    These are the recommended pressures directly from BFG. They said to never run less than 35 psi.

    1830-35 2000-40 2165-45 2320-50 2465-55 2605-60 2745-65

    The first number is pounds and the second is the PSI.