Stock BFG's wear pattern and noise

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  1. azoufan

    azoufan Member

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    Ok alignment check done:

    Camber (Specified Range -1.2 to 0.3)
    Front left -0.1
    Front right -0.8

    Caster (Specified Range 2.7 to 4.7 left, 3.1 to 5.1 right)
    Front left 3.6
    Front right 4.2

    Toe (Specified Range 0.00 to 0.20)
    Front left -.01 (adjusted to .10)
    Front right .06 (adjusted to .12)

    The shop told me that the camber isn't adjustable and to adjust it I'd need camber bolts which I'm not wanting to do here today as I don't want regular F150 / generic jobbies if I'm going to end up needing to do something else / stronger than what they have in stock to fix the tire issue. They stated that even though in spec, the camber could cause some cupping wear, and the toe also could (I don't remember which was inside and which was outside, but they each would affect one of them). Not sure if that is enough to cause the amount of cupping I've seen here?

    Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on the small alignment issues above (at least I think they are small) coupled with shocks that need to be rebuilt would cause the cupping problems I'm seeing?
     
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    SDHQ is rebuilding the shocks on April 12th. Long time out but they are busy and only do rebuilds in Wednesday's. Excited to get them rebuilt now. Went in just a little bit of dirt and now that I think the shocks are bad I felt like Uncle Buck bouncing along. Might be all in my head of course, but I feel every vibration and bounce now. Feels to me like my tires are bouncing 3" off the ground with every revolution. Certainly they aren't, but it's amazing what your brain will tell you once you notice something.


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    First, no matter the tire brand you need to rotate them. Typically every time you change the oil. That being said...
    I got a little over 30k on my stock BFG's and hated them for every mile. 2 months ago I had them replaced because they were shot and 2 leaked. I got new Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs and they are a world appart. The ride is better, they don't spin as easily in wet conditions and they were great in the snowstorm we just had. I have yet to try them offroad but my past experience with this brand tells me they should be just as good if not better offroad than the BFGS. I will admit though the road noise is higher but minor for the other plusses. My biggest complaints about the BFGS would be that in wet conditions I could easily spin the rears going 35-40 and they sucked in the snow. Not to mention they lasted 35k
     
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    Here is how I have remedied the inner side cupping tire wear.
    After paying for multiple alignments and no improvement on the inner tire wear on my stock BFG KOs
    I decided to pay to flip the tires on the rims and with this I should get the full life expectancy out of these 2nd set of tires as Iā€™m currently at 26,000 miles on this set of tires
    2013 raptor
     
  5. SZDZMTR

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    Also try adjusting the tire pressure to 38psi versus 44 you mentioned....your truck will ride a LOT smoother
     

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