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Default Falken wildpeak 275/55/20 xl ?

Curious to see if anyone on here has put the Falken Wildpeak AT3W shoes on their F150 ? I am currently running the Hankook AT2 Tires (OEM) on my 2019 F150 Screw with the 2.7 Eco Motor. Tires have 26000 miles on them and have treated me well however, I want to step up to a little more stiffer sidewall along with more aggressive tread without going to the "LT' (8-10 Ply Tire). The reviews on these "Extra Load" tires and in general the Wildpeak AT3W are excellent.
Besides towing my 5k Boat package, I am towing a 6700 pound (Loaded to Travel) RV and I believe based on my research that these tires would be a nice upgrade, not only to the Truck but my overall towing experience.
I would expect I may lose a mile or two per gallon because these Falkens weigh a few more pounds than the Hankooks. (Staying with Oem Size)

Hope to hear any comments from you folks that are running these Falkens !
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I have them on my Tundra with ~25,000 miles on them and they look like they will be good for another 25,000. They do get rotated every 5,000 miles. I am happy with them and I have lots of truck tire experience from managing a fleet of 400+ trucks. Too expensive for the fleet vehicles, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy again. I keep them around 45psi in the winter months here (when I'm not towing) During the summer months, I will up them to 60psi to tow a 8,000lb boat/trailer. You will likely lose an mpg or two like you said, but worth the trade off over those Hankooks (that I've seen wear funny).
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They are getting great reviews on IH8mud forums as a great alternative to BFG’s. Only knock that I’ve read is that as they wear out the get noisy and traction suffers. I looked at em and ended up buying BFG’s.
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Just put them on my 17 f250 and love them so far. No extra noise at all.

Was in between this tire and the toyo at3.

Tread looks like a hybrid between the toyo at3 and BFG ko2.


Had ridge grapplers on my last f150, after about 40k miles they got pretty loud and slick in snow/cold rainy days. Same experience for my best friend that put them on his truck at the same time. He went with the at3 this time and I went with the falken.
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Thanks for the feedback !! Looks like in the next few months I will be swapping out the Hankooks for the WildPeak AT3W !
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I have them in 275/60R20 on my 2017 F-150. Much like you I wanted the XL rating and not the LT/E-rated tires so they were the only option I could find but I've been very happy. I'm coming up on 30,000 miles on them since January of last year and have had them in plenty of sand, heavy rain, snow, and mud. I've been very impressed by them in everything except really slick, muddy grass. They tend to fill up the voids with mud and turn into slicks but I'd say the same about almost every non-M/T out there. In snow and ice they were great and they're much better in wet/rain that my old Ridge Grapplers were. The only things I tow are a small sailboat and a UTV on a 16' utility trailer so I've never loaded them heavy but they handle fine with towing those loads. So far treadwear has been excellent, I wouldn't be surprised to get at least 60k miles out of them and so far I think I'll replace them with another set of the same whenever these are worn out.

I can't comment on the fuel mileage only because I put Ridge Grapplers (295/55R20) on immediately after buying my truck and haven't ever had the truck recalibrated for either the Ridge Grapplers or these Falkens so it would be hard to compare apple-to-apples in MPG's.
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Originally Posted by SirFer View Post
I have them in 275/60R20 on my 2017 F-150. Much like you I wanted the XL rating and not the LT/E-rated tires so they were the only option I could find but I've been very happy. I'm coming up on 30,000 miles on them since January of last year and have had them in plenty of sand, heavy rain, snow, and mud. I've been very impressed by them in everything except really slick, muddy grass. They tend to fill up the voids with mud and turn into slicks but I'd say the same about almost every non-M/T out there. In snow and ice they were great and they're much better in wet/rain that my old Ridge Grapplers were. The only things I tow are a small sailboat and a UTV on a 16' utility trailer so I've never loaded them heavy but they handle fine with towing those loads. So far treadwear has been excellent, I wouldn't be surprised to get at least 60k miles out of them and so far I think I'll replace them with another set of the same whenever these are worn out.

I can't comment on the fuel mileage only because I put Ridge Grapplers (295/55R20) on immediately after buying my truck and haven't ever had the truck recalibrated for either the Ridge Grapplers or these Falkens so it would be hard to compare apple-to-apples in MPG's.
Thanks for the write up. I do not go off road often and when I do its mostly driving on the beach, so mostly sand. Good to hear their is good traction in the sand. I think these tires (Falken AT3W) are definitely going to work for me ! I also like the fact they are excellent in the rain as living in Florida we get our fair share,,,
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I have run the same size tire on Tundra. Have run Michelin LTX last few years. Like you I wanted to go with a higher load rating tire for towing reasons and a bit more aggressive tread.

After much research I settled on Yokohama Geolander AT in size 275/60 20 load range E which has a load rating of 3400lbs per tire. They do offer it in a 55 series, but the 60 series provided more load capacity and thought with a bit more sidewall would help with the ride. They arrived today and will be picking up the truck tomorrow.

They are supposed to drive very smooth and quiet and if not run at max psi supposedly they don't run too stiff. I'll find out tomorrow.

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Fish n Fool,

Would like to hear your honest feed back on those tires. I have thought of going to the ''LT'' tire load rating however, I think the ''XL'' will be a good compromise between the P and LT rated tires.
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Originally Posted by Striper4 View Post
Fish n Fool,

Would like to hear your honest feed back on those tires. I have thought of going to the ''LT'' tire load rating however, I think the ''XL'' will be a good compromise between the P and LT rated tires.
So I picked up my truck today and my initial impressions are positive. Keep in mind I came from Michelin LTX M/S'2 a very quiet tire that provides good traction and an almost car-like ride. They were also 55 series which I bumped up to 60 series with the Yokohamas.

Anyway, my dealer who installed them and Road Force balanced them said he had a hard time getting them to balance so he had to balance them twice - I will chalk that up to the dealer also saying they only RF balance 1 or 2 cars per year so perhaps a lack of experience. He didn't have to use a lot of weight which is a positive IMO.

Anyway, they are pressured to +/-40 psi. I immediately took my truck out on the highway. While I noticed a little more tire noise due to the more aggressive tread pattern it was not intrusive nor did I consider it 'appreciably' louder. The tires also drive very smooth considering the more aggressive tread pattern compared to the Michelins.

As for the ride comfort, I cant say I noticed much difference. Maybe so very slightly stiffer, again this by comparison coming from a very car like tire in the Michellin. I think the comfort was improved by pressuring them at manufacturer recommended PSIs (40 psi) and not the max PSI, which I will only do for towing purposes and the fact that I added a little more sidewall going from a 55 series tire to a 60 series. This also increases the load capacity of the tire. So that perhaps was enough to offset the stiffer sidewall and what not?

I also really like how they look. Just a bit more aggressive but not obnoxiously so or to the point where it causes them to be annoyingly loud or shakey.

So in summary so far so good... I am anxious to see how they perform under load pulling the boat while pressured up. My Michelins got the job done and never let me down but they also felt a little bouncy with a bit more sidewall roll.

I hope this helps.


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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
So I picked up my truck today and my initial impressions are positive. Keep in mind I came from Michelin LTX M/S'2 a very quiet tire that provides good traction and an almost car-like ride. They were also 55 series which I bumped up to 60 series with the Yokohamas.

Anyway, my dealer who installed them and Road Force balanced them said he had a hard time getting them to balance so he had to balance them twice - I will chalk that up to the dealer also saying they only RF balance 1 or 2 cars per year so perhaps a lack of experience. He didn't have to use a lot of weight which is a positive IMO.

Anyway, they are pressured to +/-40 psi. I immediately took my truck out on the highway. While I noticed a little more tire noise due to the more aggressive tread pattern it was not intrusive nor did I consider it 'appreciably' louder. The tires also drive very smooth considering the more aggressive tread pattern compared to the Michelins.

As for the ride comfort, I cant say I noticed much difference. Maybe so very slightly stiffer, again this by comparison coming from a very car like tire in the Michellin. I think the comfort was improved by pressuring them at manufacturer recommended PSIs (40 psi) and not the max PSI, which I will only do for towing purposes and the fact that I added a little more sidewall going from a 55 series tire to a 60 series. This also increases the load capacity of the tire. So that perhaps was enough to offset the stiffer sidewall and what not?

I also really like how they look. Just a bit more aggressive but not obnoxiously so or to the point where it causes them to be annoyingly loud or shakey.

So in summary so far so good... I am anxious to see how they perform under load pulling the boat while pressured up. My Michelins got the job done and never let me down but they also felt a little bouncy with a bit more sidewall roll.

I hope this helps.

Now I’m thinking of bumping up to the 60 mm sidewall versus the 55.
Sounds like those tires will perform good,,,
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I had a set on my jeep, 285/70/17s they were LR C, really deep heavy tread, they were great in the rain and snow, only knock would be they rode a little firmer than other tires I have run in the same LR and size, also a little road noise and heavier than most tires in the same size and LR.
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Towed the boat yesterday - +/- 8600 lbs. I inflated the rear tires to about 70 psi and fronts to 65.

What a difference. My truck rode/towed more settled, no bouncing. The ride on imperfect roads was more harsh because of the stiffer tire but that's to be expected. Looking forward to a long haul tow this summer.
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I am running them on my D max 3500, no complaints.
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I am running them on my D max 3500, no complaints.

Well, I just got back from Discount Tire in Jax and I have a set on order. (275/55/20 in XL Rating) I got $50 per tire on My Oem Hankook AT2 that sealed the deal. Looking forward to a better tow and offroad experience with these. Hopefully I will be satisfied !
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Installed this morning and drove back 25 miles. Highway and city driving. So far I am extremely satisfied with these All Terrains. I stayed with Stock Oem size of 275/55/20 and decided on the Extra Load Rated. I had them aired up to 40 Psi cold. After running they heated up to 42/43. Feels like Riding on a cloud, May air down some,,, I like the ride,,, I May air up a bit more when I Tow the Rv,,, Hope this helps anyone else trying to decide on New Treads,,,




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Looks good!

LR E 80 psi max pressure?
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Looks good!

LR E 80 psi max pressure?
50 PSI—
Notes: No added noise atleast that I could hear,,, It appears as of now there is no decline in mileage after about 50 miles of both highway n city. I’ll continue to see if it goes below my average of 19 Mpg. I expected about 1 mpg plus loss but doesn’t look like it. I’m happy that I stuck with the Oem size. Time will tell but the Guy at Discount Tire who installed them said he is going on his third year with same tire and loves them. I know there are a ton of tires to choose from. I did a lot of you tubing and google searching, and for my needs I believe this was the right tire. They do seem to be much more planted then the Hankooks.
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They are XL (Extra Load) Rated.

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