Alright sweet. I'll def try that flour deal and see if my tires don't do any better. The reason for my worse gas mileage might be the cause of improperly inflated tires. Yeah I don't tow with the bumper at all just the package. Alright thanks for the tips on the body lift. Your help is appreciated! How do those 8plys ride on the road? I'd like to get some nitto terra grapplers or wrangler duratracs someday, but they only come in a 6ply or higher.
Ok first off, setting tire pressure very important. Set the pressure 10psi below the max. if you want to see how it is riding from there get on the black top of concrete and throw a little flour down real lite and thin and drive over it. look at the way it is spread over the tread and that is how much tread is really on the ground. this will help with uneven tire wear. torsion keys are easy with a torsion key remover tool and should only take about 30min and looks nice. if you have a tow package (welded to the frame) body lift is no problem. if you tow with your bumper then raising it means you loose towing capacity. however installing the lift kit is not hard it is just a ton of little simple things you have to do so it is very time consuming, but take your time. with this install the torch is your best friend. just a butane torch is fine, but dont even try to take out the body bolts without heating them and melting all of that lock tight out. and always break by hand.
I got rid of the bfg's for the Sport King A/T's. The Bfg's just dont clean as well as i wanted. Yes i have a 3in body lift on there from performance accessories. The tires are 295/95/R16 which is about 33x11.5x16. I clear by about an inch either way with the lift kit. The pattern is a lot more spread out than standard tires and they clean much like a mud terrian tire. make sure they are between 45 and 50 psi cold. the tire being an 8ply tie will swell past 50 psi and only about half the tread will ever touch the road unless you have a load on your truck. That help at all???
Classic car restoration: In the garage now, 1966 Fairlane XL500 Convertible, 351W, C-5; 1966 Mustang Convertible, 289 A-Code, C-5.
Fishing: large and small mouth bass
Hunting: wild turkey, WTD, small game
Truck Specs: 1992 Ford Ranger XLT, Std. Cab, 4.0L OHV, 5 spd, 4X4, sliding rear glass, 3.27 open rear
Tires/Wheels: 15x8 American Racing Outlaw 2 Wheels, Powder Coated Gloss Black with 265/70r15 Cooper AT3s
Engine Mods: Bone stock engine and induction; no cats (they were gone), 3" intermediate pipe from the y-pipe to a 3" Single IN/Single OUT Magnaflow Muffler and a 4" Spectre Tip
Suspension Mods: 1.5" Leveling Springs from Rough County (netted about 2.5"); Upgraded front shocks
Exterior Mods: New headlight units, sliding rear glass from a 1995. 15% Tint all around; Newer Ranger mud flaps
Interior Mods: 1999 Explorer Bucket Seats and Console; Ford floor mats
Audio/Video Mods: Sony Xplod head unit.
Custom Mods: Stock Mazda M5OD-R1
2011 F-150, Crew Cab, 5.0 Coyote, 6R80 Auto, 4X4 Offroad; Lariat Plus and Chrome Package; AFE Stage 2 Intake and pipe, 93 Performance Tune from 5-star; True Dual exhaust with Magnaflow X-pipe, 2.5' intermediate pipes, Borla Pro XS mufflers, and 2.5" tailpipes coming out the back like a Raptor, 4" tips; Rancho Quiklift RS9000 Struts; Gear Alloy Big Block 20x9 Wheels and 275/65/20 Cooper AT3s.
Country of Residence
-2011 F-150 Lariat: 5.0 "Coyote" V8, 6-spd Auto (6R80E), 3.73 ELocker. White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat.
-1992 Ford Ranger: 4.0L OHV, 5spd (M5OD-R1), 3.27 Open.