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Old 03-22-2015, 07:29 PM   #1
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New tires for 20 inch wheel

I am currently researching new tires for my 09 Ram 1500 4x4 crew cab Hemi that has 20 inch wheels. I currently have Wrangler HP P275/60/R20. I am pulling a 7000max trailer. I am looking for an LT tire. It seems that the options are limited. My tires are currently C rated. I would like to go into a D rated. Any recommendations are appreciated.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:42 PM   #2
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I had an 08' Ram that I just traded for an 12' Ram. I had those HP's on the 08' and bought Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac's. Sweet tires. When I traded that truck in the dealer had just put on new crappy HP's. I had them swap my Duratrac's for the HP's. Handle nice in dirt, sand, and snow. Plus they make them for a 20 inch rim.
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:38 AM   #3
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Wish you luck...had the same problem replacing p metric on my '05 Ram. The problem is that there's nobody producing a LT275/60R20 tire that I've found. Closest is LT285/60R20 which are 1/2" taller or LT275/65R20 which are 1" taller. I ended up buying a set of factory 17" wheels and buying Michelin LTX MS/2 LT/265/70R17 LR E. As that is also a std tire size for the Ram, the dealer can change the tire size factor in the computer to correct the speedo...I didn't bother. The smaller tire diameter in effect changed the rear end gearing from 3.91 to 4.1 which helps with towing.


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Old 03-23-2015, 02:27 PM   #4
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re: new tires for 20 inch wheel

Like Dave, I opt'ed for the Michelin's, except I put the new LTX 275/65-20R ms2's with LR E. I did the swap just prior to taking the MiniLite to Millersburg for repairs in Nov and now have about 8000 km on them. Although a lot pricier than the Wranglers that came off, the difference in performance is unbelievable. It's a really good tire with good manners and lots of towing capability. They run about 4 kph faster at 100 kph than indicated, so I just maintain 95 kph on the gauge while towing and enjoy the ride. I expected them to be a bit harsh in ride comfort, but they road better than the stock Wranglers even with 50 PSI while towing. Made the RAM handle a lot better and they do look better than the Goodyears. Good luck with what ever you put on.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:37 AM   #5
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i have 20 inch rims on my 2012 2500hd i was shopping around and since i live in iowa and live in the country i was looking for a little more aggressive tread in an E rated tire i had only 4 options that i could find 2 were goodyear one cooper and a homoko
all being about $1500 for the set good luck i put tire shopping up there with car shopping hate it
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:04 AM   #6
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Nitto tires are worth looking at.....

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I agree on the Nittos. I have been running Nitto Terra Grappler 275/60 R20 's on my Silverado and my F350. I average 80,000 miles per set on them with proper balance and rotations. They are great in the rain and don't hinder my towing at all.
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I just put a set of Cooper Discovery AT3's on mine that are load range E. I have have 5 sets of them so far and really like them. I get about 50K miles or so out of them on my work truck.


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Old 03-28-2015, 12:19 PM   #9
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Thank you for your suggestions. I am researching these options. I also found BF Goodrich All Terrain TA KO2s. Any additional thoughts and suggestions are appreciated. It's almost time to get our trailer out of storage and we can't wait. Camping time is almost here!
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