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295/65/20 and Load Range E Concerns / Help Needed
I have a 2016 F-250 4wd w/ a 1.5 level coil and Fox 2.0's that needs some rubber sizing help.
Through my search I have learned that not all load range E tires are the same (I'm an idiot.....) and noticed each tire has an independent weight rating based on specific sizing. I'm after a slightly larger, more aggressive tire to suit the needs of forest service, gravel, and unimproved double track roads. Note, I log 70k miles per year and majority of my driving is on pavement/interstate w/ approx 500-800lbs in the bed, and I rarely pull.
Currently, the truck has new BFG AT KO2s in a 295/65-20s w/ 35psi in rear and 50psi in front and she rides like an unloaded DRW w/ 80psi outback (no offense DRW guys...). When the truck takes square edge hits, washboards, or slow speed bumps I feel the jarring effect out back, so much that if you're having a conversation, you can feel the effect reverberate in your voice.
I understand the 295/65-20 size has a 4080lbs rating vs what I was previously running @ 3750lb in a Michelin LTX AT2.
If I downsize to a 285/65-20, BFG AT KO2, the load rating is 3860lbs., a difference of 220lbs. Will this make enough difference to increase ride quality and take away the slow speed "jarring" I'm experiencing?
Last, I'm not afraid to upgrade the suspension to assist w/ ride quality and performance. I have ordered a set of Fox 2.0's from Carli that are tuned for F-250 platform and plan to swap these in place of my current Fox tuned 2.0's. Additionally, it's not out of the question to install the Carli 2.5 level coils and possibly the Deaver full spring pack outback if it's worth it from a ride quality perspective.
Thanks for the input in advance!
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