I’m starting to look at getting a new set of tires for my truck. I’m pretty sold on the BFG KO2s, but brand/model is not exactly what I would like help with; there are a lot of options for load ratings, speed ratings, section widths, and aspect ratios. For reference, these will be going on an F-150 and my stock tires are 265/70R17.
I’m considering stepping up the overall diameter a little bit, but I’m having trouble determining what section width I should go for; should I look for a wider tire, similar, or narrower? I have a feeling one direction would be better than another for the general PNW area.
I also have the option to step up to an LT tire. This will give me thicker sidewalls (more protection?), but a harsher ride normally and less flex when aired down. Any thoughts?
I think there are similar trade offs for the load range. I can go higher for what I presume is better durability, but then the tire is heavier and less conforming to the terrain.
I’d appreciate any wisdom anyone with some more experience in this area has to share, I’m used to 2wd and not considering off road conditions when selecting tires.