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I've been extremely happy with the Falken Wildpeak AT3W I put on my truck last fall. So far they seem to be wearing well and they've performed very well on and off road as well as in winter conditions. They're a better tire than the BFG AT/KO2's they replaced.

If you run your tires at 80 you're going to get a rough ride. I generally drop my rears down to about 60 when I'm not towing or hauling something heavy.


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I think you will will notice a big difference when lightly loaded/non-towing if your pressure is about 60psi all around. Your tire model will make far less difference on stiffness than pressure.


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You might even be able to run as little as 40-50 lbs in the rear. Wieght what your rear wieghs empty, pressure up tires accordingly.
I've run many tread designs on rears of trucks, ride quality is based on correct psi for load.
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Be careful running too low on HD "E" tires, if you do, the sidewalls might crack and come apart while driving. I run mine at 65 empty and 75 hauling the TC. That seems to work fine, and I get a nice ride at both pressures. My truck wears BFG 285/70 "E" shoes ... [emoticon]


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I have Firestone TransForce AT's on my truck ('13 Ram 2500) and most of my driving is just running around empty. So I drop rear pressures down to about 50psi. When I'm loaded or towing the camper, I up the pressures to 80psi per the sidewall max pressure. I'm on my 3rd set and got 50,000miles out of each of the first two sets (which is why I keep buying them)...and probably could have squeezed a bit more but snow was coming.

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"Be careful running too low on HD "E" tires, if you do, the sidewalls might crack and come apart while driving."

35psi is the lowest pressure listed on the stock "E" tires on my 15 DRW RAM. If you think 35psi "might" cause sidewall cracking please show examples of this.


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monkey44 wrote:

Be careful running too low on HD "E" tires, if you do, the sidewalls might crack and come apart while driving. I run mine at 65 empty and 75 hauling the TC. That seems to work fine, and I get a nice ride at both pressures. My truck wears BFG 285/70 "E" shoes ... [emoticon]



Not sure how low you mean ,I run mine 45-50 psi when empty. You may be referring to Michelins ,they don't need low pressure to cause cracking, they can do that all on their own .[emoticon]

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I can document around one million Michelin miles with ZERO cracking running 35-80 psi. YES I do run HOT weather as in AZ and SoCal.

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Bob E. wrote:

I have Firestone TransForce AT's on my truck ('13 Ram 2500) and most of my driving is just running around empty. So I drop rear pressures down to about 50psi. When I'm loaded or towing the camper, I up the pressures to 80psi per the sidewall max pressure. I'm on my 3rd set and got 50,000miles out of each of the first two sets (which is why I keep buying them)...and probably could have squeezed a bit more but snow was coming.



I had the OE Firestone Transforce HT's ,and I didn't get 30 K out of them on my 2014 Ram 3500. rotated every 5K . Many reports of terrible mileage out of the Firestone Transforce. You must have the touch [emoticon]

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Any doubt about Michelin tires cracking in the sidewall, just google Michelin sidewall cracking, and you will have more reading then you will care to read. I didn't need 20K to find out on a couple sets of Michelin tires . I didn't learn my lesson on the first set [emoticon].

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