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BF Goodrich A/T KO differences

I am about to order tires for two trucks.. a 2002 F-350 4x4 long bed and an 03 Excursion...

I will be getting 9 tires in all as I need a spare.

I am looking at the BF Goodrich AT KO's in 285/75/16 and found there are two. Now granted the main difference is load rating D vs E and speed rating Q vs W...

When I do tow, with the 350, its at max 8-10000 lbs including trailer...I do head up to the snow a couple times a year in both, and the occasional fire road in both.

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Lots of highway..I'd say 70% highway. I am not going to say that I dont drive slow, or dont drive hard...but I wont say that I dont !!!!

Does any one have any specific opinions on the difference and which I should lean towards?

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I always buy load range E and thats all. They are a harder tire and the take a higher PSI so they last longer.

Load range D tires always wear faster.

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And the E is cheaper

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I always buy load range E and thats all. They are a harder tire and the take a higher PSI so they last longer.

Load range D tires always wear faster.
Thanks for the input. I guess I am more concerned with a stickier tire than mileage. I would prefer the trade off of a couple thousand miles for a better handling tire...

2002 F-350, was a DRW, now a SRW (but kept the dana 80 ARB's front and back, 4.88 gears on 37's
AIS, 4 inch MBRP, 38R ww2, IHI bellowed up pipes
PHP 6 Pos Chip, swamps 140 volt mod
PMF coilovers and 4 link...front and back
2008 D60 up front, 2002 D80 out back
Psc hydro assist with ported hydroboost, p pump
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I just relooked at them and one is snow rated and the other is not...Is this just a typo?

2002 F-350, was a DRW, now a SRW (but kept the dana 80 ARB's front and back, 4.88 gears on 37's
AIS, 4 inch MBRP, 38R ww2, IHI bellowed up pipes
PHP 6 Pos Chip, swamps 140 volt mod
PMF coilovers and 4 link...front and back
2008 D60 up front, 2002 D80 out back
Psc hydro assist with ported hydroboost, p pump
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Both BFG models linked are RMA approved. There has been some issues in Canada regarding this designation and their laws which has created some confusion. IN the states though, they are all Mountain Snow Flake Certified.

Your Truck requires a minimum load rating of 123. Based on this alone, the Load Range E is the best option as it carries a 126 load index. The Load Range D only carries a 122 load index.

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